Policies & Procedures

Procedures & Forms

Academic Affairs oversees many of the policies and procedures governing academic life at the University of Denver. Here you'll find breakdowns of how these processes are managed. At the bottom, you can also find a collection of related forms and documentation.

What You Need to Know

Academic Exceptions

Academic policies define institutional standards and help ensure equitable treatment of all students. All students are expected to observe the academic policies and practices of the University set forth in the University Bulletin. However, in instances of documented extraordinary circumstances, a student may request an exception to a policy or practice.

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Academic Grievances & Appeals

Active students may appeal academic-related decisions or seek resolution of complaints or grievances through procedures supported by Academic Affairs.

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Academic Standards

In order to graduate from the University of Denver, students must maintain minimum academic standards. A student in good standing has met academic standards and University financial and behavioral obligations. A student in academic good standing has earned a number of grade points equal to at least twice the number of quarter hours attempted (i.e., has a 2.0 cumulative GPA).

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Withdrawal Procedures

Medical Leave of Absence

A student with a mental or physical health condition may elect to apply for a medical leave of absence from the University. The Medical Leave of Absence and Medical Reentry Policies describe the circumstances under which a student may request a Medical Leave of Absence and the procedures the student must follow. Student Outreach & Support processes medical leave paperwork--click below to learn more.

Student Outreach & Support

Tuition Refund Appeals

You may appeal for an exception to the University refund policy if unusual circumstances exist that are beyond your control. To request a refund, you must officially withdraw from the course prior to beginning the appeals process. You'll have 90 days from the end of the term for which you're requesting the refund. The statute of limitations for an appeal is 90 days from the end of the term in which the course for which the tuition being appealed was offered.

University Bulletins