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Welcome to the University of Denver!

The entire DU community looks forward to welcoming you to campus. This marks the beginning of your DU experience, which will be filled with many opportunities for academic, cultural and social exploration. This website outlines the next steps you will need to take as the newest member of the DU community and includes all the information you will need to make a seamless transition to the University. Please review the information included in this section. Click on the links below for more information.

Again, welcome to DU! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Admitted Students

A printable guide for enrollment and immigration documents can be found here

Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Welcome to the University of Denver and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Useful pre-arrival information, immigration and visa information and document check-in and orientation programs are essential components of preparing for and adjusting to life in the United States and the climate at the University of Denver. International Student Orientation is a required part of your transition to DU. International Student Orientation, the week before Discoveries, will also serve as your introduction to International Student and Scholar Services, International Student Advisors and immigration rules and regulations. You can find more information and view orientation schedules online.

English Language Proficiency Assessment

For students who are offered Regular Admission: If you are a non-native speaker of English, and have not yet completed 30 transferrable academic semester college/university credits at an institution where English is the language of instruction and examination, you will be required to take the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA). The results of the assessment will determine your placement into English Language courses in the LAUNCH curriculum, for which you will earn language credit toward your degree and fulfill the language requirement. The LAUNCH courses are designed to help students be more successful in their academic programs by improving their proficiency in English, learning about being part of an American institution of higher education, and learning more about U.S. culture.

Student Housing

Welcome to the Department of Housing and Residential Education. For most students, living on campus is one of the most memorable experiences they will have as a DU Pioneer. More important dates and information on Housing and Residential Education can be found online.

Tuition and Billing

The cost of attendance is determined by calculating direct costs (tuition, fees, health insurance, room and board) and estimating indirect costs (books, transportation, personal expenses). To help you better understand all the direct costs on your first bill, please see the cost of attendance for 2017-2018. 

For payment options please, visit the Bursars Office.

First Year Seminar

All entering first-year students will enroll in a 4-credit First-Year Seminar (FSEM 1111) in the fall quarter. These seminars are designed to provide you with an in-depth academic experience that will be rigorous and engaging. Faculty members have selected  course topics  about which they have particular expertise and enthusiasm, and you are encouraged to  register  for any First-Year Seminar that looks exciting to you, regardless of your probable major. Registration will begin in June each year. Please note that these courses fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to 20 students. Registration for one of these courses ALSO registers you for Discoveries Orientation, and you will NOT receive your housing assignment information until you have registered!

English Conditionally Admitted (ECA) Students

A printable guide for English Conditionally Admitted (ECA) student enrollment and immigration documents can be found here

English Language Center (ELC)

Welcome to the University of Denver and the English Language Center (ELC). Beginning your DU studies at the ELC will help ensure that you have the English language skills necessary to succeed in your academic program. Placement testing and orientation are an important and required part of this process. More information for ECA students can be found online along with ELC course and curriculum descriptions. We look forward to having you begin your academic studies at DU following completion of your English language courses.

Student Housing

English Conditionally Admitted (ECA) students are not eligible for on-campus housing. If you submit the required TOEFL or IELTS score by August 1, and are no longer required to enroll in the English Language Center, you will be required to live on-campus.

Tuition & billing

To help you better understand your first bill from the English Language Center (ELC), please see their cost of attendance.

For payment options please, visit the Bursars Office.

First Year Seminar

International students who have been English Conditionally Admitted (ECA) should not sign up for a First Year Seminar.