The School of Public Affairs offers personalized support to students enrolled in criminal justice and public affairs programs. Students are assigned an academic advisor who will help them to plan their path to graduation and to navigate university and school policies and procedures. It is recommended that students meet regularly with their advisors — at least two to three times per semester for undergraduate students, and two to three times over the course of the program for graduate students.
Advisors can provide support to:
NOTE: Academic advisors have a hybrid work schedule. The best way to contact your advisor for the quickest response is by emailing them directly and/or scheduling an appointment using Inspire.
Students often need to complete and submit forms as part of official university business. The following forms are available through the CU Denver Office of the Registrar. You can find descriptions of the forms and access them on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
The Academic Catalog contains information about all the schools, colleges and academic programs at CU Denver, including program descriptions, program admission and completion requirements, course descriptions, academic policies and more. Students should review either the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog (selected the correct version from the drop-down menu for CU Denver), depending on their program and being sure to select the catalog version that corresponds to the academic year of their admission to the program.
Students should also note important dates and deadlines that are listed in the Academic Calendar, which is CU Denver’s official calendar. Additionally, students who apply for financial aid and scholarships should check the Financial Aid Calendar to ensure they meet important deadlines.
The School of Public Affairs has developed handbooks for several of its graduate programs. The handbooks are valuable sources of information that outline the requirements, policies and resources for each program and can help to answer many questions. Please familiarize yourself with the contents of the handbook for your program.