CE Evening Credit

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CE Evening Credit Format

CE Evening Credit courses give you more learning options during the fall and spring semesters. CE evening credits are just like those awarded on main campus. Grades count toward your GPA and your transcript doesn’t distinguish between evening and daytime courses.

Some of our courses are in a unique hybrid format, which consists of course work conducted both online and in the classroom. Please read the course description carefully to determine if your course is a classroom-online hybrid offering. These courses require consistent and dependable Internet access.

Ongoing Changes to CE Evening Credit Courses

Spring 2021 Changes

Please note the following changes to the Evening Credit course delivery format and academic calendar for the spring semester:

  • All Evening Credit classes, with the exception of a few ARTS classes, will be delivered remotely. ARTS classes will be held on campus, in-person with some online class sessions.
  • Evening Credit courses will follow the main campus academic calendar. No classes will be held on the two University Wellness days (February 17 and March 25).

Fall 2020 Changes

Please note the following changes to the CE Evening Credit course delivery format and academic calendar for the fall semester:

  • All CE Evening Credit classes, with the exception of ARTS classes, will be delivered remotely. ARTS classes will be held on campus, in-person with some online class sessions.
  • CE Evening Credit courses will NOT follow the main campus academic calendar. Students enrolled in fall CE Evening Credit courses may attend class the first three days of fall break (November 23 to 25) at the instructor’s discretion. Check your individual course syllabi and with your instructor for schedule specifics.
  • Due to differences in the fall break schedule between Continuing Education and main campus, CE Evening Credit courses may overlap with main campus finals. Please plan accordingly and make sure you contact your instructors if you have scheduling conflicts.

Final Exams and Grades for CE Evening Credit

Final exams are held the last day of the class. Final grades will be available on Buff Portal approximately 2 weeks after a class ends. If you need an official transcript, visit the registrar’s office website for information.

Parking and Campus Map

Course locations are included in each course description. For information about parking at night at CU Boulder, see the Parking & Transportation Services website. To find a building, refer to the CU Boulder campus map.

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.

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

Academic Advising Through Continuing Education

Our academic advisors can help you plan your course of study and schedule. We are here to assist:

  • Current main campus students looking for ways to earn credit and stay on schedule to graduate,
  • Returning students interested in completing their degrees,
  • New students focused on earning college credits without interrupting work and family schedules.

Schedule an appointment with our Academic Advisors. You can also call us at 303-492-5148 or email us at ceadvise@colorado.edu.

No matter the situation, we are committed to helping you explore your educational goals.

CE Evening Credit Course Availability

CE Evening Credit courses are offered only during the fall and spring semesters. If you are interested in taking courses during the summer, please visit the Summer Session website to learn more.

Eligibility to Enroll in Credit Courses

You need a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma to enroll in credit courses. If you are under 22 years of age as of Sept. 15 for fall or Jan. 15 for spring and not officially admitted or enrolled in a CU Boulder degree program, you must meet criteria similar to those of freshmen entering the university. To determine your eligibility to take credit classes, you must provide unofficial copies of your high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores. Please fax copies to 303-492-5335 or mail them to us at 1505 University Avenue, 178 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309

In addition, some courses at CU–including mathematics, engineering, language and all graduate-level courses–may be restricted. Proof of completed prerequisites or departmental permission may be required to enroll. Contact an academic advisor with any questions you have about the course(s) you intend to take.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Students with University of Colorado with service indicators (financial, academic, student conduct, etc.) may not be eligible to enroll. Students should contact a Continuing Education academic advisor with questions about academic probation/suspension/dismissal from the Boulder campus. More about probation and suspension.

Enrollment for Current Students

If you are currently a degree-seeking student and you have enrolled in a CU Boulder course within the past 12 months, you are automatically enabled to enroll for Continuing Education courses through Buff Portal, the CU Boulder student portal.

If you are nondegree student, you must use Self Term Activation in Buff Portal before enrolling or contact our office to be term activated. In order to self-term activate:

  1. Log in to Buff Portal using your IdentiKey.
  2. Open the main menu and search for “term activation.”
  3. Select the term activation card to view it and then follow the link.
  4. Complete the preregistration items, if needed.
  5. Select your nondegree program, then click “Select this row.”
  6. Click “Continue.”
  7. Select the term you’d like to register for then click “Continue.”

You are now term-activated. You will need to term-activate every semester as long as you are a nondegree student.

Enrollment for New Nondegree Students

If you are new to CU as a nondegree student, complete and submit the Enrollment Application for Continuing Education.

Note: if you already have a bachelor’s degree and intend to take undergraduate courses, you must choose “Undergraduate” as your status on the application. Otherwise you will be charged the graduate tuition rate and will not be eligible to use the College Opportunity Fund.

If approved, you will receive a student identification number to activate your Identikey and search/enroll in courses via Buff Portal.

Enrollment for Former CU Students

Former Degree Students

If more than 12 months has passed since you enrolled in a CU Boulder course but you were previously admitted to a degree program at CU, you should fill out and submit our CE Readmission form. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

If you graduated from CU Boulder and wish to enroll in university courses as a nondegree student, complete the Continuing Education Application.

Former Nondegree Students

If less than 12 months has passed since you last enrolled as a nondegree student at CU Boulder, you must term activate yourself before you may enroll in classes. In order to self-term activate:

  1. Log in to Buff Portal.
  2. Open the term activation card, click “Term-activate yourself.”
  3. Complete your preregistration items (if necessary).
  4. On the enrollment dates page, open the main menu and click “Term Information.”
  5. Click “Activate new term for enrollment.”
  6. Find your nondegree program, tick the checkbox to select that row, then click “Continue.”
  7. Select the correct term from the drop-down, then click “Continue.”

You are now term-activated. You will need to term-activate every semester as long as you are a nondegree student.

If more than 12 months has passed since you were enrolled as a nondegree student at CU Boulder, please complete and submit the Enrollment Application.

If approved, you will receive a student identification number to activate your Identikey and search/enroll in courses via the CU Boulder Class Search.

Buff Portal and IdentiKey

Buff Portal 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, Canvas, your final grades, and more.

You’ll need an Identikey, or a unique username, to log in to and access Buff Portal. 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 identikey.colorado.edu.

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

Ongoing Changes to CE Evening Credit Courses

Spring 2021 Changes

Please note the following changes to the Evening Credit course delivery format and academic calendar for the spring semester:

  • All Evening Credit classes, with the exception of a few ARTS classes, will be delivered remotely. ARTS classes will be held on campus, in-person with some online class sessions.
  • Evening Credit courses will follow the main campus academic calendar. No classes will be held on the two University Wellness days (February 17 and March 25).

Fall 2020 Changes

Please note the following changes to the CE Evening Credit course delivery format and academic calendar for the fall semester:

  • All CE Evening Credit classes, with the exception of ARTS classes, will be delivered remotely. ARTS classes will be held on campus, in-person with some online class sessions.
  • CE Evening Credit courses will NOT follow the main campus academic calendar. Students enrolled in fall CE Evening Credit courses may attend class the first three days of fall break (November 23 to 25) at the instructor’s discretion. Check your individual course syllabi and with your instructor for schedule specifics.
  • Due to differences in the fall break schedule between Continuing Education and main campus, CE Evening Credit courses may overlap with main campus finals. Please plan accordingly and make sure you contact your instructors if you have scheduling conflicts.

CE Evening Credit Academic Calendar

Fall 2020

Full Session (14 weeks)
Full Session Classes Begin Aug 31
Add/Waitlist Deadline Sept 8
Deadline to Drop, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 15
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 29
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 13
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail Nov 5
Deadline to Request Grade Replacement Nov 5
Deadline to Withdraw** without Petitioning^, No Tuition Adjustment Nov 5
Course Ends Dec 10
10-week Session
10-week Classes Begin Sept 28
Add/Waitlist Deadline Oct 5
Deadline to Drop, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 12
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 19
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 26
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail Nov 5
Deadline to Request Grade Replacement Nov 5
Deadline to Withdraw** without Petitioning^, No Tuition Adjustment Nov 5
Course Ends Dec 10

Spring 2021

Full Session (14 weeks)
Full Session Classes Begin Jan 25
Add/Waitlist Deadline Feb 1
Deadline to Drop, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Feb 8
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Feb 22
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Mar 8
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail Apr 1
Deadline to Request Grade Replacement Apr 1
Deadline to Withdraw** without Petitioning^, No Tuition Adjustment Apr 1
Course Ends Apr 30
10-week Session
10-week Classes Begin Feb 22
Add/Waitlist Deadline Mar 1
Deadline to Drop, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Mar 8
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Mar 15
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Mar 22
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail Apr 9
Deadline to Request Grade Replacement Apr 9
Deadline to Withdraw** without Petitioning^, No Tuition Adjustment Apr 9
Course Ends Apr 30

* Students may be eligible for a possible tuition adjustment or refund.
** Withdraw by 11:59 p.m. online using Buff Portal or 5 p.m. by email to ceregistration@colorado.edu. A grade of W will appear on your transcript.

^ Petitioning is designed to provide students who experience unavoidable, extenuating circumstances, the opportunity to waive a University policy that, if enforced, would result in unsatisfactory academic progress or financial consequences.
Nondegree students must petition the dean of CEPS and must have an instructor signature. Degree students must petition the dean of the college in which they are enrolled, and must have an instructor signature.

Continuing Education Important Dates

Fall 2020

March 30 Continuing Education Fall Enrollment Begins
Aug 10 ACCESS/Nondegree Registration Begins
Aug 24 CE Online Flexible Enrollment Begins
Aug 31 CE Full Session/Session 1 Classes Begin
Sept 4 Nontraditional Student Fall Scholarship Deadline
Sept 7 Labor Day (University Closed)
Sept 25 Fall Fees Waiver Form Deadline
Sept 28 CE 10-week Session Classes Begin
Oct 16 Session 1 CE Online Credit Courses End
Oct 19 Session 2 CE Online Credit Courses Begin
Nov 26-27 Thanksgiving (University Closed)
Dec 11 CE Full Session/10-week Session and Session 2 Classes End

Spring 2021

Nov 9 Continuing Education Spring Enrollment Begins
Dec 14 CE Online Flexible Enrollment Begins
Jan 11 ACCESS/Nondegree Registration Begins
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Campus Closed)
Jan 25 CE Full Session/Session 1 Classes Begin
Jan 29 Nontraditional Student Spring Scholarship Deadline
Feb 17 Wellness Day (No Classes; University Remains Open)
Feb 22 CE 10-week Session Classes Begin
Feb 26 Spring Fees Waiver Form Deadline
Mar 12 Session 1 CE Online Credit Courses End
Mar 15 Session 2 CE Online Credit Courses Begin
Mar 25 Wellness Day (No Classes; University Remains Open)
Apr 30 CE Full Session/10-week Session and Session 2 Classes End

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 Buff Portal 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.

CE Evening Credit Tuition Rates

CE Evening Credit tuition is determined by your residency and assessed in addition to any tuition paid on campus.

However, the in-state tuition rate for CE Evening Credit is charged when a nonresident degree student pays full CU Boulder out-of-state tuition and also enrolls in additional CE Evening Credit courses.

Undergraduate Tuition

Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Credit Hours In-State Out-of-State
1 $427 $1,324
2 $854 $2,648
3 $1,281 $3,972
4(+) $1,708 $18,273
5 $2,135
6 $2,562
7 $2,989
8 $3,416
9 $3,843
10 $4,270
11 $4,697
12 $5,124
13 $5,551
14+ $5,978

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 Buff Portal. 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:

  • CE Evening, CE 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.

CE Evening Credit and CE Online Credit Student Fees

Denver-metro area nondegree students enrolled in CE Evening Credit or CE Online Credit courses may elect to purchase an optional student fee packages to obtain additional resources. Main campus degree-seeking students enrolled in a combination of main campus and CE Evening Credit / CE Online Credit courses do not need to opt in or pay additional fees. However, main campus degree-seeking students exclusively enrolled in CE Evening Credit and CE Online Credit courses will be charged the student fees package if enrolled in 6 or more credits.

Complete the student fee package request form. Please see the rates below for the current cost of the student fee package before submitting your request. You can call 303-492-2212 with questions or for more information.

Payment is required at the time the student fee package is purchased. In addition, students must also purchase a BuffOne ID card. BuffOne cards can be purchased for $30 in room N180 of the Center for Community (C4C), just east of Regent Hall. Visit www.buffonecard.com for more information.

Fees for Fall 2020-Spring 2021

The 2020-2021 cost is $488.69 per semester and includes the Student Activity Fee, Bikes Program Fee, Transit Fee, Career Service Fee, and access to the Student Recreation Center. Students can elect to pay an additional $28.50 to support intercollegiate athletics.

Discounts

CU Employee Discounts

Continuing Education offers the following discounts to University of Colorado staff.

Class Discounts

Current and retired staff from any of the CU campuses, including the CU System, are eligible for tuition discounts for classes offered through the following programs:

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

University of Colorado faculty, staff, professional researchers must be employed at least half-time and are required to provide a printed copy of their “job list” from Peoplesoft or some equivalent form of documentation when requesting a discount.

Degree Discount

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program offers a 40% tuition discount to permanent, full-time staff of CU Boulder. Contact us for more information.


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 CU faculty, CU staff, and 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.

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

  • Nondegree student at CU Boulder (not formally admitted to a degree program)
  • Must be enrolled in courses for credit offered through main campus, CE Evening Credit, CE Online Credit, Applied Music, or non-credit courses through the International English Center
  • Must be 22 years or older

Scholarship Details

  • The maximum award for the scholarship is $1,000, not to exceed 80% of the resident tuition rate of a three-credit course.
  • Students may be awarded a Continuing Education scholarship only once during their time as a nondegree student.
  • Scholarships offered through CE are classified as general fund (i.e. compatible with VA benefits).

The fall 2020 application deadline is September 4, 2020.

The spring 2021 application deadline is January 29, 2021.

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