UNC Admission Criterion
- Your Index Score from the Admissions Index Chart, which is calculated using your cumulative high school GPA and ACT or SAT score.
- The completion of the following college prep units or required high school courses to take during high school:
- Four years of English
- Four years of math (Algebra I or higher)
- Three years of natural/earth science (two years must have lab work)
- Three years of social science (at least one year must be in U.S. or world history)
- One year of foreign language
- Two years of electives
Students are exempt from these requirements if their index score is a 104 or higher.
Credit for Classes and Tests
UNC accepts Teacher Cadet Program credit toward your teacher education program.
Programs with Additional Admissions Requirements
Acceptance to the University of Northern Colorado does not guarantee admission to all majors; the programs listed below have additional requirements.
- American Sign Language – English Interpretation (offered online only)
- Art and Design
- Athletic Training
- Interdisciplinary Studies/Elementary Education
- Journalism and Mass Communication
- Teacher Education Programs
- Theatre and Dance
- Military Veterans
- Here at UNC a commitment has been made to serving those who served. Please refer to the "Information for Freshman Students" or "Information for Transfer Students" section of this Website for admission-specific information. To learn more about benefits and other resources at UNC, visit the Veterans Services Website.
GED students must have earned a 550 or above to be eligible for admission to UNC. A qualifying score does not guarantee admission to UNC. Rather, the student’s GED score, along with their other supporting materials, will be reviewed on an individual basis and a holistic assessment will be made. Applicants must submit a high school transcript reflecting their coursework up until the time of discontinued high school attendance. Applicants must submit a personal statement describing both interest in UNC and why they feel they are prepared to be academically successful at UNC.