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Admissions Checklist

Transfer 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).



Send official college transcripts from all previous institutions attended, as well as an official high school transcript with graduation date (or official GED results).


ACT/SAT Scores

Submit official ACT or SAT scores (UNC will accept scores from high school transcripts, or you can request them at ACT.org with ACT code 0502 or collegeboard.org with SAT code 4074).

These scores are only required for students with fewer than 13 college-level credits.

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. Go here to complete the RN to BSN program application.


Transfer Document Submission Options

All documents and credentials must be official and sent one of the following ways:


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


Previous institutions may send official transcripts via Parchment or to UNC.transcripts@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

You’re considered a transfer student if you have attended any post-secondary institution after graduating from high school. To graduate with a bachelor’s degree from UNC, which requires 120 semester credit hours, you must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours through UNC. You’re a strong candidate for admission as a transfer student if you have:


30 or more transferable credits


A cumulative GPA of 2.4 from all schools attended

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. 



Bringing Credits to UNC

Transfer Credit

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.

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