Pre-Orientation Appointment Checklist

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Pre-Orientation Appointment Checklist

Follow the steps below to prepare for your orientation appointment.

Step 1 - Claim Your UCCS Student Account

Claim your student account. By claiming your account, you will then have access to your myUCCS portal which is your hub of student information, class registration, student finances, and more. 

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Step 2 - Complete Portal Pre-registration Tasks

Access instructional videos on how to complete the pre-registration tasks in the MyUCCS Portal. By completing these few steps prior to your orientation appointment, we will have more time to focus on class registration. 

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Step 3 - Complete the Writing Placement Survey

Access the Writing Placement Survey. Please complete this brief 10 minute survey for recommendations as to which writing course is best for you. 

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Step 4 - Complete your Math Placement Survey

Access the Math Placement Survey. Please complete this brief 5 minute survey to determine if math is required for your major, and if so, how course placement is determined. 

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Step 5 - Download Microsoft Teams

If attending a virtual Orientation appointment, please download the Microsoft Teams application for your device. Get more information. We will ask for you to share your screen during the appointment and this is easiest if you have downloaded the app in advance. 

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Step 6 - Submit Your Official Transcripts

Official transcripts can be emailed to ugapp@uccs.edu or mailed to: UCCS, ATTN: Admissions. 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

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Step 7 - Explore Welcome Resources

Access resources for UCCS Student Orientation. Resources included a collection of web content, pre-recorded videos, and webinars to aid you in your transition. 

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Step 8 - Apply for Housing or Complete Exemption Form

If you are intending to live on-campus, you will need to apply for housing. If you intend to live off-campus, you must complete an exemption form

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Step 9 - Sign up for the College Opportunity Fund (Colorado Residents Online)

If you are a Colorado state resident, submit your application for the College Opportunity Fund (COF). The College Opportunity Fund program provides a stipend for in-state students going to college in Colorado.

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Step 10 - Upload Immunization Records

All UCCS students are required to submit Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization records prior to attending classes. Upload your immunization records.

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Step 11 - Upload a Photo for Your Mobile Student ID

Upload a photo to place on your UCCS mobile student ID.  Your Mobile ID works everywhere on campus. Use your mobile ID for door access, Clyde's Cash and Commuter Meal Plans, Recreation & Wellness Center access, and much more. 

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Step 12 - Claim Your Free Chromebook Rental

Need a computer for class? All UCCS students are eligible to receive a free rental Chromebook. Get more information.

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