ACCESS Academic Calendar

Fall 2020

ACCESS/Nondegree Registration Begins Aug 10
Classes Begin Aug 24
Faculty & Staff Registration Opens Aug 24
Last Day to Add Name to a Class Waitlist in Buff Portal Sept 2
Last Day to Add a Class in Buff Portal S​ept 2
Labor Day Holiday (University Closed)​ Sept 7
Drop a Course**, 100% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 9
Deadline to Request No-credit Status Sept 11
Deadline to Withdraw**, 60% Tuition Adjustment* Sept 23
Deadline to Withdraw**, 40% Tuition Adjustment* Oct 7
Spring 2021 Schedule of Classes Available in Buff Portal Oct 12
Deadline to Request Pass/Fail or Grade Replacement Oct 30
Deadline to Change Final Exam Schedule Oct 30
Deadline to Withdraw** without Petitioning^, No Tuition Adjustment Oct 30
Last Day of In-Person Instruction Nov 25
Shortened Fall Break & Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes; University Closed) Nov 26-27
Add a Course with Instructor Signature, Without Petitioning^ Dec 4
Payment Due for New or Unpaid Charges Dec 5
Last Day to Withdraw from all ACCESS Classes Dec 7
College Opportunity Fund Eligibility Deadline^^ Dec 7
Last Day to Apply for COF Dec 7
Last Day of Classes Dec 7
Reading Day Dec 8
Final Exams Dec 9-13
Last Day to Authorize COF in Buff Portal Dec 13

* 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 Buff Portal or 5 p.m. by email to 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.

^^ If a College Opportunity Fund (COF) eligible student adds a course after this date, according to Colorado Department of Higher Education policy, the student will pay full tuition for the course, including the amount normally paid by COF, and the course will not be credited to COF hours used.

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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