The Academic Success and Advising Center at CU Denver provides academic advising to all undergraduate students who haven’t declared a major yet. We also advise all Pre-Business, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Architecture, as well as CAM first year students.
All other students are assigned to advisors in their college advising office. Click here to find your advisor if you have a declared major.
You should meet with your advisor at least once each semester. If you are assigned to the Academic Success & Advising Center, you will be required to meet with your advisor each semester before registration. You should also meet with your advisor any time you are having trouble with a class, have questions about the university or need help with something.
Each semester that you are Pre-Business, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Architecture, or have not declared a major, you will have an advising hold. You will need to meet with an advisor in the Academic Success & Advising Center to get the hold lifted. This is to help you track your academic progress, answer your questions and make sure that you are receiving the help you need in order to be successful.
If you have a declared major, your major department or college may place an advising hold on your registration. Please contact that department directly.
Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the semester in question.
Until the drop/add deadline, you can change your schedule through the UCDAccess Portal. After the deadline, you must get your instructor's signature for drops plus the dean's signature for adds on a Schedule Adjustment Form. You can get a Schedule Adjustment Form from any advising office or the Student Service Center (NC 1003). Turn the signed form into the Student Service Center for processing.
Each semester you are given a registration time assignment based on your total credit hours. You will be sent an invitation to register via e-mail. Please check SMART to make sure that your e-mail address is up-to-date and check it often. If you have a stop on your registration, you must speak to the department that placed the stop before you can register.
Contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Office at 303-556-2555 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. You will also be referred to a Health Professions advisor.
Health Professions Advisors:
Dr. Charles Ferguson - All Health Careers
Office: SI 2071 D
Dr. Kent Nofsinger - All Health Careers
Office: SI 2071 E
Denise Leberer - All Health Careers, but specifically for Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Dental Hygiene
Office: SI 2071 G
Web Site: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Programs/healthcareers/Pages/default.aspx
- Complete the "Exploring Major Choices" program offered by the Academic Success and Advising Center
- Talk to your advisor about your academic and career interests.
- Meet with a career counselor to discuss possible careers and interests.
- Think about what classes you have taken that you have really enjoyed and which ones you disliked.
- Take some exploratory courses in areas in which you think you might be interested.
- Speak to professionals in fields that interest you.
- Visit the Career Center's website.
Fill out a Change of Major form in your college advising office.
- The Business School, 1475 Lawrence St, 4th floor
- College of Arts & Media, Arts 177
- College of Engineering & Applied Science, NC 3024
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, NC 4002
If you would like to declare a major in another college within UC Denver, you will need to fill out an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) form. See the next question for details.
You are required to fill out an Intra-University Transfer (IUT) form and turn it in to the college for which you are applying. Each college has its own IUT requirements, so please speak to your advisor to make sure that you have fulfilled the requirements before you apply. You can get the IUT form at any advising office or the Student Service Center, NC 1003.
In order to receive transfer credit for classes taken at another university, you must have an official copy of your transcript sent to Admissions. CU Denver will only accept classes from accredited universities and will evaluate your transcript to determine your transfer credit. For more questions, please contact Admissions.
University of Colorado Denver Admissions
Campus Box 167, PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217