When does the semester begin and end? When is the last day you can add a class? These frequently asked questions can be answered by reviewing the academic calendar. The university expects students to know these deadlines and holds students accountable for meeting them.
Understanding and meeting the financial commitments to CU Denver is also important. The Bursar Important Dates calendar provides billing information and corresponding deadlines. Missing these deadlines can cause a financial hold to be placed on a student’s account, which cannot be removed until payment, in full, is received.
A schedule adjustment form is used when students can't add or drop courses through UCDAccess. This form may be used when there is a time conflict between two classes, or if a course overload is being requested. Dropping a course or withdrawing from the semester can also be accomplished with this form.
From the second week of classes to Census Date, additional steps to enroll may be required. Please consult with your advising office.
Additional steps to enroll in a course from the second week of classes to Census Date may be required. Please consult with your advising office.
Students are expected to know, understand, and comply with the ethical standards of the university. Faculty and students accept the responsibility to maintain the highest standards of intellectual honesty and ethical conduct.
Academic dishonesty is defined as a student’s use of unauthorized assistance with intent to deceive an instructor or other such person who may be assigned to evaluate the student’s work in meeting course and degree requirements.
Plagiarism is the use of another person’s distinctive words or ideas without acknowledgment. Examples include:
Cheating involves the possession, communication, or use of information, materials, notes, study aids or other devices not authorized by the instructor in an academic exercise, or communication with another person during such an exercise. Examples include:
Fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information like creating results not obtained in a study or laboratory experiment. Falsification, on the other hand, involves the deliberate alteration of results to suit one’s needs in an experiment or other academic exercise.
This is the submission of academic work for which academic credit has already been earned, when such submission is made without instructor authorization.
The misuse of academic materials includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Complicity involves knowingly contributing to another’s acts of academic dishonesty. Examples include:
Students are expected to maintain progress in their degree program, as defined by being in “good academic standing.” Good academic standing requires minimally a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all University of Colorado course work.
Students who fall below a 2.0 cumulative GPA will be put on the status of Academic Probation. If a 2.3 term GPA is not earned during any semester while on Academic Probation, a student will be placed on the status of Restricted Academic Probation, which only allows a student to enroll in a maximum of 6 credit hours or 2 classes. Finally, a student on Restricted Academic Probation who fails to earn a 2.3 term GPA will be placed on the status of Academic Suspension. Students on Academic Probation or Restricted Academic Probation who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher within 30 credit hours or five semesters (whichever happens sooner) will be placed on academic suspension.
CU Denver will use a fixed criterion across all colleges for determining eligibility for the Dean’s List. This policy applies to undergraduate students. For fall and spring semesters, students must successfully complete 9 hours in the semester upon which to determine grade point. These courses can be both within and outside of the college. Pooled courses will not be included in the calculation nor will they count towards the 9 hours required for consideration. The GPA set for inclusion in the Dean’s List is 3.75.
In the summer semesters, students must complete 6 hours as a basis for inclusion in the Dean’s List. Course inclusion will be the same as in fall and spring semesters. The GPA for Dean’s List in summer will also be 3.75
Colleges will collect data each semester on the number of students making the Dean’s List and report the number and percentage of total students in the college. Scholarships tied to Dean’s Lists in individual colleges may have additional requirements.
The Registrar’s Office will calculate the semester GPAs for all students two weeks prior to the due date for semester grades. Those GPAs will be the basis for determining the Dean’s List. Incompletes will not be considered in the calculation of minimum number of hours. The Dean’s List will not be recalculated to include completed incompletes.
The Grade Forgiveness policy allows undergraduate students enrolled at CU Denver to replace a limited number of poor grades earned in certain courses with a new grade after repeating the same course.
This policy applies only to undergraduate, degree-seeking students enrolled at and pursuing their first undergraduate degree at CU Denver.
Rules for grade forgiveness:
See the Grade Forgiveness policy for more information or reach out to your academic advisor if you have questions.
Exploring, deciding on, and declaring your major/minor are essential steps in devising a meaningful academic plan. While identifying and narrowing down the countless academic options at CU Denver can seem to be a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be.
2. Declaring Your Major/Minor
3. Changing Your Major/Minor Within Your Current School/College at CU Denver
4. Changing Your Major/Minor Across Different Schools/Colleges at CU Denver
The Business School
Your last 24 hours of work
You will receive priority consideration for admission to the Business School if you have an overall GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 in your last consecutive 24 hours of work.
Submit your completed IUT application directly to the Business School Advising office located on the fourth floor of the Business School Building, at the corner of 14th and Lawrence Street.
The College of Engineering, Design and Computing (CEDC)
Once you have obtained the above, submit your completed IUT application directly to the Engineering Student Services Center (ESSC) in the North Classroom Building #2605. All pre-engineering majors must submit an IUT application once they’ve completed 45 credits at CU Denver since starting on the pre-engineering track.