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Office of the Registrar

Registration Eligibility

At the University of Denver, registration for Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters begins with Priority Registration for continuing students on week six of the quarter and runs for two weeks. Students are assigned a registration time approximately three weeks before registration begins for a subsequent quarter.

When Do I Register?

Current students can find their registration start time by checking their Student Profile or the Prepare for Registration link in the Registration section of PioneerWeb. New and incoming students will register on a separate schedule. Detailed schedule "plans" can be built in advance and be used in the registration process [link to building plans]. Be sure to check your registration status before registration begins. Registration holds [insert link] will prevent a student from registering.

New first year undergraduate student fall registration: All incoming freshman will be eligible to begin registration in July. An email will be sent with the registration time. Advising for incoming students will be sent to students in advance of registration.

Newly admitted freshman who begin in the Winter, Spring, or Summer quarter: Students will be contacted by -The Discoveries Orientation Office about orientation and registration.

Transfer Students - The Discoveries Orientation Office will send you information about orientation and registration eligibility.

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 [email protected] .

Undergraduate summer 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 [email protected]. If you're interested in continuing at DU beyond summer quarter, you must complete our Application for Admission.

Graduate Special Status students or graduate students visiting DU from another higher education institution: 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 graduate student. Find more details about requirements for visiting graduate students through the Office of Graduate Education at 303-871-2831, or by email at [email protected].

Exception: Non-degree, graduate special status students in Daniels College of Business are allowed to register via the Web.

Students in the following colleges or schools please contact the colleges directly for registration information:

How are registration times determined?

The Time Ticket assignment process allows for priority registration for specific student groups, as well as controls and manages the size and order of registration times. Time assignments are generated based on the number of credits a student has earned, including study abroad and transfer credits. The system is designed so that the closer the student is to completing their degree, the more priority they are given to take the specific classes they need to finish their program. Students are placed in groups of 50-70 students in 10 minute intervals. For Undergraduate students, "Alternate Pins" (Alt Pins) are also assigned and they will need to be removed by the student's advisor(s) during advising week. Alt Pins are not assigned for Summer or Interterm courses, or when a student is studying abroad.

  • The University of Denver allows priority registration for the following:
  • Students with Certain Disabilities
  • ROTC Students
  • Athletes
  • University Honors
  • Registration for a term starts with graduate students, those in a priority registration group described above, followed by undergraduate students.
  • For students in an interdisciplinary or dual-degree program, the Time Ticket process will select the curriculum, attribute or identifier that places the student in the earliest group.
  • Priority Registration begins on Monday of week 1 at 8:00am with continuing graduate students.
  • New graduate students and new graduate transfer students begin registration on Friday.
  • Undergraduate students with priority registration will begin registering on Friday of Week 1.
  • Registration for all other undergraduates will begin on Monday at 8:00 am of Week 2.
  • New undergraduate students and undergraduate transfer students begin registration on the last day (Friday) of Week 2.
  • 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.

All students (continuing, new, returning stop-outs and readmitted) who do not begin registration before the first day of the quarter are assessed a late-registration service charge that cannot be waived. Once registered, students may drop and add courses freely through the fifth business day of the quarter without financial penalty.

If you're eligible for priority registration, but have trouble registering for classes, contact the registrar's office at 303-871-4095.