Academic Advisors


Undergraduate Advisors

Krista Busch

Senior Undergrad Academic Advisor

Kyle Danforth

Senior Undergrad Academic Advisor

Graduate Advisors

Roxy New

Academic Advisor and Course Coordinator

Overview


The College of Architecture and Planning student services team aims to foster student success by offering a welcoming environment, where students are provided tools and resources that will empower them to make decisions leading to the highest level of academic, career, and personal achievement.

To accomplish our mission, the student services staff in the College of Architecture and Planning will:

  • Assist students in the development of meaningful education plans.
  • Serve as a resource for students to provide timely, accurate information and professional advice about degree programs, university policies and procedures, campus resources, and student engagement opportunities.
  • Support and advance the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of students to the College.
  • Encourage self-reliant problem-solving.
  • Empower students to take responsibility for achieving their academic, career, and personal goals.
  • Assist students in their transition and integration into college/the College.
  • Forster community at the College and University level.
  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure accurate curricular information is communicated to both current and prospective students.
  • Help students build professional networks and skills in their field through participation in Internship and Mentorship programs.

Academic Advising 101


Program Handbooks


Master of Urban & Regional Planning Handbook

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PhD in Geography, Planning & Design Handbook

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Academic Policies


Advising Forms


Advising Sheets


On this page you can find downloadable PDFs of advising sheets for the College of Architecture and Planning's degree programs.

BS Architecture

Master of Architecture

MS in Historic Preservation

Master of Landscape Architecture

Master of Urban Design

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Newly Admitted Student Checklists


Attend Orientation

Register for and attend an orientation session. Go to the Orientation website for information, available dates, and to register.

Activate Email Accounts & Student Portal

Students are required to activate their CU Denver email account & student portal, which will be used for all university-related business. First, activate your UCD Access account. Follow the instructions for New Students. You will need your CU Denver username and password. If you are having difficulty, contact IT Services Help Desk at 303-724-4357.

Academic Advising

Meet with your academic advisor to discuss classes and degree requirements, review transfer credit (if any), and for help with registration.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

In order to accurately evaluate transfer credit awards, students must submit final, official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Final, official transcripts should be sent to CU Denver’s Office of the Registrar. Once received, the transcript(s) will be reviewed for transferrable and applicable general education and general elective credit. In situations where architecture and/or design coursework has been completed, only the Architecture Faculty have the authority to evaluate these courses when determining equivalencies to the BS ARCH curriculum. Please contact your academic advisor to request formal review of prior architecture/design coursework, once you have submitted final, official transcripts to the Registrar.

Students seeking transfer credit for architecture studios must submit a portfolio of work completed in previous studio experiences. In any case, a student may be awarded a maximum studio transfer award of Design Studio I and Design Studio II. Students wishing to submit portfolio work for review must use the following link to share their work, as this ensures confidential and secure handling of student material; please do not email portfolio material to your advisor.  

Submit your portfolio for review.

Additional transfer credit information and policies can be found in the College of Architecture and Planning Graduation Requirements in the CU Denver Catalog.

Colorado community college system transfer students may consult the “BS Arch Transfer Guide for CO Community College Students” (link to “BS Arch Transfer Guide for CO Community College Students” in prospective student section of website) to reference established transfer rules for transferable and applicable general education, general elective, and architecture major courses.

Authorize College Opportunity Funds

The College Opportunity Funds (COF) tuition stipend is available for undergraduate Colorado residents. To claim this tuition reduction, log into your student portal and click COF Authorization. For more info, visit the COF website. 

Register for Courses

Log in to UCDAccess to search and register for the classes that you discussed with your advisor.

Obtain Student ID Card

The ID Center is located in the Tivoli Student Union Bookstore. You must be registered for courses and have a print-out of your schedule with you in order to get your ID card. For more information, call 303.556.8385.         

Finalize Tuition Payment and Financial Aid

Make payment arrangements with the Bursar’s Office. If you are receiving financial aid, make sure your paperwork is complete.
Bursar: 303.315.1800, Student Commons, 5th Floor
Financial Aid: 303.315.1850, Student Commons, 5th Floor 

Immunization Records

For more information, contact the Health Center at Auraria, Plaza Building 150, 303.556.2525, ext. 8 or visit the immunizations website.

Consider Student Housing Options

The Office of Housing and Dining serves as a resource for student housing needs. Please contact the Housing by email or visit the Housing website 

Tivoli Bookstore

Buy your books! Bring a copy of your schedule to the bookstore in the Tivoli or visit the Auraria Bookstore website. 

Check Your Schedule

Check UCDAccess frequently to verify enrollment, classrooms, and waitlist status. Print your course schedule the day before classes start (room changes can happen until the day before classes begin).

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Graduation


GRADUATION INFORMATION

Students may apply to graduate in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Students planning on graduating have the ability to apply for that semester’s graduation beginning the first day of course registration. The last day for students to apply for graduation is census date of the term in which they plan to graduate. Students who do not apply for graduation by the deadline will not be eligible for graduation that term.


Commencement ceremonies are held during the Fall and Spring semesters; students graduating in the Summer semester are invited to attend the Fall commencement ceremony.


All students MUST meet with their advisor at the beginning of their final term for a graduation check-out appointment. We recommend students schedule an appointment PRIOR to the add/drop deadline of their final term in case schedule adjustments need to be made to fulfill final degree requirements. After meeting with their advisor, students should apply for graduation online through UCDAccess.

Information about commencement activities (dates, special passes, cap and gowns, and graduation announcements) can be found on the Graduation website.