1.A course I need to take is full. How can I register for this course ?
You cannot register for a closed course. Registration is closed for a course that has reached its seating capacity. Some courses are offered at multiple times or with different instructors. If the same course is offered at another time that's open and fits your schedule, you may register for it.
- If the closed course has an on-line waitlist, you can put yourself on the waitlist; however, being on the wait list does not guarantee your entry into the class. The instructor or department will contact you if a seat becomes available.
- If there is no wait list, you can periodically check the courses enrollment status on the on-line Schedule of Classes. Seats occasionally become available when students drop the course.
- Always prepare your schedule with alternates for each course that meet at the same time or at times that will not disrupt your entire schedule.
2. The online catalog shows that there are open seats in a course, but when I attempt to register it still says waitlisted. Why?
This is because the seats that have become available are reserved for those people who are included on the waitlist. Waitlisted students are not automatically registered when seats become available; students must register themselves after notified that they have been approved to register for the class. The best thing to do in this case is for you to put yourself on the waitlist, provided the waitlist is still open. See Register Courses with Restrictions on this web site for more information.
3. I am on the waitlist for the course. How will I know if I got in?
Students who attempt to register for a closed section may add their names to the waitlist for that section. If a seat in the section becomes available, notice will be sent to the University of Denver’s recorded preferred email address of the student at the top of the waitlist, who will have 24 hours to log in to his or her PioneerWeb account and add the class.
The open seat will be reserved solely for the student at the top of the waitlist: no other student may register for the seat during the 24-hour time period. If the student at the top of the waitlist does not add the class within the 24-hour period, he or she will be removed from the waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.
4. How do I register for an independent study or independent research?
You must complete an Independent Study/Research registration form. The form is available in the reception area of the registrars office, University Hall, garden level. The form must be completed in full and with all required signatures in order to ensure that you are registered properly. Required information includes the three or four letter course subject code (HED, PSYC, INTS, CFSP, etc.) and the correct course number (typically, Independent study: Undergraduate - 3991, Masters level - 4991, Doctoral level 5991 and independent research: 3XXX, 4995, 5995). If you are an undergraduate, you will need to obtain (in most cases) three signatures: one from the Registrars Office, one from your supervising instructor, and one from the chairperson or director of the academic program in which you are taking the independent study/research. If you are a graduate student, you will need to obtain two signatures: one from your supervising instructor, and one from your advisor. Oftentimes these are the same person; if so, he or she should sign the form twice. Make sure you have all signatures and that you sign and date the form before you submit it to the registrars office.
- A student may not register for an independent study as a substitute for a course.
- A student who must take a course that is not being offered prior to the students anticipated graduation date and who needs the course in order to meet graduation requirements may be eligible for Directed Study.
Make sure you have all signatures and that you sign and date the form before you submit it to the registrars office.
5. How do I register for thesis/dissertation credits?
Thesis and dissertation credits are registered as Independent Research hours, using an Independent Study/Research registration form. Once the form is completed with all information and required signatures, submit the form to the Office of the Registrar in the reception area in University Hall, garden level.
6. I am registered for one course and need to drop it, but the web does not allow me to do so. How can I drop this course?
Students cannot drop the last class in which they are enrolled (i.e. drop to zero credit hours) via web registration. Dropping all of your courses constitutes withdrawing from school. If you are replacing the course with another, try adding the new course first, then dropping the other. If the web does not allow you to do this because the two courses are at the same time (thereby giving you a time conflict error), you may call the registration coordinator at 303.871.4026 or 303.871.4095 who will assist you. If you are intending to withdraw from school, you must follow official withdrawal procedures, which include completing a withdrawal form.
For Official Withdrawal procedures Graduate Student Form http://www.du.edu/learn/graduates/studentresources.html.
Undergraduate Colorado Women's College Form http://womenscollege.du.edu/pdf/information/leave_of_absence_form_twc.pdf.
7. Why have I been charged a late registration fee?
Late registration fees (service charge) are applied if you have not registered for any credits before the first day of a term. If you make registration changes after a quarter has begun, late registration fees do not apply to you. Late registration service charges increase as the quarter goes on, to a maximum of $100. This is to ensure students register in a timely manner. Late registration service charges are applied automatically and cannot be waived.
8. How many credit hours do I need to be registered for to be considered a full-time student?
Undergraduate students must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours to be considered full-time. Graduate students must be registered for a minimum of 8.
9. How many credit hours do I need to be registered for in order to be included in the flat-rate tuition scheme?
Not all units use the flat-rate structure for tuition assessment. First, check the Tuition and Fees page to make sure that your program is billed with a flat-rate. For example, graduate students in the Daniels College of Business (quarter) and in the College of Law (semester) are billed by credit hour.
Both undergraduates and graduates who are eligible to be billed the flat-rate must be registered for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 to be included in the flat-rate tuition scheme. Students who take over 18 credit hours will be billed for each hour that exceeds 18.
10. How do I register for Continuous Enrollment?
Before you can register for Continuous Enrollment on the web or on-site you must get approval. Complete the Continuous Enrollment application, available from the Office of Graduate Studies website or from the Graduate Studies Office, room 5 in Mary Reed Building. You must apply for Continuous Enrollment annually (renewable each Autumn Quarter for the academic year). Once your eligibility for Continuous Enrollment credit is determined, you will be given on-line permission to register for each term in the current academic year. You must then register online through PioneerWeb, or contact the the Office of the Registrar at 303.871.4095 for assistance. Even though you only need to submit an application once a year, it is important that you remember to register yourself into continuous enrollment each quarter. You will not be automatically registered. For more information on Continuous Enrollment credit, see the policy on the Graduate Studies web site (link below).
Related Link: Continuous Enrollment Application
11. Why must Continuous Enrollment be exactly 8 credit hours?
Enrollment in eight credit hours is considered to be full-time for graduate students at the University of Denver and is, therefore, the number used. Continuous Enrollment is designed for and required of students who have completed all coursework and are pursuing full-time academic work or research required for the completion of their degrees. The enrollment in credit hours, which are not counted towards the students degree and are not posted on a students transcript as earned credit, is the University's method of internal tracking and external reporting the full-time status of those students completing non-course degree requirements.
Related Links: Continuous Enrollment Application
12. Can I be registered for Continuous Enrollment and enrolled in one or more standard courses concurrently?
No. A student must have completed all coursework and be working on a thesis or dissertation in order to be eligible to register for Continuous Enrollment status. A student may register for independent research hours while enrolled in continuous enrollment if it is required by the academic unit or program. The student will be charged the regular tuition rate for these credit hours in addition to the continuous enrollment fees.
Related Links: Continuous Enrollment Application
13.Why cant I drop or add a course on the web?
The most common reason for this is that you are trying to make registration changes after the first week of a quarter. With the exception of courses offered during a second five-week session, online registration is turned off after the first week. Any registration changes after the first week of the quarter must go through the Office of the Registrar. Approval is required to add courses after the first week.
14. When I try to register for classes via the web, I get a message that says I have no registration time ticket.
A registration time ticket is the registration time and date assignment a student is given in order to be eligible for on-line registration. Because the College of Law is on a semester based calendar, there is often confusion when selecting the proper term. All students who are not taking classes at the College of Law should select quarter when prompted to enter the term from the drop-down menu. If, when you attempt to register a no time-ticket error message appears, check that you have selected the correct term. If you have selected the proper term and still encounter the time ticket error, it may be due to you're not being registered for the current term. Time tickets are automatically assigned only to students with current registration records. If you still encounter the error after selecting the correct term, contact The Registration Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar at 303.871.4026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refer to the time assignment page for more information.
15. I need to withdraw from all my classes. How do I do this?
Undergraduate Students: With the exception of undergraduate students in The Women's College or University College, an undergraduate student who has withdrawn from the University (for leave of absence, or medical leave of absence) must first go to the Center for Academic and Career Development (the Center), located in Driscoll Center South, lower level (below the book store) for an exit interview.
Undergraduate Students in Colorado Women's College should contact the college via their website for re-entry information. http://womenscollege.du.edu/
Undergraduate Students in University College should contact the University College registration office for re-entry. Contact information is available at the University College website http://www.universitycollege.du.edu/
Students who have received federal or state funds through financial aid programs must also have an exit interview with the Financial Aid Office.
A student who is not in academic good standing at the time of withdrawal must contact an adviser in the Center before readmission. A student with 90 or more quarter hours majoring in business who is not in academic good standing at the time of withdrawal should contact a Daniels College of Business adviser.
Graduate Students: Leave of Absence or Medical Leave of Absence
A student with a serious medical condition may elect to stop-out or withdraw from the University with appropriate medical documentation. After dropping all classes, students may apply for a medical leave of absence. Click here for the Graduate Student Medical Leave of Absence and Leave of Absence Policy.
Students in the College of Law must complete a Graduate Student Withdrawal form, whether or not you intend to return. This form is available from the Office of the Registrar, or online at http://www.du.edu/registrar/forms/WithdrawalForm.pdf. The form must be completed in full with all required signatures before submitting it to the College of Law registrar for final signature and processing.
University College students use the same Graduate Student Withdrawal form but should visit the University College website at http://universitycollege.du.edu/answers/policies/withdrawal-refunds-credit.cfm for more information.
16. How can I take a course for no credit?
It is at the instructor’s discretion to grant you permission to change a course to no credit.
Certain courses or sections of courses are not available to be taken for no credit.
The most common method to register for no credit is to have the instructor sign a completed add/drop slip, indicating that he or she authorizes you to register for the course for no credit, then submit the add/drop slip to the Office of the Registrar.
Add/drop slips are available in the reception area in the Office of the Registrar.
- Once enrolled in a course for no credit, you cannot change the course to credit.
- Students must register for no credit prior to the end of the sixth week of the quarter.
Related Links: Refer to the Register Courses Requiring Approvals for more information.
17. I am not an enrolled student of the University of Denver, but I would like to take a course and really don’t need credit for it. How can I do this?
With the exception of University College and non-credit programs through other colleges or schools at the University of Denver, the tuition assessment and approval process will be the same whether you take a course for credit or for no credit.
If you have a baccalaureate degree, you must obtain and complete an application for graduate special status. This form is available from the Office of Graduate Studies Student Records, room 216 in University Hall. You must obtain signatures from the instructors for the courses for which you want to register. Once the form is completed, submit it to the registration coordinator in the Office of the Registrar.
If you do not have a baccalaureate degree, you must apply for undergraduate special status through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, room 110 in University Hall, 303-871-2036 or email@example.com. Instructor approval is not required for admission into a course unless there are specific course restrictions, pre-requisites or approvals.
Related Links: Refer to the Register Courses Requiring Approvals for more information.
See Registration Eligibility for more information.
18.I do not have my alternate PIN to register.
Starting winter quarter 2010, registration forms have been eliminated for undergraduate students. In the past, undergraduate students were assigned an "alternate PIN" each quarter which was required to access web registration. The "alternate PIN" was provided to students by advisers in order to assure students received appropriate advising. The "alternate PIN" was printed on the Registration Form produced by the Registrar's Office and given to students' advisers.
Beginning with registration for winter quarter 2010, we will no longer distribute printed Registration Forms. Students will receive registration information via email prior to advising week. Students, faculty and advisers can see important registration information at Registrar's website.
Undergraduates must still see their adviser to be able to register. Once advised, advisers will simply delete the alternate PIN through PioneerWeb, thus clearing the student to register. The Delete Alternate PIN function is located in the Faculty Registration Tools channel on the Faculty tab of PioneerWeb.
The alternate PIN functions as adviser approval for registration purposes; therefore, the Office of the Registrar cannot release the registration form or the alternate PIN to students.
Undergraduate students who do not have an alternate PIN must contact the following for alternate PIN information as appropriate:
19. I am a student of University College, the Women’s College, the College of Law or the Graduate School of Social Work and I have a question.
Your college has its own registration or student services staff available to help you.
University College Registration Office: 2211 S. Josephine, 303-871-2291 http://www.universitycollege.du.edu
Colorado Women’s College: Chambers Center, 303-871-6500 http://womenscollege.du.edu/
Registrar’s Office of the College of Law: 303-871-6132 http://www.law.du.edu/registrar/
Graduate School of Social Work Registrar: Craig Hall, 303-871-2843 http://www.du.edu/gssw/