Transfer of Credits

General Information

Official transcripts for undergraduate students are routed to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation upon admission to the University.  Questions may be directed to transfereval@unco.edu.

Transcripts for already admitted undergraduate students should be sent to:
UNC Office of the Registrar
Campus Box 50
Greeley, CO  80639

Transcripts for new undergraduate applicants not yet admitted should be sent to:
UNC Office of Admissions
Campus Box 135
Greeley, CO  80639

Transfer Evaluation Process
The Office of the Registrar determines which credits are transferrable and evaluates coursework based upon previously established equivalencies as approved by academic departments.   Email notification will be sent to you and your major department(s) regarding the initial transfer evaluation. 

If applicable, additional notification will be sent to academic departments responsible for reviewing any courses that have not been reviewed to determine equivalencies. 

If any new equivalencies are identified, your record will be updated and additional email notification will be sent to you and your major department(s).

You can access your Transfer Equivalency Report at any time through URSA; click here for instructions on how to access this report.

Any courses not deemed to have a direct equivalent to a UNC course, may be substituted for major, minor, licensure, or endorsement requirements at the discretion of the appropriate department.


Transfer Credit Policies

  • UNC only accepts credit from institutions of higher education holding full regional accreditation.
    • Click here for information on how to appeal transfer credit decisions.
  • UNC awards a maximum of 90 transfer semester hours from all sources towards the completion of degree requirements.
  • Remedial courses and vocational/technical courses are not eligible for transfer.
  • Individuals with an Associate or Arts, Associate of Science, or a Bachelor’s degree (regardless of date of completion) from an accredited public institution in the State of Colorado will have their Liberal Arts Core requirements waived.
    • Certain UNC majors require specific and/or additional LAC credit.  These requirements are not waived by the AA, AS, or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Individuals with out-of-state or private institution degrees (AA/AS/Bachelor’s) will qualify for a waiver of the Liberal Arts Core requirements if they have successfully completed at least one course in Liberal Arts Core areas 1-6.  If these requirements are not met, the student will need to fulfill the requirements of the Liberal Arts Core in full.
    • Certain UNC majors require specific and/or additional LAC credit.  These requirements are not waived by the AA, AS, or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Only courses with a letter grade of “C-“ or higher are eligible for transfer.
  • Course credit earned 10 years before the baccalaureate degree is to be granted may be applicable toward UNC degree at the discretion of the academic department for the course subject matter.
  • Previous grade point averages are used for admission and scholarship purposes only.  New transfer students begin with a new UNC grade point average.
  • International transcripts must be submitted to an approved evaluation service for a course-by-course evaluation.  Such an evaluation is the sole responsibility of the student.  The service approved by UNC is the AACRAO International Education Services.
  • 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.

Student Complaints
If a disagreement regarding the transferability of credits for coursework or a degree occurs between a student and the institution, the Colorado Department of Higher Education will facilitate an expeditious review and resolution of the matter. Click here for information on submitting a complaint. 

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