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Undergraduate Admissions

Step One: In-State Requirements

Oftentimes, prospective cadets are unaware if they qualify for in-state tuition at MSU. The residency requirements apply to all PUBLIC universities in the state of Colorado. If you have any further questions, please contact your prospective school's registrar's office.

In-State Residency Guidelines

Step Two: Apply to MSU

Apply for admission to MSU during your senior year of high school. We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible in the Fall of your senior year to ensure you receive the strongest consideration for scholarships and admission. 

Learn How to Apply to MSU

Step Three: Apply for Air Force ROTC Scholarships

Though it is not required to receive a scholarship in order to join Air Force ROTC at MSU, we encourage high school seniors to apply to the U.S. Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program (HSSP). You may be eligible for full or partial scholarships that help you pay for tuition. Apply for an Air Force ROTC scholarship during your senior year of high school.

Learn More About ROTC Scholarships

Step Four: Apply for MSU Scholarships

The Metropolitan State University of Denver offers scholarships based on financial need and academic merit. Check the link below for scholarships you may be eligible for.

MSU Scholarships


The Metropolitan State University of Denver is a 4-year public university serving the Downtown Denver area. More than 95% of students are Colorado residents and has a diverse student body. MSU offers over 100 majors, graduate programs, and certificates. Cadets are required to commute to Boulder for AS class and LLAB. 

Also, if you need further help, refer back to the main page click "How to Join" Tab, and then click "Step 4 Register for Class" to reference the Course Registration Briefing PowerPoint.

Register for AS Class and LLAB


Travel Time: ~30 min via I-25 and US-36

All MSU cadets are only required to drive to Boulder once or twice a week for LLAB. If you want to participate in extracurricular clubs or activities, expect to drive to Boulder more often. The cadet wing in the Denver Metro makes sure every cadet has transportation to Boulder and back.