Textbook information for Summer 2021 courses should be available by the beginning of finals week on Monday, May 10. Students will be able to purchase Summer 2021 textbooks online and in the CSU Bookstore.

RAMweb

Introduction to RAMweb

RAMweb is CSU’s learning management system (LMS). It provides access to class schedules, descriptions, prerequisites, and registration. Students may view past, current and future course offerings, student records, billing, and much more.

Videos and tips are available for learning about RAMWeb on the Registrar’s Registration Help System Documents (log in required).

Registration FAQs

Common questions about registration

Comprehensive coverage of registration-related information, processes, and tips is available on the Registrar’s Registration web page.

The “FAQs” section in RAMweb answers many questions about registration, and whom to contact for assistance. From the RAMweb main menu, choose “FAQs.”

Registration overrides allow faculty to grant exceptions to registration restrictions, such as missing prerequisites, wrong major, a class is full, a time conflict exists, or special approval is needed for a particular student.  A few examples of when override may be needed from the instructor of the course or from a departmental advisor are:

  • You have taken a prerequisite course, but not at CSU.
  • You plan to take a prerequisite course and the advanced course in the same summer. Even if the advanced course is offered in a term within summer session that occurs after the prerequisite, an override is needed to take the courses “concurrently” within the span of summer session.
  • There is a time conflict. Some courses end at the exact time another begins. For example, one course may run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the next course you would like to take runs from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. You will need to request a “time conflict override” to register for the second course you wish to add to your schedule and make arrangements with the instructor.

Registration opens at noon the Tuesday after Spring Break (March 23, 2021).

Students may add courses on a space-available basis through the last day to add/drop shortly after class begins.

No. An advising code is only needed in fall and spring semesters.

Once logged in on RAMweb, select Menu > Registration > Waitlisted Classes > Summer Session 2021.

If a class you need is full, please consider joining the waiting list. New classes sections may be added to accommodate the students on the waiting list. Keep in mind that registered students may drop the class, especially in the week before the class begins, creating room for people on the waitlist.

Course Information FAQs

Class Schedule Resources

Visit the General Catalog for additional information about course descriptions and specifics.

The summer session class schedule can be viewed through:

  • Courses at a Glance
    • Easily search courses by subject, term within summer, online, or All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) category.
  • The Registrar’s Class Schedule (no need to log in)
  • RAMweb (log in required)
    • From the Main Menu, choose Class Schedule Search > Summer Session 2021
  • CSU’s online A-Z listing
    • Choose “C” in the A-Z listing and scroll down and select “Class Schedule”

Please note: Online courses appear in the course schedule with a section number in the 400 series (401, etc.); daily begin and end times do not appear.

Once you find the course(s) from the class schedule in RAMweb, notice the “CRN” (course reference number). You will need the CRNs when registering for a class and a lab/recitation. Notice the course listed with the course name and the 5-digit CRN. Selecting the course title link also provides additional course information, including description and prerequisites, fees, restrictions, and more.

Course Listing Example

Introduction to Business
(Title)
11264
(CRN)
BUS 100
(Subject & Course Number)
001
(Section)

Course Numbering Example

100-299Courses primarily for first-year and sophomore students.
300-499Courses primarily for junior/senior students.
Acceptable for graduate credit for students holding
Bachelor’s degrees when approved by a student’s graduate committee.
500-599Courses primarily for students enrolled in master’s degree programs or equivalents.
Qualified junior and senior students may enroll.
600-699Courses primarily for students enrolled in master’s level programs or equivalents.
Undergraduate students may not enroll to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.
700-799Courses primarily for students enrolled in Ph.D. level programs or equivalents
and professional veterinary medicine courses.
Undergraduate students may not enroll.

For courses offered for variable credit, students should consult their advisers and the instructor involved to determine the appropriate number of credits for which they should register.

M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday, F = Friday, S = Saturday, U = Sunday.

Sections in a multi-section course may be offered in different weeks within the semester. Care in selection of course sections is important to prevent time conflicts between courses.

Course descriptions can be found on the online class schedule or through the CSU Catalog (catalog.colostate.edu).

Certain courses carry a special fee which is assessed at the time a student registers for courses. Since the costs are determined annually, course fees may vary from the stated amount listed in this section. Consult the Provost’s website (provost.colostate.edu/students) for the latest “Complete List of Special Course Fees.” Certain courses carry a variable fee, not shown in the class schedule, which is based on the student’s use of expendable material and is assessed by the academic department involved. Consult the academic department for the specific amount. All special course fees will be assessed and collected through standard student accounts receivable procedures. No fees should be paid directly to academic departments or individuals.

100-299Courses primarily for first-year and sophomore students.
300-499Courses primarily for junior/senior students.
Acceptable for graduate credit for students holding
Bachelor’s degrees when approved by a student’s graduate committee.
500-599Courses primarily for students enrolled in master’s degree programs or equivalents.
Qualified junior and senior students may enroll.
600-699Courses primarily for students enrolled in master’s level programs or equivalents.
Undergraduate students may not enroll to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.
700-799Courses primarily for students enrolled in Ph.D. level programs or equivalents
and professional veterinary medicine courses.
Undergraduate students may not enroll.

For courses offered for variable credit, students should consult their advisers and the instructor involved to determine the appropriate number of credits for which they should register.

Prerequisites are courses and/or information that are required before registration can be completed in a specific course. If students are currently enrolled in the prerequisite, they will be allowed to register for the course in question. All prerequisites may be considered met if students present evidence of credit earned in equivalent courses or if knowledge equivalent to the prerequisites indicated is demonstrated. In these cases, students will need to obtain an override from the academic department or instructor before registering. Many courses have corequisites, which are courses that may be taken in the same semester. All prerequisites and corequisites are enforced.

Prerequisites may be found in the online class schedule by selecting the title link. For more information, see RAMweb > Menu > FAQs.

This unique number is assigned every term to each section of every course. This number is the section identifier in the registration system. If the text says “Contact the department for registration” students must contact the department offering the course to receive departmental approval.

Course restrictions are placed on courses to allow or not allow students to register. Courses may be restricted to certain majors, minors, class levels, etc. These restrictions may change during the registration period. To view course restrictions, click on the CRN. For more information, visit RAMweb > Menu > FAQs.

Selection of credits during registration is not required unless the course is offered for variable credit.

Indicate the number of credits desired when registering for variable credit courses.  The Registrar’s website has registration system help documents which walk you through this process (log in required).

The grading options available for a specific course are defined in the course listings (select the title link, view the entry for Catalog > Grading Mode. The Registrar’s website provides information about Audit or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading.

Course Cancellation FAQs

Questions about Course Cancellation

No. 100% tuition and fees will be assessed unless the course(s) is dropped before the specific term begins or by the drop deadline for the course(s).

Specific dates for registration changes are in RAMWeb, on the Weekly Class Schedule window, Registered Course Details link.

General information is available on the  Cancellation/Add-Drop/Withdrawal page.

Student who are not planning to attend summer classes must drop them using RAMweb. Course(s) must be dropped before the each specific term within summer begins, or during the schedule change period for the course(s) to avoid tuition and fees assessments.

Drop deadlines for 4-week terms arrive quickly. Courses must be dropped within a certain number of class hours, which occurs within the first three days of the term in a 4-week term. It’s the same number of class hours as the regular 16-week semester, but because the 4-week term is condensed, the window for dropping is shorter.

The summer session course drop deadlines and the course withdrawal deadlines differ significantly from fall and spring semester drop and withdrawal deadlines. Each summer term has its own schedule change period and course withdrawal period. Please refer to Cancellation/Add-Drop/Withdrawal, and view the specific term(s) of interest.

If you have questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (970) 491-4860.

It is your responsibility to know when classes begin. You can print your summer class schedule from RAMweb.

If it is clear to you that you will not be able to attend classes before the term begins, drop the classes immediately. If your classes have already begun, you may drop them online through RAMweb  until the end of the schedule change period with no assessment.

Past the end of the schedule change period, you may withdraw online until the end of the course withdrawal period, but you will be assessed 100% tuition and fees and a “W” will appear on your transcript.

If an emergency makes it physically impossible to drop courses or complete a course withdrawal, contact the Registrar’s Office by calling (970) 491-4860, or see the Registrar’s website: Registration Changes. Select the  section “Drop/Withdraw from a Course After the Add/Drop or Withdrawal Deadline.”