Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Undergraduate Certificate Completion

The following guidelines apply for the completion of certificates:

  • A $50.00 application fee will only be charged one time per certificate and is applied to your student account. If a student plans to complete a Bachelor’s Degree program as well, another $50 fee will be charged to their student account once their second application is accepted. If the student is completing both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Certificate program and apply for graduation and certificate completion in the same semester, the student will only be charged the $50 graduation fee once.
  • UNC confers certificates after the conclusion of the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms once all requirements are completed.
  • All certificates must be declared in the Fall 2014 catalog and forward in order to complete and cannot be retroactively awarded.
  • Any certificate completed in the Fall 2016 catalog and forward will receive an official certificate, certificates cannot be retroactively awarded.
  • The catalog used to determine certificate requirements is the catalog in effect at the time the certificate is declared. If a certificate is being completed in conjunction with a major, it does not have to follow the major catalog year.
  • To change or declare a certificate, work with a program advisor to complete the undergraduate certificate program form (www.unco.edu/registrar/forms.aspx).

Updating/Changing Certificate Programs

A student may select at any time a newer, active catalog year as long as they attended UNC during that respective academic year; this change requires submission of an Undergraduate Certificate Declaration.

Students may not declare or select at any time certificate programs that no longer exist.

Certificates are not recognized nor awarded at the commencement ceremony.

Certificate Release

  • Certificates will be released two weeks after the release of official transcripts that notes the completion of the certificate.
  • Certificate mailing addresses must be updated/provided at least three weeks before the release of Certificates. If the student does not provide a certificate mailing address by that time, the student's certificate will be mailed to their permanent address. In the event there is no permanent address on file, the parent address will be used instead. If the student does not have an active mailing address on file, their certificate will be held for one year. After one year, a fee will be required to re-issue the student's certificate.
  • The student may change their Certificate Mailing address through the Update Addresses and Phones link up to three weeks before the certificate release date.
  • The student's certificate will not be released if the student has a hold on their account. If the student's hold is released after the release date of certificate, please contact the Office of the Registrar at graduation@unco.edu or 970-351-4UNC (4862).