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All students enroll for courses online via MyCUInfo, the CU-Boulder campus web portal. You can search for courses, add and drop courses, put your name on course wait lists, and view your schedule.

Here’s how to enroll in summer classes:

  • If you are a continuing degree-seeking student, you should check your enrollment appointment in the Academic Resources section under Your Enrollment Dates in MyCUInfo to view your earliest date and time for registration..
  • Log on to MyCUInfo to enroll in or drop courses, add your name to a course wait list, and to verify your schedule.

Note: If you require accommodations when registering because of a disability, call 303-492-6970 or email registrar@colorado.edu.

Register for Courses Promptly (All Sessions)

Because summer registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, you have a better chance of getting the courses you want if you enroll as soon as your enrollment appointment begins.

How to Register

First complete the registration planning form. Then log in to MyCUInfo using your CU-Boulder login name and IdentiKey password. Click the Student tab then Register for Classes and select the correct term (Summer 2015 UC Boulder) to be directed to registration. From there, you will be prompted to complete the pre-registration items. After completing the pre-registration items, you can use Class Search to browse courses. Click on Select Class to place a class in your Shopping Cart. To complete enrollment, select your classes from your Shopping Cart and select "proceed to step 2 of 4", then "finish enrolling". Verify your schedule by clicking on the My Class Schedule tab at the top of the page. Be sure to exit the web registration site when finished.

If you have problems or questions concerning web registration, contact the registrar’s office via LiveChat,  by email to registrar@colorado.edu, or by phone at 303-492-6970 between 9 am and 4:30 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

IdentiKey

Your IdentiKey provides access to many services on campus. It’s important that you activate your IdentiKey and set a password that you will remember. Your IdentiKey allows you to:

• log in to MyCUInfo, the secure campus web portal
• register for classes
• log in to your CU-Boulder Gmail and Google accounts
• access wireless networking throughout campus
• log in to computers in the UMC, Norlin Library, and other campus computing labs
• log in to My Chinook, your online library record

IdentiKeys, which consist of a CU login name and a unique password, are automatically assigned to all incoming CU-Boulder degree and nondegree students and must be activated before they can be used. To activate your IdentiKey, go to the Identity Manager and click on Activate your IdentiKey.

More information about your IdentiKey is available on the Office of Information Technology website. If you are having problems with your IdentiKey, or have not yet received an IdentiKey and need one, contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-HELP (303-735-4357), or stop by the IT Service Center located on the first floor of the Technology Learning Center on 18th Street, two buildings east of the University Memorial Center. Walk-in and call center hours vary so verify Service Center hours ahead of your visit.

Security Phrase

CU-Boulder is committed to protecting your educational record by limiting disclosure of your personal (non-directory) information. If you wish to access your personal information over the phone or in person without your photo ID, you must speak your security phrase to confirm your identity. If you have not yet set a security phrase in MyCUInfo, university staff will ask you to create a phrase before calling back or receiving information regarding your education record in person without a photo identification.

To set your security phrase, log in to MyCUInfo and click on the Student tab. Under the Academic Resources section, click on Set Security Phrase. Phrases can contain up to 50 Latin characters (no numbers or symbols), should be easily remembered but difficult to guess, and cannot contain lewd, intimidating, abusive, or threatening language. Such language is in violation of the university’s Student Conduct Code and will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

Security phrases should not be shared. If you want a third party (e.g., a parent or grandparent) to have access to your record, you must visit the Office of the Registrar and complete a Student Permission Form to authorize CU-Boulder to release non-directory information to a third party.

For more information about your Security Phrase, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@colorado.edu or 303-492-6970.

Academic Advising

Academic advising may be required before you can enroll. If you are required to see an academic advisor, make an appointment as soon as possible. Take your completed registration planning form with you to your advising appointment. If you are not required to see an academic advisor but would like advising, you can either go to your dean’s office or your academic advisor. After being advised, you can enroll any time after your time assignment begins.

Registering for Non-Standard Terms

Session M (Maymester) and Session G (Augmester)

Continuing degree students, former/readmitted degree students, new graduate students, and nondegree students, are eligible to register for session M (May 11-29) and Session G (August 3-20). Incoming freshman students, new transfer students, and engineering students on academic suspension are not eligible to enroll in session M or G courses and continuing degree studets may only enroll in one M or G session without approval from their college.

Session B Only

If you want to take session B courses only, you may enroll via MyCUInfo through July 10.

If you enroll only for session B, an independent study course, or thesis hours and then decide to drop after July 7, you will be assessed a financial penalty. Refer to the withdrawal information.

Intensives

Courses that meet for three weeks or less, except for Maymester and Augmester, are considered intensives. Check each course for beginning and end dates and for the final exam date as well as registration add and drop deadlines.

Concurrent Registration

If you are a degree-seeking student (Continuing Education students are not eligible) and you plan to take at least one main campus course at CU-Boulder in the summer but cannot register for all course work required for your degree program, you may be able to register concurrently on another CU campus. You can register for up to two main campus courses or 6 credit hours, whichever is greater, on another CU campus provided you remain registered for at least one course at CU-Boulder for the entire semester.

Note: Engineering students must have their dean's approval for concurrent registration. Graduate students should check with the Graduate School for exceptions to the home-campus registration requirement and limitation on credit hours at the host campus and to obtain required signatures. International students should check with the International Student and Scholar Services for requirements before submitting an application.

Concurrent registration forms and instructions are available on the registrar's office website and at the Office of the Registrar in Regent Administrative Center from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The Office of the Registrar will register you for the course no earlier than the first day of classes of the corresponding session at the host campus. Boulder students pay Boulder tuition rates for all courses. For additional information about concurrent registration call 303-492-6970.

Information about Summer Courses

Refer to this information before you fill out your registration planning form.

Changing Your Major

If you want to change your major or declare your major before you enroll, go to that department and ask about the required procedures. Your change is entered into the student information system once it has been approved by the new department. If your change of major involves moving into another college or school, it is considered an intrauniversity transfer (IUT).

Intrauniversity Transfer

If you would like to transfer into another CU-Boulder college or school, check with that dean’s office for admission criteria and information on enrollment levels, application procedures, and deadlines. Policies vary among the different colleges and schools.

If you have already submitted an IUT application, register as if you have been accepted into the new program. If you are not able to register for some courses because you have not yet been accepted, you may change your schedule through the drop and add deadline for the session(s) for which you are enrolled.

Credit-Load Limit

The maximum credit load allowed for most colleges and schools during summer session is 15 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.

Independent Study and Controlled Enrollment Courses

If you want to take a course with an 800-level or above section number, you must contact the department for permission before you can enroll. Enrollment in these courses is limited by each department.

You have through July 10 to register for independent study course work and thesis hours. Both are subject to session B withdrawal and drop and add deadlines.

Lectures/Recitations/Labs

Linked courses are lecture courses that have required recitations and/or labs. In the course listings, you can identify such courses because once the lecture is selected, associated recitations or labs will be displayed for you to choose from.

No Credit

If you do not want to receive credit for a course, you must select the no credit option on the Class Preferences page in MyCUInfo when registering or before the appropriate deadline.

Tuition is the same, whether or not credit is received in a course and courses taken for no credit cannot apply toward graduation degree requirements. No changes in course credit options are permitted after the drop and add deadline for each session.

Pass/Fail (P/F)

If you want to take a course on a pass/fail basis, you must select the pass/fail option on the Class Preferences page in MyCUInfo when registering or before the appropriate deadline.

Note: Check with your college or school for applicable restrictions on the number and type of courses that can be taken pass/fail.

If you register on a pass/fail basis, your name appears on the final grade list and a letter grade is assigned by the instructor. When grades are received in the Office of the Registrar, your grade is automatically converted to P or F. Any grade of D- and above converts to a grade of P and is not calculated into the GPA. Grades of F are included in your GPA.

Courses taken pass/fail cannot apply toward a graduate degree.

Wait Lists

If you are eligible to take a course but find it is full, you may be able to wait list for a class using the registration process in MyCUInfo until 11:59 pm on May 11 for session M; 11:59 pm on June 2 for sessions A, C, D, and E; 11:59 on July 8 for sessions B and F; and 11:59 pm on August 3 for session G. There is no automatic enrollment from wait lists after these dates. Each department determines if a wait list is offered for a course and what type of wait list is used.

There are two types of wait lists, automatic and resequenced.

Automatic wait lists are set up on a first-come, first-served basis. As a vacancy occurs in a course, the person at the top of the list is automatically enrolled if they are eligible to take the course.

Resequenced wait lists use a priority system to determine who enrolls in a course as spaces open up. Priorities are established by the department and are usually based on class standing and/or major.

Web registration informs you if a class you have requested has a wait list and gives you the option of adding your name to the list.

When you place your name on a wait list, the total number of students already on the list is displayed. As wait-list positions constantly change during the registration period, you may want to track your position on the wait list by viewing your schedule on MyCUInfo often. Wait-list positions are updated in real time online.

Placing your name on a wait list does not mean you are eligible for the course nor are you guaranteed enrollment, even if you are first on the wait list.

When a space opens up for you in a course, you are enrolled automatically in the course from the wait list if you meet the eligibility requirements. You will receive an email confirmation that you have been enrolled from the wait list. If you choose not to remain on a wait list or if you find that you have been enrolled in a course you no longer want, drop the course as soon as possible. If you do not attend a course you have been enrolled in, including one that was wait listed, you will receive an F for that class.

If you are still on a wait list as of May 12 for session M, June 3 for sessions A, C, D, and E, July 9 for sessions B and F; or August 4 for session G and are still interested in taking the course, check with the department offering the course. You must let the department know you are still interested in the course, should an opening occur. Department wait lists are cancelled at 4:30 pm on May 12, for session M; at 4:30 pm on June 4, for sessions A, C, D, and E; at 4:30 pm on July 10 for sessions B and F; and August 4 for session G.

Searching for Available Courses

You may need to search for a new section of a course for the following reasons:

  • Sometimes academic departments must change the time a course was originally offered. When this happens, the department cancels the original section and adds a new section at the new time.
  • The section you request is full.

You can use the course search feature in web registration, which you can access via MyCUInfo for available sections. Course search allows you to search by subject, level, course number, core requirements, meeting time, session, and availability. Course search is updated on a real-time basis, so if you find a course you want to sign up for, you immediately know whether there is room in the course. If you try to register for a course via web registration but you’re denied the course due to the section being closed or cancelled, you can conduct a section search to see if there are any available sections of that same course that fit your schedule. When you’re denied a course, click on the Alt Section search next to the course in the Shopping Cart. If there are any available sections of the course that fit your schedule, you’ll be given the option to add the course. Simply click on the Add button for the section you want which will send the course to your Shopping Cart.

To search for courses in a particular session, log in to MyCUInfo  and select the Search for Classes link then choose Boulder Main Campus. Select Additional Search Criteria, go to Session, and choose the session you would like to use as a filter. Once you hit Search a list of courses will appear. To make the search even narrower, choose a school/college.

If you do not have a CU-Boulder login and IdentiKey password go to the Course Search to look for available courses.

Verifying Your Schedule

Once you have registered, you can verify your schedule and check your wait-list positions (if you are wait-listed for any courses) via MyCUInfo.

Adjusting Your Schedule

You can adjust your schedule by dropping and adding courses through web registration. To drop or add a course, follow the procedures you used to register (see the Drop and Add Deadlines section below for time limitations).

If you want to change your credit hours or adjust pass/fail or credit/no credit status after you initially register for the course, you may do so in MyCUInfo before the appropriate deadline.

Drop and Add Deadlines

If you drop a course by the appropriate drop deadline, your bill is adjusted and a W (withdrawn) grade will not appear on your transcript. If you are dropping ALL of your summer courses within a summer session or dropping from the summer semester entirely, refer to the withdrawal information.

See the Drop and Add Deadlines chart for the last day you can:

  • add a course
  • drop a course and receive a tuition adjustment (see How to Withdraw if you are dropping all of your summer courses within a session)
  • drop a course without receiving a W on your transcript
  • designate pass/fail status changes
  • change credit/no credit status
  • designate a different credit load
  • make variable credit-hour changes

If you drop a course after the appropriate drop deadline listed, you are assessed full tuition and fees for the course and it appears on your transcript with a W grade.

You can drop a course via MyCUInfo until the second drop deadline. After that date, you will need to petition your college and be approved for a late drop. However, you will receive a W grade and no tuition adjustment will be made.

You can add a course via MyCUInfo without department permission until the published add deadline. After this date, you must contact the department offering the course for approval to add the course through the late add deadline (see the drop and add deadlines chart).

Depending on the college or school in which you are enrolled, a dean's signature may be required.

Administrative Drops

Administrative drops are initiated by departments. If you have not met all the prerequisites for a course, or if you do not attend your courses regularly during the first few weeks, you may be administratively dropped from any course. Check with departments for policies concerning administrative drops. Note: Nonattendance does not constitute automatic withdrawal. You are responsible for dropping courses in which you do not intend to remain enrolled. Failure to drop courses by published deadlines will result in tuition charges and you will receive a failing grade.

Drop and Add Deadlines

(To drop one or more, but not all your summer courses)
Session Course Section Number Deadline (11:59 pm) to change pass/fail or no credit status, to add a course via MyCUInfo, and to drop and receive a tuition adjustment for dropped courses and not have a W grade appear on your transcript Deadline (11:59 pm) for all students to drop via MyCUInfo--no tuition adjustment made (full tuition and fees are charged) for dropped courses and dropped courses appear on your transcript with a W grade Late Add Deadline (see course department)
M
001-099 or 800-809 May 12* May 21* May 26
A 100-199 or 810-819 June 4* June 19* June 29
B 200-299 or 820-829 July 10* July 27* August 3
C 300-399 or 830-839 June 8* July 2* July 20
400-499 or 840-849 June 10* July 14* August 3
900-999 (independent study, thesis, and doctoral dissertation hours) July 10* July 27* August 3
E & F 500-699 or 850-869:
  intensives lasting 3 days or less First day of class* See course department for approval See course department for approval
  intensives lasting 4 days to 2 weeks Second day of class* See course department for approval See course department for approval
  intensives greater than 2 weeks Third day of class* See course department for approval See course department for approval
G 050-099 or 870-879 August 4* August 13* August 17
*Note: See Withdrawing if you are dropping all of your summer courses or your only course.

How to Withdraw

Summer session withdrawals are unique. You may withdraw from each summer session separately. For example, you can withdraw from Maymester by dropping your classes within that session while staying enrolled in another session. You are not allowed to withdraw on the last day of a course.

Note: If you are only taking one course in a session and that one course is dropped, this counts as a withdrawal from that session.

Refer to the Summer Withdrawal Assessment Schedule for deadlines to withdraw without record and financial penalties.

If you have received a grade for a summer session course (excluding W) you cannot withdraw from that session. For example, if you completed a session A course and were graded, you cannot withdraw from session A.

Depending on the college or school the course is offered through, a dean’s signature may be required to withdraw. Check the summer withdrawal chart for deadlines.

If you do not withdraw or if you stop attending without officially dropping, you will receive an F in the courses for which you were enrolled and you will be assessed full tuition and fees. Refer to the drop and add deadlines if you plan to drop a course for a session and remain enrolled in another course in the same session.

If you are a degree-seeking student, you can request to be withdrawn from all courses by completing a withdrawal form at the Office of the Registrar in Regent Administrative Center, or by sending an email from your Colorado.edu account to withdraw@colorado.edu (unless signatures are required). For more information visit the withdrawal website or call 303-492-6970.

Nondegree students should contact Continuing Education at 303-492-5148 for withdrawal information.

Summer Withdrawal Assessment Schedule

(If dropping all of your courses)
Session There is no financial penalty if you drop ALL your courses by the date below. NOTE: This applies only to continuing degree and nondegree students. New and readmitted students are assessed $100 in tuition and fees. You are assessed $100 in tuition and fees if you drop ALL courses or your ONLY course during the dates below. EXCEPTION: There is no financial penalty for dropping a course during the following dates if you remain registered for at least one Boulder main campus summer course, or if you are a nondegree student. You are assessed full tuition and fees if you drop ALL courses (withdraw from summer session) during the dates below. Any courses dropped during this time will receive a W grade. Last Day to Withdraw
M Through May 11 (11:59 pm) May 12 May 13-28 May 28
A Through June 1 (11:59 pm) June 2-4 June 5-July 1 July 1
B Through July 7 (11:59 pm)
(also applies to independent study, thesis hours, or doctoral dissertation hours)
July 8-10 July 11-August 6 August 6
C Through June 1 (11:59 pm) June 2-8 June 9-July 23 July 23
D Through June 1 (11:59 pm) June 2-10 June 11-August 6 August 6
Exception: Through July 7 (11:59 pm) for 900-999 independent study, thesis, and doctoral dissertation hours July 8-10 July 11-August 6 August 6
E & F (2 weeks or less) Prior to the first day of class First day-second day of class Third day-last day of class Day before the last day of class
E & F (greater than 2 weeks) Prior to the first day of class First day-third day of class Fourth day-last day of class Day before the last day of class
G Through August 3
(11:59 pm)
August 4 August 5-19 August 19
Note: If you are dropping a summer course but still remain enrolled in another class within that session refer to the Drop and Add Deadlines and information.

Finals, Grades, Transcripts

Final Examinations

Final examinations are given during the last class period in the session. Early examinations are not permitted.

Grade Information

You can access your summer session 2015 grades by logging in to MyCUInfo.

Transcripts

Current students may access their unofficial transcript using MyCUInfo. Official transcripts may be ordered by going to the transcripts website for more information.

Note: Transcripts will be withheld if you have financial obligations to the university or disciplinary actions that are in progress.

Class Rank

Undergraduate students can download a form that indicates their class rank compared to those students graduating within the last year. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering and Applied Science will have a ranking within their major degree program. Students in the Leeds School of Business, the College of Music, the Program in Environmental Design, and the Journalism and Mass Communication Program will have a ranking within their college. The letter is available on MyCUInfo.

Additional Registration Information

Updating Your Address

A correct address is necessary to receive important mail from or if the university needs to reach you due to a family or personal emergency. Be sure to update your local address during the registration process, as CU-Boulder is not responsible for important information not reaching you due to outdated or invalid addresses.

Emergency Contact Information

The University of Colorado is committed to providing timely warnings and/or emergency notifications for situations that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Situations where CU Alert text messages could be issued include severe weather, campus operating status, and imminent dangers affecting our campus community.

To make it easier for students to receive these email or text alert messages, the university integrated the sign-up process into the registration process. Students can manage their contact information through MyCUInfo year-round. All CU-Boulder students are encouraged to update and manage their emergency notification contact information as these bulk messages are a vital method of sharing urgent campus information.

You can view and update your contact information in MyCUInfo. You may also change your address in person at the Office of the Registrar in Regent Administrative Center or at Continuing Education at 1505 University Avenue, or send an email to address@colorado.edu.

Once summer classes begin, all mailings related to summer (except for bills) will be sent to your email address.

Part-Time/Full-Time Course Load Definitions (for Enrollment Verification)

Undergraduate
In the summer, a course load of 6–11 semester hours is considered half time and 12 or more is considered full time for financial aid purposes. Students must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible for federal loans and “in-school” loan deferments.

For academic purposes (not related to financial aid), 6 hours is considered full time in the summer.

Graduate
For academic purposes
, during the summer semester, master’s students are considered full time if they are enrolled for at least 3 semester hours of course work at the graduate level, 4 semester hours of combined undergraduate and graduate hours, 6 hours of course work at the undergraduate level, at least 1 master’s thesis hour, or 1 master’s candidate for degree hour. In order to be part time/half time, master’s students must be enrolled in 2 semester hours of graduate-level course work, 3 semester hours combined graduate and undergraduate hours, or 3–5 hours of undergraduate course work.

During the summer semester, doctoral students who have not passed the comprehensive examination are considered full time if they are enrolled for at least 3 semester hours of course work at the graduate level, 4 semester hours of combined undergraduate and graduate hours, 6 hours of course work at the undergraduate level, or at least 1 doctoral dissertation hour. In order to be part time/half time, doctoral students who have not passed the comprehensive examination must be enrolled in 2 semester hours of graduate-level course work, 3 semester hours combined graduate and undergraduate course work, or 3–5 hours of undergraduate course work. DMA students who have not passed their comprehensive examination can also be considered full time if they are taking 1 hour of course work numbered 8200-8399 or TMUS 8019. PhD students who have passed the comprehensive examination must register for at least 5 doctoral dissertation hours to be considered full-time students. In order to be part time/half time, doctoral students who have passed the comprehensive exam must be enrolled in 3 doctoral dissertation hours. DMA students who have passed the comprehensive examination must register for 1 hour of course work numbered 8200-8399 or TMUS 8029 to be considered full time.

Exception: Law students need 5 or more hours for full-time status.

For financial aid purposes: The Office of Financial Aid has different full-time and part-time standards than the academic standards described above. Generally speaking, a graduate student must be at least half time (4 credits) to receive federal loans and deferments. Visit the financial aid website for more information.

For further information and guidelines regarding other course load regulations, check the specific college and school sections of the University of Colorado Boulder Catalog. Your college may have different guidelines than those used for enrollment verification purposes above.

If you receive veterans’ benefits or are living in university housing, check with the appropriate office regarding course load requirements.

Viewing Your Records Online

You can go to MyCUInfo to:

• view your class schedule and corresponding final exam schedule (fall and spring semesters only)
• view your grades
• experiment with the GPA calculator
• view your degree program information (primary and secondary college, major, and class level)
• find books required for your classes
• view and/or pay your current semester bill
• authorize others to view and pay your tuition billing statement
• review your financial aid records, apply for summer aid, and access the scholarship application
• view your unofficial transcript or order an official transcript
• view your degree progress report (for certain colleges)
• manage your current addresses
• access your online course information
• set your security phrase
• register for classes
• register your clicker
• select your student health plan
• explore and apply for Study Abroad
• submit forms to the registrar (Selective Service forms, etc.)

Federal privacy laws and university policies guarantee your right to access your own data and protect this data from unauthorized access by others. Unauthorized access can result in student conduct disciplinary actions and/or civil and criminal proceedings. The university provides reasonable physical and electronic security for this data, but you too must safeguard the security of your information by protecting your IdentiKey. If you feel that your IdentiKey password is not secure, you may change it any time using Identity Manager.

StayConnected

StayConnected allows degree-seeking undergraduate students to access certain benefits during the three to four semesters they are not registered for courses through either the Boulder main campus or Continuing Education. The program is optional and is NOT required to return to the main campus or to preserve a student’s registration priority. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is charged for the program.

For more infomation or to obtain an application visit the StayConnected website, visit the Office of the Registrar in Regent Administrative Center, email withdraw@colorado.edu, or call 303-492-6970.

Registering for Fall

If you are a new freshman or transfer student in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Leeds School of Business, the Journalism and Mass Communication Program or the Program in Environmental Design you must attend a mandatory summer orientation program in order to register for fall courses. New students in the College of Music registering for fall classes from home, prior to attending orientation must attend the appropriate orientation session in order to keep their fall schedule and must also have registered for at least one summer class. Begin the orientation reservation process. The website will be available beginning in mid-March. Call the Office of Orientation at 303-492-4431 for more information.

If you are a readmitted degree student this summer and are eligible to register for fall semester 2015, read the registration information. For additional information, email at registrar@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6970 between 9 am and 4:30 pm.

Note: Fall registration for readmitted degree students enrolled in summer does not begin until April 27.

If you are a nondegree student this summer and are interested in registering as a nondegree student in the fall, contact Continuing Education at 303-492-5148 for more information.

Contacting the Registrar

If you have a question about your academic record or registration or would like to share your comments with us about any of our programs or processes, you may contact the Office of the Registrar by one of the following methods:

LiveChat: available on the registrar's office website
Email: registrar@colorado.edu
Phone: 303-492-6970
Mail:
Office of the Registrar
University of Colorado Boulder
20 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0020

Walk-in:
9 am to 4:30 pm
Office of the Registrar
Regent Administrative Center, First Floor