Guest and Nondegree

Individuals interested in enrolling in CU Boulder summer courses without being formally admitted to the university may be able to do so as a nondegree student through Continuing Education.

Please contact us at 303-492-5148 or complete the online application to get started.

Continuing Education will email you registration materials, including your invitation to enroll, once you are admitted for summer. These materials contain detailed information on enrolling though MyCUInfo and the payment process.

If you are a nondegree student thinking about applying to CU Boulder as an undergraduate degree student in the future, you may transfer an unlimited number of credits taken as a nondegree student on any CU campus. However, applicability of these credits toward degree requirements is established by individual colleges and schools. Consult the dean’s office of the college or school you plan to enter for further information.

If you enroll in summer classes and change your mind, you may be assessed a financial penalty. See the withdrawal section and call Continuing Education at 303-492-5148 for more information.

Enrollment Appointments

2017 Enrollment Appointments will be available in January 2017. 

An optional orientation for nondegree students occurs in the spring (2017 date TBD) at the Continuing Education Center, 1505 University Avenue. This informal session provides an opportunity to meet and ask questions of admissions and financial aid representatives, and to receive academic advising. Campus tours will also be available. Call 303-492-5148 for additional information.

If you are registering for a lecture course that has a required recitation and/or lab, be sure to select both sections in MyCUInfo. You can identify these linked courses in the course listing. Once you select the lecture, the system prompts associated recitations of labs.

The maximum credit load allowed for most colleges and schools during Summer Session is 16 credit hours. Law students may register for no more than 8 credit hours, and graduate students in the School of Education may register for no more than 9 credit hours.

Most courses are taken for a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F), but you may choose a different credit or grading basis, pass/fail or no credit. Independent study courses, and occasionally regular courses, are offered on a variable credit basis. Students must designate the number of credit hours they wish to receive for the course at the time of registration. Visit the 2015-2016 University of Colorado Boulder Catalog website for more information about these options.

The deadlines for making grading-basis changes in MyCUInfo vary by session. See the Session Calendars for more information.

If you are eligible to take a course but find it is full, you may be able to waitlist. Placing your name on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in a course. If you are enrolled, you will receive an email notification. Visit the Office of the Registrar website for more information.

Waitlist deadlines in summer vary by session. Refer to the Session Calendars section for details on the last day to add your name to a waitlist as well as when the waitlist is cancelled.

If you have problems or questions concerning online registration, contact Continuing Education at or 303-492-5148.