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.
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.
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
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
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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Before you can register for classes at CU Denver you must provide proof of certain immunizations. You can read the policy and get the necessary forms on the health center's website.
Make payment arrangements with the Bursar's Office, or if you are receiving financial aid, make sure your paperwork is complete. You many wish to contact the Financial Aid office.
The ID Center is located in the Tivoli Student Union in the bookstore on the Auraria campus. You must be registered for your courses AND have a print-out of your schedule with you in order to get your ID card. For more information, please call 303.556.8385.
A portion of your student fees goes towards your Denver Student ID card and bus pass. Your Denver Student ID will enable you to access the Auraria Library and Student Wellness Center.
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