Transfer students are encouraged to submit an admission application at least one full semester prior to the semester at UCCS in which they plan to enroll. However, UCCS adheres to a rolling admission
process which means there is not an absolute deadline after which applications will no longer be considered. For Fall or Summer enrollment
, applying and subsequently being admitted by May 1st
ensures that students still have a number of UCCS Orientation sessions from which to choose in order to register for classes. Applications for Fall and Summer received after May 1st
are considered on a space available basis. For Spring enrollment,
applying and subsequently being admitted by December 1st
is advised for students intending to start at UCCS for the Spring semester. Applications for Spring received after December 1st
are considered on a space available basis.
Transfer applicants need to submit a UCCS-specific transfer application, a $50 application fee, official college transcripts from all academic institutions ever attended. (Students with fewer than 30 credit hours of transfer course work must submit a high school transcript with a graduation date or copy of GED certificate with scores.) If a transfer student has less than 13 hours of transferable coursework, then submission of ACT or SAT test scores is required. UCCS also asks for any student with previous military experience to submit any Joint Services or Community College of the Air Force transcripts related to military education. After submitting these transcripts, military students must fill out the Military Transfer Review form
Transfer admission is primarily based on a student's transfer GPA from all previous completed college coursework. Typically, a 2.4 transfer GPA qualifies an applicant for admission to UCCS in general. Additionally, each of UCCS's Academic College will have a minimum GPA for admission into that specific college as outlined below: UCCS Specific College GPA Requirements:
College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences: 2.4 cumulative GPA
College of Business: 2.7 cumulative GPA*
College of Education: 2.4 cumulative GPA
College of Engineering & Applied Science: 3.0 cumulative GPA**
Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Nursing major) - GPA of 3.0 or above
Helen and Arthur E. Jonson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Science (Health Sciences major) - GPA of 2.5 or above
School of Public Affairs: 2.4 cumulative GPA
*Students must also have completed ENG 121 and MAT 121 with a C- or better prior to admission.
**Completion of Calculus I and Calculus-based Physics and/or College Chemistry is highly encouraged.
Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement for the College of Business, College of Engineering, and Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science can be considered for admission into the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and work with their academic advisor to be considered for admission after at least one semester of work at UCCS. Any student with a minimum GPA of 2.4 will be considered for the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. Students with a GPA between 2.0 - 2.4 are encouraged to submit a personal essay detailing their academic history.