2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Readmission School/College Specific Policy

College of Arts & Media

All students who have not registered and attended classes at the university for one calendar year (three consecutive semesters, including summer term) or longer must apply for readmission through the CU Denver Office of Admissions. Former music majors who have not registered at the university for three consecutive semesters (not including summers) may need to re-apply to the Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies. Contact CAM@ucdenver.edu for more details.

Due to the dynamic nature of College of Arts & Media programs, returning students who have not attended in more than five years must complete their programs based on the current curriculum and policies.

Business School

For students newly admitted to the Business School and former business students readmitted to the school after an absence of three semesters, applicable credits up to five years old will be counted toward business degree requirements. Courses more than eight years old will be evaluated individually for their current relevance to the degree program. Students may be required to update their knowledge by taking additional courses when past courses are outdated. Generally, business courses more than eight years old will not apply toward degree credit.

A University of Colorado student from another campus, or a Denver campus student who has not registered for three consecutive semesters (including summer term), is considered a former student and must reapply for admission. Former Denver campus business degree students will be automatically readmitted to the school for up to three years from the semester they last attended if they are in good standing (not on probation or suspension) in the school. Students who have not attended for more than three years, or who have completed the equivalent of 12 or more semester hours at another institution of higher education, must meet the admission and degree requirements applicable at the time they reapply.

School of Education and Human Development

All SEHD students who have not registered and attended classes on the Denver campus for one calendar year (three consecutive semesters, including summer term) or longer must reapply for admission to the Office of Admissions. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible to gain readmission. Students not in good academic standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Students who have attended the University of Colorado, Denver and have been admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but never registered and attended or have not registered for and attended classes on the Denver Campus for one year or longer (three consecutive semesters, including summer term), must reapply for admission through the Office of Admissions (per University policy). Students who are in good academic standing are eligible to gain readmission to the college, but students who are not must follow the academic probation and suspension policies before they can be readmitted.

This policy applies to any student who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a former degree-seeking CU Denver campus student,
  • Is a former declared CLAS student, and
  • Has not completed any transfer coursework since leaving CU Denver.

Once the university has readmitted a student, the following guidelines will help to determine the academic requirements and catalog that a student will follow to complete their academic program. These policies apply to all degree granting programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including graduate programs, undergraduate majors, undergraduate minors, certificates (graduate, undergraduate and non-degree seeking), unless other program-specific policies are established and explicitly stated in the academic catalog under the academic program requirements. Students should always meet with both their CLAS advisor and program advisor(s) as soon as they are readmitted to make sure that they know what catalog and degree requirements that they must follow. Advisors will make sure that credits are applied to a student’s specific degree requirements according to the best fit, and will work with the appropriate graduation certification team to make sure that the student’s degree audit (when available) is accurate.

All students are responsible for requisite knowledge for courses with prerequisites. A student may have taken prerequisite coursework, but either because they have been away from the subject matter for any amount of time or because there have been new developments in the discipline in the intervening time may lack some of this requisite knowledge. Students may substantially benefit from retaking prerequisite coursework, though they will not receive duplicate credit for courses that have been taken previously and only one iteration of the course will apply toward fulfilling degree requirements.

If a student has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours that are applicable toward a degree, or the equivalent of half the coursework applicable toward the degree through their last active term, the college will allow the student to choose to either

  • Follow the college requirements established in the academic catalog from the admit term of their most recent matriculation, provided that the courses and curriculum are still offered, or
  • Follow the college requirements established in the academic catalog under their new admit term.

If a student has completed a minimum of half the coursework applicable toward a major, minor, or certificate program through their last active term, the major department will allow the student to choose to either

  • Follow the program requirements established in the academic catalog from the admit term of their most recent matriculation, provided that the courses and curriculum are still offered, or
  • Follow the program requirements established in the academic catalog under their new admit term.

Students must meet with their CLAS and departmental advisors when they are readmitted to determine which of these options are available.

If a student has completed less than 60 credit hours that are applicable toward a degree, or less than the equivalent of half the coursework applicable toward the degree through their last active term, the college requires the student to follow the college and program requirements established in the academic catalog under their new admit term.

Any exceptions to this policy will be reviewed by the Academic Standards Committee and approved by the appropriate Associate/Assistant Dean.