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Western Colorado's Selective University

Distance Learning Cards

Once a student is admitted and enrolled at Colorado Mesa University, the student must obtain a MAVcard. For students* who are enrolled in only online courses, please follow the steps below in order to receive a MAVcard. The first MAVcard costs $15.

  1. Send an email to from a Colorado Mesa University email account with the following information:
    • Your full name and CMU ID (700#)
    • Your mailing address
    • A scanned picture for your MAVcard. The photo must be a passport-type picture with a solid colored background. Hats and sunglasses are not allowed.
    • A scanned copy of a valid government issued photo ID to verify your identity. A valid driver's license or passport is preferred.

By submitting a request for a MAVcard from a Colorado Mesa University email account, you are authorizing the MAVcard Office to post a $15 charge to your student account for the MAVcard and agreeing to the CMU MAVcard Terms and Conditions and the CMU MAVcard Disclosure Statement.

Please note that requests for a MAVcard sent from an email account other than a Colorado Mesa University email account, sent by postal mail or sent by fax will not be accepted. You can download the instructions to receive a CMU MAVcard by clicking here.

*Only students enrolled in online courses and living outside of the Grand Valley are eligible to receive a MAVcard via mail.