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Questions? Please contact Lara Swanson at or 970.248.1232.

At CMU, we understand that the process of transferring from another college or university to complete your education can seem challenging. The Center for Transfer Services is here to assist students with their transition to CMU. The Center helps transfer students who are concerned with how many of the credits they have earned elsewhere may be applied toward their Colorado Mesa University degree program.

  • You are a Transfer Student if you have never attended CMU and have taken college-level courses after graduating from high school or earning my GED
  • You are a First-time Student if you have no college credits after high school but may have taken college classes in high school
  • You are a Returning Student if you have attended CMU/MSC for at least one semester; left more than one semester ago and are coming back with or without potential college credit 

Transfer Services completes preliminary transcript evaluations, assists with solving transfer problems and participates in scheduling and advising for first time transfer students. The services are available to both transfer students and faculty who may be working with a transfer student.

Admission Requirements

  1. Fill out an online application
    • Select the Undergraduate Application
    • When asked Student Type, use the drop down menu to select Transfer.
  2. Submit the $30 Application Fee.
    • This requirement can be completed on the application for admission with payment before submission.
    • There is also an option to submit an application without making payment by choosing a pay later option. A fee waiver can be filled out for students who are financially unable to make this payment or for students who would rather submit payment in an alternative form.
  3. Submit requested documentation.
    • If you have completed 24 or more college credits
      • CMU will require an official college transcript to be considered for admission.* 
      • An official transcript must be received from every college previously attended.
    • If you have completed less than 24 college credits
      • CMU will require an official college transcript to be considered for admission.*
      • An official transcript must be received from every college previously attended.
      • Provide high school transcripts as well as a copy of ACT and/or SAT scores.
    • Recommendations and Essays (Optional)
      • Recommendations and essays are not required information but are welcomed to be added to student’s application as supplemental items. These items can be submitted through your CMUconnect account.

*An official college transcript must be sent directly from your previous institution to a CMU official or CMU office.

Transcripts can be sent via email to or by mail to:
Colorado Mesa University Admission’s Office
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

College Credit Earned During High School or Military Service (Optional)

If you earned college credit during high school or military service, please have your official transcripts and/or test results sent directly to the Colorado Mesa University Registrar's Office to be included in your transfer evaluation. CMU will review transfer credit through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, military transcripts, or concurrent college/university courses.