Nontraditional Application Checklist
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.
UNC has a $45 application fee (nonrefundable; payable by credit or debit card; fee waivers are available).
Your official high school transcript should be sent directly to UNC from your high school. See below for all options for submission.
You have the option to supplement your application with materials that help show you’re academically prepared to attend UNC. These items could include test scores, a personal statement and/or letters of recommendation.
Nontraditional Document Submission Options
The University of Northern Colorado’s enrollment coaches are ready to assist you through the process of starting or returning to school, connect you with campus resources and help you with any concerns you may have.
If you have any questions, please contact Enrollment Coach Larissa Romero-Perry at 970-351-3397.
Office of Admissions
Carter Hall 3006
Campus Box 10
Greeley, CO 80639
Use email for PDF documents.
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
Bringing Credits to UNC
UNC requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 credit hours taken at UNC. Your credits will automatically be evaluated after you’re admitted to UNC. The Office of the Registrar determines which credits are transferable and evaluates that coursework based on previously established equivalencies. Courses that do not have established equivalencies will be sent to academic departments responsible for reviewing new courses.
These guides outline how your courses will transfer to UNC:
For a complete description of how UNC accepts transfer credits, visit our Registrar’s page.
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.
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.
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.