Admission and Course Registration Basics
Students can find information on these pages about planning schedules, registering for classes, and meeting important deadlines. Additionally, students can find information here about the Access Portal and instructions for registering for classes.
Because of the significant financial and academic implications of non-degree admission, be sure to read Important Information for non-degree students before you apply.
To Apply for Admission as a Non-Degree Student:
- Be age 20 or older for admission in Fall or Spring semester. If you are under age 20, you may apply for summer semester only.
- Have an overall (cumulative) grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all coursework taken at and be eligible to return to any college or university previously attended. (University of Colorado students who do not meet these criteria may be considered for non-degree admission in summer only.)
- If undergraduate, you must be applying to UC Denver for the first time or after graduating from a degree program at UC Denver. Students with pending applications or who were previously accepted or refused admission as undergraduate degree seeking students are not eligible for non-degree admission. If graduate level, you may be eligible for non-degree admission if you applied for a graduate program but did not complete the process, or were denied admission. If you were admitted to a graduate degree program, you must be released from your degree program by a department official (in writing) to be eligible for non-degree admission.
Course Registration Basics
Non-degree applications are processed as quickly as possible and in the order received, usually within five working days of receipt of the application and fee. You will be notified of your admission status by U.S. mail or you may call 303-556-2704.
Your university assigned student identification number (SID) and personal identification number (PIN) will be sent to you via U.S. mail from the Office of the Registrar. You may request this information by phone by calling 303-556-2389. You must be accepted for admission and pay a $200.00 tuition deposit before you may register for classes on or after your assigned registration time.
The instructions below will help students register in the UCD Access Portal. If you have any difficulties in the system please contact the Records and Registration office at 303-556-2389.