New Students

Incoming freshmen and transfer students have the opportunity to begin their academic journey at CU Boulder during Summer Session. It is a great way to lighten the credit load for future semesters or take required courses now to free up your schedule later for study abroad or internships. Summer also lets you acclimate to the campus environment before the rush of fall semester. New students can register for a combination of classes during summer, except during Maymester and Augmester.

Once you confirm your intent to enroll at CU-Boulder as a new freshman or transfer student, you will receive an IdentiKey and access to MyCUInfo, where you can enroll in Summer Session classes. You must have a $200 enrollment deposit on file 24 hours prior to being eligible to register for summer classes. See the step-by-step instructions below for additional information.

New students who were admitted for summer must be enrolled in Summer Session classes and complete the online New Student Welcome Experience in order to become eligible to register for fall semester classes.

If you enroll in summer classes and change your mind, contact the Office of Admissions to change your admit term. If you don’t, you will not be able to enroll in the fall semester, and you may be assessed a financial penalty. See the withdrawal section for more information and deadlines.

Enrollment Appointments

Freshmen Monday, March 7
Transfer Monday, March 7

Login to MyCUInfo and click Your Enrollment Dates to view your assigned enrollment appointment. 

  1. Log in to MyCUInfo
  2. Click Register for Classes
  3. Select the term: Summer 2016 UC Boulder
  4. Complete the preregistration items
  5. Use Class Search to find your courses
  6. Click Select, then Next to place a class in your Shopping Cart
  7. Select your preferred classes from your Shopping Cart and click Proceed to Step 2 of 4
  8. Click Finish Enrolling
  9. Verify your schedule by clicking on the My Class Schedule tab
  10. Be sure to exit the web registration site when finished

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 the Office of the Registrar via email registrar@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6970.