You will find all the information you need below to get started on your journey at CU Boulder.

Get Started

Once your Finish What You Started application is processed, you will receive a welcome email that includes your student ID and instructions to access your student portal (Buff Portal) and CU email. Note: You should receive this email within two business days, and if you do not, please check your spam folder.

  • Buff Portal allows you to check enrollment dates, personal information, class schedule, textbooks, grades, tuition bill, advising appointments and more.
  • Faculty and staff will use your email account as their primary means of communication with you. In fact, some instructors will only respond to messages sent from this address. Please be sure to check your account regularly.

Finish What You Started Contact List:

​​​​​​​We are delighted you are joining us and look forward to working with you this semester! Our Finish What You Started team is available to assist you with any questions. Please contact us by emailing or calling 303-492-9671.


To register for classes, you must complete the following steps:

Financial Aid

Tuition Payment

Before Classes Begin