Partner School Resources

Partner Resources:

See the campus before you come!

Our spring semester generally begins the third week of January.
Our fall semester generally begins the third week of August.
For specific semester start and end dates please view the Academic Calendar.

To help determine what classes are available for visiting and exchange students in the College of Business please view  College of Business Course Descriptions.

Visiting and Exchange Student Application Requirements:

  1. Nomination from Partner School to UCCS College of Business to include a copy of student transcript
  2. UCCS International Application
  3. Curriculum vita/resume detailing academic & work history (for particular programs)
  4. Proof of English language proficiency
  5. Copy of Passport
  6. Health Insurance Compliance for visa status
  7. Financial Statement for International Applicants



Now that you are admitted to UCCS College of Business to be a visiting/exchange student, following are your next steps:

Be sure you have the following in order before you arrive on campus.


As an exchange student, you will be issued a DS-2019 in your admission packet. This document will allow you to obtain a J1 visa for the duration of your stay in the United States. Please reference the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor page for the most up-to-date information on J-1 visa application requirements.


The UCCS International Buddy Program provides complimentary pick-up service to new arriving exchange students. You will be contacted by your iBuddy with more details.


All international exchange students will be issued a UCCS student ID number and email which will be used frequently while studying at UCCS. Details (student ID number and how to claim your email account) will be provided in your acceptance letter.


The Education Abroad Office does not reserve housing for students, so you are responsible for arranging your own housing. There are many options available to you as exchange students. We strongly advise you to arrange your living accommodations before you arrive to Colorado Springs.


 Here is an estimated cost of attendance at UCCS (does not include tuition and fees):

Expense Items
Estimated Amount per Semester
Housing (in shared residence hall room) & Meals
Books & Supplies
Personal Expenses
Health Insurance



UCCS mandates that all international students fulfill the requirements for visa compliance. 


 Your bill can be accessed and paid for via your UCCS student account.  This bill will include any tuition and fees, housing, and insurance that you are responsible for. 



About Colorado Springs (COS)

Colorado Springs is the most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. It is located just east of the geographic center of the state and 61 miles (98 km) south of the Denver. At 6,035 feet (1839 meters), the city sits over one mile above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, at the eastern edge of the southern Rocky Mountains.

Getting around UCCS & Colorado Springs

Free shuttles are provided about every 10-15 minutes to transport students to and from main campus. Shuttles are in operation during the fall, spring, and summer semesters Mon-Fri from 6:40a to 10:35p. UCCS also operates other on-campus shuttle routes to connect other outer perimeter lots to main campus. All shuttles are equipped with wheelchair access and bike racks.

To view more information about shuttle services, please visit their website.

The Mountain Metropolitan Transit (METRO) offers public transportation with stops in and around the university and the surrounding areas of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.

Colorado Springs Links