If you are considering submitting an application to UCCS, the fee for the application is $50.
Here's an overiew of some of UCCS's admissions stats.
|UCCS 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||44%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||12%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
UCCS does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to University of Colorado Colorado Springs, contact the school directly.
UCCS has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by UCCS during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with UCCS for more information on admission factors.
To apply to UCCS, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with UCCS's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to UCCS have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At UCCS 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.
At University of Colorado Colorado Springs, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||13%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15.6%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||19.3%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UCCS directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
UCCS considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UCCS is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 44% of UCCS's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UCCS applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UCCS 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UCCS students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UCCS students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at UCCS, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UCCS's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UCCS students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in UCCS during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UCCS?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UCCS.
Does UCCS accept transfer credits?
✅ UCCS accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UCCS accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does UCCS accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ UCCS accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UCCS?
❌ No, UCCS is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is UCCS's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for UCCS is 95%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UCCS?
❌ UCCS does not offer early decision.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UCCS is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UCCS is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
25 and Above
18 to 25
18 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UCCS, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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