What Is the Requirement?

Colorado state law requires that students who were assigned male at birth and are between the ages of 17 years, 9 months and 25 years old certify that they've registered with the U.S. Selective Service System before they're allowed to enroll in classes at a state-supported institution (Colorado Senate Bill 03-255).

  • If you're between the ages of 17 years, 9 months and 18 years, you must complete early registration.
  • If you're between the ages of 18 and 26, even if you're a conscientious objector, you must complete your registration (Colorado House Bill 1021, effective July 1, 1987).

For more information, see the Selective Service System's Who Must Register page.

What You Need To Do

To fulfill this requirement, two steps must be completed by the sixth Wednesday of the term. Failure to submit this form will result in a hold being placed on your account, preventing you from enrolling in classes. Conscientious objectors are still required to register with the U.S. Selective Service System.

Step One: Register Online with Selective Service

  1. Go to Selective Service's Register Now page.
  2. Select Register Online.
  3. Complete and submit the form.

Step Two: Submit the Verification Form

  1. Log in to Buff Portal.
  2. Click the main menu and search for "Selective Service."
  3. Click "Selective Service (for males only)," then "Register for Selective Service."
  4. Complete and submit the Selective Service verification form.

Office of the Registrar staff will manually remove the hold from your account one business day after you complete step two.