If you have not already let us know that you will be attending CU Boulder as a graduate student and paid the $200 enrollment deposit, you may do so on your application status page. Because space in the program is limited, we ask that you confirm your intent to enroll as soon as possible.
Begin working on the steps below as soon as you have confirmed your intent to enroll.
Submit Official Transcripts
If you receive an offer of admission to the master's program and have confirmed your intent to enroll, you will be required to submit your official transcript(s) to Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must match the unofficial ones submitted with your application. An official transcript is a transcript received directly from the issuing institution (whether on paper and still in the envelope or a certified electronic copy) that is properly signed/authenticated. Electronic official transcripts are accepted as long as they are sent directly from the issuing institution. Electronic transcripts should be sent to email@example.com. However, please do not have these sent until a final official transcript is available - including all graded coursework and degree with graduation date.
Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.
Activate Your Identikey
If you have not done so already, activate your IdentiKey. It is important that you, and only you, set your IdentiKey password and remember it. It is your key to register for classes and access CU Boulder resources. Additionally, the University will communicate with you via your official Colorado.EDU email account. It is essential that you activate your Colorado.EDU email account in order to receive up-to-date announcements about your class(es), news/events, etc. See IdentiKey Manager to activate your IdentiKey and set up your email account.
A U.S. Social Security Number is required to activate an IdentiKey. If you do not have one, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will email you a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) to use instead. If you do not receive your PIN within five business days of confirming your intent to enroll, contact OIT at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your PIN.
Your IdentiKey will also allow you to log in to the Buff Portal, which is your secure entry point for CU Boulder online services and information that you need as a student. It typically takes three to five business days for your IdentiKey activation to be completed.
Email is an official means for campus communication—campus departments and faculty will use it to relay important information to you. Moving forward, all emails will be sent to your colorado.edu account. You must activate your IdentiKey before you can create your email account.
Once registration opens, you may register by logging into your Buff Portal. The portal also allows you to view deadlines, access your bill, and pay tuition. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. More information on registration can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website. If you need general assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar directly at email@example.com or 303-492-6970. For enrollment changes that require college or department approval, please email onlineMACC@colorado.edu for additional assistance.
To educate our community and create a welcoming, safe campus environment, the University of Colorado Boulder requires all new students, staff and faculty to complete education on policies prohibiting sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment.
The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) provides education about these policies. The online training can be accessed through OIEC’s website. Click on the “Mandatory Training for Graduate Students” tab.
Graduate Student Bill of Rights & Responsibilities
The MACC program is fully online and relocation to Colorado is not required.
However, if you do not already qualify for in-state tuition, but intend to relocate to Colorado, you can become eligible after one full year of living in Colorado. To qualify for in-state tuition, you must complete the Petition for In-State Tuition Classification. The petition requires proof of residency in Colorado for the entire year—such as a signed lease—as well as documentation that you have registered to vote, obtained a Colorado driver’s license, registered your vehicle and filed Colorado state income taxes.
For general information on vehicle registration, obtaining a driver’s license, etc., visit www.colorado.gov. To obtain a Colorado license, register your vehicle, and register to vote, visit a Colorado DMV office. For more information on the process, master’s degree students can visit the Office of the Registrar.