University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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 42 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.  

International undergraduate applicants are foreign students studying in the U.S. under a valid visa, are not residents of U.S. territories, and are applying to an undergraduate program for a Bachelor's degree.  

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To be reviewed for admission to UCCS, prospective undergraduate international students must submit all of the following:

All students will be reviewed in the order their application file is completed.  A completed application file consists of the submitted application and receipt of official required documents such as transcripts and proof of English proficiency.
Payable by check or money order (made payable to the UCCS) after you submit your application. Checks or money orders can be mailed to UCCS. ( If submitting a check or money order, include your full legal name and date of birth. 
Official secondary school transcripts certified and translated to English (final three years).  We require transcripts from each and every collegiate institution attended during and after graduation from high school.  In addition, applicants with course-work from any foreign college must submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation by a NACES member in order for such course work to be considered for transfer credit at UCCS. (Please note: Official evaluations received directly from WES and ECE credential agencies may enable more efficient review and processing of transfer credit by UCCS.) 

TOEFL: Students must receive a minimum score of 75 on the iBT within the past two years (UCCS code: 4874)
IELTS: Students must receive a minimum score of 6.0 within the past two years
PTE: Students must receive a minimum score of 51
KITE: Students must receive a minimum score of 460 or better (The KITE test result has to be within the past two years. Students (both UCCS students and non-UCCS students) are allowed to take the test no more than once per academic semester (fall, spring, summer). To make an appointment for testing, email )

* Exempt countries: Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

English Language Proficiency Exemptions

  • Completion of English Composition I and II at a regionally-accredited post-secondary U.S. institution with a 'C' grade or better.
  • AP: Completion of English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition with a score of 4 or better.
  • IB: Completion of English A Literature HL, English A Language & Literature HL, or English A Language & Literature SL with a score 4 and higher.
  • SAT critical reading score or 400 or better. (UCCS code: 4874)
  • ACT English sub-score of 14 or better. (UCCS code: 0535)
  • Citizen of a country whose first/official language and the language of instruction are English and has completed all secondary or post-secondary schooling in that country.
  • Applicants from Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
UCCS requires that you submit an official score report for either the SAT I or the ACT. Scores will be considered official if submitted electronically by the testing agency or if they are included on the official high school transcript. We receive electronic transmissions of ACT and SAT I scores from the testing agencies each week, and we will automatically update your application with any new scores received by our application deadlines.
Your highest scores are used in the admission decision. If you take the same test more than once, we combine your scores on each subsection to give you the highest overall composite score.
UCCS's ACT code is 0535 and the SAT code is 4874.

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

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