Please thoroughly read the information below and follow the steps so you can begin your undergraduate studies on the right foot!
Email StudentServices@cdrewu.edu for assistance in any of the following steps.
STEP 1: ACTIVATE YOUR CDU PORTAL ACCOUNT
The following instructions will allow you to activate your CDU Student Portal account for access to campus networks, systems, and resources. You will find your student email in the last step.
Click here to view the New Student Account Activation Instructions
FOR RETURNING STUDENTS – If you are a returning student (at one point have been an enrolled student at CDU in the past/Alumni), please use the following Password Reset Instructions to regain access to your CDU student account. Do NOT use the New Student Account Activation Instructions above.
STEP 2: ACTIVATE YOUR CDU EMAIL ACCOUNT
Your student email account is hosted by Microsoft Outlook. All students, faculty and staff at CDU are required to setup multi-factor authentication for your CDU Microsoft account the first time you attempt to log in. This security measure is required in order to protect access to your email account. Once the semester starts, this will be the primary email used to communicate important CDU related information.
Click here to view the CDU Email Set-Up Instructions
Optional: Forward your CDREWU.EDU email account to your personal email account. Click here for how-to instructions.
STEP 3: Activate MyCDU PORTAL ACCOUNT
Please review the Self-Service Instructions on how to activate your account. Your MyCDU Self-Service Portal is where you will register for classes and take care of other school related business.
STEP 4: ADVISING AND REGISTRATION
Registration opens for new students on Monday, November 15, 2021 through MyCDU. Contact your program if you have not yet received advisement regarding your class schedule. To view the Spring 2022 Class schedule visit Office of Registration and Records to access the Class Schedules.
BS – Biomedical Sciences
Daniela Lara, Program Coordinator DanielaLara@cdrewu.edu
BS – Public Health
Claudia Corleto, Program Coordinator
BS – Psychology
Raquel Holmes, Program Coordinator
Risha Griffin, Program Coordinator
Please note that the first day of classes is Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and last day to add/drop classes is Monday, January 31, 2022.
STEP 5: MANDATORY ORIENTATION
Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent temporary closure of the CDU campus our New Student Orientation (NSO) has been converted into a virtual format through our Blackboard Learn platform. The Orientation course will go live when New Student Registration opens, November 15, 2021.
When registering for your Spring 2022 courses, you are required to also register for the New Student Orientation Course (NSO). This will add the Undergraduate New Student Orientation Course onto your Blackboard account for you to complete it.
- New Student Orientation is a mandatory program all CDU new students must complete
- The NSO course is a zero unit course
- The New Student Orientation is a self-guided, independent experience with no live meetings
- You can complete the course in one sitting, or stop and return as needed
- All units must be completed for the purpose of completing the quiz at the end of the course
- The NSO course covers the following university information:
- Technology and Academic Resources
- Paying for CDU
- Support and Wellness
- Safety and Responsibility
STEP 6: SINGLE SIGN ON (SSO) & BLACKBOARD ACCESS
Single Sign-On (SSO) is a log-in utility that allow you to enter you CDU webmail username and password once to access certain web applications during an internet session without having to log in to each application separately. This includes signing onto Blackboard. You can log onto Blackboard using HelloID.
Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System where you will complete assignments, take exams, and interact with your classmates and professors. Your Blackboard account is created by CDU. Log in using your CDU email and password.
CDU professors use Blackboard Collaborate to host lectures. CDU’s Blackboard Administrator will be hosting a series of sessions where new students can join to get familiar with the platform. Join a session before the first day of classes to be prepared! Sessions will begin two weeks prior the first week of classes. You must first complete the New Student Orientation (NSO) before joining a session. Sessions are available for extra assistance. To join, login in to Blackboard and go to the session. Look out for Announcements posted in the NSO course for further details and guidance.
- Wednesdays 1pm - 2pm
- Thursdays 4pm - 5pm
STEP 7: PAYING FOR CDU – Tuition & Fees
After you have registered for courses, visit your MyCDU Portal, click on “Finance” and then on “ebill” for tuition and fees applied. In this section, you can either pay for your bill in-full or set up a payment plan.
Note: All tuition and fees are due by February 28, 2022 either in full or have an approved Tuition Installment Plan on file with the Bursar’s Office. If you need assistance with making payment arrangements, please contact the Bursar’s Office at (323) 563-5824.
Federal Financial Aid: If you intend to receive federal financial aid, your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is due 30 days before classes start (December 31, 2021). Complete the FAFSA Application by December 1 to ensure that any aid granted can be applied in a timely manner. Use the following link to begin the process: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. CDU School Code: 013653
For any questions or assistance regarding Financial Aid, email the Financial Aid Office to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 563-4824.
STEP 8: STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
In addition to Orientation, all new full-time students (9+ credits) must enroll or waive Student Health Insurance. If you do not enroll into or waive Student Health Insurance, you will be auto-enrolled. All new full-time student must complete this action before January 31, 2022. Do not wait until the last day to complete the waiver. You will be receiving an email from email@example.com with instructions on how to waive/enroll on November 8, 2021.
For more information, including fee amounts, how to enroll, or how to waive, visit https://www.cdrewu.edu/students/Insurance.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 9: PREPARING FOR ONLINE LEARNING AT CDU
CDU announced that Spring 2022 courses will conducted through hybrid instruction given the status of COVID-19. All new students will need the following upon the first day of classes:
- A desktop computer / laptop with a webcam or an external webcam & a microphone
- A reliable broadband internet connection
- Operating Systems
- Windows: 10, 8, 7
- Mac: MacOS 10.15 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10
- Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive
- Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive
Please take this New Student Technology Survey.
GETTING STARTED TIMELINE OVERVIEW
- Spring Registration opens for new students Monday, November 15th
- Due date to submit FAFSA Wednesday, December 1st
- Due date to pay tuition and fees, or enter payment plan Saturday, February 28th
- First day of classes /Spring Semester Classes Begin Saturday, February 28th
- Enroll or waive student health insurance by 9PM Monday, January 31st, 2022