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Former MSU Denver students

Come back to your future

The MSU Denver Admissions Office helps previously enrolled students make a smooth transition back to the university so they can enjoy the lifelong benefits of completing a degree. Regardless of why you left, MSU Denver welcomes you back and we’re here to connect you with the resources you need to be successful.

With more industries demanding highly skilled workers, a college degree is more essential than ever in today’s economy. According to the Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, 54 percent of the “top job” openings in Colorado require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Additionally, the United States Department of Labor reports that employees who hold a bachelor’s degree earn $38,410 more per year than employees with “some college or no degree.” So it actually costs you more money to not return to MSU Denver and finish what you started!

Finishing your MSU Denver degree can put you a step ahead of the rest of the 21st century job market. We now offer more than 200 majors, minors, concentrations and certificates to help all students find a career they’ll excel in.

Top reasons to come back to MSU Denver

MSU Denver is still Colorado’s best value in high education. Here are the top reasons re-admit students come back to finish their degrees:

  • MSU Denver offers the lowest tuition of the state’s five largest universities; Forbes lists the University among the nation’s top four-year colleges for return on investment.
  • Affordable Colleges Online ranks MSU Denver 34th in the nation among “low-cost colleges with high starting salaries for graduates.”
  • College Measures and the Colorado Department of Higher Education report that MSU Denver graduates start their careers with higher salaries than degree holders from most other institutions in Colorado.
  • Life experience can be worth college credit: you may be able to “test out” of courses and earn credit for prior learning.
  • The University offers evening, weekend and online classes to meet the needs of students with challenging schedules. All general studies classes can be completed online. 
  • We have extended campus locations: MSU Denver North and MSU Denver South.
  • There is no application fee for re-admit undergraduate students.

Contact Us Today

We’re here to help you make a smooth transition back to MSU Denver. Connect with an MSU Denver admissions professional at 303-556-3058 or to learn how you can maximize your lifetime of earnings and opportunity—at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Re-admission guidelines

If it’s been fewer than three semesters since you last attended MSU Denver, you need not reapply. Please contact us for assistance with reenrollment.

If three or more semesters have lapsed since your last attendance at MSU Denver, you must reapply. Former students who originally attended MSU Denver prior to 1998 must resubmit all credentials prior to re-admission.

Students who have never submitted final, official high school transcripts or an official GED score report must also submit these credentials prior to re-admission. Your admission counselor will assist you if this is the case.

No application fee is required if you have an academic record at MSU Denver. You may use the code transform on the online application to have your fee waived.

Name change

If your name has changed since the last time you were here, you must submit an official name change document, such as a marriage license.

Balance due holds

If you have a balance due hold on your record from your previous time at the University, you must resolve this hold with the Bursar's Office prior to re-admission.

Transfer credits

If you attended any collegiate institutions since your last enrollment, please request that all official transcripts be sent to the following address for a transfer credit evaluation:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 16, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Financial aid

If you were a financial aid student during your previous enrollment here at MSU Denver, we recommend you contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to check your status.

Phone: 303-556-5893, Option 1


Location: SSB 130, Area 6

“I am very glad that I’ve come back. It’s easier for me to prioritize and do my work now, even though I work full time and have two kids. I’m excited to see what doors will open once I have the degree. I think when employers see that you’ve committed to finishing a job that you’ve started, it shows determination.”

Brandi Brooks

Individualized Degree Program, 2015

Contact us

At MSU Denver, we believe that receiving information about the University should be easy. That means you can visit with a counselor any time our office is open. Counselors are available on a walk-in basis during our office hours of Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also schedule an appointment with one of the counselors listed below.

Location: Student Success Building, Room 180, Auraria Campus. When you visit, park in the Tivoli Parking Garage so we can validate your parking (bring the ticket with you.

If you have attended other colleges since your last enrollment with MSU Denver, contact:

Audrey Jones
Transfer Admissions Counselor

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