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BACJ Advising

Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor


On this page you'll find announcements, advising policies and schedules, and program and graduation procedures.  At minimum, please visit this page once a semester.  Forms and degree plans for the BACJ program can be found on the Program Overview page under Quick Links.

 Office Location: 1380 Lawrence St. Suite 525, Denver, CO 80204

Advising Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9:15am to 4:15pm

Procedures for in-person advising:

You need to schedule an appointment unless you have previously discussed the issue with your advisor or are simply needing a signature.

To schedule an appointment, check advisor availability on the calendar below, then call or email to confirm a meeting time. The calendar is not editable, you must contact the Advisor to have an appointment added to the schedule.

Contact: 303-315-0021 or Nora.Scanlon@ucdenver.edu

WANT TO TRANSFER TO OUR PROGRAM?

Approximately 50% of BACJ Students transfer from another institution.  If you are transferring from a Colorado Community College, here are transfer plans that can help:

Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement.pdf  This is the new statewide agreement for students who complete an AA degree and then transfer to a 4-year institution.

AA-BA CJ Transfer Plan 2013.pdf This plan will help you meet the requirements of your AA degree, get the most out of your credits for the AA, and transition smoothly into the BA degree at UCD.

Transfer Planning Guide SPA.pdf This is a general planning guide for students completing an AGS degree or who will not complete a degree before transferring to UCD.  Remember that any gt-pathways course will transfer, but it will not necessarily help you meet the requirements of your BACJ degree, so check with an advisor if you have questions.

If you are transferring from any 4-year institution or from out-of-state, email a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the advisor's email address above and she will provide you with a tentative degree program and transfer plan.

Once you get here and have had your transcripts evaluated, you may still need to get faculty approval for some courses, especially if you want them to apply CJ major requirements. Please speak with your BACJ Academic Advisor, Nora Scanlon for more information.

GETTING STARTED

First, make sure you have set-up your student email account, accepted any financial aid, and have taken care of any holds on your account.  All holds can be viewed in the Student Center in UCD Access.  If you are not receiving financial aid, you will have to pay a $200 registration deposit before you can register for classes.  You can do this in the Finances section of UCD Access

You will have a College Advising hold currently preventing you from registering.  To have that removed you just need to touch base with me for academic advising.  We can schedule an in-person appointment, phone appointment, or handle any questions you have via email – your choice.
 
 

POLICIES

Your student email account (firstname.lastname@ucdenver.edu) is the official form of email and communication between the University faculty & staff and students.  You are expected to check your account regularly and are responsible for information sent there.  Your academic advisor, course Instructors, and campus resource offices send important reminders about grades, deadlines, and policies to your student email account.

You are also responsible for following the policies outlined in the BACJ Handbook, Academic Calendar, and University Catalog.  If you ever have any questions or concerns about policies and procedures, please contact your academic advisor.

Probation students are required to meet with their academic advisor each semester and must complete the Academic Success Plan (below) in order to register for courses.  Be sure to read the requirements of Probation included in the Plan, including the deadlines for completion. 

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT AND INFO:

All BACJ students must complete a 3-credit hour Internship (CRJU 4939).  You should begin planning for your internship your junior year.  You must complete CRJU 1000 and CRJU 2041 in order to be eligible.  Students must follow the policies and procedures​ for the Internship course set by the Experiential Learning Center and the School of Public Affairs. It is strongly recommended students begin the internship process at least 2 full semesters in advance of when they intend to complete it. Please see the below documents for additional information.

If you have at least one year of professional, full-time work experience in the criminal justice field, you may formally request to waive the internship requirement. Previous internship and volunteer experience will not be considered. If approved, the credit hours for the major are filled with a CRJU elective course. Students requesting to waive the internship requirement should complete the below document and return it to Nora Scanlon.

DEGREE AUDIT

For students who enrolled the fall 2013 term of after, you can assess your academic progress and stay on track to complete your degree with the use of a degree audit. Your audit will show how your CU Denver completed coursework, transferred credits and current credits in progress are counting toward your declared degree. Students are strongly encouraged to review their degree audit at once at the beginning and once at the end of teach semester. Click here to learn more about degree audit and how to access your degree audit!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer 2016 graduates must complete two graduation applications! The BACJ Graduation Application is turned in to SPA and the University grad app is completed in UCDAccess.  Completed applications are DUE no later than June 14th by 5:00pm MST.

Participating in Commencement is optional.  Summer and fall graduates may participate in December Commencement. Registration begins in March. Visit the Commencement page for details.

The last day to withdraw from a spring course is July 4th! To withdraw from course(s) students should use the Schedule Adjustment Form. Return the Schedule Adjustment Form to Nora Scanlon for Dean/Advisor Signature and Date. Any withdrawals after that date will require the completion of a Late Drop Petition​.

If a situation ever arises in which you are unable to attend or complete coursework, speak with your academic advisor and instructor immediately so that the best course of action can be determined, whether that be dropping the course, taking an Incomplete grade, or something else.  The SPA Course Completion policies can be found in the BACJ Handbook.

BACJ Course Schedules

I email flyers about upcoming online courses and CJ electives several times before and during the registration period, so check your email!

Reminder: The 7 required courses for the major are offered every fall and spring semester.  Online availability will vary and summer schedules are limited.  The Internship course is available every semester, including summer and is always offered online.

EVENTS

​Event flyers are available in the SPA office. Be sure to check your email for events and updates added throughout the semester so that you don't miss out!

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT:

Please email the BACJ Advisor Nora Scanlon at Nora.Scanlon@ucdenver.edu with your desired date and time of appointment. Alternatively, you can email Nora your general schedule and she will suggest a time.

My schedule is posted for general knowledge, however, it is highly recommended that students make appointments in advance.

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10:30 AM
Copy: Campus Add/Drop working group
8:30 AM
UWG
9:45 AM
Advising Appt
10:00 AM
 
12:00 PM
Advising Appt
10:00 AM
Copy: TASC webinar (One of the new HS Equivalency Exams)
10:30 AM
Advising Appt
10:45 AM
Advising Appt
 
1:00 PM
Copy: UNIV 1111 session
3:00 PM
Copy: Round 2 - Working Session: Advisor Information Display
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Out of Office
12:30 PM
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11:00 AM
NSO
 
 
 
 
 
2:00 PM
FYS Subcommittee
12:30 PM
Academic Success Task Force
10:00 AM
Copy: Student Success - Check In
11:00 AM
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2:00 PM
Copy: pre-Starfish discussion meetings
 
 
 
 
12:30 PM
Walk-In Advising for CC Transfer Students
11:00 AM
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2:00 PM
FYS Subcommittee
8:30 AM
UWG
12:30 PM
Walk-In Advising for CC Students
10:00 AM
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1:30 PM
NSO
 
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