Complete the UCCS online application: http://www.uccs.edu/~apply/ Initially, you will be emailed a temporary user ID and would have already set your own temporary password to begin the process. Once you have these two pieces of information, you will be able to complete the UCCS Graduate School online application.
Students who will apply as non-degree seeking students should use the printable non degree seeking application and mail it to:
Admissions and Records Office
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Take the GRE or MAT for programs in Counseling and Human Services only (Not required for Counseling and Leadership students)
Take the GRE for Ph.D. program in Leadership, Research and Policy
Students who apply for other programs DO NOT need to take a standardized exam for admission
Obtain three letters of reference. Please identify individuals who can discuss your potential for the designated graduate program Students may use past professors, employers, supervisors, etc.
Submit one transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended.
Students who attended or graduated from UCCS do NOT have to request official transcripts for admission.
Students should have a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA or above.
See department specific requirements below
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Instant Background Check for Admission
Please contact the College of Education Student Resource Office to set up an admissions interview. firstname.lastname@example.org 719-255-4996
Send all College of Education Application Materials to: Admissions and Records Office 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Prepare a career goal statement to include a self-evaluation. We are particularly interested in your level of self-awareness, academic potential, personal growth experiences, your interpersonal skills, why you have decided to become a counselor and what you hope to do with your counseling degree. It may be address any volunteer work in the human services field.
Please describe why you have applied to your respective program and want to be a professional educator. Please be sure to include personal and professional information that supports this decision. Your statement should be at least two pages in length, double spaced.
In your career goal statement, please share some of your reasons for choosing teaching as a career. Please also tell something of your personal background and your motivation for teaching. Your statement should be 2 – 3 pages in length.