The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is the place for you to REACH HIGHER. We offer 36 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Masters degree's and 5 Doctoral programs. Below is information about applying to UCCS as an Undergraduate student. If you are a prospective Graduate student, please visit our Graduate School's site for information on applying to those specific programs. Please contact us if you need any assistance at email@example.com or 719-255-3084.
All undergraduate students need to submit the following:
♦ An application
♦ A $50 application fee
♦ A high school transcript or GED certificate
♦ ACT or SAT tests scores (unless you are a transfer student from another college with over 12 hours of transferrable courses)
♦ All transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
UCCS does not have minimum GPA or ACT/SAT requirements. We evaluate your candidacy based on these scores and grades in relation to one another. The chart below will show you your candidacy. If you land in the gold portion of this chart you will have a strong chance of being admitted to UCCS. If you fall in the blue or the black section of this chart, you still have a chance at admission but we are going to require more information from you to make our decision.
If you are a transfer student, we look at your transferrable courses (at least 13 hours) and college GPA to determine admission. Each major has different GPA requirements for entry into that program.
For Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition - Freshman applicants must meet the 92 index to qualify for WUE. Transfer students (13 or more transferable hours) must have a 2.4 GPA. The student must meet residency requirements of a participating state and nursing majors are not eligible.
To strengthen your chances of admission, you can also submit:
♦ A personal essay explaining your academic history and why you will be successful at UCCS
♦ Recommendation letters from teachers/instructors who can speak to your work as a student
|Click chart for Admissions Criteria based on ACT (all sub-scores without the essay), SAT (math and verbal only) and GPA||Click chart for Admission Criteria|
We highly recommend that you apply during the following timelines to have the best chance of admission:
♦ Summer 2012 - apply between September 9, 2011 and May 15, 2012
♦ Fall 2012 - apply between September 9, 2011 and August 1, 2012
♦ Spring 2013 - apply between June 1, 2012 and January 5, 2013
♦ Summer 2013 - apply between September 9, 2012 and May 15, 2013
♦ Fall 2013 - apply between September 12, 2012 and August 1, 2013
After you apply to UCCS
After you have submitted your application and the Office of Admissions has received everything needed for your application file, we will process your file and prepare it for review. All applicants go through our Admissions Committee for review and then a decision is made. Once the decision is made, you will be informed via email and a mailed letter immediately. The whole application process can take from 2 to 4 weeks.
After you're admitted to UCCS
After you are admitted to UCCS, you will begin receiving follow-up next-step information via mail, e-mail and phone calls. We recommend you start learning about them as soon as you can as it will make the processes easier:
♦ Please check out The Mountain Lion Checklist for a complete list of "to-do's" once you're admitted to UCCS.
♦ If you are planning to live on the UCCS campus, please visit our Office of Residence Life and Housing for application information about living on campus.
♦ Please visit our Office of Financial Aid to find information about loans, grants, work study and scholarships.
♦ All new degree-seeking students are required to attend an Orientation session. To see the days and times of these sessions, please visit our Orientation page.