First-Year Students

Welcome to the DU Community! We’re thrilled to have you join us and want to make sure you feel confident and supported as you prepare to register for your Autumn classes at DU. Our advising period for first-year students runs from July 8th - 19th. During this time, you can participate in both virtual group advising sessions (recording available) and individual meetings with an Academic Advisor to ensure you’re well-prepared.

Our entire advising team is here to support you through the process. You are not alone! We have a short window of time to assist many new students, so we’ve set up virtual Zoom group advising sessions. These interactive sessions allow you to engage live with Academic Advisors and other first-year students, providing opportunities to meet peers and practice creating your first-quarter schedule with expert guidance.

If you need further assistance after the group session, you can schedule an individual meeting for more detailed help.

Don’t worry—you won’t mess this up! We’re here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at anytime.

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Important Advising & Registration Dates

Advising Period

First-Year Students: Starting July 8th - 19th, 2024 - Opportunities to participate in virtual group advising in addition to virtual individual meetings with an Academic Advisor.

Registration Period

Registration for Autumn Quarter 2024 for new first year and transfer students is July 22-26, 2024.

***Please note: Registration time tickets are in Mountain Time. Please plan accordingly. Time Zone Converter.

Other Dates & Deadlines

Check the comprehensive Action Items & Important Dates checklist to make sure you’re on track for joining the DU community.

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Printable Version of Advising & Registration Timeline

Required Actions before meeting with Academic Advising

  • Complete Discoveries Fall Experience - Academic Advising & Student Success Canvas Module

    The Canvas module includes important information about the Common Curriculum, Academic Advising, and registration preparation. Allow at least 2 hours to complete this module. Taking your time with this module will set you up for success at DU!

    Start the Course on Canvas

  • Take the Language Placement Test

    Language Placement test

    • Students who are continuing to study a language they started learning prior to DU take a placement test to determine their starting course level. 
    • Some degree programs are exempt from the language requirement which includes the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and all Engineering degree programs. Students with these declared degree types do not need to take the proficiency placement test.
    • Contact for questions regarding your placement test results. 
  • Use the Math Advising Tool

    Use the Math Advising Tool to determine the appropriate math course for your program/degree type. 

    The math advising tool is for all incoming students. Depending on their intended major, transferred math courses and other considerations, the math advising tool will indicate which math course, if any, is required. If MATH 1200 (Calculus for Business and Social Sciences) or MATH 1951 (Calculus I) is required, the math advising tool will administer a math proficiency survey (approximately 45 minutes and 20 algebra questions) to test the level of preparation for these courses – the score will be recorded and students will receive a recommendation concerning math courses by email in early July. In order to ensure that you can register for the appropriate math class during New Student Registration in late July, the deadline to complete the Math Advising Tool is July 1.

    Majors that require Math 1951 or Math 1200

    • Biochemistry
    • All Biological Sciences Majors
    • Business (all degrees)
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Ecology and Biodiversity
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Environmental Science (B.S. degree only)
    • Integrated Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physics
  • Review a sample course plan for your major area of interest
  • Verify we have received your AP/IB Scores

    AP and IB results are received in large batches starting in mid-to-late July. It can take a couple of weeks to process these scores and award the appropriate transfer credit. 

    To verify you’ve received your transfer credits, please log in to MyDU > Student tools widget > My Student Profile > Prior Education and Testing (left-hand side), where your scores are displayed.

    If you have not requested your scores, please see directions below:

    • Request that your AP Scores (if applicable) be sent to DU through the AP Portal (school code is 4842) 
    • IB graduates (if applicable) request your transcripts be sent directly to University of Denver through the IB Portal.
  • Meet with Academic Advising

    After completing the required action items above, you may meet with the Academic Advising team starting July 8th. 

Action Items before Registering for Classes

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Registration & Advising Contact Information

For questions about registration issues including errors, contact or call 303-871-4095.

For questions about academic advising or course planning, contact