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Academic Information

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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 Fall Quarter classes will take place over the summer, during the week of July 15th through July 19th. 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 in September.

  • Discover DU

    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 prior to July 1st. If students do not complete and submit a placement test for a previously studied language by July 1st, results may not be processed in time for summer registration. This may prevent students from registering for their preferred language class until the beginning of the fall quarter. 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 in mid-July, the deadline to complete this math assessment is July 1st.

    Take the Math Advising Tool

  • 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. 

    Undergraduate Admission
    2197 S. University Blvd
    Denver, CO 80208-9401

  • 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.

Contact

First-Year Seminar Program

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Jennifer Karas

Associate Provost, Academic Programs