APPLY AS A FIRST YEAR STUDENT
We’re excited you’re considering applying to UCCS! As you prepare your application, we know that there’s a lot to keep in mind-from deadlines, to standardized tests, to understanding what we're looking for from our applicants. We want you to know that the entire Admissions team is ready to help. If you have questions along the way, connect with your Admissions Counselor. When you know you’re ready to apply, we’d encourage you to fill out our application as soon as you can. Early applications are reviewed sooner and may have priority eligibility for UCCS scholarships.
Students wishing to attend UCCS upon graduating from high school, and who have not taken college courses after high school, are considered “First-year students” and should submit either of the applications below. HS graduates who took college course work for dual or concurrent credit during high school should still submit either of these applications. (Students who have taken college course work after graduating from HS should submit the UCCS “Transfer Students” application.)
First-Time Freshman Application Information
All the information you need to submit your application to UCCS successfully. Students who seek to attend UCCS after graduating high school, who have fewer than 24 college credit hours after earning their high school diploma — not counting credits earned during their high school education — are considered first-year students at UCCS.