Uccs Colorado Springs Admissions Essay

How to Apply

First-time Freshmen Students

We are excited that you are considering applying to UCCS! As you prepare your application, we know that there is a lot to keep in mind-from deadlines, to standardized tests, to understanding what we're looking for from our applicants. You'll find the answers to the most common questions here, but know that the entire Admissions team is ready to help. If you have questions along the way, connect with your Admissions Counselor.

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Freshman Application

International Freshman Application

Required Materials for a Complete Application

1. First-time Freshman application for UCCS

Use this application if you have graduated (or soon will graduate) from high school and have not yet graduated from college. UCCS bases a prospective student's admission primarily by cumulative weighted GPA and ACT/SAT composite score.
UCCS does not prefer one application over the other and all students will be reviewed in the order their application file is completed (submitted application and official required documents received), regardless of which application is used.

2. $50 Application Fee

Payable by check or money order (made payable to 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. We recognize that some students may be faced with financial constraints in paying the application fee so please talk with your Admissions Counselor if you need assistance.

3. High School/GED Transcript

Transcripts must be official and submitted directly to UCCS from the school. Transcripts can be mailed to UCCS or high schools can upload with the SendEDU process when an admissions application is submitted.
If you have not graduated and do not plan to graduate from high school, you must request an official copy of your certificate of high school equivalency/official GED scores, plus an official transcript of any high school course work completed.

4. SAT or ACT Score

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.

5. Supplemental documents (optional)

The minimum index score is 92 for UCCS. Students below a 92 index or with dips in their academics may submit a personal statement explaining their grades, any life events that might have affected their academic performance, their goals, and any information that might strengthen their application. Students may also submit two letters of recommendation; one preferably from academia. Click to determine your Index Score.

Rolling Admissions

UCCS offers rolling admission with Preferred Action Dates listed above.

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Greetings Prospective Students:

Students who are interested in teacher licensure programs must first be admitted to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and then admitted to their respective teacher licensure programs. >>Application for teacher licensure programs

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.

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 Program Admissions Checklist

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 transferrable courses)
      4. All transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities

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.

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

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