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Advising at CU Denver


​​Academic advising at CU Denver will be an integral component to students' entire undergraduate experience and valued for its contributions to student learning, success, and engagement.​​​​​​​​

About academic advising...

​Academic advisors practice a holistic approach to working with each student. Academic advising at CU Denver is a partnership characterized by shared responsibility between the student, advisor, and campus professionals who advance the university mission of student success. Our academic advising philosophy is grounded in the following core values: 

  • ​fosters students’ personal, social, and professional development

  • provides accurate and timely information

  • values and celebrates the diverse experiences and identities of all students

  • utilizes technology to facilitate effective planning and communication for degree completion

  • promotes student engagement 

​​Professional and Faculty advisors are an integral part of a successful academic journey at CU Denver. Advisors serve as a gateway to information and resources that can assist you academically, professionally and personally. For students, insights in to developing this key relationship are outlined in this section. For advisors, this section serves as a guide in assisting students to find their path at CU Denver.​​​

 Services and Functions

  1. Help students transition to and navigate the campus environment.​​​
  2. Introduce students to University and College-wide polices and processes including, but not limited to, those found in the University catalog.​​​
  3. Assist students to identify their short- and long-term academic and career goals and create and education plan that supports those goals.​​​
  4. Refer students to appropriate resources as needed.​​​
  5. Help students understand their prior college-level credits evaluation and how any transfer course work applies towards degree requirements.​​​
  6. Help students explore major and program options.​​​
  7. Conduct advising on degree requirements using a variety of methods and tools.​​​
  8. Guide students through the course selection and registration process.​​​
  9. Monitor student’s academic progress toward graduation, and advise them towards timely completion.​​​
  10. Connect students to opportunities beyond the classroom that support engagement and success.​​​
  11. Inform students of processes required for major changes, appeals, and exceptions to policy.​​​
  12. Utilize Navigate, a shared advising note-taking system, to promote accuracy, transparency, and consistency across advising offices.​​​


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