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All students enroll for courses online via MyCUInfo — you can select courses, add and drop courses, put your name on course wait lists, and view your schedule. When you enroll, you receive immediate confirmation of your enrollment.

Here’s how to enroll in summer classes:

  • Look for the dates and times you may enroll (enrollment appointment).
  • 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 Early (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 early. Therefore, try to enroll as soon as possible after your enrollment appointment begins.

How to Register

First complete the registration planning form. Then log on to MyCUInfo, the CU-Boulder campus web portal. After you log in with your CU login name and IdentiKey password, choose the Student tab and then Register for Classes to be directed to the registration feature and select courses through the Class Search feature. Every time you want to process a course request, click on the Select Class button which places the class in your Shopping Cart. To complete enrollment, select class from the Shopping Cart and select “proceed to step 2 of 4”, then “finish enrolling”. When you 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 phone at 303-492-6970, or by email to registrar@colorado.edu between 9 am and 4:30 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday.

IdentiKey

Your IdentiKey provides access to many services on campus, so it’s important that you set and remember your IdentiKey. 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 unique password, are automatically assigned to all incoming CU-Boulder degree and nondegree students. New IdentiKeys 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.

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.

Other Registrations

Registering for Session M (Maymester)

Continuing degree students, former/readmitted degree students, new graduate students, and nondegree students, are eligible to register for session M, which runs May 12-30. Incoming freshman students, new transfer students, and engineering students on academic suspension are not eligible to enroll in session M courses.

Registering for Session B Only

If you want to take session B courses only, you may enroll via MyCUInfo through July 11.

If you enroll only for session B, an independent study course, or thesis hours and then decide to drop after July 8, you will be assessed a financial penalty. Refer to the withdrawal information.

Registering for Intensives

Courses that meet for three weeks or less, except for Maymester, 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 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 11 to register for independent study course work and thesis hours. Both are subject to session B withdrawal and drop and add deadlines.

Linked Courses (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 a graduate degree. 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

Throughout summer registration and through 11:59 pm on May 12 for session M, 11:59 pm on June 3 for sessions A, C, D, and E, and 11:59 pm on July 9 for sessions B and F, you may be able to wait list for a class via the registration process in MyCUInfo if you are eligible to take a course but find it is full. 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’re 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 13 for session M, June 4 for sessions A, C, D, and E, or July 10 for sessions B and F 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 13, for session M; at 4:30 pm on June 5, for sessions A, C, D, and E; and at 4:30 pm on July 11, for sessions B and F.

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 for courses that are still open. 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 (just click on the Add button for the section you want) which will send the course to your Shopping Cart. You can access course search by going to the Student tab of MyCUInfo and then selecting the Search for Classes link.

To search for courses in a particular session, log in to either 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 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 listed above, your bill is adjusted and a W (withdrawn) grade will not appear on your transcript. If you are dropping ALL of your summer courses, see the withdrawal information.

See the Drop and Add Deadlines chart below 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 date department approval is required.

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

Depending on the college or school you are enrolled through, 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 withdrawal and you may still be charged for your classes and receive an F grade unless you officially withdraw before the published deadline.

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 13* May 22* May 26
A 100-199 or 810-819 June 5* June 20* June 30
B 200-299 or 820-829 July 11* July 28* August 4
C 300-399 or 830-839 June 9* July 3* July 21
400-499 or 840-849 June 11* July 15* August 4
900-999 (independent study, thesis, and doctoral dissertation hours) July 11* July 28* August 4
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
*Note: See How to Withdraw 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. You will be withdrawn from a session when all the courses you are enrolled in are dropped.

Refer to the Summer Withdrawal Assessment Schedule for deadlines to withdraw without penalty and the financial penalties assessed for withdrawing after the deadlines.

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 Maymester course and were graded, you cannot withdraw from the Maymester session.

Depending on the college or school you are enrolled through, a dean’s signature may be required to withdraw. Check the drop and add deadline calendar to see when a dean’s signature is required.

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 must pay full tuition and fees. Refer to the drop and add deadlines if you plan on dropping one course for a session and staying in another course within the same session.

If you are a degree-seeking student, you can request to be withdrawn 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 12 (11:59 pm) May 13 May 14-29 May 29
A Through June 2 (11:59 pm) June 3-5 June 6-July 2 July 2
B Through July 8 (11:59 pm)
(also applies to independent study, thesis hours, or doctoral dissertation hours)
July 9-11 July 12-August 7 August 7
C Through June 2 (11:59 pm) June 3-9 June 10-July 24 July 24
D Through June 2 (11:59 pm) June 3-11 June 12-August 7 August 7
Exception: Through July 8 (11:59 pm) for 900-999 independent study, thesis, and doctoral dissertation hours July 9-11 July 12-August 7 August 7
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
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 2014 grades by logging in to MyCUInfo.

Transcripts

Current students may access their unofficial transcript at anytime using MyCUInfo. Official transcripts are also offered with either standard or fee-based rush service options. Visit the transcripts website for more information.

Note: Transcripts can be withheld for both financial obligations to the university or disciplinary actions that are in progress.

Class Rank

Beginning in the summer of 2007, 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, as well as 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 important so you receive vital mail the university may send you. An accurate local mailing address is also important in case the university needs to reach you due to a family or personal emergency. You are now able to update your addresses during the registration process. Be sure to update  your local address during the process, as CU is not responsible for outdated or invalid addresses.

Emergency Contact Information

The University of Colorado Boulder 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 the MyCUInfo student center 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 any of your addresses in MyCUInfo. Or change your address in person at the Office of the Registrar in Regent 105 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 enrollment verification 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 Financial Aid Office has different full-time and part-time standards than the academic standards described above. Generally speaking, a student must be part time by financial aid’s standards, 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
• 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.

Time Off Program

The Time Off Program allows Graduate, Law, and MBA students in good academic and ethical standing to take up to three semesters off (including summer) and return to the university without reapplying for admission. Students register for their return semester with the same registration priority as continuing students. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is charged for the program.

Visit the Time Off website for more information or to obtain an application, stop by the Office of the Registrar in Regent Administrative Center, email timeoff@colorado.edu, or call 303-492-6970.

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 Boulder main campus or Continuing Education. The program is optional and is NOT required to return to main campus or to preserve a student’s registration priority. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is charged for the program.

Visit the StayConnected website for more information or to obtain an application, visit the Office of the Registrar in Regent Administrative Center, email stayconnected@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, or the Journalism and Mass Communication Program, you must attend a mandatory summer orientation program in order to register for your fall courses. New students in the College of Music and the Program in Environmental Design will register for fall classes from home, prior to attending orientation. These students must attend the appropriate orientation session in order to keep their fall schedule. You 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 2014, fall registration materials will be sent to you via email starting in early April. You will receive registration instructions, when you may register, a helpful checklist of things to consider prior to your arrival on campus, and links to the various offices that you may need to access. For additional information, contact the Office of the Registrar by 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 28.

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
Main Floor