August 23, 2018

Earn Credit in the Evening

Programs: CE Evening Credit

Instructor Sharon Adams lecturing at podium.Whether you are a current undergraduate student looking to supplement your main campus course load or a nondegree student interested in gaining new skills and knowledge, our Evening Credit program can help you reach your goals.

If you are new to Evening Credit, this article will provide a handy overview of the program and its benefits, as well as provide a list of important information and helpful resources to make your experience successful.

We also encourage you to visit the Continuing Education website over the course of the academic year as we profile Evening Credit instructors and why they love their evening classes.

Program Overview

Evening Credit offers evening sections of popular undergraduate CU Boulder courses for students who want to add classes to their schedule but can’t fit them in during the day. More than 50 courses are offered each semester from diverse subject areas such as anthropology, biology, math, economics, music, and more. Evening Credit courses are awarded just like main campus classes; grades count toward your GPA and your transcript doesn’t distinguish between evening and daytime courses.

Most classes meet on campus once a week for two to three hours, however some of our courses are offered in a hybrid format that includes both online and in-class course work. Sessions typically run thirteen weeks and include a final exam or project. Be sure to read course descriptions carefully to make sure the format, meeting time, and session duration fit your needs and schedule.

Who is an Evening Credit student?

Evening Credit students don’t fit tidily into a single student category; they hail from all walks of life and disciplines. What they have in common is a need for flexible learning options. Evening Credit students come to the program to achieve their own personal goals, but a few common themes include:

  • Making significant progress toward finishing a degree
  • Testing a subject before applying to a degree program at the university
  • Exploring a new subject for personal enrichment
  • Professional development

Program Benefits

Students who take evening classes enjoy:

  • Smaller class sizes– Dedicate more attention to the subject matter and develop a closer connection to your instructors and peers.
  • Flexible schedule – Evening class times allow you to fit course work around your daytime class or work schedule.
  • Convenience – Evening Credit students only attend class once a week.

Important Information, Tips, and Resources

  • Advising: Continuing Education provides students with academic and pre-health advising, financial aid planning, admissions counseling, and other helpful services. Learn more on the Advising page.
  • Course Enrollment: For first-time Evening Credit students, we recommend registering in person at the Continuing Education building or calling our Enrollment Services team at 303-492-5148. Our staff can walk you through the process of accessing the student portal and enrolling in evening classes online.
  • Class Location: Classes are held in university classrooms across campus, but the majority are located on the west side of campus.
  • Tuition: Evening Credit tuition is determined by your residency and assessed in addition to any paid main campus tuition. Once you registered for class, you will be billed and pay through the student portal using a credit card or check. Students may be eligible to pay their tuition in installments over the course of the semester. Learn more about our optional payment plans.
  • Buying Books: Evening students can purchase all required books and course materials from the CU Boulder Bookstore, however, some classes use only online course materials. Check the course syllabus for a list of required class materials.
  • Parking: The best options for on-campus parking will depend on your schedule and class location. Visit the CU Boulder’s Parking and Transportation website for detailed information about parking permits and a campus parking map.

Contact our Enrollment Services staff at or 303-492-5148 if you have questions about the Evening Credit program, fall courses, or important drop/withdrawal/refund dates. We’re here to help! We look forward to seeing you on campus in the evening this fall!

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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