Michelle Trimpe

Life on the Road (and in the Sky) as an International Admission Counselor

What’s an international admission counselor’s life on the road – or sky, train and taxi to be more precise – really like? During the fall semester, CU Boulder international admission counselors travel the globe to connect with prospective students, counselors and parents. While traveling across Asia during this recruitment season,... Read more »
Mari Foisy

Early FAFSA & Applying for Financial Aid

The first step in applying for financial aid is always to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov . Thanks to some major changes you can complete the 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1—three months earlier than before. You might be thinking, ‘that’s great,... Read more »
Jill Diaz

How to Choose the Right School

Choosing the right college can seem like an overwhelming task, there are endless possibilities! Having so many options is wonderful, but it can also be somewhat paralyzing. Private or public? Big or small? Liberal Arts? Far away from home or close to home? In state vs. out of state? My... Read more »
Mitchell Fenton

Connecting With Your Transfer Counselor

Navigating the college application process can be tricky for students interested in transferring, which is why the Office of Admissions at CU Boulder is committed to making the transfer experience as smooth as possible. To help you navigate through the transfer process you’ll connect with a counselor on the Transfer... Read more »
Susan King

Preparing for Your Arrival to CU-Boulder

April 28, 2016

We’re excited that you have decided to attend CU-Boulder! You’re likely focused on wrapping things up—perhaps getting ready for high school graduation or finishing up the semester at your current school. But very soon you will begin looking toward fall and your arrival in Boulder. It’s an exciting time, but... Read more »
Alyssa Anderson

What is it like to go to college?

April 21, 2016

Not too long ago, I was an excited high school student getting ready to start college at CU-Boulder. When I would talk with friends and family about this exciting addition to my future, all too many times, I heard the phrase "College is the best four years of your life!"... Read more »

Campus Neighborhoods: What to Expect as a Freshman in the Fall

April 14, 2016

Living on campus is one of the most memorable parts of your first year at college, and we have three great neighborhoods—with their own personalities and benefits—for you to choose from. Central Campus Central Campus is notorious for its Instagram-worthy, picture perfect backdrop, known as Farrand Field. Farrand Field is... Read more »
Jaynie Levinson

I've confirmed to CU-Boulder, what's next?

April 7, 2016

Congratulations on deciding you want to be a Buff! This time can be both really exciting and a little bit overwhelming for some. We totally understand! You have to pick where you want to live, decide what classes you’re going to take your first semester, how many meals for your... Read more »
Lindsay Scurto

We Love These Tips: Top 5 Tips for Preparing for College

March 31, 2016

You wrote the essays, requested the transcripts and survived your spring midterms. You scoured the top rankings and picked your favorite colleges, contacted your admission counselor a few times (okay, maybe more than a few times) and maybe even scheduled a tour or an interview. And then the glorious day... Read more »
Noah Starbuck

Insider's Guide to Admitted Student Day

March 24, 2016

Hello to all the Future Buffs out there, Admitted Student Day is fast approaching and I’m here to give you an insider's guide to make the most of the day! On April 9th, CU-Boulder will welcome you to our beautiful university with open arms! Upon arriving don’t forget to pick... Read more »