First-Year Student Advising

Prior to registration, please review the Registration Checklist and watch the Registration Refresher video. You can download the Registration Refresher Slide Deck for reference. 

First-Year students can engage in their required quarterly advising and clearance for registration in one of these three ways below.

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    Schedule an In-Person or Virtual Appointment

    First-Year students can schedule a 20-minute advising conversation with their academic advisor which will clear them for winter quarter registration and make sure their PIN is deleted. Login to Inspire to schedule your individual advising session. Instructions for how to schedule an appointment through Inspire are available as a PDF or Video.

    • It is vital for you to keep your appointment. In the event you cannot make the appointment, please cancel 24 hours in advance to allow others an opportunity to meet with an advisor. 

    Schedule Your Appointment

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    Attend In-Person or Virtual Drop-In Advising

    First Year Fridays

    Attend the Office of Academic Advising’s exclusive First-Year Friday drop-in hours. On First-Year Fridays, students will connect with an academic advisor on a first-come, first-serve basis. This advising session will clear first-year students for winter quarter registration and make sure their PIN is deleted.
    • Sept 30th, Oct 7th, Oct 14th, Oct 21st
    • 8:30 - 11:30 AM & 1:00 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time (drop-ins will end at 2:45 PM on Oct 21st)
    • Virtual: Click this link to add yourself to the drop-in queue
    • In-Person: Community Commons; Suite 3100 (3rd Floor)

    Weekly Drop-Ins

    If first-year students can't make it to a First-Year Friday, they are welcome to attend our weekly drop-in hours. Please review our drop-in hours for the most updated days/times. Students meet with the first available advisor on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    Attend Business Group Advising

    Business or Pre-Business students also have the option to be advised and cleared for registration through Business class visits or group advising sessions. 

    During BUS 1440 or INFO 1010 this fall, Daniels advisors will be visiting your class during week 5 for an advising session, during which we will ask you to fill out an online form with your intended classes for winter quarter in order to clear you for registration


    The Daniels First Year Group Advising Sessions for Fall 2022 will be:

    • Thursday, October 20th at 4:00 PM in MRH 119
    • Friday, October 21st at 11:00 AM in MRH 106

Advising Learning Outcomes

At the end of their first year:

  • Students will understand the value of the Common Curriculum.

  • Students will display the ability to select courses that satisfy Common Curriculum requirements.

  • Students will begin to understand the DU academic policies and procedures that are relevant to their educational progress.

  • Students will effectively utilize technology to assist in course planning and registration.

  • Students will explore majors based on their interests, abilities, and career goals.

Student & Academic Advisor Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • Discuss personal values, goals, interests, and competencies that inform the academic decisions being made.
  • Prepare for advising sessions by bringing appropriate questions, course plans, and degree audit.
  • Schedule regular quarterly meetings to ensure academic progress.
  • Know DU dates and deadlines.
  • Check DU email daily.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions and actions that affect educational progress and goals.

Academic Advisor Responsibilities

  • Empower students to take responsibility for their academic experience.
  • Assist the student in pursuing a program of study that aligns with the student’s interests, goals, and competencies.
  • Assist the student in periodic evaluation of their academic progress and demonstrate understanding of the curriculum and graduation requirements.
  • Set clear boundaries for when they are available for advising appointments.
  • Refer students to relevant campus resources.
  • Maintain student privacy by not discussing issues with parents and non-University persons without a student’s permission.

Advising Resources

  • Registration Checklist

    Review the Registration Checklist prior to each registration period to ensure successful course selection.

  • 10-Week Calendar

    Students should use the "Quarter on a Page" or 10-Week Calendar to help track of major deadlines and important university dates. 

  • Understanding Your Degree Audit
    What's On a Degree Audit?

    The Degree Audit Worksheet displays a summary of the completion of overall degree requirements. Degree requirements are broken up into cards on the Audit Worksheet. Each Card contains specific degree-related information such as major or secondary major, minor, concentration, common curricula and electives.

    Regular Degree Audits Keep You On Track

    By undergoing regular degree audits, you can ensure that you're progressing towards your degree within your desired timeframe. You can also use it to help determine whether you're able to pursue electives outside your course of study without affecting your other academic goals.

    Degree Audit: Guide for Students
  • 4D Constellation Mapping

    At DU, students build out their individualized constellations, based upon their unique interests, needs, and goals. These mentors, advisors, and other supporters help students explore who they are, inspire them to achieve, bolster their confidence, provide access to opportunities and chart purpose-driven pathways forward. It’s an ongoing process of engagement, connection and empowerment that sets the stage for lifelong thriving.  

  • Student Support Offices & Resources

    DU offers many resources, including academic, health & wellness, research, social, and financial, each aimed to support your academic and personal success.