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- Fall and Summer Admissions: Dec. 1
- Applicants who submit applications past the deadline need to speak to the department.
Applications are pre-screened by the department. Selected applicants are invited to pre-admission workshop where evaluation processes are involved.
For Denver and Loveland: Applications will not be reviewed for admission until all application materials are received and the pre-admission workshop is attended before the semester you plan to start. If you will not have your other application materials complete before the workshop, please contact the Program Coordinator.
You will be able to sign up for a pre-admission workshop in the admissions portal. These are usually held in September, February and May.
You can begin the Denver Center at Lowry program any term once you are admitted. We recommend that you apply at the beginning of the semester before the semester you wish to start the program (e.g., if you want to start the program Summer term, you should have your application and all materials submitted early in the Spring semester).
Accepted applicants for the Loveland delivery may begin the program each Fall term.
Priority Application Deadline: April 1.
We recommend that you complete your application and supplemental materials by this date.
Standard Application Deadline: June 10.
If space is available, additional applicants will be considered until this date. Please contact the Program Coordinator about available space if the priority deadline has passed.
Applicants must apply to the Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
Each applicant must:
- Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a comparable degree from a foreign institution.
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale) for the most recent degree earned or current degree in progress.
If you are still completing your bachelor's degree at the time you apply, admission will be based on your current cumulative GPA, and you will need to re-submit your official transcript (showing your conferred degree and final GPA) during your first semester. If your final GPA fell below 3.00, you will be given additional requirements as defined by the academic program that must be met within one calendar year to remain enrolled at UNC.
- If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used.
Take the following steps to be considered for admission:
Step 1: Complete the Application
Complete the online application.
- Answer the application questions.
- Send your requests for letters of recommendation.
- Request three (3) academic or professional letters of recommendation from those who can attest to your academic potential and abilities. You will be asked to supply information for your recommenders in the application. Recommenders will be asked to complete an online reference form instead of being asked to upload a letter of recommendation.
- Submit the application and pay the non-refundable application fee.
- Domestic Students: $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $50 non-refundable application fee
Once you submit your application you will be assigned an Admissions Portal, allowing you to upload supplemental items, as listed below, and track your application through the admissions process.
Step 2: Request Transcripts
Request one official transcript from any regionally accredited college or university
where a bachelor’s degree or higher was earned or is in progress (if you have earned
multiple degrees, bachelor’s level or higher, an official transcript is required from
each college or university where a degree was conferred). If you received a degree
from UNC, you do not need to request a transcript from UNC. The Office of Admissions
reserves the right to request that applicants provide official transcripts from other
colleges or universities as needed. Applicants who have earned or are directly pursuing
a higher degree from a regionally accredited institution without receiving a bachelor’s degree (e.g., PharmD) may be eligible to apply to the Graduate School without the conferral of a bachelor’s
Exceptions: If an applicant intends to use Veteran’s Education Benefits, an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended will be required in order to maintain compliance with Veteran’s Affairs policies.
Official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from
the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically
secure digital program from the issuing institution.
Mailed transcripts should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
1051 22nd St
Campus Box 10
Greeley, CO 80639
Electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent directly from the educational institution to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Admissions does not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or admitted students.
UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted
students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC.
Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admissions or did
not complete their application are destroyed after one (1) year. The Office of Admissions will make every attempt to use previously submitted transcripts if they are within
these timeframes. However, if the Office of Admissions cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the timeframes
listed above or they are considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.
Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.
Step 3: The GRE May Be Required
The GRE is required by the program if your cumulative GPA is below 3.0. If you need to take the GRE, official scores (less than five years old) are required. UNC's institutional code is 4074.
Please note: ETS has announced an at home testing solution for students who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more about the test, where it is available, eligibility and how to register.
Required minimum scores:
- 140 Quantitative;
- 146 Verbal Reasoning;
- Combined score of at least 297;
- Analytical Writing 3.5
Please note, UNC does not accept GRE Subject Test scores.
Step 4: Supplemental Items
Log back into the Admissions Portal to submit the following:
- Personal Statement (Please see the following guidelines)
Two years of work experience recommended and attendance of pre-admission workshop.
Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the Graduate School and then sent to the faculty/program for an admission recommendation. The timing of the admission decision depends on each individual program’s deadline and review process.
International applicants (non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. Permanent Resident) please refer to the International Admissions Requirements page for further information about submitting transcripts, English proficiency scores, passport copy and financial documentation.
For More Information
For more information about the admission process, please email the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or call 970-351-2881.
Log back in to your application
Admissions Portal (upload supplemental items & track your application)