First and foremost - congratulations on your admission to CU Denver! You've taken some of the first major steps toward creating your future. Here is some more information on the next steps.
To begin, CU Denver does not require that you formally confirm your intent to enroll by a certain deadline. But unless you have applied for financial aid, you will need to pay a tuition deposit (down payment) before registering for classes.
Now that you've been admitted, there are several other things to take care of:
- Make your housing arrangements. Freshmen not living at home with parents or otherwise receiving an exemption are required to live in Campus Village Housing. Hurry: on-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campus Village is not owned and operated by the university, so housing arrangements are separate from campus enrollment and billing.
- Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships. Visit the financial aid and scholarship resources websites to learn more about funding options and application timelines and requirements.
- Explore other ways to fund your education. If you are an out-of-state student, check out the information for out-of-state students webpage, with funding info at the bottom.
- Respond to notices for accessing portal accounts.
--If you applied for admission online, checked your application status online, or otherwise created an account at any CU Campus, you have a username and password for the Prospective Student Portal. After admission, you may be directed to this portal account for financial aid and/or other matters. Retain your user name and password for this portal account until after classes begin.
--Before you register for classes, you will receive an email directing you to activate your UCDAccess portal account, which will become your permanent university account. Use this account to register for classes, learn your university assigned email address, find your registration appointment time, search for courses, pay your enrollment deposit, and more.
- Attend student orientation. If admitted for fall semester, orientation is required. With parent sessions available, you will be able to choose from a variety of orientation dates which begin in late spring and occur throughout the summer. An orientation brochure will be mailed to you from the Orientation Office.
- Receive advising and register for classes.
--For fall enrollment, advising, advisor approval and course registration occur as part of student orientation. You must pay a tuition deposit (unless you have applied for financial aid) either prior to or while attending student orientation.
- Send your proof of immunization to the Auraria Health Center. Visit www.ucdenver.edu/immunizations for details.
- Request final transcripts. Be sure to request official final high school transcripts with your graduation date posted and have them sent to the Office of Admissions.
- Request other transcripts and test scores. If applicable, request official college transcripts for courses taken while in high school, official score reports for exams such as AP or IB, or the SMART transcript for members of the military and have them sent to the Office of Admissions.
- Get your student ID. After you have registered for classes, you may obtain your student ID. Note that your student fees pay for an RTD Smart Card pass so you can ride local public transportation without an additional charge. Smart Cards are available two weeks before classes begin.
- Buy your textbooks, when available. The Auraria Campus Bookstore will have listings in the store and online indicating required texts before classes begin. Visit http://www.aurariabooks.com for details.
- Know where to park and how much it costs. If you're living at Campus Village, you may purchase a permit for on-site parking. Remember--Your RTD smart card pass allows you to ride local public transportation without an additional charge.
- Plan to get involved! Click here to check out opportunities for becoming an engaged and involved CU Denver student. And be sure to watch for information and invitations to welcome week events. Go Lynx!
A one-day student orientation program is required for new freshmen. With a number of dates to choose from, the session includes academic advising and course registration as well as optional parent sessions. Important details about costs and financing, campus policies and resources, and student life will also be presented. Learn more about new student orientation.
Convenient, affordable and near campus
Our location provides a unique blend of metropolitan buzz set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Our campuses are within walking distance of parks, museums, theaters and performing arts centers, and an eclectic assortment of restaurants, coffeehouses and shops. At the same time, we are less than an hour away from some of the best skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting and rock climbing in the world.
Campus Village at Auraria
Need a place to call home? Campus Village at Auraria is a student housing complex adjacent to the Auraria Campus that is open to all students.
Housing Assistance Office
The University of Colorado Denver Housing Assistance Office helps students find apartments near the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The office also has resources to help you find roommates and day care.
- Housing Assistance Office
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