When to Register

When will you register? It depends.

  • New undergraduate students entering in the fall:

    You will be eligible to begin registration in July and will meet with an advisor in advance of registration, Keep an eye out for an email with your registration time.

  • New undergraduate students entering in the Winter, Spring, or Summer quarter:

    The Discoveries Orientation Office will contact you about orientation and registration.

  • Transfer Students:

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

  • Current students:

    You can find your registration start time by checking your Student Profile or the Prepare for Registration link in the Registration section of PioneerWeb.

  • Undergraduate summer special-status, visiting or non-degree-seeking students:

    If you're enrolling only in DU summer courses, you can register under open enrollment. Learn more at Summer@DU. If you're interested in continuing at DU beyond summer quarter, you must complete our Application for Admission.

  • Non degree-seeking graduate students or graduate students visiting from another institution:

    Review information, policies and procedures for Graduate Non-degree Students. Then, complete and submit the Graduate Non-degree Application each quarter to maintain your registration eligibility. Contact the Office of Graduate Education at 303-871-2706 or by email at gradinfo@du.edu for more information.


If you’re enrolled or interested in these schools or programs, contact them directly to register.

Beware of Registration Holds

Be sure to check your registration status before registration begins. Registration holds will prevent you from registering.

Registration Timelines

How Registration Times Are Determined

The Time Ticket assignment process controls and manages the size and order of registration times. Time assignments are generated based on the number of credits a student has earned. 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 timing intervals.


Priority Registration

The University of Denver allows priority registration for the following types of students:

  • Students with an approved accommodation through the Disability Services Program
  • ROTC Students
  • Athletes
  • University Honors

Registration for a term starts with graduate students and 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.

If you're eligible for priority registration, but are having issues registering for classes, contact us at 303-871-4095.


Registration Sequence

  1. Priority Registration begins on Monday of week 1 at 8:00am with continuing graduate students.
  2. New graduate students and new graduate transfer students begin registration on Friday.
  3. Undergraduate students with priority registration will begin registering on Friday of Week 1.
  4. Registration for all other undergraduates will begin on Monday at 8:00 am of Week 2.
  5. New undergraduate students and undergraduate transfer students begin registration on the last day (Friday) of Week 2.

Note: 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.

Register on Time or Pay the Late Fee

Once you register, you may drop and add courses freely through the fifth business day of the quarter without financial penalty. However, if you don't begin registration before the first day of the quarter, you are assessed a late-registration service charge that cannot be waived.

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