Advising at CU Denver is more than just scheduling classes. It's an ongoing, collaborative partnership designed to help students grow academically, personally, and professionally. CU Denver advisors have developed three learning outcomes to help guide this partnership and give students a clear definition of what they can expect to learn as a result of their advising experience. Because each student has different needs and strengths, each advising relationship will be different, and some outcomes may bring out greater focus than others throughout the advising experience.
Our three advising learning outcome categories target knowledge, skills, and inherent personal qualities—illustrated in the answers to three simple questions.
Academic advising at CU Denver is as diverse as the students that learn here. Each system is designed to engage students’ academic choices, interests, and exploration. There is no main advising center. Advising for undergraduate and graduate students is primarily organized within the seven academic CU Denver schools and colleges. The Center for Undergraduate Exploration and Advising (CUE&A) is an additional resource for undergraduate students.
Connecting with your advising office is simple. Just go to your UCDAccess student portal and click on the Advisor icon in your Student Center. You can also schedule an advising appointment through your portal. Click on Make an Appointment in the upper right.
Collaborative partnerships have been established between the Center for Exploration and Advising (CUE&A) and the academic colleges to support students who may be still deciding on an academic major, students in their first year in the College of Arts and Media, and students who are preparing to transition into the College of Architecture and Planning. Students will be directed to appropriate advising offices based on their declared majors and/or the school or college to which they've been accepted.
Students at CU Denver receive academic advising primarily from professional advisors and/or faculty advisors. Learn how advising works at your school or college, or at the Center for Undergraduate Exploration and Advising.