International Admissions

You Are Welcome Here

International students, you are welcome here! The University of Colorado Colorado Springs values the talent, culture and contributions shared by our international faculty and students. With more than 60 countries represented at UCCS, the world comes to Colorado Springs through UCCS, providing our resident students a truly international experience at home. It is an experience we believe will last students a lifetime in our increasingly global society.

Am I an International Applicant?

If you are not a US citizen or you do not yet hold a US Permanent Resident status, you should apply as an international student. Review the descriptions below and select the one that fits you to review the application steps.

Which application should I fill out?

We invite you to apply to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs! Please define your application type:

International undergraduate applicants are students applying to an undergraduate program for a Bachelor's degree as freshmen or transfer students. International freshman and transfer applicants should fill out the same international application. Please review the admissions requirements here.
International graduate applicants are students who have already completed an undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a higher degree at the master or doctoral level. International graduate applicants should fill out the graduate application. Click here for Graduate Admissions.
International undergraduate applicants who do not meet the UCCS English proficiency requirement can still be admitted after they gain proficiency or through an UCCS approved partner language training centers. Undergraduate international students who are seeking conditional admissions should fill out the undergraduate international application.
International applicants who are not seeking a degree from the UCCS but are nominated as exchange students by their home institutions. Contact your international office to determine if an exchange partnership exists between your home institution and the UCCS. Nominated exchange applicants, please visit the International Affairs Office page here for admissions details.

Application for International Undergraduate Students

Application for International Graduate Students

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English Language Proficiency Requirements


Dear international applicants/admitted students in China,

The Office of Admissions at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is closely monitoring the developments related to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus. We understand that the outbreak has affected many Chinese students’ ability to submit applications and schedule visa appointments. UCCS is committed to supporting students’ needs and providing special assistance for our applicants/admitted students during this difficult time.

Individualized Application/Enrollment Assistance

If you would like to have an individualized conversation with our Office of Admissions regarding your application/enrollment process, including clarification about English proficiency options and alternatives for Chinese applicants unable to access standard English testing centers at this time, please email us at to schedule a Wechat session (in Mandarin or English).

We hope that this additional support will help alleviate some of your concerns during this time.

Still have questions? Please email Ms. Ruby Cheng, International Services and Recruitment Coordinator at or call 719-255-7218. 


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Preferred Action Dates

Preferred Application Date: May 1
FAFSA Opens: October 1
Housing Application Open: December 1
Orientation/Registration: March 1
International Welcome: August 19
First Day of Classes: August 24
Preferred Application Date: December 1
Housing Application Open: December 1
International Welcome: January 15
First Day of Classes: January 19
Preferred Application Date: May 1
FAFSA Opens: October 1
Housing Application Open: December 1
International Welcome: August 18
First Day of Classes: August 23

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