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Transfer Students

We are excited that you are considering applying to UCCS! As you prepare your application, we know that there is a lot to keep in mind - from deadlines, to standardized tests, to understanding what we're looking for from our applicants. You'll find the answers to the most common questions here, but know that the entire Admissions team is ready to help. If you have questions along the way, make sure to connect with us.

A transfer student is one who has taken college course work after high school graduation and can be reviewed in 1 of 2 ways:

·13 or more college credits and with review of high school transcript/GED submission

·30 or more college credits without submission of high school transcript/GED  

Once a student is admitted, an official transfer credit evaluation will be completed and the student will be able to access their Degree Audit Report in the MyUCCS portal.  To learn about transfer credits, please visit our Transfer information page at and explore more with Transferology.

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College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences: 2.4 cumulative GPA
College of Business: 3.0 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.

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Transfer Application

Required Materials for a Complete Application

Use this application if you have previous college/university credit and want to transfer to UCCS.
UCCS does not prefer one application over the other and all students will be reviewed in the order their application file is completed (submitted application and official required documents received), regardless of which application is used.
Payable by check or money order (made payable to the UCCS) after you submit your application. Checks or money orders can be mailed to UCCS. ( If submitting a check or money order, include your full legal name and date of birth. We recognize that some students may be faced with financial constraints in paying the application fee, please connect with your Admissions Counselor to discuss this.
Transcripts must be official and submitted directly to UCCS from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be mailed to UCCS.
If you have not graduated you must submit an official copy of your certificate of high school equivalency/official GED scores.
We require transcripts from each and every collegiate institution you attended during and after graduating from high school, whether or not courses were completed and whether or not you believe the record will affect your admission or transfer credit. Transcripts must be official and submitted directly to UCCS from the issuing institution. Transcripts can be mailed to UCCS.
Personal statement explaining grades, any life events or other situations that might have affected academic performance are always welcome during the application process.

UCCS/PPCC Engineering Concurrent Enrollment
UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College have a special partnership specifically for concurrent enrollment for Engineering majors. Learn more here or by contacting UCCS Transfer Advising.

Rolling Admission
UCCS offers rolling admission with Preferred Action Dates listed above.

International Transfer Students
UCCS has many International Students who enroll each year.  Please click here to learn more about international transfer credits.

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Preferred Action Dates 

Preferred Application Date: TBD


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Preferred Application Date: December 1

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First Day of Classes: January 17

Preferred Application Date: May 1

FAFSA Opens: October 1

Housing Application Open: December 1

Orientation/Registration: March 1

Freshman Startup Day: August 17

First Day of Classes: August 21

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