Resources: Academic Support


Students can qualify to graduate with honors in any college or school at CU-Boulder. Quality of schoolwork, honors thesis, recommendation of the faculty, high scholastic achievement, and demonstration of a high degree of professionalism also are considered. Go to for specific requirements and awards in each college and school.

Honors Journal

The CU Honors Journal is a student-run publication showcasing the best projects, writing, and artwork created by undergrads every year. Students from all disciplines on campus have the opportunity to contribute their work and turn it into something more than just a grade. The Journal is free to students, so come pick up the latest edition at the Honors Program Office at Norlin Library. Also check out our online version and find more information on submitting your work throughout the year or becoming an editor.

Information Technology

Technology will play an important role in your learning and research experiences during your time as a student at CU-Boulder. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is here to help you—enabling effective and innovative uses of information technology; and providing walk-in, online, and phone support.

International English Center

The International English Center (IEC) offers various programs in English language instruction for non-English-speaking students. Visit the website or stop by for program information and assistance.  |  1030 13th Street (on the Hill)  |  303-492-5547


International Students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes over 1500 international students—from over 80 different countries—to CU-Boulder every year. If you are an international student, visit the website or stop by for help with visa questions or for suggestions (including English as a second language assistance and information on international student clubs) on how to get the most out of your stay in the United States. ISSS is a part of the Office of International Education.  |  Center for Community S355

Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS)

MAPS are the admission requirements for all students graduating from high school in May 1988 or later, and vary by college or school. MAPS deficiencies must be completed through course work or equivalency tests. For more information, contact your academic advisor or visit your college or school’s website. You may also find a general MAPS table in the catalog:

Museums, Galleries, and Venues on Campus

CU-Boulder is fortunate to offer a variety of museums, galleries, and other on-campus attractions. The CU Art Museum, in the state-of-the-art Visual Arts Complex at the heart of campus, organizes year-round exhibitions of major national and international art in addition to showing work by regional artists and students. Visit the UMC Art Gallery to see contemporary exhibits by CU-Boulder graduate students.


MyCUinfo, CU-Boulder’s secure web portal, is your personal gateway to most of the online services that you need as a CU-Boulder student. Within MyCUinfo you will find everything from registration, to financial aid and billing, to news and announcements.


New student orientation occurs each January and summer for entering first-year and transfer students. Depending on your college or school, a variety of programs and sessions are available. During orientation, students receive information about advising, registering for courses, taking advantage of campus resources, and making positive contributions to our diverse and dynamic community of CU-Boulder Buffs.



CU-Boulder has approximately 1,200 full-time faculty members; 91 percent of them hold a PhD or an equivalent degree. Professors hold weekly office hours and can advise you about how you’re doing in class, what courses you should take, career options, and student research opportunities. Outside of the classroom, professors are conducting research in their individual fields and making a place for themselves and the university in the history books. Our faculty members have distinguished themselves in many fields, earning four Nobel Prizes and numerous other national and international awards.


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