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Extended Studies

Listening In

UCCS Extended Studies:
Listening In


Application Fee (one-time): $10
Fee per Credit Hour: $30 (3 credits, $90)
Online Course Fee: $42
Additional Fees: books & materials
Parking: UCCS Parking Permit
No additional discounts for Veterans and Senior Citizens
Listening In allows lifelong learners age 55 or older the opportunity to attend regular-session courses on a space-available basis.

No academic credit is earned, but the program provides an opportunity for seasoned adults to share in the vast and varied resources of the University.

Listening In Participants

Learn how you can apply to participate in the Listening In program.
To learn about course options and descriptions, visit the UCCS Academic Catalog . The following courses are not available for Listening In: Weekend University, Extended Campus, Lab (computer, biology, chemistry), Materials Intensive courses, and Freshman Seminars.
Registration Process
One week prior to semester start date, you will learn if space is available for your selected course(s). On the first day of class, you will discuss expectations and obtain instructor permission to take the class from your professor.

Learn how to register for a Listening In course.
Credit Card/Debit Card Transactions
Beginning in August 2013, a service fee on credit card/debit card transactions in the amount of 2.75% of the credit card/debit card payment will be charged on your student account. Visit Bursar Office for additional information.
Registration Deadline and Registration Cancellation
Listening In registration is closed after the second week of the semester. You can receive a 100% refund if you cancel a class during the first two weeks of the semester. No refunds are issued after the second week of the semester.

Apply to Participate

There are 2 ways to apply to participate in the Listening In program:
  1. Fill out Listening In Application Form and print
  2. Submit form with application fee:
    • Fax: (719) 255-3911
    • Mail: Campus Wide Extended Studies, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  1. Fill out Listening In Application Form and print
  2. Go to Campus Wide Extended Studies Office at 1861 University Office Park, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Participants must meet the age criteria, 55 and over and have a clear criminal history. A valid driver's license or government issued picture ID will be required.

Register for a Class

  1. Contact Extended Studies- lifelong@uccs.edu or (719) 255-3498
    One week prior to the semester start date, contact the Extended Studies office to determine available space for your selected course(s).
  2. Attend First Day of Class
    Fill out, print Listening In Registration Form and attend the first day of class. Meet with the professor to determine if both you and the professor have the same expectations regarding course pre-requisites, participation in discussions, class work, textbook purchases, and assignments. Obtain a signature of permission from your professor on your registration form.
  3. Submit Registration Form and Payment to Extended Studies
    • Fax: (719) 255-3911
    • Office: University Office Park, 1861 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    • Mail: Campus Wide Extended Studies, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Once your registration and payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation email from the Extended Studies office that will include your Student ID number. This email will give you instructions on How to Claim Your Account and activate your UCCS Student Account.


There is no complimentary parking on the UCCS main campus.
Visitor Parking Meters
Visitor parking can be found on the 3rd level of the parking garage and in Lot # 1 at the East end of campus. Parking meters are $1.75 per hour; accepts cash or credit/debit cards.
Mountain Lion Shuttles
UCCS operates the Mountain Lion Shuttles from the 4-Diamonds Sports Complex. Shuttle services are provided to all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors free of charge and serve most major campus buildings.
Shuttles run on a 10-15 minute schedule from 7:05am until 10:35pm, Monday through Friday.
Parking Pass
If you are enrolled in more than one course for a semester and you know that you will be on-campus for more than a few hours a week, you may want to consider purchasing a parking pass.
Visit Parking Permit Passes and learn more about the types of passes available based on course schedules.