Getting started is easy
Just follow these few simple steps and know we're with you each step of the way.
Send in your transcripts
Your official high school transcript should be sent directly to UNC from your high school.
See how to send in your materials below.
Submit official ACT/SAT test scores
We accept scores right from your high school transcript.
You can also request them at ACT.org with ACT code 0502 or collegeboard.org with SAT code 4074.
If you're applying for a program in the School of Music or School of Theatre Arts and Dance, additional application materials may be required. See additional application requirements for the School of Music or School of Theatre Arts and Dance.
How to send in your materials
Documents and credentials can be submitted through one of the following ways:
If supported by your high school, feel free to use Naviance.
Send PDF documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Admissions
1051 22nd St.
Campus Box 10
Greeley, CO 80639
We encourage you to submit documents as soon as you have them. The sooner you send them, the sooner we can make an admission decision.
Hard deadline: August 1
Hard deadline: December 1
Hard deadline: May 1
We welcome applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. For admission decisions, we consider:
Your overall academic performance, which is your cumulative high school GPA and your best combination of ACT and/or SAT test scores.
The middle 50 percent of our admitted first-year students have the following:
- GPA: 3.07–3.83
- ACT Scores: 19–25
- SAT Scores: 1020–1230
The completion of the following college prep units or required high school courses:
- 4 years of English
- 4 years of math (Algebra I or higher)
- 3 years of natural/earth science (two years must include lab work)
- 3 years of social science (at least one year must be in U.S. or world history)
- 1 year of a foreign language
- 2 years of electives
We will consider additional factors that may have influenced your prior academic performance. If you have something on your academic record that needs explanation, you can submit a short essay. If you're unsure, send us an email at email@example.com.
Homeschooled students applying to UNC are expected to meet the same academic standards of other first-year students, with the focus being on college preparation coursework. Homeschool students should submit a transcript as part of their application, as well as ACT or SAT scores if the student has taken the test.
If you don't have a transcript, you should create one that includes:
- Your name
- Date of birth
- All course work you have taken in grades 9-12
- The assessment used for your homeschool program (A, B, Pass, etc)
UNC will use the calculated cumulative GPA that is provided on the transcript. Official final high school transcripts are required with a graduation date after the student has completed all of their coursework. If your homeschool program hasn't used a GPA scale, the proxy GPA set by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education is 3.3.
Bringing credits to UNC
Any Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) 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.