Welcome to CU Boulder! To help your first semester go smoothly, please make sure you've completed the following tasks.
___ Clear Your Holds & Complete Your To-Dos
Check your holds and to-dos in Buff Portal for specific action items.
___ Submit Your Final Official Transcript(s)
Final official transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the issuing institution by mail or to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as they are available. Without your final transcripts, CU won't be able to let you register or apply financial aid to future semesters.
___ Apply for and Authorize the College Opportunity Fund (In-State Undergrads Only)
The College Opportunity Fund (COF) is Colorado's way of financially supporting its in-state undergraduates. There's no limit to the number of in-state undergrads who receive it, and you never have to pay it back. If you haven't already, complete two steps to opt in: 1) submit the one-time COF application and 2) authorize the use of COF funds. Visit the COF card in Buff Portal to check your COF status.
___ Register with Selective Service by Sept. 28 (Males Ages 18–25 Only)
If you were assigned male at birth and are between the ages of 18 and 25, federal law requires that you complete a one-time Selective Service registration. See Register with Selective Service for more information.
___ Grant Parents Access to Education Record
Once classes begin, the university can no longer communicate with parents about your education record, including financial aid information because it’s protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Granting access is optional, but encouraged if your parent is helping you with financial aid. See FERPA Consent to Release for more information
___ Complete Any Required Loan Documents
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