Crafting the first semester of college classes can seem a bit daunting for new students. It's not uncommon for students to wonder: What does the process look like? When should I register? How will I know which classes to take? Should I take classes in my major or should I focus on fulfilling core requirements? 

There's a valuable resource available to students to help them through the process: academic advisors.

For new students, a critical first step is meeting with an advisor. A student's academic advisor can help provide guidance as students plan their schedule. In addition, advisors for first-year students provide support during a student's transition to CU Boulder. They specalize in helping students navigate campus living, explore fields and programs and discover academic strengths. 

In preparation for meeting with their advisor and choosing classes—and before selecting the dates during which they will register for classes—incoming students must complete the Online Experience, CU Boulder's online orientation.

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