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!

In early August, our Academic Advisors will review your Autumn/Fall Quarter schedule. If there are any concerns or adjustments needed, they will reach out to you via your DU email.

At the start of Autumn Quarter in September, you will be assigned an Academic Advisor for in-depth discussions about your academic plan.

New Student Registration for the Autumn Quarter 2024 will take place from July 22nd - 26th. Our Academic Advisors are excited to meet with you and ensure you’re ready to succeed. 

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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 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. 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 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

    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.

    Group advising sessions ended on July 19th. If you missed the session, please watch the recorded group advising video and review the slides.

  • Action 2: Quick Question Hours During Registration Week (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. Quick Questions are 10-15 min max, same day, offered on a first-come, first-served basis, intended for quick problem solving to ensure accurate course enrollment.

    Monday-Friday (July 22nd-26th)

    Morning: 9:00 -11:30 AM Mountain Time

    Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time

    Add yourself to the Quick Questions Queue (you can only add yourself during the hours listed above)

    • An academic advisor will email you a Zoom link to your DU email account when it is your turn
    • You need to join the virtual meeting within 5 minutes of the email being sent
    • Make sure to join the virtual meeting from a laptop and not your phone

    Questions? Please contact 

Advising & Registration Period Schedule

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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