Resources: Academic Support

Student Number

Your student number is the most efficient way for the university to keep track of your records and distinguish you from other students who might have a similar name. Your student ID number is used for things such as getting a transcript, registering for classes, and applying for financial aid. Your student number is not considered directory information and is not released to the public.

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.


Get instructions and order transcripts from the Office of the Registrar.  |  Regents Administrative Center 105  |  303-492-6970


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.


Want more out of classes?Consider getting a tutor or joining a study group. If you’re an on-campus resident, the Academic Support Assistance Program (ASAP) is dedicated to helping you achieve academic success. ASAP offers a variety of small group tutoring, study sessions, and other support to connect you with the academic resources available to you.


Numerous volunteering opportunities are available on campus and in communities all over the world. Read on to find out about university resources and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities locally, nationwide, and globally.

Wireless Access at CU-Boulder

CU-Boulder wireless access can be found in nearly every building on campus, in popular campus life locations, and in most residence halls. To access the wireless network:


At times, being a student is an overwhelming experience. Classes, work, studying, and relationships take their toll on your energy and on your desire to see things through. If this happens to you, there are resources on campus to help you make a reasonable decision and consider your options. Academic advisors are trained not only to think about your academic program, but they can suggest other resources for help as well.


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