Field courses at the Mountain Research Station are very popular and have low enrollments to maximize student/instructor interaction.  A waiting list will be generated if the course fills and students will be placed based on the date of their reservation if a cancellation occurs.  If the course is full you will be informed to contact enrollment services during the on-line registration process to be added to the waiting list.

The Office of Continuing Education manages registration and course credit.  Registration for course credit will be facilitated by the MRS just prior to your class start date. Credits are the same as other courses from the University of Colorado and tuition is the same for Colorado residents and nonresidents. Course credit is readily transferable to other institutions and meets the field course requirements for CU's Environmental Studies program. 


Reservations and payment for courses offered at the Mountain Research Station are made online through CU Conference Services.  Payment may be made with credit card, or with a personal check (made out to the University of Colorado).

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot.  Course reservations are not secured until a deposit is received.  

PLEASE NOTE:  GI Bill or other financial aid students are not required to submit a deposit for course reservation.  Please call 303-492-5151 or email to receive special instructions for registering on-line.

Make a Reservation

  • Winter Ecology, Tuition: $1750, (balance due by January 10, 2018)* , *Balances not paid in full by the January 10th deadline will incur a $50 fee.


(Click on the link then look for the orange "button" at the top of the page).

  • Summer 2018 summer course reservations will be open in early Jan 2018.


Course reservations must be cancelled by April 13th, 2018 (December 15, 2017 for Winter Ecology) to receive an 80% reimbursement of your deposit.  Deposits will not be refunded after the deadline. Deposits will be refunded in full if a course is cancelled. Please check course enrollments before buying non-refundable airline tickets.

Credit and Transcripts

Transcripts for course credit transfer may be obtained from:

Registrar’s Office
Campus Box 68
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0068
Registrar's Website 

Send a signed letter with your name, student id, date of birth, address, dates of attendance, and complete mailing address.