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Welcome Transfer Students!


The Monfort College of Business (MCB) is a great place to pursue a Business or Software Engineering degree and the University of Northern Colorado campus has many resources to help you feel welcome and supported as a transfer student.

As a transferring student, you will want to visit the following website to understand how to get started with an application to become a student at the University of Northern Colorado http://www.unco.edu/admissions/transfer/.

Once you have been admitted as a Business Administration major or a Software Engineering major in the Monfort College of Business. You will receive an email in your BearMail account from orientation@unco.edu with a link to access the online orientation within a week of being admitted to UNC. All incoming transfer students are required to complete online orientation.

(If you are admitted as an XLA Business seeking business or software engineering major, your advising will be with the Academic Support and Advising office in Michener Library at http://www.unco.edu/orientation/index.html.)

If you would like to attend the optional in-person Transfer and Non-Traditional Welcome, you can find out more details and register to do that here.

After the online orientation is completed, the next step to your first semester at UNC is academic advising for course evaluation and registration. You will want to make an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Monfort College of Business at mcb.advising@unco.edu or call 970-351-1233. Your academic transcripts will be reviewed and applied to a 4 Year Suggested Schedule for your chosen emphasis in business or software engineering. At your first meeting you may:

  • Get logged onto your URSA account
  • Select courses for your first semester at UNC
  • Receive your first Personal Identification Number (PIN) to register
  • Learn how to register for courses using URSA

You will also receive information about clubs and organizations within MCB to help you get connected to other students and faculty.  There are a number of clubs associated with each of the emphasis areas as well as some that are for any business major.  The list of clubs supported at MCB are:

  • Professional Accounting Association of UNC
  • Financial Management Association of UNC
  • UNC Management Club
  • UNC Marketing Association
  • Delta Sigma PI
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Student Center for the Public Trust (Ethics Club)

Once you are a registered business student you will want to make an appointment to meet with Cassandra Shearholdt, Professional Experience Coordinator, at Cassandra.Shearholdt@unco.edu or 970-351-2088 for review of requirements for the Professional Experience. 

Admission and Transcript Evaluation Process for Transfer Students

Course Transfer Policies

A student with more than 12 transferable college semester hours completed after high school graduation or equivalent is considered a transfer student.  (College credit completed while in high school CANNOT be used to classify a student as a transfer student).  In order to be considered for transfer to UNC, a student must be in good academic standing at the college/university most recently attended.
All entering transfer students will be under the following admission standards as set forth by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

  • 12 or fewer transferable semester hours - admission based on high school credentials including cumulative GPA, class rank, ACT and/or SAT scores.
  • 13 or more transferable semester hours - admission based on college credentials and requires a 2.4 cumulative college GPA or high for admission

Students who have earned a liberal-arts based Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited college will receive a full waiver of the Liberal Arts Core requirements.   However, there are some UNC majors such as business that require specific and/or additional LAC credits not waived by the AA/AS Degree.   An Associate of Applied Science degree is not transferable to UNC.

Previous GPA is used for admission only and is not carried forward.  Students begin a new GPA upon admission to UNC.

A 2-Year College Transfer Guide can be seen at:http://www.unco.edu/admissions/transfer/transferguidesoverview.asp

Twelve (12) hours of business core and nine (9) hours from required and required emphasis elective course work may be transferred and counted toward any MCB major emphasis.  Additionally, 6 credit hours of business electives may be transferred from other four-year institutions. Department Chairs are responsible for evaluating transfer coursework within the disciplines of their Schools.

Lower-Division Transfer Credit

Lower-division transfer credit may be granted for any 100- or 200- level MCB requirement that is taken at both Community College and Four-Year institutions recognized by UNC that offers an equivalent course. The website for the Colorado Community College Transfer Course guide for the current bulletin is: http://www.unco.edu/admissions/transfer/transfer_guide.asp

If the course being transferred is a Liberal Arts Core or General University Elective course, the student’s transcript will be evaluated by the University Admissions office.  A student who will be taking the course in a future semester will receive pre-approval for the course from the UNC Admissions office.  

If the course being transferred is a business course the student’s transcript will be evaluated by the MCB Department Chair according to the business topic of the course, i.e. Finance course from MCB Department of Finance.     Likewise, a student who will be taking the course in a future semester will receive pre-approval from the MCB School Director according to the business topic of the course.   To begin the process of pre-approval, please contact the MCB Advising Center at mcb.advising@unco.edu.

Business Transfer Articulation Agreement

The Business Statewide Articulation ensures that a student who begins an Associate of Arts degree at a Colorado community college may transfer at least 60 credits into the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program at a Colorado public four-year institution.  The principles, policies, and guidelines in this transfer guide shall apply uniformly to all students attempting to transfer credits earned at a Colorado community college into the four-year colleges and universities.  The Articulation agreement may be found at the following website:http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Transfers/Agreements/business.pdf