Academic Advising

We encourage all students to meet with your academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Academic advising is a critical part of your academic success. Academic advisors are here to help you achieve your academic 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 both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Please see the appropriate links below for Undergrad and Graduate Advising.

Undergraduate Advising:

Please visit: Undergraduate Advising Home

Graduate Advising:

Graduate Advising is completed individual by each college/school and sometime academic program. The link below will connect you on how to contact your department for academic advising.

Please visit: Contact Graduate Advising Groups

 


 

How To Register For Your Courses

  1. 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 letter of sponsorship 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.

  2. Log into: UCDAccess

  3. Once logged-in, go to student tab, under the “Student Center” link and enroll in courses for the current semester. If you need more details on how to register or enroll 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.

 


 

Enrollment Requirements For F-1 & J-1 Students for
Summer 2021, Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

IF you were an ACTIVE F-1 or J-1 student on March 7, 2020

You are eligible to take fully online classes, and you are NOT restricted to take in-person or hybrid classes. 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 ACTIVE F-1 or J-1 student on March 7, 2020

You are NOT eligible to take fully online classes and must take at least 1 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.

Summer Semester Requirements

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. 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.

 

Summer Minimum Credit Hour Requirement for first and last-semester students

Undergraduate Enrollment Requirement:

6+ Credit Hours

Graduate Enrollment Requirement:

3+ Credit Hours


Rules are subject to change if ICE/SEVP issues new guidance for future semesters.



 

Fall/Spring Semester Requirements

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.

 

Fall/Spring Minimum Credit Hour Requirement

Undergraduate Enrollment Requirement:

12+ Credit Hours

Graduate Enrollment Requirement:

5+ Credit Hours


Rules are subject to change if ICE/SEVP issues new guidance for future semesters.