Welcome to the Applied Computer Science BS Program!

We are excited that you are joining us on this new journey and that you are our first students in the program. This website will provide information for newly admitted students to get oriented to campus systems and to obtain the access they need. 

Important Term Dates
  • Classes start: Aug. 27, 2018*
  • Labor Day Holiday (University Closed): Sept. 3, 2018
  • Fall Break (No Classes; University Remains Open): Nov. 19 – Nov. 21, 2018 
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes; University Closed): Nov. 22 – Nov. 23, 2018
  • Last Day of Classes: Dec. 13, 2018 
  • Final Exam Period: Dec. 17 – Dec. 19

*All courses in the program will be following the CU Boulder Academic Calendar.

Before You Register For Your Classes

Your first step is to activate your IdentiKey. Your IdentiKey a combination of your CU Login Name and a unique password set by you. CU Login Names are created automatically by OIT and composed of the first two letters of your first name, the first two letters of your last name, and four random digits.

You will your IdentiKey to access most campus systems and services. You also need to set-up your CU Boulder email account (do this step three days after you activate your Identikey). We will your CU Boulder email account to communicate with you and is the official form of communication for the program, so it is important that you login and start checking it regularly.

 MyCUInfo is also known as the student portal, is where you’ll manage your student transactions while you’re at CU Boulder.

Upon first logging in to MyCUInfo, you must consent to conduct business electronically during your time at CU Boulder.

Students also have the option of conducting official university business offline. Student transactions in MyCUInfo include: 

  • Reviewing your transfer credit and running a degree audit
  • Searching for and enrolling in classes
  • Updating and verifying your addresses, cell/mobile phone number and emergency contact information
  • Applying for and authorizing the College Opportunity Fund (for Colorado undergraduate residents ONLY)
  • Viewing your tuition and fees on your student account
  • Signing up for direct deposit for tuition and fee refunds
  • Selecting or waiving health insurance (students registered for 6 or more student credit hours are automatically enrolled in health insurance. You must waive it if you do not want it.)
  • Viewing, accepting or declining your financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office directly to determine your eligibility. 
  • Authorizing your financial aid and/or scholarships to cover university charges
  • Checking your Holds and To-Do List to finalize your financial aid applicatio
  • Browsing the University of Colorado Boulder Catalog.

Log in with your CU Boulder Login and password. 

Before you can register for classes, there are a few preregistration items that you need to complete including updating your contact information, accepting tuition and fee agreement, and applying for and authorize the College Opportunity Fund (Colorado Residents Only). Log into MyCUInfo to complete these items. 

Advising, Transfer Credits, & Registration

Follow the steps below to successfully enroll in your first semester. All incoming CU Boulder students enroll in classes independently online through MyCUInfo.  

 Academic advisors help you personalize your academic journey. They provide any support needed during your transition to CU Boulder and throughout your time on campus.

The Academic Advisor for the Applied Computer Science program is Veronika Lesiuk. Veronika can be reached via email or telephone (303-735-0150). 

  • Once admitted, students will receive a welcome email and an invitation to a Doodle poll in which students can sign up for a 15 minute Zoom meeting with Veronika.
  • All students must meet with Veronika before they can register for classes.
  • During their time in the program, students can schedule individual academic advising appointments with Veronika if they need any help with the program.

Before registering for classes it is best to verify your Transfer Credit Report. Your transfer credit report shows you any classes you’ve submitted to CU Boulder for college credit. This report is updated as we receive official transfer credit documents, so if you’re expecting to see credits and don’t, check back later.

If you do not receive transfer credit for a class you took at another university that you think is equivalent to a class in the program, please contact TCHelp@colorado.edu, They will evaluate the class in question and determine if it equivalent to the class offered in the program. 

Don't be afraid of this step! You aren't doing this alone. Utilize the many resources available to you if you have any questions.

  • Register for classes through MyCUInfo. Log in with your CU Boulder Login and password. 
  • Use the following guide to register for your classes: How to Register for Classes Instructions
  • Section 600 of all the classes in the program are reserved for Applied Computer Science students only (i.e., CSCI 1300-600). Students must register for section 600 in order to earn credit for their classes.
  • All courses in the Applied Computer Science program are evaluated using letter grades. Students must select the letter grade option when registering for classes in order to receive credit for their classes.  
  • Choosing Classes: Students can complete the program by following a 1-year (requires academic advisor approval), 1.5-year, 2-year or 3-year pathway to completion. Register for the appropriate classes as listed on the pathway you are following. For example, students following the 2-year pathway would register under section 600 for the following 2 classes: CSCI 1300 Introduction to Computing and CSCI 2824 Discrete Structure.


Students will receive additional information on August 13, 2018 regarding:

  • Accessing the class Moodle content
  • Required software to install on your laptop
  • Program policies and procedures