Returning to the University

Finishing a previous undergraduate degree

If you applied to UNC but never attended, you will need to reapply through Admissions.

If you have attended UNC and would like to return to complete your degree, you will need to:

  • Complete the Student Information Form to update your status.
    • Once we have updated you, you will receive a confirmation email. Please allow 24 hours for processing.
  • Activate URSA, your online student portal. If you have any problems, please contact technical support at 970-351-4357.
  • Meet with your advisor and get your PIN number. If you do not know who your advisor is or wish to change your major, please contact the department for more information.
  • Register for classes, see pre-registration schedule.
  • Apply for housing or financial aid if needed.

If you left UNC on academic probation or suspension, please contact Academic Support and Advising at 970-351-1391 prior to submitting the Student Information Form. They will determine what requirements need to be met for your return.

If you are unsure if you want to complete your degree and would like an evaluation to determine what requirements are left, please contact our Graduation department at 970-351-2231 option 3 or graduation@unco.edu.


 

 

Second Bachelor's degree

If you received a previous Bachelor's degree from another university, you will need to apply through the Admissions office.

If you received a previous Bachelor's degree from UNC, you may pursue an additional degree in a program different than your first degree. In order to do this, you will need to:

  • Complete the Student Information Form to update your status.
    • Once we have updated you, you will receive a confirmation email. Please allow 24 hours for processing.
  • Contact the department of the new major and have them complete a major/minor change form and return it to the Registrar's Office, 3002 Carter Hall.
  • Meet with your advisor and get your PIN number.
  • Activate URSA, your online student portal. If you have any problems, please contact technical support at 970-351-4357.
  • Register for classes, see pre-registration schedule.
  • Apply for housing or financial aid if needed.

 

Graduate School

If you would like to seek a Graduate Degree at UNC, you will need to apply to the Graduate School.

If you would like to take a course(s) while awaiting admission to the Graduate School, you may do so by completing the Student Information Form online.

  • This will allow us to establish you as a non-degree seeking graduate student so you may register for classes. Please note that as a non-degree seeking graduate student you are not eligible for Financial Aid.
  • Please coordinate with your Graduate Program Coordinator to make sure you will receive proper credit for these courses.

Visiting Students

If you are an undergraduate student with a GED or high school diploma, who is not seeking a degree at UNC, you may take a course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please submit the Student Information Form online and follow the instructions you will receive in a confirmation email. Please allow 24 hours for this email to arrive.

Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Non-degree seeking Graduate Students

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. To register as a non-degree seeking graduate student, please submit the Student Information Form online and follow the instructions you will receive in a confirmation email. Please allow 24 hours for this email to arrive.

Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.

 

 

 

 

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