Transfer orientation is where you will register for classes. Students must be admitted to sign-up for an orientation date. Students planning to begin courses at UCCS in summer/fall semester can generally begin signing up for orientation in March and orientation events will begin in late April/early May. Students planning to begin courses at UCCS in a spring semester can generally begin signing up for orientation in October and orientation events will begin mid-November.
At orientation you will meet your academic advisor. Students are assigned an academic advisor based on their major. Advising at orientation will be done in a group setting. Before you arrive for orientation your advisor will review your transfer coursework and make course recommendations for the upcoming semester based on your major. Staff will assist you to create a schedule for the upcoming semester before you leave orientation! After attending an orientation you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with your advisor if needed.
Classes do fill up so attending an EARLY orientation will help you have a successful transition!
Where to Register for orientation: https://www.uccs.edu/orientation
If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.
The acceptance rate at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 91%. For every 100 applicants, 91 are admitted.
This means the school is a nearly open admissions school. They accept nearly all students, so for the most part, you just need to submit an application to get in. But if you don't meet all their application requirements, you'll be one of the very few people who gets rejected.
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.
The average GPA at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 3.37.
(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.
With a GPA of 3.37, University of Colorado Colorado Springs accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. It'd be best to avoid C's and D's, since application readers might doubt whether you can handle the stress of college academics.
Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to University of Colorado Colorado Springs. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs SAT Requirements
Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.
Average SAT: 1140 (Old: 1073)
The average SAT score composite at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a 1140 on the 1600 SAT scale.
On the old 2400 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1073. (According to our records, this school requires only Reading and Math, so this score is out of 1600.)
This score makes University of Colorado Colorado Springs Competitive for SAT test scores.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)
The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1050, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 1250. In other words, a 1050 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 1250 will move you up to above average.
Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)
The 25th percentile Old SAT score is 960, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1190. In other words, a 960 on the Old SAT places you below average, while a 1190 puts you well above average.
Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:
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SAT Score Choice Policy
The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs ACT Requirements
Just like for the SAT, University of Colorado Colorado Springs likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.
Average ACT: 23
The average ACT score at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 23. This score makes University of Colorado Colorado Springs Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.
The 25th percentile ACT score is 21, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 26.
ACT Score Sending Policy
If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.
Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.
This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 21 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.
ACT Superscore Policy
By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.
We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to University of Colorado Colorado Springs, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 21.
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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements
Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs considers the SAT/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don't need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you're applying to may require it.
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.
We did not find information that University of Colorado Colorado Springs requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.