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Applied Music Format

The Applied Music Program allows students to earn CU credit while receiving private or group music lessons. Private lessons are offered through Performance Music (PMUS). Group lessons are offered through Elective Music (MUEL). Students must furnish their own instruments, except piano and drum set.

Students receive nine (9) hours of private lessons or twenty (20) hours of group lessons (hand drum circle, beginning guitar, and group piano only)

Applied Music Credit

Students receive two (2) semester hours; courses can be taken for a letter grade, pass/fail, or no credit. You must indicate your preference before the 100% drop/add deadline. Incompletes are not permitted.

Financial Aid Advising

Students enrolled in university credit courses through Continuing Education may be eligible for financial assistance. Continuing Education has a financial aid advisor to assist you in exploring all the options available to you, whether you are a degree or nondegree student.

Detailed information about how to receive federal financial aid is available on the CU Boulder Financial Aid website.

Schedule an appointment with our Financial Aid Advisor.

Email questions to our Financial Aid Advisor at cefinaid@colorado.edu.

Applied Music Enrollment

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 enrollment for Applied Music begins October 31, 2016, and classes begin the week of February 6, 2017. Students should enroll for Continuing Education courses through MyCUInfo.colorado.edu. You will receive an email notification containing your instructor’s contact information from the Continuing Education office on January 30 and February 6.

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 enrollment for Applied Music begins April 3, 2017, and classes begin the week of September 11, 2017. Students should enroll for Continuing Education courses through MyCUInfo.colorado.edu. You will receive an email notification containing your instructor’s contact information from the Continuing Education office on September 5 and September 11.

MyCUInfo and IdentiKey

MyCUInfo is the online campus portal and an important tool. It gives you access to credit course enrollment, your CU student email account, campus announcements, semester schedule, tuition bill, book lists, clicker registration, posted assignments, your final grades, and more.

You’ll need an Identikey, or a unique username, to log in to and access MyCUInfo. An Identikey allows you to register for CU courses and provides you with access to online services and campus computing facilities. Use your student identification number to activate your IdentiKey at cuidm.colorado.edu.

If you have questions, contact us at ceregistration@colorado.edu or 303-492-5148.

Add, Drop, and Withdrawal Info

Enrolled students must add or drop courses by the dates and deadlines listed in their program’s academic calendar. You may add, drop, or withdraw via MyCUInfo, at our office at 1505 University Avenue, Boulder, or by email at ceregistration@colorado.edu.

If you fail to drop by the deadline you may receive a grade of F and you may be liable for any tuition and fees. You may withdraw from a credit course after the published drop deadline. Withdrawals will result in a W on your academic record.

Applied Music Academic Calendar

Fall 2017
Fall 2017
Applied Music Courses Begin Sept 11
Email with Instructor Information Sept 5, Sept 11
Add/Waitlist Deadline Sept 18
Deadline to Withdraw**, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 18
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 25
Deadline to Withdraw** without Signatures of Approval, No Refund Oct 27
Courses End Nov 17

* Students’ eligibility for a possible tuition adjustment or refund is dependent on residency status and number of credits. Non-resident students are not eligible for a tuition adjustment if they are enrolled in 4 or more credits after dropping or withdrawing from a course or courses.

** Withdraw by 11:59 p.m. online using MyCUInfo or 5 p.m. in person or by email to ceregistration@colorado.edu. A grade of W will appear on your transcript.

Continuing Education Important Dates

Summer 2017

March 13 Summer Enrollment Begins
May 15 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
May 15 Main Campus Classes Begin (Maymester)
May 26 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
May 29 Memorial Day (University Closed)
June 5 Most Continuing Education Classes Begin
June 5 Summer Tuition Due
July 4 Independence Day (University Closed)
July 21 Fee Waiver Petition Due
Aug 11 Most Continuing Education Classes End
Aug 24 Main Campus Classes End (Augmester)

Fall 2017

Apr 3 Fall Enrollment Begins
Aug 28 Self-paced Online Course Enrollment Begins
Aug 28 Main Campus Classes Begin
Sept 4 Labor Day (University Closed)
Sept 5 Continuing Education Full Session and Session 1 Classes Begin
Sept 5 Fall Tuition Due
Sept 15 Nontraditional Student Scholarship Deadline
Oct 27 Fee Waiver Petition Due
Nov 20-24 Fall Break (No classes)
Dec 15 Continuing Education Full Session and Session 2 Classes End

Applied Music Tuition Rates

Applied Music tuition for two credits is assessed at the in-state rate and charged in addition to any tuition paid on campus. If an out-of-state student exceeds two credit hours per semester he/she is charged the full main campus out-of-state tuition rate.

Undergraduate Tuition

Spring 2017
Credit Hours In-State Out-of-State
1
2 $652 $652
3
4(+) $1,304 $16,173

The Board of Regents reserves the right to change the tuition and fee rates at any time.

Tuition Policy

You will be billed for your Continuing Education registration. Bills are available through MyCUInfo. A 1% service charge is added to an unpaid balance after the tuition due date, and a financial stop is placed on your student record. All tuition and refund determinations are subject to audit.

Current CU Boulder Students:

Nondegree students:

  • Evening, Online, and Applied Music tuition is charged in addition to ACCESS rates when enrolled in both programs concurrently.

Residency

If you have lived in Colorado for the past 12 months, you may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. To learn more or provide documentation of residency, contact our classification coordinator at 303-492-5148.

Discounts

CU Employee Discounts

University of Colorado faculty, staff, professional researchers, and retirees from any of the CU campuses, including the CU System, are eligible for the following program discounts:

• The International English Center offers a 25% discount.
• The Evening Credit program offers a 50% discount.
• Applied Music and Online Credit programs offer a 20% discount on all courses with the exception of term-based WRTG courses and courses within the MSOL Program.

Please note that faculty, staff, and professional researchers must be at least half-time and need to provide a printed copy of their “job list” from Peoplesoft or some equivalent form of documentation when requesting a discount.

Alumni Discounts

Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount off in-state tuition for one Continuing Education course (excluding the MSOL Program). For more information call 303-492-5148.

Offered in partnership with the University of Colorado’s Alumni Association. Members of the HERD and “New Graduate Members” are not eligible for this discount.

Other Discounts

The International English Center offers a 25% discount for the spouses and children of current degree-seeking students.

Science Discovery offers a 10% discount to the children of CU faculty, staff, and students.

Financial Aid Advising

Students enrolled in university credit courses through Continuing Education may be eligible for financial assistance. Continuing Education has a financial aid advisor to assist you in exploring all the options available to you, whether you are a degree or nondegree student.

Detailed information about how to receive federal financial aid is available on the CU Boulder Financial Aid website.

Schedule an appointment with our Financial Aid Advisor.

Email questions to our Financial Aid Advisor at cefinaid@colorado.edu.

Nondegree Student Scholarships

Continuing Education offers scholarships for nondegree students.

Application and Award Process

  • Submit the appropriate application along with a minimum-250 word essay addressing your past educational history, your future goals, and the way in which the scholarship will assist you in meeting those goals.
  • The award amount is based on available funding and a competitive essay review.
  • Awardees will be notified via the email given on the application.

If you have any questions or are unable to log into the appropriate application form, please contact us at ceadvise@colorado.edu.

Nontraditional Student Fall & Spring Scholarships

Eligibility

  • Must be a nondegree-seeking student (not formally admitted to a CU degree program)
  • Must be enrolled in courses for credit offered via ACCESS, Boulder Evening Credit, Online Credit, the International English Center, or Applied Music
  • Must be 22 years or older

Scholarship Details

  • The maximum award for the scholarship is 80% of the tuition rate of a three-credit course, with a maximum of $1,000.
  • Students may be awarded a Continuing Education scholarship only once during their time as a nondegree student.

The fall 2017 application deadline is September 8, 2017.

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