We are glad you are considering the University of Colorado Boulder! No matter where you are in the application process, we are here to help you with your next steps.
If you have applied and are awaiting a decision, you should regularly be checking your email and application status page to make sure you're not missing anything. We also recommend that you continue to research ways to finance your education. As soon as the financial aid and scholarship applications open, you can begin applying.
After you've been admitted, it's time to make your decision and let us know if you are going to be #BoulderBound. Make sure to stay up-to-date on next steps, such as activating your IdentiKey, applying for housing and learning about New Student & Family Programs, to ensure a smooth transition.
Confirming Your Intent to Enroll
The confirmation deadline for first-year students applying for the fall term is May 1. Your $200 non-refundable confirmation deposit can be paid with an electronic check or a credit card.
Deferring Your Admission
If you are considering deferring to a different entry term, please read through our Things to Know Before Deferring webpage. You can request to defer your enrollment for up to one year by using the term change form on your status page. Fill out the form with the term to which you would like to be deferred, the reason(s) for the deferral and what you will be doing during the deferment period. The deadline to request a deferral is the first day of class for the original term to which you applied.
Declining Your Admission
If you decide not to attend CU Boulder, log in to your application status page, click the 'Confirm your intent to enroll' form and select 'I decline my offer of admission.'
Activate Your IdentiKey: It is your key to apply for housing, sign up for New Student & Family Programs and register for classes. Your IdentiKey will also allow you to log in to the student portal, known as the Buff Portal, which is your secure entry point for CU Boulder online services and information that you need as a student. It typically takes three to five business days for your IdentiKey activation to be completed before you can access the housing application. The housing application process for Academic Year 2022-23 has yet to be finalized. Please keep checking the housing website for updates.
Explore Housing Options: As a first-year student, you are required to live on campus for your first year. Learn more about community options, including Residential Academic Programs, Living & Learning Communities and traditional communities to decide which options fit you the best. The housing application will open in early March. Campus housing is now on a waitlist. You are encouraged to seek alternative housing options. Connect with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations for support in searching for off-campus housing. Please visit the housing website for updates.
Stay on Track & Submit Official Transcripts
Your admission decision is dependent on your final transcripts reflecting similar academic achievement at the time of your admission decision. If you used unofficial transcript(s) for admission purposes, please have the issuing institutions submit your final, official transcript(s) and documents directly to us by mail or email email@example.com once they have become available. You will be required to submit official transcripts before you can register for classes and / or financial aid being applied toward your tuition bill.
Review Information for Students with Disabilities: Students with disabilities must meet the same admission requirements as other students. Once admitted, students who need services from Disability Services must submit documentation of a disability directly to Disability Services and request an intake with a disability specialist.
Join the Official Class of 2027 Group
Join the Official CU Boulder Class of 2027 Facebook group to connect with other admitted and confirmed future classmates.