Participants who are currently enrolled in a degree program (or who will enter a degree program in fall 2011 or spring 2012) register as students, and have the option of transferring credits to their home institutions. Affiliate status is available only to those who are not currently in a degree program or will not enter one in fall 2011. Students have priority over affiliates with regard to office hours, and in most courses they are the only participants whose work will be evaluated. If you are a student who would prefer not to receive letter grades for Institute work, consider the Pass/Fail grading option described in 6.
Any transfer credit from one university to another is subject to the approval of the home institution. Before you enroll in courses, check with an advisor at your home institution to verify that your specific courses will be accepted. If you intend to use a given Institute course to satisfy a graduation requirement at your home institution, we strongly advise that you retain a copy of the course syllabus so that your home institution can verify that the Institute course in question fulfills that graduation requirement. (We also caution that because Institute courses are short, your home institution might not agree to accept them as satisfying graduation requirements.) At the end of the Institute, you must then request transfer credit from CU to your home institution.
With one exception, enrollment in all classes is on a first-come, first-served basis. The exception involves two fieldwork-based courses: LING 7800-017 (Rice) and LING 7800-050 (Evans). These courses require short applications; read the relevant course descriptions for instructions on the application procedure.
This is a question you might wish to discuss with an advisor at your home institution. Advanced undergraduates have successfully enrolled in Institute courses in the past and are welcome to do so this year. Undergraduate students should give special consideration to introductory courses. Further, undergraduate students may wish to consider the P/F grading option (see question 6).
You may enroll Pass/Fail (Pass is a D- grade or better). If you are not a CU student, you should check to ensure that your university will accept pass/fail course credit on the undergraduate or graduate level, and, if so, how Pass/Fail grades are calculated into your grade-point average (GPA). If you are a CU student, a Pass grade cannot apply toward a graduate degree and is not calculated into your GPA; a Fail grade is, however, included in your GPA. You must indicate the Pass/Fail option before the deadline to drop/add. If you select this option, your name will appear on the final grade list with a letter grade assigned; however, your grade will automatically be converted to P or F.
Yes. You may drop or add classes through your MyCUInfo account during the drop/add period, March 18 to 11:59 PM on July 8. You may still drop or add a class from July 9-13, but you must go to the Continuing Education building to do so.
Yes, the LSA Fellowships are the only form of general aid available to students who want to attend the Institute. Unfortunately, the deadline for applying for these is now past. You might check with your own program or advisors to see whether they have any suggestions of alternative ways of funding your attendance at the Institute.
Yes, the workshops are open to all Institute attendees and to the public, and have either no charge or a reasonable fee to cover costs like refreshments. Note that a special sign-up will be required (at a later date) for the ELAN and Toolbox/FLEX workshops. This sign-up will be available on this site around May 1.
With this fee, a student will receive the student bus pass sticker. With this sticker affixed to the BuffOne card, students ride for free on regional and local buses and on the AB "Skyride" bus to Denver International Airport. This bus pass is valid from June 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011.
In addition, the ECO pass sticker entitles a student to free bicycle rental on campus. Students simply present the Buff One card and ECO pass at the bike rental station, located in the black kiosk just east of the University Memorial Center (UMC) among the bike racks between the Fine Arts building and Euclid AutoPark.
Campus Cash option
Through the Campus Cash program, you may use a credit card to add cash to your Buff One card. This will enable you to use the Buff One card as a debit card for small-dollar campus transactions, e.g., printing in computer labs, photocopying at campus photocopy centers, doing laundry at Williams Village facilities and dining at campus restaurants.
Everything above is covered by the optional fee of $180.14. Additionally, you will need a Buff One Card ($25 value) to activate the passes. This card will be available for purchase at the Campus Card Office after your arrival.
If you choose to opt out of the optional fees, only Campus Cash option will be available to you with the purchase of a Visitor/Guest Card ($5 value) at the Campus Card Office.
There is a mandatory $22 SEVIS compliance fee charged to international students. SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) is a database used by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to keep track of all F and J visa holders. All schools that admit F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors are required to use this database to issue forms and report certain events to DHS. Please note that the SEVIS compliance fee is not to be confused with the one-time SEVIS (I-109) fee.
CUIdentiKey is your 'key' to CU Systems. It allows you to register for your courses and complete the enrollment process. You will use your IdentiKey to establish your CU login and password. This in turn enables you to access your CU e-mail account, CU computer labs, CU wireless networks, CULearn and MyCUInfo.
CULearn is the University of Colorado's online course toolkit. You will use it to access all course information (syllabus, downloadable readings, online self-assessments) through each course's CULearn site. You will be enrolled automatically on the CULearn site of any course for which you register. Keep in mind that course sites go down six months after the course end date. Therefore, you must download any course materials (including the syllabus), that you wish to preserve prior to that time.
MyCUInfo is a web portal that allows you to access campus news and information about your student status, including your class schedule, grades and drop/add status.
Buff One Card
The Buff One Card is a card that you carry on your person as CU identification. It you elect the Bus Pass (an optional student fee), you present the Buff One Card in lieu of cash when you board any local bus. (Holders of the Bus Pass will also receive a discounted fare on the AB 'Skyride' bus back to the airport.) In addition, through the Campus Cash program, you may use a credit card to add cash to your Buff One card. This will enable you to use the Buff One card as a debit card for small-dollar campus transactions, e.g., printing in computer labs, photocopying at campus photocopy centers, doing laundry at Williams Village facilities and dining at campus restaurants. Obtain the Buff One card, for $25.00, after your arrival on campus.