Admissions Checklist

GED Application Checklist

 

Admission Application

Get started with your Admissions application by completing your Bear App. Budget about 15 minutes to complete it. You can also apply through the Common App. The application requirements are the same no matter which way you apply, so it's up to you how you would prefer to submit your app.

 

Application Fee

UNC has a $45 application fee (nonrefundable; payable by credit or debit card; fee waivers are available).

 

GED and Transcripts

Submit official GED scores and official high school transcripts to the point of stop-out (which should be sent directly to UNC from your high school).

Personal Statement

Submit a personal statement describing your interest in UNC and why you feel you are prepared to be academically successful at a four-year university.

Be sure to check with major specific requirements

If you’re applying for a program in the School of Music or School of Theatre Arts and Dance, check here to see what additional application materials may be required.

 

GED Document Submission Options

All documents and credentials can be submitted through Naviance (if available through your high school) or submitted one of the following ways:

Mail

Office of Admissions
Carter Hall 3006
Campus Box 10
Greeley, CO 80639

Fax

970-351-2984

Email

Use email for PDF documents.

admissions@unco.edu

Application Deadlines

UNC accepts applications on a rolling basis, which means that Admissions will start considering your application as soon as it is complete. The sooner you complete your application and financial aid application, the sooner you’ll hear about your admission decision and financial aid package. 

Priority Consideration Deadlines

March 1

Fall Semester

December 1

Spring Semester

May 1

Summer Semester

Admissions Criteria

A qualifying score does not guarantee admission to UNC. We will review your application and materials on an individual basis and make a holistic assessment.

1

If you took the GED, we require a personal statement in addition to the core application materials.

2

Students who take the GED Fifth Test Series (2014 to present) must have earned 150 or higher in each subject area to be eligible for admission. The Fourth Test Series (2001–2013) minimum for admission eligibility is 550 total, and the Third Test Series (1988–2001) minimum is 55 total.

Find Your Counselor

Get your questions answered.

Reach out to one of our admission counselors with any questions about applying and being accepted to UNC. 

FIND YOUR COUNSELOR

 

Bringing Credits to UNC

AP and IB Credit

Any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits earned may be used toward the 120-credit minimum requirement for college graduation. When you take the AP or IB examination(s), request that your scores be sent to the University of Northern Colorado’s Office of Admissions. UNC will then evaluate your test scores for credit and notify you of the results. 

The tables below show the specific courses and credit to be awarded based on score(s) on the various examinations.

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  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Chart
    Test Name Score UNC Equivalency Hours LAC
    Art History 4-5 ART 190 3 3a

    Art Studio: Drawing, 2D/3D

    4-5  ELECTIVE 3  
    Biology
      
    3 BIO 100 3 6
    4 BIO 110 4 6
    5 BIO 110, 111 8 6
    Chemistry
      
    3 CHEM 103 3  
    4 CHEM 111 5 6
    5 CHEM 111, 112 10 6
    Chinese and Language Culture 3 CHIN 201 3 3d/7
    4-5 CHIN 201, 202 6 3d/7
    Computer Science A 4-5 CG 120 3  
    English Language /
    Composition
    3 ENG 122 3 1a
    English Literature/Composition 4-5 ENG 122, 123 6 1a/1b
    4-5 ENG 122, 131 6 1a/3b
    Environmental Science 4 ENST 100 3 6
    European History 4-5 HIST 121 3 4
    French Language & Culture or Literature 3 FR 201 3 3d/7
    4-5 FR 201, 202 6 3d/7

    German Language & Culture

    3 GER 201 3 3d/7
    4-5 GER 201, 202 6 3d/7

    Gov’t / Poli Comp

    3-5

    PSCI 200

    3  

    Gov't / Poli US

    3-5

    PSCI 100

    3 5a

    Human Geography

    3-5

    GEOG 200

    3 5b

     

    Japanese Language & Culture

    3

    JAPN 201

    3 3d/7
    4-5

    JAPN 201, 202

    6 3d/7
    Math- Calculus AB 3-5

    MATH 131

    4 2

    Math- Calculus BC

    3-5 MATH 131, 132 8 2

    Music (all scores must be 4 or 5)

    4-5

    MUS 113, 114

     4  

    Music (all scores must be 5)

    5

    MUS 113, 114, 115, 116

    8  

    Physics (B)

    3-5

    PHYS 220, 221

    10 6

    Physics (C) Mechanical

    3-5 PHYS 240 5 6

    Physics (C) Electrical

    3-5

    PHYS 241

    5  

    Psychology

    3-5

    PSY 120

    3 5c

    Spanish Language

    3-5

    SPAN 101, 102

    10 7

    Spanish Literature

      
    3

    SPAN 101, 102

    10 7
    4

    SPAN 101, 102, 201

     13 7/3d
     5

    SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202

    16 7/3d
    Statistics 3-5

    STAT 150

    3 2
    United States History 3

    HIST 100

    3 4
    4-5

    HIST 100, 101

    6 4
    World History 3

    HIST 112

    3 4
    4-5

    HIST 112, 113

    6 4
  • International Baccalaureate Credits Chart (IB)
    Test Name Score UNC Equivalency Hours LAC

    Anthropology

    Standard 4 ANT 100 3 5c
    Higher  4 ANT 100, 110 6 5c/7

    Visual Art

    Standard 4 ART Elective 3  
    Higher 4 ART Elective 6  

    Biology

        
    Standard 4 BIO 100 3 6
    Higher 4 BIO 110 4 6
      5 BIO 110, BIO 111 8 6

    Chemistry

    Higher

    4 CHEM 111 5 6
      5 CHEM 111, 112 10 6

    Economics

    Standard

    4 ENG 122 3 1a

    Higher

    4 ENG 122, 123 or 131 6 1a and 1b or 3b

    Environmental Systems

    Standard

    4 ENST 100 3 6

    Standard

    5-6 ENST 100, 265 6 6

    Film Studies

    4 ELECTIVE 3  

    Foreign Language

        

    A Standard

    4

    FR, GER or SPAN 301

    3  

    B Standard

    4

    FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201

    3 3d/7

    A Higher

    4

    FR, GER or SPAN 301, 302

    6  

    B Higher

    4

    FR, GER, CHIN, JAPN or SPAN 201, 202

     6 3d/7

    Geography

    Standard

    4 GEOG 100 3 5b

    Higher

    4 GEOG 100, 200 6 5b

    History - Americas

    Standard

    4 HIST 100 3 4

    Higher

    4 HIST 100, 101 6 4

    History - European

    Standard

    4 HIST 120 3 4

    Higher

    4 HIST 120, 121 6 4

    History - World

    Standard

    4 HIST 112 3 4

    Higher

    4 HIST 112, 113 6 4

    Math

    Standard

    4

    MATH 124, 127

    4 2

    Higher

    4

    MATH 127, 131

    8 2

    Math Studies

    Standard

    4 MATH 124 4 2

    Music

    Standard

    6-7 MUS 140 3 3a

    Higher

    6-7 MUS 113, 114, MUS 140 7 3a

    Philosophy

    Standard

    4 ELECTIVE 3  
    Higher 4 ELECTIVE 6  

    Physics

    Standard

    4 LAC ELECTIVE (no lab credit) 3  

    Higher

    4 PHYS 220, 221 10 6

    Psychology

    Standard

    4 ELECTIVE 3  

    Higher

    4 PSY 120, ELECTIVE 6 5c

    Theatre

    Standard

    4 THEA 130 3 3a

    Higher

    4 THEA 100, 130 5 3a

Military Credit

UNC is proud to support its military community and accepts military credit, VA educational benefits, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be accepted for college-level courses taken under the auspices of the U.S. military services. Credit may also be awarded to veterans of military service who have successfully completed coursework at U.S. military service schools. A Joint Services Transcript (JST), DD214, or official military service school transcript must be submitted. These documents are evaluated by the Office of the Registrar according to recommendations from the American Council on Education in accordance with UNC guidelines. This credit is counted as non-residency transfer work.

  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
  • Coast Guard Institute (CGI)

Veteran Support

The University of Northern Colorado proudly supports the military-affiliated community by assisting in the transition process and providing a stand-alone space with a strong, inclusive community through UNC's Veterans Services.

 

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