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 with 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.
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, March 22, 2021 through MyCDU. Contact your program if you have not yet received advisement regarding your class schedule. To view the Summer 2021 Class schedule visit Office of Registration and Records to access the Class Schedules.
Please note that the first day of classes is Saturday, May 22, 2021 and last day to add/drop classes is Friday, June 4, 2021.
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, March 22nd.
When registering for your Summer 2021 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: BLACKBOARD ACCESS
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! 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.
Wednesday, May 12th, 19th, 26th at 12pm
Thursday, May 13th, 20th, 27th at 4pm
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 Saturday, May 22, 2021 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 (April 22, 2021). Complete the FAFSA Application by April 22nd 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 email@example.com.
STEP 8: STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
All new full-time students (12+ credits) must enroll or waive the Student Health Insurance. If you do not enroll into or waive Student Health Insurance, you will be auto-enrolled. All new full-time students must complete this action before June 4th. Do not wait until the last day to complete the wavier. You will be receiving an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how to waive/enroll on March 26th.
For more information, including fee amounts, how to enroll, or how to waive, visit https://www.cdrewu.edu/students/Insurance.
For questions, email email@example.com.
STEP 9: PREPARING FOR ONLINE LEARNING AT CDU
CDU announced that Summer 2021 courses will be 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
GETTING STARTED TIMELINE OVERVIEW
- Summer Registration opens for new students Monday, March 22nd
- Due date to submit FAFSA Thursday, April 22nd
- Due date to pay tuition and fees, or enter payment plan Saturday, May 22nd
- First day of classes /Summer Semester Classes Begin Saturday, May 22nd
- Enroll or waive student health insurance by 9PM Friday, June 4th