We encourage all students to meet with their academic advisor before registering for classes. Academic advising is a critical part of your academic success. Academic advisors are here to help you achieve your educational goals every step of the way.
Each academic program has unique ways of handling student advising. Undergraduate students in Pre-majors need to see an academic advisor in the Academic Success and Advising Center.
Academic advising is conducted on a department-by-department basis for undergraduate and graduate programs. Please see the appropriate links below for Undergrad and Graduate Advising.
Please visit: Undergraduate Advising Home
Graduate Advising is completed individually by each college/school and sometimes academic program. The link below will connect you on how to contact your department for academic advising.
Please visit Contact Graduate Advising Groups.
Go to the Bursar's Office(Student Commons 5th Floor) to pay a registration advance payment of $200. If you have a third-party sponsor, please take your sponsorship letter to the Third-Party Sponsor Office. If you are a continuing student at CU Denver, you do not have to pay the deposit before registering.
Log into: UCDAccess
Once logged in, go to the Student tab, under the “Student Center” link, and enroll in courses for the current semester. If you need more details on registering or enrolling in classes, please see this document.
* Please note that there are specific dates for registration for each student based on their completed hours; check out the date of when to register for classes.
IF you were an ACTIVE F-1 or J-1 student on March 9, 2020
You are eligible to take fully online classes, and you are NOT restricted to taking in-person or hybrid courses. You are still required to enroll in the minimum number of credit hours listed below. If you are unsure if you were ACTIVE, contact your International Services Specialist.
IF you were NOT an ACTIVE F-1 or J-1 student on March 9, 2020
You are NOT eligible to take fully online classes and must take at least one in-person or hybrid class during your enrolled semesters out of your required minimum number of credit hours listed below. If you have questions, contact your International Services Specialist.
IF Summer is your first or last semester as an F-1 or J-1 international student, you must be enrolled full-time at CU Denver for the Summer semester. These classes must be completed at CU Denver to maintain immigration status. Please see our page on Regulations & Procedures for additional information on preserving status. Students in their last semester may apply for a Reduced Course Load if fewer credits are required to graduate.
6+ Credit Hours
3+ Credit Hours
If ICE/SEVP issues new guidance for future semesters, rules are subject to change.
All F-1 and J-1 international students must be enrolled full-time at CU Denver during the Fall and Spring semesters. All of these classes must be completed at CU Denver to maintain immigration status. For additional information on how to maintain status, please see our page on Regulations & Procedures. Students in their last semester may apply for a Reduced Course Load if fewer credits are required to graduate. Review the information above on your requirements.
12+ Credit Hours
5+ Credit Hours
Rules are subject to change if ICE/SEVP issues new guidance for future semesters.