Metropolitan State University of Denver

2016-17 DSF Student Success Requirements

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an official DSF Partner College that provides DSF Scholars with additional support on campus to help you be successful.  DSF wants you to succeed as you pursue your education. To that end, students at MSU Denver must meet certain Student Success Requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. Please note Student Success Requirements may change from year to year. Please review this page for the most accurate information concerning your Student Success Requirements.

Please click on the button below to download a PDF of the Student Success Requirements for 2016-2017, plus details on reaching your campus contact.

Requirements for New Students

New MSU Denver DSF Finalists have requirements to complete before classes begin. DSF Finalists must:

  • Attend a SOAR orientation. SOAR events will be offered in June-July
  • Attend the Auraria Connect Workshop, scheduled for July and August 2016

If DSF Finalist has ACT/SAT Scores below qualifying scores for general studies English and Math, the DSF Finalist must:

  • Meet with a MSU Denver or Colorado Challenge Advisor prior to July 15th to discuss appropriate placement test and Math and English course placement options.
  • DSF Finalists placed into Math developmental education courses, must also complete at least four hours of tutoring at the Tutoring Center.
  • Upon completion of developmental education requirements, DSF Finalist must enroll in the corresponding college level subject course in the following semester and continue to do so until completion.

Requirements for Continuing Students

  • Attend monthly meetings with assigned Colorado Challenge Counselor to complete the necessary tasks as prescribed in the Student Success Passport.
    • For Junior and Senior students only (60-120 completed credits): May meet bi-monthly (every other month) with assigned Colorado Challenge Counselor
  • Complete and submit a Student Success Passport by October 14, 2016 (fall semester) and by March 17, 2017 (spring semester) to assigned Colorado Challenge Counselor.
  • The passport will include the tasks necessary for each individual DSF Scholar to be successful in college and will be determined in consultation with assigned Colorado Challenge Counselor.
    • For Freshmen students (0-29 completed credits): Register for a First Year Success (FYS) Learning Community first semester if eligible.


Coming soon!

Contact Information

Colorado Challenge Contact
Jason Doyle
Student Success Building 301

Colorado Challenge Contact
Shaleena Gaskin
Student Success Building 301

Colorado Challenge Contact
Kyle Castro
Student Success Building 301

Colorado Challenge Contact
Carla Castillo
Student Success Building 301

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