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Maymester 2015

Three weeks in the Summer session that could change your life

Three weeks offer life changing opportunities and a chance to do in-depth research, learn from experts, and even travel the world.

So your next question might be, “is Maymester for me?” It is advised to take a Maymester course after students have experienced in college-level courses. Maymester courses are fast-paced, condensed classes with the same expectations as semester-long courses. Classes can be highly rewarding. Data provided by the Office of Institutional Research has shown that students are highly motivated and successful in Maymester courses.

Click the video below for perspectives on Maymester.

Maymester 2015 Classes

Registration opens March 9th in the Student portal. Look for the section numbers with an "M" (Maymester class offering)in UCD Access.

For Individual Campus Visits

Check below for important dates regarding Maymester. These dates are also in the Academic Calendar. Note:

  • Students are responsible to abide by these deadlines.
  • If your name is not on the official class roster, you are not officially registered in the course.

You must use your official e-mail address on record; communication regarding registration will be sent via e-mail to students during the registration period.

Date Event
March 9 First day to register, check UCD Access for your registration date and time assignment (Maymester registration is concurrent with Summer registration; look for the section numbers with an "M".)
May 18
First day of class
May 19
Last day to:
  • Add classes using UCDAccess
  • Be added to a waitlist of a class.
  • Drop courses with tuition adjustment.
  • After this date, dropped classes require the instructor’s approval and will appear on your transcript with a grade of 'W'.
May 21(5:00 p.m.)
Last day to:
  • Drop or withdraw without petition and special approval from student's dean
May 25
Memorial Day holiday (campus closed)
June 4
Last day of Maymester classes
June 9
Maymester final grades available on UCDAccess and transcripts (tentative)

Billing information for Maymester 2015 will be published in February 2015

Financial Aid Information:

Students taking a Maymester or Summer semester course can use remaining financial aid funds that were not used in the Fall and Spring semesters. It is advised to those planning on taking a Maymester or Summer semester course to calculate how much money is needed for the Fall and Spring semesters to determine how much funding will be leftover to use toward the Summer session. Also, students taking both Maymester and Summer semester courses can receive financial aid for both terms if the total number of credit is at least 6 credit hours (3 credits Maymester + 3 credits summer courses). For more information visit the Financial Aid Office website.

Required deposit

Newly admitted students to the University of Colorado Denver are subject to a $200 advanced payment fee for their first semester, unless the student has submitted a valid FASFA application to CU Denver.

Non-University of Colorado Denver students are subject to a $50 application fee, PLUS a $200 advanced payment fee. However, the $200 fee can be waived with receipt of an electronic copy of their FASFA student aid report. Simply add the CU Denver school code (004508) to your FASFA application at For additional transfer student information, including Financial Aid and Scholarship information, please click here.

Tuition adjustments

The first day of Maymester (May 18, 2015) is the last day to receive a tuition adjustment for Maymester classes.

For the Summer semester, June 16, 2015, is the last day to receive a tuition adjustment.


The University of Colorado Denver has implemented an official e-bill (electronic billing) program. All registered students must access their bill through the UCD Access portal.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are considered fixed costs. Tuition and fees at the University of Colorado Denver have been established by the Board of Regents, the governing body of the University of Colorado, and are subject to change any time.

To calculate how much tuition and fees will be for undergraduates, click here.
For the cost of tuition and fees for graduate students, click here.

Campus Village residents

Students living in Campus Village will be given an opportunity to extend their lease to allow for enrollment in a Maymester class. Students staying for Maymester will be billed a $400 flat rate and will be allowed to extend their lease termination date through June 5, 2014. Students must contact Aimee Leaming at, 303-242-3599 to take advantage of this opportunity, and provide a copy of Maymester registration to establish eligibility.

Are you looking for an adventure? This Maymester you could study abroad, even if you are a non-CU student! For funding information click here.

Suzanne Lewis "I am working towards completing my Global Health certificate so it was really important and valuable to have a global health experience that takes me outside of the classroom and into a real international setting.” -Suzanne Lewis on participating in the 2014 CU Denver Global Health Practicum in Nepal
Mihir Rathod Mihir Rathod is an international student from India studying for a Master’s in Information Systems. During the summer of 2013 he took the opportunity of using one of his allotted elective classes for his degree to go on the 3 credit global studies Maymester course in London, offered through the Business School and the Office of Global Education. “It is a wonderful opportunity for anyone in the Business School, or for any major. It combines many practical lessons across a variety of business disciplines with the central focus on sports and entertainment”, explains Mihir. “Growing up, I only dreamed of visiting historic sporting venues like Wembley Stadium, Lord’s Cricket ground, Chelsea Football Club, or Wimbledon. This trip gave me the chance to live out those dreams and to gain exclusive access to these facilities and the influential business people behind them.” -Mihir Rathod on participating in the London Calling: Global Sports and Entertainment Management Maymester Program of 2013
Chris Munson is a graduate student, focusing on nonprofit management and public policy. Munson participated on the 2013 Maymester program: International Development in East Africa in Uganda. He took this particular course to fulfill his deep interest in how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) work to alleviate poverty in the developing world, as well as to learn how NGOs and government and governments make lasting impacts on poor communities through sustainable, locally-driven work.
“This study abroad program helped me immensely. This course allowed me to fulfill a long time personal goal: to travel to Uganda and to have an educational experience in a developing country. This course allowed me to travel with a different lens; one that examined critically the impact and influence of international development efforts.” -Chris Munson on his study abroad experience in a CU Denver School of Public Affairs Global Study program to Uganda.
Welcome parents to CU Denver’s Maymester! Maymester 2015 is a great opportunity for students to further progress on their degree, experience the world in new ways, or take part in internships and research projects. Maymester allows exciting opportunities for students.

For transfer information, click here

Maymester 2015 dates: May 18th-June 4th (No classes on May 25th)

Summer Tuition:
For undergraduate students, click here
For graduate students, click here
For financial information, see the billing tab.

Presentation by Geeta Verma, Teaching in Condensed Formats Online

To watch the Jing video made by Geeta Verma, click here

Teaching in Condensed Formats Workshop
Friday, February 13, 2015
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Lawrence Street Center, room #360

 What is Maymester?

 What classes are online?

 How do I find Maymester courses in UCDAccess?

 Can I add UCD’s school code to my FAFSA after I have already submitted the form?

 How much is the tuition?

 How much are student fees?

If you have any further questions about Maymester, contact:
Shelby Shafto
Other contacts:
  • Office of International Affairs - 303.315.2230
  • Financial Aid Office - 303.556.2886
  • Bursar’s Office - 303.556.2710

Office of the Registrar

Denver Campus: Phone: 303.315.2600 • Fax: 303.315.2550 • Email:

The Anschutz Medical Campus: Phone: 303.724.8059 • Fax: 303.724.8060 • Email:

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