Undergraduate Admission

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The College of Education offers the following undergraduate options:

Teacher Education Licensure Program

TELP includes a one-year intensive, full-time program that leads to recommendation for licensure from the State of Colorado. Undergraduate students seeking a baccalaureate degree select a major from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) and fulfill the requirements for both the BA and licensure.

Special Education Licensure Program

The College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences (LAS) jointly offer the undergraduate special education licensure program. This degree combines a liberal arts education with a content focus and a comprehensive special education teacher licensure program.


UCCSTeach is a collaborative program shared by the College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. UCCSTeach offers undergraduate university students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in mathematics or science and a secondary teaching license in four years.


TeachingSTEM degree was created to provide technical expertise and teacher education training leading to teacher certification in secondary schools.

Each of the above programs has a separate admissions process (above and beyond being admitted to the university). Please contact education@uccs.edu or call 719.255.4996 for more information.

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Undergraduate Admissions

All undergraduate students need to submit the following:

      1. An application to UCCS
      2. A $50.00 application fee
      3. A high school transcript or GED certificate ACT or SAT test scores (unless you are a transfer students from another college with over 12 hours of transferable courses)
      4. All transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities
      5. Applicants with any post-secondary course work from an international higher education institution that is recognized by their country’s Education Ministry must submit a course-by-course foreign degree evaluation by member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/members.htm), or World Education Services/WES https://www.wes.org/)

Admissions Requirements

UCCS does not have minimum GPA or ACT/SAT requirements. We evaluate your candidacy based on these scores and grades in relation to one another. The chart below will show you your candidacy. If you land in the gold portion of this chart you will have a strong chance of being admitted to UCCS. If you fall in the blue or the black section of this chart, you still have a chance at admission but we are going to require more information from you to make our decision.

Chart of your candidacy

If you are a transfer student, we look at your transferrable courses (at least 13 hours) and college GPA to determine admission. Each major has different requirements for entry into that program.  To strengthen your chances of admission, you can also submit:


  •  A personal essay explaining your academic history and why you will be successful at UCCS
  •  Recommendation letters from teachers/instructors who can speak to your work as a student