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Incoming Student Checklist

Now that you are admitted to the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, all new students are required to complete the items below:

Important Dates:

March 9, 2018    State Residency Certification Due
May 30, 2018   Immunization Records Due
May 30, 2018   Emergency Contacts and BLS/CPR/AED Certification Due

 1 - Complete Residency Certification

  • The Residency Form must be completed in order for the Registrar’s Office to determine your residency status. The deadline for submission is March 9, 2018
  • Please scan/send the Residency form via email to with "CU PT Residency" in the subject line
  • Non-residents must fill out only the first page and sign the back page.
  • Current Colorado residents must fill out the entire form.
  • If you will be less than 23 years old (and not married or emancipated) as of May 1, 2018, a parent or legal guardian must fill out the first 9 questions. Those answers must be about them, not about you. You must answer questions 10-13. Both of you must sign the last page of the form if you will not be 23 years old by May 1, 2018.

     2 - Immunization Policy for Physical Therapy Students

    CU Physical Therapy uses a vendor to collect and track all immunization requirements for incoming student. You will need to follow the instructions provided below to comply with the immunization requirements in a timely fashion and prior to Orientation.

    • ​All required immunization records are collected and tracked by To learn how to create your account and upload the required immunization records/documents, please download the student manual.
    • In addition to the manual, MyRecordTracker also has two more useful guides:
      1. How to Upload
      2. How to Attach Documents

    For assistance or more information, please contact Lauren Wahlquist by email at​ or by phone at 303-724-9144.


     3 - BLS / CPR / AED

    • Certification is due by May 31, 2018​.  Please upload MyRecord Tracker (see item 2) copies of both sides (photo images are not accepted) of your BLS/CPR card by email to
    • All students in the School of Medicine are required to maintain BLS for Healthcare Providers certification. The required course is the Health Professional CPR/BLS course that includes adult, children, infant, and AED competencies. First Aid courses are not necessary and cannot be substituted for CPR. WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT COURSES TAKEN THROUGH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION​. Go to the American Heart Association website to find a course near you​.

    You are responsible to renew your certification on time so that you remain certified throughout the time you are in the Program. If your certification expires, you can renew it on campus; courses are available  through the PT Alumni Association​


     4 - Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid


     5 - Activate your UCDAccess Student Portal (Admitted Portal)

    The UCDAccess student portal is your one-stop shop to complete many of your student transactions. Through the portal, you can access your student center account, pay tuition and student fees, and much more! You will receive your Student ID number (SID) in a seperate email in March.

    How to Access CU Denver Access

    • To access your UCD Access Student Portal you must first activate your UC Denver account.
    • Visit MyAccount and complete steps 1‐5 *For step 1 you will need your Student Identification number (SID), If you do not know your SID, you will receive an email from the admissions team with your Student ID Number (SID)
    • Ensure you remember your password
    • Upon completion of step 5 you will receive a “Step 6” screen that will provide your email address and your UC Denver user name.

    Both your email address and user name will be used in conjunction with your password to gain access to UCD Access


     6 - Sign in to your UC Denver Email and Check it Regularly

    The University assigns all enrolled students with a email account. Faculty and staff will use your University email to communicate with you. Your university email is provided to you when you activate your UCDAccess student portal.

    How to access your University email ​​3

     7 - Accept or Decline your Financial Aid Award via UCDAccess Student Portal

    • After accepting your loans, follow the instructions in your award notice to complete the Master Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling.
    • The week before your semester begins, aid will disburse directly to your student account to pay tuition and fees first. Excess funds will be issued to student in a refund. (See Bursar's Office about setting up direct deposit to your bank account).

    For further assistance, contact Financial Aid at 303-724-8039.


     8 - Emergency Contact Persons

    We need to collect emergency contact information.

    1. Please login to UCD Access
    2. In the upper left navigation, click on "Student"
    3. Click on "Student Center", then "All Student Functions"
    4. Scroll down to "Personal Information" and click on "Emergency Contact"
    5. Click on "Add Emergency Contact"
    6. Enter the information for your Emergency Contact and hit save
      to complete the form. 

    As a reminder, your login is UNIVERSITY\username and the password you created during the UCDAccess Student Portal setup process.