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Academic Tutorial Videos

Learn more about webCentral, the Common Curriculum, the Academic Progress Report, and the DU academic advising structure by viewing these tutorial videos.

Degree Requirements / Degree Plans

You must follow the degree requirements for your catalog (also called a bulletin) year. Your catalog year is the year you enrolled at DU, not the year you declared your major. Use the Bulletins / Catalogs quick link to find your catalog and degree requirements for majors and minors. Additionally, many programs have degree plans--forms that include all your degree requirements for easy reference. Check your department's website or stop by the office to inquire about a degree plan.

Common Curriculum

Regardless of Major, every undergraduate student at the University of Denver takes Common Curriculum courses. These courses introduce you to a variety of disciplines across the arts, humanities, and sciences as a part of a liberal arts education. A complete description and the specifics of how the Common Curriculum courses apply based on degree can be found in your catalog (see Bulletins / Catalogs). Common Curriculum.

 

Your Academic Progress Report (APR)

The Academic Progress Report (APR) provides a quarterly record of your progress towards fulfilling degree requirements. When meeting with a faculty or academic adviser you should bring a copy of your academic progress report, which you can get through your WebCentral account:

  1. Go to: http://webcentral.du.edu
  2. Log In
  3. Click the MyWeb tab
  4. Click Student and Financial Services
  5. Click Student Records
  6. Click Academic Progress Report (APR)

PLEASE NOTE: The APR is an advising guide for meeting degree requirements, not an official transcript. For a tutorial on the specifics of the APR, download and view the How to Read Your APR PowerPoint or the printer-ready PDF, Understanding Your APR.

Grading / Academic Standards / GPA

Details regarding the grading system and symbols can be found at the Academic Policies & Procedures link, along with information regarding what consititutes good academic standing at DU.

Your GPA is determined by multiplying the credit points (for example, "B+" = 3.3) by the number of credit hours for each course. Total the credit hours attempted, total the credit points, and divide the latter by the former. Grades of NC, I and W are not included in the GPA. Incompletes that are not completed within one year are calculated as F in the GPA. All grades for repeated courses are included in determining GPA. Undergraduate, graduate and specific program GPAs may be calculated separately. The GPA Calculator link will take you to an off-site program that will do the math for you.

PLEASE NOTE: The GPA Calculator and Raise Your GPA Calculator are not associated with the University of Denver and are intended only as tools, not definitive measures.

Transferring Credit to DU

In order to transfer credit, you must request official transcripts directly from the institution(s) you attended and verify their arrival with the Registrar. An overview is below. For complete details see the Registrar's Transfer Credit page.

Transfer Students

  • Send in transcripts from school(s) attended to the Registrar
  • Fill out initial evaluation given by Admissions
  • Make sure to finish further evaluations by Academic Departments if necessary

Continuing Students

  • Get pre-approval before taking courses at another school
  • After courses are completed, send transcript(s) to the Registrar
  • No more than 90 transfer credits can be taken
  • Courses can be transferred from regionally accredited two year schools
  • Must complete the last 45 credits at DU
  • Cannot take courses at DU and another school at the same time

Incoming Students

  • Advance Placement, IB (International Baccalaureate), or College Credit can be transferred
  • Maximum of 45 hours can be taken

Important Dates

Need to know your finals schedule? What the drop/add deadlines are for the quarter? When Winter Quarter 2011 ends? These change each quarter and the Calendars & Deadlines link to the Registrar's page will always have the most updated information.

Academic Policies & Procedures

Successful navigation of your academic career means you may, at some time, need to be familiar with DU's policies and procedures. You'll find policies on everything including auditing classes, drop/add, graduation and much more on the Registrar's Academic Policies & Procedures page linked at the left.

Building Codes

A list of abbreviations, acronyms, and other "codes" that can help you make your way around campus can downloaded at Building Codes & Other Acronyms.