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ADVISING 101

College of Architecture + Planning


​Advising Hours, Location, and Appointments
  • All CAP advisors (Krista Busch, Katherine Hartung, and Patty McKissock​) are located in the CU Denver Building - 2nd floor, 1250 14th Street.  
  • Appointments to meet with your advisor are strongly encouraged; however, walk-ins are also welcome based on advisor availability.
  • Advising hours are generally Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM.  However, individual advisor hours do vary, and advisors may not always be available during these times.  To schedule an appointment, please call the CAP front desk at 303.315.1000 or contact your advisor directly.
    * NOTE: Undergraduate students admitted as Pre-Architecture in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences should contact the Academic Success and Advising Center for advising at 303.352.3520 or visit their website​.
  • ​BS Arch undergraduate students are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration their first term, as well as prior to enrolling in ARCH 3110 Design Studio II.

What is Advising?

Advisors can help you in numerous ways related to degree planning, university policies, careers, and personal and professional development.  Not sure who you need to talk to or where to go to have your question answered?  Start with your advisor, and we’re happy to help direct you.

Advising is a collaborative relationship of shared responsibility between student and advisor.  Though you, the student, are ultimately responsible for the decisions you make regarding your academic career at CU Denver, advisors are available to assist you in making informed decisions that are best for you. Very rarely will you hear us tell you that you have to do something; rather, we will discuss with you the benefits and consequences of your options and allow you to make your own decisions.  

Both students and advisors have specific responsibilities in the advising relationship, which we have outlined below:

Student Responsibilities 
  1. To ask questions that will help you to make informed decisions.
  2. To stay up-to-date on academic calendar deadlines, College, and University policies.
  3. To be familiar with your degree requirements for the major/program you are pursuing.
  4. To regularly check your @ucdenver email account.  (NOTE: This is the official mode of communication used by CU Denver - choosing not to check your email account is choosing to be uninformed!)
  5. To be in communication with your advisor about your progress toward graduation, academic performance, and academic concerns as they arise.

Advisor Responsibilities 
  1. To be a resource for students on College and University policies, procedures, deadlines, and any other information that is relevant to student success.
  2. To listen carefully to student concerns and refer students to the appropriate resources.
  3. To help students make informed academic decisions by discussing the benefits and consequences of their options.
  4. To be available to meet with students and respond to inquiries within a reasonable period of time.
  5. ​To advise students on appropriate course selection and degree planning that will fulfill graduation requirements.
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