Connect with Advisors
Advisors serve as partners in your college experience. We'll help you establish your academic goals, and understand what your academic options are as you progress through any majors and secondary areas of study. Your role as a student is to engage with us. Come prepared to discuss your experiences and academic goals. We'd love for you to partner with us so we can help you reach your full potential. Prepare for your meeting with us by reviewing the Buff Portal Advising student user guide .
CMCI Advising empowers our students to become active, intentional, and engaged members on their educational journey.
We provide accessible and inclusive information and resources to support the needs of our students. As such, our commitment to our students is founded on the values of inclusivity, empowerment and critical thinking to ensure our students are heard, respected and capable. At the end of their academic journey, we encourage our CMCI graduates to apply their unique strengths as they venture confidently into the world and pursue their goals.
Types of Advising Support
- Get quick questions answered without an appointment! Typical time spent: 5 to 10 minutes
- Campus-Wide Drop-ins: Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m. Meet with your CMCI advisor or an advisor from a different college.
- First-Year advisors also offer drop-in hours on Thursdays! Check specific times on BuffPortalAdvising.
- LiveChat is also available (click on the icon in the lower right-hand corner of this page to access)
- Plan to meet with your advisor before registering for classes in fall (November) and spring (March).
- Prepare questions and check your degree audit on Buff Portal Advising before your appointment!
- You can email your advisor directly with questions! Email first-year advisors Kira Hachtel or Paige Wilson.
- Make sure to include your student ID number in all correspondence. This is how we look up your student record.
- Generally, advisors answer email during normal business hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please allow one to two business days for advisors to respond.
- Students are required to use their assigned @colorado.edu email for all advising correspondence.
- Group advising is an opportunity to learn important skills and information for your program while connecting with your CMCI peers.
- Group advising sessions will be offered during your first year to give you tools and skills when you need them! See the group advising schedule and sign-up for sessions by viewing your advisor’s calendar in Buff Portal Advising.
- Group advising includes registration labs, orientation and academic workshops, informal community gatherings, and more!
Note: Incoming first-year CMCI students are not required to take any placement tests.
Students may choose to take a placement test if they want to take advanced math, science or language course that requires a placement score. It is possible to complete all CMCI requirements without taking any courses that require placement scores.
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