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Admitted Freshmen

If you have been admitted to CU-Boulder as an incoming freshman student, use this page as your guide to completing the admissions process and confirming your enrollment.

Next Steps After Admission

Confirm your intent to enroll - on the ‘Confirm’ tab in your MyCUBoulder account. Read the confirmation instructions carefully and pay attention to the confirmation deadline and the deposit amount. Your $200 confirmation deposit is not refundable if you confirm your intent to enroll and later decide not to register and attend classes. It will take at least 1 business day for your confirmation to be processed and added to your account.

The deposit can be paid with an electronic check or a credit card. There is a 2.75% service fee assessed with credit card payments, which comes out to $5.50 for the $200 confirmation deposit. The confirmation fee and the service fee are nonrefundable.

If you would like to defer your admission for up to one year, fill out the "Request Deferral" form in the 'Confirm' tab of your MyCUBoulder account.  If you will not be attending CU-Boulder, go to the 'Confirm' tab in your MyCUBoulder account, click the 'Confirm Online Now' button, then the 'Accept/Decline Your Admission' link and follow the instructions.

Explore housing options - The University of Colorado Boulder helps students transition from high school to university life through its residential communities.  All freshman students are required to live on campus for two academic-year semesters, provided that space is available. Learn more about your community options (such as Residential Academic Programs or Living and Learning Communities) at housing.colorado.edu. You need to confirm your intent to enroll and activate your IdentiKey before you can apply for housing. It typically takes three business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can apply for housing.
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Students with disabilities must meet the same admission requirements as other students. Once admitted, students who need services from Disability Services must submit documentation of a disability directly to Disability Services and request an intake with a disability specialist. Go to the Disability Services homepage for more information.

Next Steps After Confirmation
Arrange for your final transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions. Remember that your admission is contingent on your final credentials, which must reflect academic achievement similar to our assessment at the time of admission. Send your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions, as soon as they are available, but no later than July 1, if possible. The July 1 deadline is particularly important if you are receiving financial aid. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution by mail or to transcripts@colorado.edu.
Activate your IdentiKey. It is important for you, and only you, to set your IdentiKey password and remember it since it is your key to register for housing, orientation and classes. Your IdentiKey will also allow you to log in to the campus portal, MyCUInfo, your secure entry point for CU-Boulder online services and information that you need as a student. It can take up to 3 business days for your IdentiKey activation to be completed before you can access the housing application and/or orientation registration. Activate your IdentiKey now.
Apply for housing. The University of Colorado Boulder helps students transition from high school to university life through its residential communities. All freshman students are required to live on campus for two academic-year semesters, provided that space is available. Learn more about your housing options and apply for housing at housing.colorado.edu. Housing reservations are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply the more likely you are to get one of your top choices. Please note that the $300 housing deposit must be paid at the time of application. You need to activate your IdentiKey before you can apply for housing. It typically takes three business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can apply for housing.
Sign up for orientation. Orientation sessions are a great introduction to CU-Boulder, and they are required for all new freshman students. Visit orientation.colorado.edu for more information. You need to activate your IdentiKey before you can regsiter for orientation. It typically takes three business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can register for orientation.
See your transfer credit report. Transfer credit evaluations are completed using your final, official transcript(s) and/or official score reports sent directly from the issuing institution after you have confirmed your intent to enroll and just prior to orientation. Once the evaluation is completed, you will receive an e-mail notifying you about what to do next. A final copy of the transfer credit evaluation will be available after the dean of your college, school or program has reviewed and approved it.