Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Transfer Student Admission

Completing an Application

Applications should be completed online at www.unco.edu/admissions. Admission decisions will not be rendered until application files are complete which includes the online application and supplemental required documentation.

No portion of an applicant’s previous collegiate record can be omitted. Students who fail to list all institutions previously attended may forfeit admission to UNC and/or student conduct regulations may apply.

Transfer Applicants must submit:

  • Online application for admission
  • $50 non-refundable application fee (or need-based waiver)
  • Official college transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university attended
  • Official final high school transcript – transcripts are required as part of the admission application if students are transferring fewer than 24 college-level semester hours.
    • Final high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation (diploma) are required for transfer students who do not possess an associate's or bachelor's degree due to federal financial aid regulation.

Note: transcripts from a study abroad experience and transcripts from high school concurrent coursework will not hold an admission decision. However, official transcripts from original institutions must be received in order for credit to be granted.

Documents that may be requested:

  • Crime or suspension documentation
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • GED scores

Final High School Transcript

Final high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation or the equivalent (diploma or GED scores) are required for all incoming students who do not possess an associate's or bachelor's degrees. Transfer students must submit final high school transcripts before financial aid will be disbursed.

Transfer Evaluations

If a student is admitted, transfer evaluations are completed by the Office of the Registrar. For additional information about transfer credit evaluations, please see the Transfer Evaluation catalog page.

Transfer Application Deadlines

UNC is a rolling admission institution. Applications completed by the Priority Deadline receive priority consideration for admission, financial aid, and scholarships.


Application Opens

Priority Deadline



August 1

June 1

August 1


February 1

November 1

December 1

Students will not be admitted after the add deadline of each semester for the 16 week fall/spring calendar which can be found on the Office of the Registrar web site. For summer term, students will not be admitted after the latest session's add deadline.

Admission Requirements

Minimum admissions standards are set by the State of Colorado's Department of Higher Education. For more information, see http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Admissions/.


Transfer students are expected to have been in good academic standing at all previous institutions. Strong candidates for admission have a minimum of 24 college-level credit hours and a cumulative 2.4 GPA or higher from all institutions attended.


Students with less than a 2.39 cumulative GPA from all previous institutions are encouraged to apply. Any negative grade trends or failing grades should be explained in a personal statement. If transfer students have fewer than 24 college-level courses, high school academics can also be taken into consideration.

Programs with Additional Admission Requirements

Admission into UNC does not mean admission into all majors. The following programs have additional admission requirements. Please refer to the academic areas of the catalog for additional program requirements.

Military Students

Applicants who have served or are currently serving in the US military should apply as either a first-year or transfer student depending on their academic record. UNC participates in the Yellow Ribbon program as well as other VA Education Benefits such as the Post 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bill®. UNC’s Veterans Services office is located in Roudebush Cottage and acts as a liaison and advocate for our military student community by providing the appropriate resources and giving each student individual attention they deserve. PLEASE NOTE: All UNC admission based scholarships, including but not limited to the UNC Provost, Presidential & Trustee awards, are considered by UNC to be the university's match for the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Please contact the Office of Financial Aid about other scholarship applicability.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

High School Concurrent Coursework

Students who have completed college coursework from a regionally accredited institution while in high school must submit an official transcript from the college/university before the coursework will be evaluated. A grade of C- or better is required for courses to transfer. Remedial and some technical/vocational credits may not transfer. College credit completed while in high school may count towards UNC degree requirements but cannot be used to classify a student as a transfer student for admission and/or transfer scholarship eligibility purposes.