Registration FAQs

Registration FAQs

How can I find my course schedule?

  • Log in to MyCUInfo
  • Click on the "Student" tab 
  • Select the "Register for Classes" link
  • Select the "My Class Schedule" tab

Where do I find my grades?

  • Log in to MyCUInfo 
  • Click on the "Student" tab 
  • Look under the "Academic Resources" section 
  • Click the brown "Student Center" button
  • Under the "Academics" section click on the pull down menu labeled "Other Academics"
  • Select "Grades" from the "Other Academics" menu, then click the right arrow button next to the "Other Academics" button

How do I place myself on a waitlist?

To be put on the waitlist for courses with established waitlists, click on the "Waitlist" option and then click the "Submit" button. If you do not select it, the system will NOT place you on the waitlist.

How do waitlists work?

Waitlists are scheduled for auto-enrollment in the event that a seat opens. Please periodically check your schedule. If a seat opens up in a class you are waitlisted for and a) you have a hold on your account, b) you are enrolled in a time-conflicted course, or c) enrolling you would put you over the 18 credit limit, the system will NOT auto-enroll you. In these cases, please make sure any holds are resolved and then email lawreg@colorado.edu with your student ID number and the number and name of course you need to be enrolled in. We will process your request as soon as possible.

How can I tell where I am on a waitlist?

  • Log in to MyCUInfo
  • Click on the "Student" tab 
  • Select the "Register for Classes" link
  • Select the "My Class Schedule" tab. A list of the courses you are enrolled in and waitlisted for should show up. Your numeric position on the waitlist shows on the left side and at the top of each course listed.

How do I register for the spring half of a full-year course?

The Registrar will register you into the spring portion of any yearlong course in which you enroll. You do not need to self-register for these courses.    

Why doesn’t my spring semester journal, competition, or other yearlong course appear on my schedule?

The system requires us to process enrollment in yearlong courses and co-curricular activities separately. For students who are involved in yearlong courses, or who are eligible to receive credit for being involved in a competition or journal, we will add these components to their schedules before the add deadline, but not necessarily before the first day of classes.            

How do I register for more than 18 credit hours in a semester?

ABA and Law School Rules permit you to register for no more than 18 credits in any semester.  Credit hours completed before the start of the traditional semester (e.g., most winter-session courses) do not count against the 18 credit cap, but you need to email lawreg@colorado.edu to ask for an override of the system. Please note Law School Rule 3-3-3: Maximum and Minimum Class Schedule.

What is the "Rule 36" cap?

The Law School Rules allow you to take up to 14 credit hours in "coursework outside of the law school and for courses and activities that do not involve a substantial classroom component." Examples of courses that count towards the cap include externships; journals; moot court, mock trial and other competitions; Independent Legal Research, courtroom observation courses; and coursework completed in another department, school, or college of the University or at another institution of higher learning. Also be mindful of Rules 3-2-8(D) and 3-2-9(J) on maximum credits for journals, competitions, and other co-curricular activities.

Where can I find future course offerings?

You can find and search course offerings, and view syllabi, professor bios, and texbook information in a number of places: (1) Course Descriptions allows you to search by title, (2) Course Schedules allows you to seach by the days/times that courses meet, and (3) Course Search allows you to seach by numerous criteria such as course code, title, term, and time. You may also use Course Lookup on MyCUInfo by following these instructions: 

  • Click the "Courses" tab (Note: you can build various schedules by clicking on the "Schedule Planner" link)
  • Under "Course Lookup," select the term
  • Choose "Graduate" from the "Choose Level" dropdown
  • Select "Law" from the "Search by Department" dropdown
  • Click the "Search" button
  • This brings you to all of our courses for the selected term. To see additional pages, simply hit the "Next" button at the bottom of the page
  • Click on the course hyperlink to see more information about the course
  • To view FCQ results for a course, click on the "Faculty Course Questionnaire" hyperlink below each course that you are searching. 

What is a "Stop" or a "Hold" on my registration?

A "stop" or a "hold" is the university’s mechanism for preventing students from registering if, for example, they owe money for library fines; or if undergraduate transcripts have not yet been received; or if immunization records have not been received.

How can I check to see if I'm eligible to register?

Prior to registration, logon to MyCUInfo and select the "Registration" tab to see if you are eligible to register.

How many credit hours do I need to graduate with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree?

You need 89 credit hours to graduate. However, if you are pursuing a Certificate or the Tax Emphasis Program, you need 95 credit hours to graduate. Review specific requirements here.

What are the required courses after my first year?

Legal Ethics, Evidence, and a Seminar. See Law School Rule 3-1-1.

Where do I find information about course prerequisites?

See Requirements & Prerequisites or consult the relevant faculty member.              

How do I register?

For information on the mechanics of registering for classes, you may wish to view the Registration Video or PDF Guides and Tutorials.