Completions plans for degrees, certificates and minors

Once students have been admitted into a program in the School of Public Affairs, it is important that they meet with their advisor to develop and review the completion plan for their programs. Below are the completion plans for each program in the School of Public Affairs.

Graduation, commencement and transcripts

When students start their final semester of classes, they should make an appointment with their academic advisor to verify that they will fulfill the graduation requirements by the end of that semester.

Once students’ advisors have verified that they are on track to graduate, students must apply for graduation through the UCD Access student portal. Once logged in to the portal, navigate to the “Student Center,” then select “Apply for Graduation” and follow the remaining steps. Learn more about graduating from CU Denver.

Participating in the commencement ceremony requires an additional application. Learn more about the application process and deadline for participating in the commencement ceremony.

For information on how to request unofficial and official transcripts, please visit the Transcripts section of the Office of the Registrar website.

Contact your graduate advisor