Advising for Prospective Students

The CLAS Academic Advising office is available to assist prospective undergraduate students interested in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) bachelor degree programs. Prospective students can connect with a CLAS Academic Advisor prior to applying to CU Denver.
How does CLAS Advising work?

CLAS utilizes a shared advising system which means all undergraduate students have a CLAS Academic Advisor and a CLAS Major Advisor.  CLAS Academic Advisors work with students regarding the CU Denver Core Curriculum, CLAS, and general graduation requirements.  CLAS Major Advisors are typically faculty members who work with students on their major requirements within their academic programs.

Where can I learn about how my courses may transfer?

Transferology is one of the primary tools that CU Denver staff use when working with transfer students, it is free and easy to create an account.  You can enter your transfer coursework, see potential CU Denver course matches, and run an unofficial degree audit.  Please see the CU Denver Transferology Quick Guide for instructions.

I am interested in a program not listed on this sheet. Where should I receive prospective student advising?

The CLAS Academic Advising Office provides academic advising for the majors listed here.  If you are interested in a program not listed here, please see the Undergraduate Academic Advising webpage to determine which advising office would be most helpful for you.

I am interested in a health profession that is not in CLAS. Where should I receive prospective studt advising?

If you are interested in any healthy professions programs,  please note that CLAS only offers prerequisite courses and bachelor's degrees.  Please see the CU Anschutz Medical Campus website for more information about their programs located in Aurora, CO.

If you are planning to complete only prerequisite courses before applying for a health program, becoming a non-degree seeking student may be a good option for you.

Can I connect with a CLAS Academic Advisor before I apply?

Yes! We would love to help answer your advising questions. Prospective students can connect with a CLAS Academic Advisor by:

  • E-mail: Please send a message to including your questions. If you are a transfer student, it may also be helpful to include a copy of your Transferology unofficial degree audit. See the CU Denver Transferology Quick Guide for instructions.
  • Phone, In-Person, or Virtual Appointment: To schedule an appointment, please call the CLAS Academic Advising Office at 303-315-7100.
  • Transfer Thursday Drop-In: Prospective transfer students are encouraged to attend a Transfer Thursday session prior to applying for admission.  You will have opportunities to go on a campus tour and meet with staff from Admissions, Financial Aid, and CLAS Academic Advising.