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Office of the Registrar

Registration Approvals

You can ensure you're able to register as soon as you're eligible by checking course prerequisites and restrictions, viewing your registration status in webCentral and meeting regularly with your adviser(s) before registration opens.

ALTERNATE PIN

DU prevents undergraduate students from registering before meeting with advisers by placing an alternate personal identification number (PIN) on their webCentral accounts.

Once you've completed your pre-registration advising session, your adviser will remove the alternate PIN. Our office cannot release this alternate PIN before that time.

If you're an undergraduate student who doesn't have an alternate PIN, contact the appropriate person or office:

COURSE PREREQUISITES/RESTRICTIONS

You can always find course prerequisites by viewing the online class schedule. We list prerequisites at the top of each course description.

Transfer students: In some cases, courses you transfer here that are similar to our own won't meet our prerequisite standards. Please contact the Registrar Office.

CREDIT & COURSE LOAD APPROVAL

You're considered a full-time undergraduate student when taking at least 12-credit hours per quarter. Graduate students must take at least 8 credits per quarter to reach full-time status.

With approval, you can take a maximum of 20-credit hours per quarter. We charge you flat-rate tuition for up to 18-credit hours per quarter, and we'll generally charge you on a per-credit basis for anything above that amount. See the Office of Financial Aid and Bursar's Office website for more information.

For every 45-credit hours of classes you successfully complete, you move up into a new class. Seniors have completed at least 135-credit hours.

Transfer credits


You must work with our office to ensure credits you've earned elsewhere are transferable. The University of Denver may accept credits you've earned at other colleges or universities when:
  • The school provides courses that meet DU's academic standards.
  • The subject matter of the course(s) is similar in scope to those offered at the University.
  • You've earned a grade that DU deems acceptable.

For more information, see our transfer credit policy.

Concurrent enrollment

If you'd like to take courses at the University of Denver while also earning credit at another college or university, you must first get approval from our Academic Exceptions Committee. If you're approved for concurrent enrollment, we'll recognize credits you earn at both schools toward your enrollment status.

No-credit courses
If you take a course for no credit, we'll still count it as credit toward a full course load. You'll also be charged tuition for the course.

Taking more than a full course load
These rules don't apply to the Sturm College of Law, which is on a semester schedule.

If you'd like to take more than a full course load, you must request approval from the appropriate office, which must provide its approval in writing. You may be approved to take the maximum of 20-credit hours per quarter.

In most cases, you'll seek approval from your adviser, but exceptions include:

We grant approval based on your grade point average (GPA), the reason you're requesting the overload and your work schedule.

Contact the appropriate office for overload signatures and forms using the chart below.

FORMS & SPECIAL PERMISSION

If you're trying to register for a course that requires special permission via a form (e.g., independent study), visit our office on the garden level of University Hall to complete the form and the registration process.

If, however, you receive a registration error when trying to add the course, register for all your other courses online, then visit/contact the appropriate office(s) to get approval. This way, you ensure your spot in the bulk of your courses before gaining approval for the outstanding course.

The following chart will detail where these signatures and forms can be obtained.

Activity Required Signatures Form Required
  UNDERGRAD
Non-Business & Undeclared
UNDERGRAD
BUS ADMIN.
(WITH FEWER THAN 90 HOURS)
UNDERGRAD
BUS ADMIN.
(WITH MORE THAN 90 HOURS)
 
Priority Registration Advisor Advisor Advisor Registration
Form/Alternate PIN
Overloads Over 19 hours
1.Advisor, Center for Academic Resources,
DUC36
Over 19 hours
1Advisor, Center for Academic Resources
DUC36
Over 19 hours
1. DCB Student Services
DCB 147
Drop/add Form or Permit-Override on System
No-Credit Registration 1.Instructor 1.Instructor 1.Instructor Drop/Add Form
Undergraduate
Registering for
a 4000-Level Class
for Undergrad. Credit
1.Instructor
2.Department Head
3.Assoc. Dean
4.Grad. Dean
Not Allowed Not Allowed Form at the Center
for Academic Advising,
Driscoll South, RM 36
Drop/Add –
First Five Days
None None None Drop/Add Form or on-line
Add –
Second Week of the Quarter
1.Instructor 1.Instructor 1.Instructor Drop/Add Form
Late Registration
and Add –
After the Second Week of the Quarter
1.Instructor
2.Advisor,
Center for Academic Advising , DUC36
1.Instructor
2.Advisor,
Center for Academic Advising , DUC36
1.Instructor
2.Advisor
3.DCB Student Services
DCB 147
Registration Form
Drop –
Until 6th Week of the Quarter,
Automatic “W” Given
None None None Drop/Add Form
Drop –
After 6th Week of the Quarter,
“W” will be Given with Approval
1.Instructor
2.Advisor,
Center for Academic Advising
DUC36
1.Instructor
2.Advisor,
Center for Academic Advising
DUC36
1.Instructor
2.DCB Student Services
DCB 147
Drop/Add Form
Independent Study or Research 1.Registrar
2.Instructor
3.Department Head
Non-Business Courses
1.Registrar
2.Instructor
3.Department Head
1.Registrar
2.Instructor
3.Department Head
4.DCB Student Services
DCB 147
Independent Study Form
(available in Registrar Office, University Hall, garden level)