Admitted Student Next Steps

Admitted Student Next Steps

Helpful items to help you stay on track

Admitted Student Next Steps

Congratulations on being admitted to UCCS. You’re on a path to success, and we’re happy to be part of your bright future. There are just a few things left to do before beginning your studies here at UCCS. 

Register for Orientation

Spring Registration Opens: October 1

Fall and Summer Registration Opens: March 1

New students are required to attend orientation before their first semester. Orientation is a one-hour appointment offered either online or in-person. During orientation, you will begin enrolling in classes. The earlier date you attend, the better selection of classes you will have.

For questions: Contact the Orientation Office at or (719) 255-3098

Claim Your UCCS Student Account

After you get accepted, allow 1-2 business days for IT to create your account before claiming it. You will need to claim your account to access your myUCCS portal and apply for scholarships, check your holds and to-do list items, and register for classes.

  1. Locate your Student ID number, which is included in your acceptance letter. If you don't know your Student ID, contact Admissions at or (719) 255-3084.
  2. Select "Claim Your Account" below to start the account creation process. Follow the instructions to retrieve your UCCS username and set your password.

For questions: Contact the IT Helpdesk at (719) 255-4357

Apply for Financial Aid

Priority Submission Date: March 1

Submit your FAFSA application to determine if you will qualify for need-based scholarships, grants, work-student jobs, and/or student loans. 

The UCCS Code is 004509.

If you have submitted the FAFSA, please log in to your myUCCS Portal and view your Action Items and To-Do List to ensure our Office of Financial Aid does not need additional information. 

For questions: Contact the Office of Financial Aid at or (719) 255-3460

Apply for UCCS Scholarships

Scholarship Application Opens: January 2
Merit-Based Deadline: February 1
Need-Based Deadline: March 1

You will access the general scholarship application in your myUCCS Portal. The information you provide on the general application will be used to match you with potential scholarship opportunities. 

For questions: Contact the Scholarships Office at or (719) 255-3390

Authorize the College Opportunity Fund for Colorado Residents

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) pays a portion of total in-state tuition for eligible Colorado residents.

  • When you enroll in your classes at orientation, you will authorize your COF stipend to be paid to UCCS.
  • You have the option of authorizing COF each semester when you enroll in classes, or you may choose the Lifetime Authorization (you only authorize once, that authorization stays in effect until you change it).
  • If you do not apply for and authorize COF, you will pay full tuition.

For questions about authorizing COF, please contact the Bursar Office at (719) 255-3391

Apply for Housing

Housing on UCCS Campus

Housing Application Opens: December 1
Priority Submission Date: March 15

To increase your chances of getting your preferred room type, submit your housing application before the priority submission date. You will need your UCCS username and password to submit the application (see Claim Your Account step if you do not have yours). 

Applying to housing does not commit you to attending UCCS. A $600 deposit is required but $500 is refundable if cancelled by May 31st (fall applicants) or December 1st (spring applicants).

Wondering if you’re required to live on-campus? See housing exemption details here.

For questions: Contact the Housing Office at or (719) 255-4042

Review Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Offer letters mailed: Starting late February

Once you have submitted your completed FAFSA, you will receive an award letter in the mail and via your myUCCS Portal about two weeks after your submission date if you apply on/after March 1.

To review your awards, log in to your myUCCS Portal and select the Financial Aid tab at the top of the page. Select the Accept/Decline Awards tile to view your Financial Aid offer. 

For questions: Contact the Office of Financial Aid at or (719) 255-3460

Review Placement Options

Only certain majors require placement in math courses. To view math requirements for your major, please refer to the placement test website

For questions: Contact

Submit Immunization Records Before Orientation

After you register for orientation, please upload a copy of your Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunization records to the UCCS Wellness Center portal.

If you will be living in on-campus housing, you must upload a certified record showing proof of a Meningococcal ACWY vaccination to the UCCS Wellness Center portal. If you opt not to receive the vaccine, you must sign a waiver that can be found here.

Submit Final Transcripts & AP or IB Scores

If you are still taking classes in high school, send in your final transcript showing you have graduated. If you are currently taking, or have taken, classes at a different college, send in a final transcript showing all of the classes you have completed. If you took an AP and/or IB test, you will need to ensure that the scores for those tests are sent.

Official transcripts can be emailed to, sent through SENDedu, or mailed to: 

UCCS Office of Admissions
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

For questions: Contact