Meet with Academic Advising

All incoming students receive dedicated support for first-quarter course selection from our Academic Advisors in the Office of Academic Advising.

Beginning the week of July 8th, you’ll have opportunities to participate in virtual group advising sessions and individual meetings with an Academic Advisor. We’re here to ensure you start your journey at DU with confidence and excitement!

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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.

Other Dates & Deadlines

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



Required Actions before Meeting with Academic Advising:

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

    (link coming soon!)

    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!

  • 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. Transfer students should speak with an Academic Advisor if they have transfer language credit and next steps. 
    • 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 cwlc@du.edu 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. 

  • Review a Sample Course Plan

    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 early-to-mid 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.
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Get Connected with an Advisor

  • Action 1: Attend a Group Advising Session (Required)

    ***Transfer Students - Please follow the steps on the Transfer Student Overview Page.

    You must attend a virtual group advising session prior to meeting individually with an academic advisor. Individual meetings are not required to register. 

    Starting the week of July 8th, we will begin our group advising sessions.

    Link to book your group session coming soon! Make sure to join the session from a laptop and not your phone. 

    Unable to attend a live group session? Watch our recorded group advising video and review the slides. Link and slides coming soon!

  • Action 2: One on One Academic Advising Appointments (if needed)

    After attending a group advising session you may attend an individual virtual (zoom) academic advising meeting if you need further assistance or have additional questions. Individual meetings start the week of July 15th. Individual meetings are not required to register for the Autumn Quarter. 

    Link to book an appointment coming soon!

    Make sure to join the virtual meeting from a laptop and not your phone. 

Registration & Advising Contact Information

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

For questions about academic advising or course planning, contact advising@du.edu.