2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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Information on Registration

Students who self-enroll may do so via their student portal. Students who do not self-enroll are encouraged to connect directly with their school, college, program, or department. Prior to registration, students should verify their emergency contact information, and resolve any holds, including Selective Service and/or financial obligations to the University. Additional information on unique enrollment statuses and process is below.

Auditing Courses and No Credit Registration

A student my not audit courses at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Instead, a student who has been officially accepted may register in a course for no credit and pay the appropriate tuition and fees. Students must indicate no credit registration at the time of registration or during the drop/add period.

"Request for No Credit" forms are available through the Registrar's Office website.  

Canceled Classes

Courses listed in the schedule of courses are those currently offered by the schools, college and programs at Anschutz Medical Campus. The Anschutz Medical Campus reserves the right to cancel, postpone, divide, change the time of, and combine scheduled classes, and/or change professors.  Students enrolled in classes which are canceled will have the opportunity to add another class.

Enrollment Status

A student's enrollment status (Full-Time, Half-Time, Less than Half-Time) at CU Anschutz is determined by the number of credits in which they are enrolled, and may vary by School, College, Program, or Department. Such statuses are defined here. For questions regarding Financial Aid eligibility, relative to enrollment status, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Intercampus Enrollment

A degree-seeking student may enroll for 2 courses or 6 semester hours (whichever is greater) at the CU Colorado Springs campus and the CU Boulder campus with the approval of the student's academic dean or designate.  Tuition and fees will be assessed at the student's home campus rate; however, the student must be enrolled for at least one course the entire semester on the home campus. 

Intercampus registration forms must be obtained from the Registrar website. Once completed, the forms are to be taken to the Student's school/program for the appropriate approval and signature, and returned to the Registrar's Office.  Students may register concurrently during the drop/add period period of the host campus.  Questions concerning concurrent registration may be directed to the Registrar's Office at 303-724-8000.

Non-Enrollment Policy

Current active students who do not enroll in courses for 3 consecutive academic terms may be administratively withdrawn, and may further be required to reapply for admission at the discretion of their academic school, college, or program.

Northern Colorado Exchange Agreement

The University of Colorado in conjunction with Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado have a reciprocal agreement by which students may take courses at participating institutions which are not offered at their home institutions.  For further information, please contact the Registrar's Office by email at registrar@cuanschutz.edu.

Schedule Changes

Dropping Courses

Students are permitted to drop courses during the first 10 class days of the fall and spring terms.  Students are permitted to drop courses during the first 5 days of the summer term.  Dropped courses will not appear on the student's transcript.

Withdrawing from Courses

After the fifth (summer) or tenth (fall, spring) day of the term, courses can no longer be dropped.  A student can withdraw from individual courses by completing a course withdrawal form. Both the instructor and the appropriate school/college/program signatures are required on the form.  Tuition will not be refunded, even if the withdrawal is allowed.  A grade of "W" will appear on the transcript.  In order to receive any type of tuition adjustment, the student will need to go through a formal appeals process with their school/college/program.

Withdrawing Completely from the Semester

Financial aid recipients who are withdrawing completely (dropping all classes) for a particular term should contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) prior to withdrawing. 

Adding Courses

Students normally may add courses to their original registration during the first ten (10) days of the fall and spring semesters and during the first five (5) days of the summer term, provided there is space available and subject to the rules of the school/college/program offering the course. 

Students receiving VA benefits must report any change in schedule to the veteran's representative in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO).

Tuition Assistance Benefit

Course Eligibility & Restrictions

Courses must have a "University of Colorado Anschutz Main Campus" designation to be eligible for the Tuition Assistance Benefit on University of Colorado Anschutz campus. You can find the campus designation in course details or Class Search. The following restrictions apply:

  • Courses offered through Continuing Education, audited courses, extended studies, Outreach Programs, Study Abroad and/or noncredit courses do not qualify for the Tuition Assistance Benefit.
  • Employees utilizing the tuition waiver cannot participate in concurrent registration.
  • An employee’s coursework must be taken outside scheduled working hours or with an adjusted work schedule of equivalent hours acceptable to the employing department.
  • An employee cannot use the 9 credit hour waiver during an academic year (one or more semesters) in which their dependent is using the discount and vice versa.
  • Employees who are classified for tuition purposes as nonresident undergraduates cannot enroll in more credit hours than the benefit they are using in any given semester.
  • Employees who are enrolled full time can use the benefit during the fall or spring semesters.
  • Students enrolled in courses part of the professional programs (School of Dental Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine) do not qualify for the Tuition Assistance Benefit.
Eligible CU Anschutz Programs/Courses:
  • College of Nursing 
    • Only courses held at Anschutz Medical Campus are eligible. 
  • Colorado School of Public Health

***STARTING IN SPRING 2024 TERM: There are no longer restrictions on Public Health Courses.***

  • Graduate School Programs/Courses
  • The following Pharmacy programs (PharmD is ineligible)
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences 
    • Toxicology
    • Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
Ineligible CU Anschutz Programs/Courses
  • School of Medicine programs
  • School of Dental Medicine programs
  • Physical Therapy program
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy PharmD program (traditional & non-traditional)
  • School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program (CHA/PA) program
  • Anesthesiology program
  • Additional ineligible CU Anschutz courses: 
    • Courses offered through extended studies
    • All other programs not specifically listed in the above eligible section.

CU Anschutz Employees may register up to seven (7) days prior to the start of the semester or the first day of their desired class, whichever is earlier. Dependents applying for employee tuition waiver can register when enrollment opens for the semester.