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If you've submitted your deposit and confirmed your spot at DU, we encourage you to prepare for starting classes. There are a few things we'll need you to send us, including placement exams and your final transcripts. If you have questions, please contact Undergraduate Admission.
New Student Registration for Winter Quarter classes will begin on November 11th, 2019. Please visit the New Student Registration website for details, instructions and important dates and deadlines related to registration and other tips to help you seamlessly transition into the DU community.
For students starting in Fall 2019: as part of your orientation experience, all students will be required to take our online summer course called Discover DU. Through engaging videos and interactive content, students will learn about the values of the University community, how to register for classes, and what to expect during Fall Welcome Week. An invitation to begin the course will be sent in mid-July, and more information can be found on the Discoveries Orientation website.
Language placement exam
Students who plan to begin studying a new language at DU do not need to take a placement exam and should register for the 1001 level. Students who plan to continue studying a language must take the placement exam as soon as possible. Please visit the Center for World Languages & Cultures website for the most up-to-date information.
Math Advising Tool
There is a brief math advising tool for all incoming students. This helps our faculty gauge your experience in mathematics and recommend math courses for you to take at DU. The survey consists of 20 algebra questions, and should take around 45 minutes to complete. In order to ensure that you can register for the appropriate math class, please complete the assessment as soon as possible.
Send your final transcripts and AP/IB scores
Remember to send your final high school transcripts and official AP/IB test scores to Undergraduate Admission as soon as possible (if you're starting in the fall quarter).
If you have taken any AP or IB exams, please have those scores sent directly to our office as well. DU's AP code is 4842.
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First-Year Seminar Program
The First-Year Seminar (FSEM) Program offers students an introduction to the intellectual life of the University. Offered in the Fall quarter, the small class size provides an in-depth academic experience that is rigorous and engaging. In addition to developing self-motivated academic passion, students can expect to hone the academic skills essential for successful college work.
Each seminar focuses on one or more of the following academic skills: writing, critical reading and thinking, discussion, argumentation and debate, and information literacy. This program enables students to engage with faculty in the exploration of novel and challenging topics, and lays the groundwork for extraordinary academic and personal growth.
All new first-year students are required to take an FSEM course. Transfer students are exempt from the FSEM course requirement. For more information on the First-Year Seminar Program and how to register, please visit their website.