We are delighted that you confirmed your intent to enroll and will be starting at CU Boulder this summer!  

Your next steps are:

Your IdentiKey serves as your secure entry point for online services and information you'll need now and later as a CU Boulder student. Activating your IdentiKey will give you immediate access to the scholarship application and the housing application once you confirm your intent to enroll. Your IdentiKey will also be needed for the mandatory Online Experience, when it becomes available in May.

Activate Your IdentiKey

Note: It typically takes three to five business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can access these services.

It is essential for all new incoming students to activate and check their CU email account as this is the primary means of communication to students at CU—campus departments and faculty will use it to relay important information to you.

Your CU email account will ultimately be the only account used for all communication regarding your transition to CU, financial aid, housing, advising, registration and more. Be sure to log in and start using it.

Activate Your CU Email Account

After activating your IdentiKey and Colorado.edu email account, make sure you have completed your preregistration items. You can complete these before your enrollment dates open on March 12. Preregistration items include updating contact information, reviewing and accepting terms of tuition and fee agreements, and authorizing or applying for the College Opportunity Fund, if you are a Colorado resident. 

Be sure to check out the various scholarships available to CU Boulder students.

The Housing application opens on February 1. If you are applying to live in the residence halls, Bear Creek Apartments or Graduate & Family Housing, there are requirements, processes and other important factors to consider before you begin. Check out more information on making well-informed decisions when choosing your on-campus living experience.

Apply for Housing Today!

If you are living off-campus, learn more about CU's resourcces for off-campus housing.

We strongly encourage you to speak with an academic advisor prior to registering for classes.  Advisors can help you explore your academic interests and determine how courses will fit into your overall degree plan.

Beginning on March 12, both incoming freshmen and transfer students may register for summer classes through MyCUInfo.

Step-by-step Registration Instructions

Your Buff OneCard serves as your campus identification and therefore you must submit your Buff OneCard Photo to have it printed. Depending on your student status and choices, it may also:

  • Give you access to your residence hall and room
  • Carry your meal plan
  • Allow you to pay for laundry and printing
  • Allow you to gain entry to the Rec Center and sporting events

Upload Your Buff OneCard Photo

In May, our online orientation program, the Online Experience, will be available to you. Your first step will be to complete the Online Experience, which is a series of online courses focusing on student success, advising, enrolling in classes and campus resources. You will work through the sessions to unlock rewards and access to enroll in classes for fall.  You must complete the Online Experience or you will not be able to register for fall classes. Check back for more information and pay attention to your colorado.edu email account in early May for more information about how to log in and complete the Online Experience.

We will stay in touch about your next steps, or you can always check back here. We will continue adding to this page to help guide you throughout the process! 

If you were admitted for summer, but do not enroll in or attend summer classes, you will not be eligible to register for fall. If would like to attend CU Boulder this fall and will not be taking classes this summer, please defer your admission to fall.