Register for Classes

Need help registering? Not sure when to enroll? View the five-step checklist.

Start planning early!

It's important to plan your class schedule early each semester and register as soon as you can. Priority registration appointments (date and time) are issued prior to open registration, based on the number of credits completed so be sure to find your priority registration appointment in your UCDAccess student portal prior to each semester's class registration period.

It's always a good idea to meet with your academic advisor to answer any academic questions and to periodically check in on your degree progress. You can also track your own degree progress by running a degree audit in UCDAcccess, by reviewing your major's undergraduate degree map for suggested course pathways, and by consulting the course catalog to learn more about specific classes and programs. If you are undeclared or thinking about switching majors, explore CU Denver programs and make sure you're taking the right classes each semester. CU Denver also also offers Open Educational Resources (OER), providing free and low-cost learning resources for students.

How to Register for Classes

When to Register for Classes

Priority registration dates are based on the number of credits completed and begin on the dates below. Registration times are randomly assigned in fifteen minute time slots.

Important: Please check your student profile in your UCDAccess student portal to find your student-specific priority registration date and time.

Please Note: Registration dates are subject to change.

Screenshot of the UCDAccess student portal student profile section

Priority Registration Dates

Compare Course Formats

Course features often vary by the type of course you are enrolled in. Understanding the features of your course can help you better plan for success in your course environment. Take a look at the table below for some of the similarities and differences between course formats and their course components.
 In-Person
HybridRemoteOnline
 Primarily on-campus at pre-scheduled meeting times.Mix of pre-scheduled, on-campus meetings and flexible-schedule online learning components. May include pre-scheduled virtual meetings.
Virtually on Zoom with pre-scheduled meeting times. Other online learning materials provided. No on-campus component.Online learning materials with a flexible schedule. Class takes place entirely online. No on-campus components.
Meeting LocationOn-campusZoom & on-campusZoom & CanvasCanvas
TimeScheduled class sessions Scheduled class sessions Scheduled class sessions No scheduled meeting times
Class Delivery
Lecture, discussion, activities in-person, on-campusLecture, discussion, activities in-person and via ZoomLecture, discussion, activities in ZoomOnline modules with text, video, discussion, activities occurring virtually
Assignments & Activities
Delivered and completed in-person and/or via CanvasDelivered and completed in-person and/or via Zoom and CanvasDelivered and completed via Zoom and/or CanvasDelivered and completed using Canvas
InteractionDirect interaction occurs synchronously in classroom
Direct interaction can occur virtually or in-person (see instructor)
Direct interaction occurs synchronously in virtual environmentClass takes place entirely online

Textbooks and Open Resources

CU Denver knows that open educational resources (OER) can provide a measurable impact on student success. OER textbooks, or “open textbooks”, mean that an author has chosen to give others permissions to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute copies of their content. When you search the Tivoli Station website, you will notice OER materials are listed with a web address so that you can easily access them. Tivoli Station also lists an inexpensive “print textbook” option and posts it as “optional” as a convenience when possible.