CMCI Advising is dedicated to empowering 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.
Here are some tips and tools designed to help you during your first year in CMCI.
Preparing for the next semester
CU Boulder is taking a science-based approach to operating the campus and curbing the spread of COVID-19. Together, we resolve to protect ourselves, our community and our herd.
Double-check that you are registered in the number of credits you want to take for spring. 12 is the minimum to be considered full-time. Taking 15-16 credits is recommended.
If you are waitlisted for a required course, check to see if there are alternate sections of the class that are still open. Contact your advisor if you cannot register for an open section.
If you are waitlisted for a general education or elective course, you can look for an alternate class that is open to take instead.
You can find information on waitlists on the registrar’s website.
- Under CU Boulder’s current COVID-19 operating status, students may still have the option to take classes in a variety of instructional modes such as in-person, remote, hybrid and online. View the definitions of offered instructional modes on the Registrar’s Website.
- Check the Instruction Modes of all courses and sections in the CU Boulder Class Search as you add classes to your cart. After you have registered, you can double-check the instruction modes of your classes in Buff Portal. Please note that not all classes are offered in every format.
- First-year students wishing to live off-campus need to petition for a release from housing. Academic advisors cannot assist students with housing except to point you in the right direction: Visit the CU Boulder Housing website for information and help
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.
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 advisor Kira Hachtel.
- 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.