Work towards enrolling in a CU Boulder degree program or “access” undergraduate and graduate courses for personal or professional development as a nondegree student. ACCESS enables nondegree students to take TCP graduate courses for personal or professional development. Some students use the ACCESS program to work toward enrolling in a degree program in the future.

So come take that CU Boulder course you’ve been thinking about. Test out the University. Learn from some of the best faculty in the country. Whatever your goals may be, let us help you “access” the University of Colorado Boulder.


Enrollment and Admissions

  • Enrollment and student services are provided by Continuing Education. Their capable staff can help you navigate the CU system and develop a plan to meet your career goals with available academic and financial aid advisors.
  • Open enrollment for nondegree students begins January 9, 2020 for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • TCP courses contain the prefix "CYBR". Search for "CYBR" courses at the classes.colorado.edu catalog.
    • If a course has a restriction (e.g. prerequisite course, restricted to TCP students only, etc.), then students must obtain permission from the instructor prior to enrolling in the course.

Cost and Financial Assistance

  • Scholarships are available for nondegree students through Continuing Education for Fall, Spring, and Summer courses.
  • Continuing Education costs are based on in-state or out-of-state graduate Arts and Science credit costs.

Available Programs

  • Earn a Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity or Wireless Engineering - more certificates are in the works (did anyone say blockchain?).
  • Credits from certificates count towards an MS in TCP if students decide to further their education (9 credits transfer to the MS degree requirements).
  • Browse our Course offerings to gain new expertise in a particular field, try out the TCP program before committing to a degree, and begin earning credit towards an MS in TCP before enrollment.