Resources: Academic Support

Reserve Officer Training Corps

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) lets you combine your academic study with a military officer’s educational program. ROTC courses are open to all CU-Boulder students, even those not enrolled in ROTC. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) offers eligible undergraduates supplemental instruction for key courses, college learning strategies workshops, core curriculum mathematics and writing courses, individual consultations to improve academic performance, assistance for undergraduates who speak English as a second language, referrals for group and individual tutoring, and preparation for post baccalaureate study. The center hosts the McNeill Academic Program, Academic Excellence Student Support Services Program, and Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Student Conduct

To view a complete copy of the Student Conduct Code and to review the conduct process and what is considered prohibited conduct, stop by the Office of Student Conduct or visit the website.

Student Diversity

CU-Boulder is increasing racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity on campus among students, faculty, and staff. Several groups, including the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs; the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement; and the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity, are working to improve both the campus and Boulder community climates for all students, faculty, and staff. Visit for detailed information, and check the following specific student diversity resources:

Student Identification

The Buff OneCard is your official CU-Boulder student ID to be used for your entire career at CU-Boulder. The card is required as official verification of eligibility for many student privileges, including access to residence hall buildings, the Student Recreation Center, all campus libraries, Wardenburg Health Center, dining halls, tickets for athletics events, free use of RTD buses, and more. If you lose your card or believe it has been stolen call 303-492-1212 immediately to have the card deactivated. This prevents others from using it.

Student Information System (ISIS)

ISIS is a computerized data system that contains information on student admission, registration, financial aid, and academic records at CU-Boulder. The MyCUinfo student web portal is a component of ISIS.

Study Abroad

Join the ranks of over 1,000 CU-Boulder students who study abroad each year. Study abroad programs exist for all majors, including yours! Explore your major while abroad, and build skills for the job market. CU has many affordable study abroad programs, and financial aid applies. Scholarships are also available. CU Study Abroad has programs for all language levels, and there are programs in over 50 countries where you can study in English.  | Center for Community S355 | 303-492-7741


Summer Session

Summer session offers a variety of courses in almost any area. The courses are offered in 3-, 5-, 8-, and 10-week blocks and are open to both continuing students and nondegree students who want to enjoy Boulder in the summer. A three-week intensive session, Maymester, offers students the opportunity to take one course immediately after the end of spring semester. Classes featuring visiting faculty are offered through FIRST (Faculty in Residence Summer Term).


Testing Services, under the umbrella of Career Services, administers academic, admission, and exemption tests. These include national tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), PRAXIS Series exams for prospective teachers, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and bACT-Residual. CU-Boulder institutional tests available include Core Curriculum Exemption tests in geography, upper-division written communication, QRMS, and 56 foreign languages.

Transfer Students

If you have completed any college-level work since graduating from high school, you are considered a transfer student. You’re not alone. Arriving from institutions representing almost every state and several foreign countries, more than 60 percent of transfer students enter CU-Boulder within three years of leaving high school. Thirty-one percent begin as freshmen and 45 percent as sophomores; 24 percent are juniors and seniors. Transfer students face transition issues similar to those experienced by first-year students.


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