Son (19) was accepted today at CSM for class of 2023!

This was my son’s first acceptance and came by email! He completed the Golden application and submitted September 3. He was excited that they did not require an essay but the version of the application he submitted had two optional essay topics. He did them both bc I pretty much told him that there is no such thing as an optional essay and he MUST do it. He is OOS and received a merit award of $12,000 a year, I believe in part because he took the trouble to write two essays and submit early. His GPA is not the strongest (freshman year was not spectacular) but rising each year. He had a 32 ACT and a ton of ECs with depth - music and photography and tech clubs. Also some internships with local engineering and tech firms.

My recommendation to anyone applying CSM is to submit early and also absolutely submit a quality essay. If nothing I think it gets you seen and potentially gets you money.

If your son’s GPA is 3.5 or higher then he would get $12000 according to CSM merit scholarships page. Please refer to the section for out of state students. So, I don’t think the essays were a factor :slight_smile:
Congratulations to you and your son!

My son also got his notification of admission and merit scholarship today. BTW - he did not write any essays.

My DS18 also got accepted today! Yay!

Applied 8/7/18 (Golden Application)
Accepted 10/4/18
Major: Computer Science
SAT: Math 780, Reading 690
Merit award: $14,000 (Out of state - TX)

Accepted w/ $14,000 Merit Scholarship

Applied 8/28/18 (Golden Application)
Accepted 10/4/18
SAT: 1500 (740 CR, 760 M)
GPA: ~3.9 unweighted, 4.54 weighted

Class Rank: top 10%
State: Texas
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Super Excited!!!

Accepted with $14,000 Merit Scholarship

Applied 9/4/18 (Golden Application)
Accepted 10/4/18
ACT 34 (35 Math, 34 English, 33 Science, 35 Reading)
GPA 3.81 unweighted
4.34 weighted
Class Rank: top 10%
State: Texas
Major: Computer Science

(Submitted one essay for personal statement)

I can’t wait to be a helluva engineer!

Did anyone else notice the typo in the acceptance letter? “We have a number of accepted student events WERE you can explore our campus and programs and figure out if this is the right fit for you.” (5th paragraph, last sentence)


Applied 9/5/18 (Golden)
Accepted 10/11/18
SAT 1590 (790 E, 800 M)
GPA 4.00 UW/4.35 W
Class Rank: Top 5%
State: South Dakota
Major: Computer Science—Research Honors

Congratulations, all!

Accepted with $14,000 Merit Scholarship!!

Applied 9/1/18 (Golden)
Accepted 10/11/18 → counselor had too many apps so mine was put on the backburner for a bit haha
ACT 35 (36 English, 35 Math, 36 Reading, 34 Science)
GPA 3.80 unweighted
4.62 weighted
Class Rank: top 10%
State: California
Major: Chemical Engineering w/ Biological Specialty

I turned in my personal statement~

Accepted with $19,000 Merit Scholarship

Applied 9/27/18 (Golden)
Accepted 10/25/18
ACT 35 - (35 Grammar, 35 Math, 35 Reading, 34 Science)
GPA 3.98 UW, 4.67 W
State: Maryland
Major: Electrical Engineering

Turned in the optional essays.

DDs first acceptance…decision posted today.
Applied 10/1 golden app

My DS applied on 10/11 so hopefully, his app is getting close to being reviewed!! Thank you for posting. We’re dying to hear back!

My son applied on 10/8 no decision yet. We are OOS. Any acceptance for submission around that 10/8 time?

We’re still waiting too. [10/11] . ugh…I’m not so good at waiting. We are OOS too.

Any idea usually how long do they take or do they release the results in batches? Last we see mwoody999 is 10/1 then no updates here yet!!

On Twitter MinesAdmissions says they are currently processing transcripts from 10/31 but doesn’t say which applications they are reviewing.

AAA12455, I hope you hear something tomorrow. =)

Nothing today yet!! Edumax did you hear anything yet?

No, not yet. Will post here when we do. Please let us know when you hear something as well.

Sure as soon as I hear something