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Eligibility for Enrollment

Admittance / Acceptance to University

Incoming students must first apply and be accepted into CU Denver before an account will be activated.  If your application is incomplete or in progress, you will be unable to register for courses.  Please contact the Admissions Office​ at (303)315-2601 with questions regarding application process or status.  

Username and Password Required

To log into the PassportID portal​ you will need your official University username and password. If you are a new student, or if you are a continuing student but have forgotten your username and/or password, you can retrieve them here​.


Course restrictions may prevent you from registering for classes or receiving grades, transcripts, or diplomas. They may originate from financial obligations, academic concerns, disciplinary matters, or legal requirements. A stop may be put on your record at any time during the term.  

Financial stops must be cleared through the Bursar's Office at (303)556-2710. Unless it is waived with your financial aid package, a $200 deposit must be paid each semester before you can register.

​Advising stops: Academic or advising stops must be cleared through your school or college. Generally, continuing students will have advising holds if they are on early alert, suspension or probation. All new students, freshman and transfer, will have an advising stop upon admission. Freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation, where registration stops will be lifted during the afternoon advising session. Transfer students must complete a Transfer Advising Group Session (TAGS) before they are eligible to register for the first time.

Selective Service stop: Under Colorado Law, any male person (US citizen) between the ages of 18 and 25 may not enroll at any state-supported institution of higher education without filing with the institution a statement of Selective Service registration compliance. Failure to submit such a statement will result in a Selective Service stop being placed on the student's record which will prevent the student from registering.  To register for Selective Service with the government, go to:

Check with the Registrar's Office at (303)556-2389 for the correct procedure for clearing any other stops.​