Incoming Student Information

All incoming CUE&A students are required to complete New Student Orientation including Registration Day. During Registration Day, you will learn about campus resources, receive an overview of degree requirements, and receive assistance on course registration for your first semester

Transferring Credit  
Claiming Credits: Submit official transcripts and scores to claim credits earned through AP/IB/CE/Transfer coursework as well as CLEP or military experience to the CU Denver Office of Admissions. Your advisor will go through your transfer credit during an advising appointment.  
Placement Exams 
Take the following placement exams (if needed) to register for the appropriate courses based on your scores.  

ALEKS: Math placement exam (check with your advisor or the degree map for your major to see if you need to take the ALEKS exam)   

GCAT: General Chemistry Readiness Assessment (recommended for General Chemistry)

Opportunities to Consider in Your First Year  

First Year Experience (FYE) Courses: The focus of the CU Denver FYE program is specially designed courses that provide a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our new degree-seeking students who are starting college for the first time.  

UNIV College Success Courses: One credit- tuition free college success seminars are designed to ease your transition to CU Denver. These courses are only offered in your first semester at CU Denver, so don’t miss this opportunity! 

Learning Communities: Learning Communities (LC) include two courses–sometimes three! – that are linked together. LCs connect you with top tier faculty while you learn about interdisciplinary topics, meet other students in your area of study and have shared experiences like a field trip!  

Academic & Support Resources

Academic Calendar: Review important dates and deadlines each semester  

Lynx Central: Discover campus resources and upcoming events 

Success Strategies: Set goals for achieving academic success  


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