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Office of the Registrar

Registration Eligibility

You must be properly registered in courses to attend and earn grades in them.

To ensure you've correctly registered for classes, call our office at 303-871-4095.

Common registration eligibility errors/causes include:

  • You're attending the wrong section of a course. Because some courses have different sections, be sure to cross check that you've enrolled in the proper section.
  • You've yet to register for a waitlisted class after being granted approval to register. If the professor for a course for which you've been waitlisted grants you approval to register, you should register for the class as soon as possible; we do not automatically enroll you in courses.


  • Special-status, visiting or non-degree-seeking students
    • Undergraduate students visiting DU for summer quarter—If you’re enrolling only in DU summer courses, you can register under open enrollment. Learn more about Summer@DU . If you’re interested in continuing at DU beyond summer quarter, you must complete our Application for Admission.
    • Graduate students visiting DU from another school— Contact the department or school in which you plan to take courses to ensure you’ve met all prerequisites. Then, complete the Special-Status Form (PDF) , and submit it to the appropriate admission office listed on the form. You must complete and submit this form each quarter to maintain your registration eligibility. Note: need to submit proof of bachelor's degree to take courses as a visiting student. Find more details about requirements for visiting graduate students through the Office of Graduate Studies at 303-871-2831, or by email at
    • Non-U.S. citizens visiting DU—If you’re not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident, you can’t register for classes at DU until you contact the Office of International Admission at 303-871-2790.
    • High school students—If you’re interested in taking courses at DU, please contact the Early Experience Program at 303-871-2036, or via email at .