Required Steps for All Incoming Students

Complete these steps as soon as you've confirmed your intent to enroll. 

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll

If you have not already let us know that you will be attending CU Boulder and paid the enrollment deposit(s), you may do so on your application status page.


Submit Official Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission and confirm your intent to enroll, you will be required to submit your official transcript(s) to Leeds Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must match the unofficial ones that were submitted with your application. Electronic official transcripts are accepted as long as they are sent directly from the issuing institution. Electronic transcripts should be sent to leedsgrad@colorado.edu. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

All students are required to submit your official transcript(s) to Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must match the unofficial ones that were submitted with your application.

Electronic official transcripts are accepted as long as they are sent directly from the issuing institution. Electronic transcripts should be sent to leedsgrad@colorado.edu.

A complete academic history includes any official transcripts (including transfer credits and study abroad credits), mark sheets, or grade reports, and any certificates, degrees, diplomas, or statements of graduation or completion from each college or university attended, regardless of the length of attendance, whether or not courses were completed -- whether or not you believe the record will affect your admission or transfer of credit.

Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts. (This includes official copies that have been issued to the student and added to the application by the student). Transcripts from U.S. schools must be official and must be sent to the Leeds Graduate Admissions Office directly from the U.S. school.

Note: All academic documents received by the University of Colorado Boulder become the property of the university. The university scans all transcripts into an electronic application file and destroys the paper copy shortly after that. We are unable to return any original or official transcripts to the student.

International Students

If you will have trouble replacing your transcripts or any of your academic documents, please contact leedsgrad@colorado.edu for possible alternatives to sending your original or expensive documents.

Send application materials to:

Electronic official transcripts are accepted as long as they are sent directly from the issuing institution. Electronic transcripts should be sent to leedsgrad@colorado.edu.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Leeds Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
ATTN: Kimberly Rushing
995 Regent Drive, 419 UCB UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0419

USA Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, Fedex):

Leeds Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
ATTN: Kimberly Rushing
995 Regent Drive – 419 UCB - Koelbel S230
Boulder, CO 80309 - USA 303-735-4765

Activate Your IdentiKey

Your IdentiKey is your CU Boulder username and password, which you will use to complete all university business, including accessing your MyCUInfo account and activating your CU Boulder email address. To activate your IdentiKey, you will need to have your nine-digit student ID number.
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Activate Your CU Boulder Email

Email is an official means for campus communication—campus departments and faculty will use it to relay important information to you. Moving forward, all emails will be sent to your Colorado.edu account. You must activate your IdentiKey before you can create your email account.
Set up your @colorado.edu email address 


Register for Classes

Once you have secured your IdentiKey and password, Leeds Graduate Student Services will enroll you for your first semester. Communications about these details will be send out via email. 

You can log in to MyCUInfo at any time to review your schedule.


Fulfill the Health Insurance Requirement

Health Insurance Requirement: All students are required to have health insurance during their time at CU Boulder. You can elect coverage under your own insurance plan, through a family member or employer, or the university’s Student Gold Health Insurance Plan. Students must meet this requirement by the deadline according to their first semester at CU Boulder and every fall semester thereafter. Graduate students registered for one or more credit hours will be automatically enrolled in the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan. For more information visit www.colorado.edu/studentinsurance.


Immunization Requirement

All new students must complete the immunization requirements by the deadline according to their first semester at CU Boulder. For more information visit www.colorado.edu/health/newstudents


Spouse and Dependent Coverage

At this time, CU Boulder student health insurance does not cover spouses and dependents. Wardenburg Health Services refers all students looking for spouse and dependent insurance coverage to the Colorado Health Exchange. From there, you can browse plans and find resources for health insurance in Colorado.


Submit a Photo for Your Buff OneCard

Your Buff OneCard is your student ID card and your key to many different services and events, including dining, printing, banking. Plan ahead and submit an application and valid photo online, and when you arrive on campus you can quickly pick up your card and get moving, rather than waiting in line. Visit the Buff OneCard website for deadlines, applications and instructions.


Additional Pre-Arrival Steps for International Students

Important:  If you are an F-1 or J-1 student, please take note of your program start date.  All F-1/J-1 students MUST arrive no later than the program start date which is reflected on your I-20/DS-2019.  Note:  You may enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to this date.

 


Read the CU Boulder Graduate Student Bill of Rights & Responsibilities.

Know your rights and your responsibilities. Familiarize yourself with the CU Boulder Graduate Student Bill of Rights & Responsibilities. Be sure to check out the rights and responsibilites of faculty at CU so that you know what to expect when you start classes. 


Log-on to MYCUInfo to pay bill, check financial aid status, and view your schedule

MyCUInfo will provide you with your course schedule, classroom locations, financial aid status and your bill. While your tuition bill will be due around the time that courses start, please note that your first payment from a research or teaching appointment generally is not available until a month into the semester.


Find Housing

CU Boulder offers limited on-campus housing to graduate students and their families, as well as services to help you find off-campus housing in the area. The local rental market can be a challenge, so begin looking at housing options today.
Housing information


Childcare Resources

Graduate students who are also employees have access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, which includes preferred enrollment at certain childcare centers and a free Sittercity membership. Childcare services in Boulder have long wait lists; it’s a good idea to arrange for childcare now.
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Attend Discrimination and Harassment Training

All student employees (including teaching assistants and GTPIs) must take a mandatory discrimination and harassment training class (within 30 days of hire) provided by the Office of Institutional Equity and ComplianceThe Graduate Teacher Program offers two workshops as part of the Graduate Teacher Program Intensive before classes begin. If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, the training can also be completed online. See "Mandatory Training for New Faculty and Staff".   

Note: Check with your department to verify whether or not the in-person workshop is required.


Establish Colorado Residency for In-State Tuition

If you do not already qualify for in-state tuition, you can become eligible after one full year of living in Colorado.

To qualify for in-state tuition you must complete a Petition for In-State Tuition Classification. The petition requires proof of residence in Colorado for the entire year, such as a signed lease, as well as documentation that you have registered to vote, obtained a Colorado driver’s license, registered your vehicle and filed Colorado state income taxes.

For more information on the process, visit the Office of the Registrar. For general information on vehicle registration, obtaining a driver's licence, etc., visit www.colorado.gov. Visit the Boulder DMV to obtain a Colorado license, register your vehicle and register to vote! Boulder DMV Office
2850 Iris Ave., #F
Boulder, CO 80301 (Northeast end of 28th and Diagonal Plaza)
303-442-3006