We are delighted that you confirmed your intent to enroll and will be starting at CU Boulder this fall!
We will stay in touch about your next steps, or you can always check back here. We will continue adding to this page to help guide you throughout the process!
If you have not already, your first step is to activate your IdentiKey. Your IdentiKey is your campus username and password and you will use it to access most campus systems and services.
You also need to set up your CU Boulder email account. We will use this account to communicate with you, so it is important that you log in and start checking it regularly.
International students, please continue to check the email address you listed on your admission application.
MyCUInfo is your student portal. It will guide you step by step through the New Student Welcome Experience, where you can complete the Online Experience, sign up for optional New Student Welcome Days, find your advisor, choose your enrollment dates and register for classes. MyCUInfo will also serve as your go-to-place to conduct campus business throughout your time at CU Boulder. Log in with your CU Boulder username and IdentiKey password.
Before you can choose enrollment dates and register for classes, you must complete the required online orientation program. The Online Experience will provide you with the information you need about succeeding as a student, registering for classes, working with an advisor and accessing campus resources.
Within the Online Experience, you will complete challenges to unlock rewards, work through content to move on to the next section and most importantly, unlock your access to enroll in classes.
Log in to MyCUInfo with your CU Boulder username and IdentiKey password to start the Online Experience.
There are several placement tests each incoming student needs to complete in order to enroll in the appropriate classes their first semester. As you prepare to take placement tests, please note that your first score is the score that will be used. Plan to take placement tests when you are rested, have plenty of time and are ready to do your best!
Now that you have completed the Online Experience, you may choose your enrollment dates.
Please note: after completing the Online Experience, it may take up to 30 minutes before you are able to select enrollment dates.
There are five enrollment date windows available to you:
Choose the enrollment date window that works best for you and your schedule. Be sure that it is a time when you will have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. You will not be able to change your enrollment dates after you have selected. Spaces in classes are evenly distributed between windows, so you won't miss out on the chance to get a class if you are in a later session. If you have AP/IB credit, we recommend that you do not select the first enrollment date window. We may not have received and evaluated your AP scores.
There are two enrollment date windows available for you to register. You may register for classes between May 30 and June 16 or July 10 through August 18. You must complete the Online Experience before you are able to register for classes. We strongly recommend talking with your advisor as soon as you can; they will have helpful advice about how your credits will transfer and what courses you should take. Don't wait until the last minute to complete these items and register for classes.
Before you can register for classes, there are a few preregistration items that you need to complete including updating your contact information, accepting tuition and fee agreement, apply for and authorize the College Opportunity Fund (Colorado Residents Only) and selecting student opportunities. Log in to MyCUInfo to complete.
Consider whether or not you would like to participate in one of CU Boulder's prearrival programs. They offer students the opportunity to move in early and meet people who share similar interests. Prearrival programs focus on environment and sustainability, adventure and getting involved on campus and in the community.
Follow the steps below to successfully enroll in your first semester. All incoming CU Boulder students enroll in classes independently online through MyCUInfo.
Academic advisors will help you personalize your academic journey. They will provide any support needed during your transition to CU Boulder and throughout your time on campus.
Academic advisors will reach out to new students beginning the week of May 15. This initial contact may be through email, a phone call or video chat.
New students should complete both the Advising and Enrolling in Classes Modules in the Online Experience prior to scheduling an academic advising appointment.
Students can schedule an individual academic advising appointments with their advisors.
Advisors and faculty will be present in an academic fair during New Student Welcome Days this summer. Make a reservation to attend this optional program now.
Don't be afraid of this step! You aren't doing this alone. Utilize the many resources available to you if you have any questions.
After completing the Online Experience, you may choose your enrollment dates. Students will enroll in fall classes independently from home during your selected enrollment dates.
For incoming, undergraduate freshmen students beginning classes in August 2017, you will choose an enrollment window. Transfer students may enroll in classes between May 30 and June 16 or July 10 and August 18.
You will be able to view or select your enrollment dates in MyCUInfo. Log in with your CU Boulder login name and IdentiKey password.
Read and refer back to the Registration Guide as needed.
Assembling a first-semester class schedule will take some time! Allow yourself a time period when you aren't rushed, to sit down and fit together the puzzle pieces that make an appropriate class schedule.
We encourage students to sit down and review the material together with their family or others supporting their transition to CU Boulder who can help to absorb and discuss the material.
Be flexible, especially during your first semester. You may find some of your classes are full or not available during the time that fits best in your schedule. Save that class for a future semester.
We think you will find the information you need to register for classes in the online New Student Welcome Experience. Still have questions? Feel free to explore these resources as needed.
The items below are required tasks. You do not need to complete them until after you have registered for classes
You must submit a photo for your Buff OneCard by Friday, July 28. Submit a photo online or have your photo taken at the Buff OneCard Office in Center for Community N180, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You will use your BuffOne card to attend athletic events, use the Rec Center, eat in on-campus dining facilities, enter campus buildings (including residence halls) and more.
Sign up to attend one of the required training sessions offered throughout the first few weeks of classes to avoid having a hold placed on your class registration for spring 2018.
Did we mention it is our official form of communication? It is important that you set up your CU Boulder email account and check it on a regular basis. This will be our primary means of communicating with you.
Also, you will be receiving the BoulderBound newsletter throughout the summer in your CU Boulder email. BoulderBound is full of information to help you navigate your transition to campus.
This required online course includes information and resources you will need to understand what is expected based on our campus discrimination and harassment policies and procedures.
Complete the health insurance and immunization requirements online. View step-by-step instructions and check out the comprehensive health services offered on campus.
The following items are optional tasks that you should review and take action on, after you register for classes.
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