Pre-Orientation Appointment Checklist


Pre-Orientation Appointment Checklist

Pre-Orientation Appointment Checklist

Items to complete prior to your orientation appointment:
  • You will need a myUCCS account to register for classes. This is different from the account you had prior to being accepted to UCCS. To do this, you will need your Student ID number. If you do not know your number, contact Records (719.255.3361). Once you have your Student ID number, select Claim Account. Follow the instructions to retrieve your UCCS username and set your password.  Please contact the I.T. Helpdesk at 719.255.4357 for assistance. 

  • View two short videos which will aid students in the completion of pre-registration tasks. Completing these tasks prior to your orientation appointment will afford us more time during your orientation appointment to register for classes. 

  • We require transcripts from each and every collegiate institution you attended. Transcripts must be official and submitted directly to UCCS from the issuing institution.

    Transcripts can be emailed to or mailed to:

    • UCCS, ATTN: Admissions
    • 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  • All UCCS students must complete a number of writing courses before they graduate. Most students take a writing course in their first semester.

    We have a range of writing courses to pick from, and we want to help you choose the best fit for you. Watch the informational video and complete the writing placement survey to help you select a writing class.

    If you think you have already earned credit for writing courses at other colleges, through concurrent enrollment, or an AP or CLEP test, please complete the survey so you are prepared to discuss your class options at your class registration appointment.

  • Math Placement Information:

    Placing into the right level of math is important for many majors and academic paths and UCCS uses ACT and SAT scores, prior college math courses, or a math placement test to determine your placement. We highly encourage you to take a few minutes to understand the math placement process since you will not be able to register for a math course without satisfying the requirements and sections will fill quickly. 

    We recommend you ensure you have the placement requirements met before your orientation class registration appointment. Please click here to view the math requirements for UCCS majors,

    For questions about math placement, please check out the FAQs by clicking here.

    Click here for information on required scores and please email to request a voucher to complete the math placement test online. 



    Math Placement Scores


    ACT Score

    SAT Score

    Since 2016

    Accuplacer Score

    Math 090

    Algebra I

    No required score

    Math 099

    Algebra II



    265+ on Next Gen Quant. Alg. Stats Test

    Math 1040

    College Algebra



    240 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test

    Math 1050

    Elementary Functions for Calculus (Summer 2021 only)



    260 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test

    Math 1060

    (New course starting Fall 2021)

    24+ 580+ 260 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test

    Math 1120

    Calculus for Business and Economics



    260 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test

    Math 1330

    Calculus for the Life Sciences



    276 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test AND
    70% on Calculus Placement Test

    Math 1350

    Calculus 1



    276 on Next Gen Advanced Algebra and Functions Test AND
    70% on Calculus Placement Test

  • UCCS has an on-campus residency requirement for first-year students admitted for fall and spring academic terms (excluding summer terms).  First-year students who are under the age of 20 and have less than 30 hours completed college course work will be required to live in UCCS Residence Life and Housing’s residence halls, unless they meet one of the exemption guidelines.  Colorado Residents of El Paso county may request to exempt from this residency requirement only if living with a parent/guardian; however, it is highly encouraged that all freshmen explore living on the UCCS campus for a positive college transition and a more successful academic social experience. 

    Contact Information:

    Phone: (719) 255-6288 or
    (800) 990-UCCS ext. 6288

  • Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).

    COF will allow for a reduction in your tuition when you enroll in classes. When you enroll in your classes at orientation, you will authorize your COF stipend to be paid to UCCS. If you do not apply for, and authorize COF, you will pay full tuition.

    • For questions about authorizing COF, please contact the Bursar Office at 719.255.3391.
    • For questions about COF eligible courses and lifetime COF hours, please contact the Registrar's Office at 719.255.3361.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requires all students to submit (upload) certified immunization records showing proof of two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines. If you are living on campus, please also upload a certified record showing proof of a meningitis shot. Failure to do this will result in a hold being placed on your student account which will prevent you from registering for your second semester of classes.

    You can participate in orientation if you are unable to upload your records before your orientation, but you will want to complete this requirement as soon as possible to prevent a class registration hold on your account.

    Please upload your records to this portal which will be available 3-5 business days after submitting your orientation reservation. For more information, visit the Wellness Center website or contact the Wellness Center at 719.255.4444.

  • Please download the free Microsoft Teams app to your computer prior to your orientation appointment and log-in using your UCCS credentials. 

  • Live webinars, recorded presentations, campus resources and much more. View these resources to become better acquainted with campus services available for new students and their families.