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Undergraduate students are those who have graduated from high school and have not yet graduated from college. UCCS bases a prospective student’s admission primarily by cumulative unweighted GPA and ACT/SAT composite score.

To be reviewed for admission to UCCS, prospective freshmen students must submit all of the following:

    • Online freshman application
    • $50 application fee
    • Official high school transcript or GED scores & certificate
    • Official ACT (excluding writing portion) or SAT scores (critical reading & math sections combined)
      • We will consider test scores official if they appear on your high school transcript.
      • To send your test scores to UCCS, please visit the following websites and use these codes:
        • ACT (Code 0535)
        • SAT (Code 4874)
    • Supplemental documents (optional)*

After having received these components, we will review your complete application packet. This review process, including getting back to you, takes approximately two to three weeks. Please view our academic calendar here.

You may send your documents to:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Attn: Office of Admissions
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Deadlines: UCCS has rolling admission (no set deadline) but please give yourself at least 90 days to apply to UCCS prior to starting classes. Please apply by Thanksgiving of your senior year in order to apply for scholarships when they open (December 1).

Learn about the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Clery Act, and other important Student Consumer Information here.

*The minimum index score is 92 for UCCS. Students below a 92 index or with dips in their academics may submit a personal statement explaining their grades, any life events that might have affected their academic performance, their goals, and any information that might strengthen their application. Students may also submit two letters of recommendation; one preferably from academia. Click to determine your Index Score.

What’s Next?

Freshman Orientation

Housing

Financial Aid

UCCS bases a prospective transfer student’s admission primarily by cumulative college GPA. A transfer student is one who has 13 or more transferrable credits from a regionally accredited university/college and has graduated high school or obtained a GED. These 13 credits do not include any technical, vocational, remedial courses taken, or courses lower than a C- grade.

To be reviewed for admission to UCCS, prospective transfer students must submit all of the following:

    • Online transfer application
    • $50 application fee
    • Official college transcript(s) from every college/university attended
    • High School/GED transcript
    • Supplemental documents (optional)*

After having received these components, we will review your complete application packet. This review process, including getting back to you, takes approximately two to three weeks. Please view our academic calendar here.

You may send your documents to:
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Attn: Office of Admissions
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Deadlines: UCCS has rolling admission (no set deadline) but please give yourself at least 90 days to apply to UCCS prior to starting classes. Please recognize that only admitted students can apply for scholarships when they are available (December 1).

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: 2.5 cumulative GPA**

Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Care Science: 3.0 cumulative GPA for Nursing; 2.5 cumulative GPA for Health Care Science

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. 

Learn about the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Clery Act, and other important Student Consumer Information here.

What’s Next?

Transfer Orientation

Financial Aid

Transfer FAQ's

Housing

Graduate students are those who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree and are pursuing a Master's or Doctoral program.

Online Application for Graduate Programs

Graduate School Application Requirements

Graduate Programs of Interest

Learn about the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Clery Act, and other important Student Consumer Information here.

International undergraduate applicants are foreign students studying in the U.S. under a valid visa and are not residents of U.S. territories and are applying to an undergraduate program for a Bachelor's degree.

 

To be reviewed for admission to UCCS, prospective international students must submit all of the following:

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee (online or mail)
  • Official high school transcripts certified and translated to English (final three years)
  • Proof of English proficiency: IELTS or TOEFL with acceptable passing score*
  • ACT or SAT scores, if you have taken these tests

           

*ESL requirements

TOEFL: Students must receive a minimum score of 80 on the iBT or 550 on the paper-based exam within the past two years (UCCS code: 4874)

IELTS: Students must receive a minimum score of 6.0 within the past two years

ACT/Compass Exam: UCCS Intensive English Program students must receive a minimum score of 270

Online Application for International Students

International Student Admissions Requirements

Tuition and Fees

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Scholarship Opportunities

Forms and Documents

Learn about the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Clery Act, and other important Student Consumer Information here.

Extended Studies programs are for those seeking innovative and diverse lifelong learning opportunities in non-traditional ways.

Extended Studies Examples: Professional Development, Continuing Education, High School Dual Credit 

Online Application for Extended Studies

Learn about the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Clery Act, and other important Student Consumer Information here.

Non-degree seeking students are students who wish to take courses at UCCS but are not planning on completing a degree with UCCS.  This status also applies to high school students who want to take courses at UCCS at the same time they are completing their high school coursework.

Non-Degree seeking examples: Disaster Public Health, Forensic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion

Online Application for Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students

Printable Application for Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students

High School Concurrent Application Information

Learn about the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Clery Act, and other important Student Consumer Information here.

Questions? E-mail us or call 719-255-3084 or toll free 1-800-990-8227 ext. 3084.


The university's Annual Safety and Security Report & Fire Safety Report is available online. This federally mandated report includes a summary of the university's security policy statements, campus crime and fire statistics for the previous three years, responsibilities to report, campus safety and crime prevention programs, emergency notification systems and process, and other safety information.

This report is available at www.uccs.edu/asr

The university will provide a paper copy of this report upon request. To request a paper copy, send your request to police@uccs.edu or call police dispatch at (719) 255-3111.

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