College exams come in many forms—hourly exams, take-home exams, oral exams, presentations of papers, projects, open-book exams, midterms, and traditional finals. Examination “blue books” are often required for writing essays. You can buy them at the CU Book Store, the Colorado Bookstore, the Norlin Library Copy Center, or at the cash registers in the Alferd Packer Grill during finals week. registrar.colorado.edu
While the value of your education is measured in more than dollars and cents, ther's nothing wrong with getting the most from your money. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for information on Financial Aid for undergraduate (grants, scholarships, student loans, parent loans, and work-study), policies, and student jobs. www.colorado.edu/finaid | Regent Administrative Center | 303-492-5091
Each instructor at CU-Boulder is responsible for determining course requirements and assigning grades on the basis of those requirements. Use MyCUinfo to access your grades at the end of each semester, as well as to find comprehensive information about related topics such as credit hours, grade point average, privacy of academic records, transcripts, course repetition, attendance verification, and more. MyCUinfo.colorado.edu
CU-Boulder encourages students to research various health plan options in order to make informed choices about health care. CU-Boulder has a mandatory policy that requires all students taking 1 or more credit hours to be covered by a health insurance plan. Students may elect coverage under their own insurance, through an employer, or through their parents; however, you will be automatically enrolled and billed by the university for the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan unless you select the Wardenburg Campus Care Plan or waive coverage by the semester deadline.
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: www.colorado.edu/catalog/2012-13/content/minimum-academic-preparation-standards-maps.
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. orientation.colorado.edu