Fall 2008 CLAS Academic Policies


The following policies pertain to all students and are strictly adhered to by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

  • Every student MUST check and verify their schedule prior to the published drop/add deadlines. Failure to verify a schedule is not sufficient reason to justify a late add or drop later in the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that their schedule is correct prior to the appropriate deadlines.

  • CLAS students must use their email.cudenver.edu email address. Email is the official method of communication for all University of Colorado Denver business. All email correspondence will take place using your CU-Denver email address. Go to http://www.cudenver.edu/registrar to update and/or change your email address.

  • Students are NOT automatically added to a course off a wait list after wait lists are dropped. If a student is told by a faculty member that they will be added off the wait list, it is the responsibility of the student to complete the proper paperwork to add a course.

  • Students are not automatically notified if they are added to a class from a wait-list. Again, it is the responsibility of the student to verify their schedule prior to any official dates to drop or add courses.

  • Students must complete and submit a drop/add form to make any schedule changes. Students are not automatically dropped from a class if they never attended, stopped attending or do not make tuition payments.

  • Late adds will be approved only when circumstances surrounding the late add are beyond the student’s control and can be documented independently. This will require a petition and documentation from the student. Late adds will only be approved if the student has not taken any exams, quizzes, or has not completed any other graded assignments. Independent verification of this from the professor of record will be required. Please note that the signature of a faculty member on an add form does not guarantee that a late add petition will be approved. Petitions are available in NC 2024.

  • Late drops will be approved only when circumstances surrounding the late drop have arisen after the published drop deadlines, are beyond the student’s control, and can be documented independently. This will require a petition and documentation from the student. Pre-existing circumstances (circumstances that existed prior to the published drop deadlines) regarding illness, work, family, or other confounding issues will not be considered adequate reason to drop or withdraw from courses after the published University and/or College drop deadlines. Please note that the signature of a faculty member does not guarantee that a late drop petition will be approved. Petitions are available in NC 2024.

  • Students wishing to graduate in fall of 2008 must meet with their academic advisor by the end of the drop/add period to obtain a graduation application. This application must be completed and submitted by 5 PM on September 3, 2008. You can obtain an application ONLY after meeting with your academic advisor. There are no exceptions to this policy or date.

  • Students are responsible for completing financial arrangements with financial aid, family, scholarships, etc. to pay their tuition. Students will be responsible for all tuition and fees for courses they do not officially drop using proper drop/add procedures and forms.

Students who drop after the published drop/add period will not be eligible for a refund of the COF hours or tuition.




Important Dates


  • August 11, 2008; First day of Class

  • August 17, 2008 ; Last day to be added to a wait list using the SMART system.

  • August 17, 2008: Last day to add a course using the SMART system.

  • August 11 – September 3, 2008; Students are responsible for verifying an accurate fall 2008 course schedule via the SMART registration system. Students are NOT notified of their wait-list status by the university. All students must check their scheduled prior to September 3, 2008 for accuracy.

  • August 18, 2008: LAST DAY TO DROP WITHOUT DROP CHARGE.

  • August 18, 2008: Wait Lists are dropped. Any student who was not added to a course automatically from the wait list by this date and time MUST complete a drop/add form to be added to the class. Students are NOT automatically added to the class from the wait list after this date and time. If your name is not on the official student roster, you are not registered for the course.

  • August 19, 2008: First day instructor may approve request to add a student to a full course with a Schedule Adjustment Form.

  • August 24-29: CAMPUS CLOSED due to Democratic National Convention. Classes resume on September 2, 2008.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM; Last day to add structured courses without a written petition for a late add. This is an absolute deadline and is treated as such. This deadline does not apply to independent study, internships, and late-starting modular courses.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM; Last day to drop a fall 2008 course with a tuition refund minus the drop charge and no transcript notation. Drops after this date will appear on your transcript. This is an absolute deadline and is treated as such.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM; Last day to completely withdraw from all fall 2008 courses with a tuition refund and no transcript notation. Drop charge applies. Drops after this date will appear on your transcript. This is an absolute deadline and is treated as such.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM; Last day to request pass/fail option for a course.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM: Last day to request a no credit option for a course.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM: Last day to register for a Candidate for Degree.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM: Last day to petition for a reduction in thesis or dissertation hours.

  • September 3, 2008 at 5 PM: Last day to apply for fall 2008 graduation. You must make an appointment and see your academic advisor before this date to apply for graduation.

  • September 15, 2008: Early Alert starts for Faculty

  • September 24, 2008: Early Alters ends at 5:00 P.M.

  • October 27, 2008 at 5 PM; Last day for non CLAS students to drop or withdraw from all classes without a petition and special approval from the student’s academic Dean. This is treated as an absolute deadline.

  • November 7, 2008 at 5 PM; Last day for CLAS students to drop or withdraw from all classes without a petition and special approval from the student’s academic Dean. Students still need signatures from the faculty and Dean. This is treated as an absolute deadline.

  • After November 7, 2008 all schedule changes require a petition. Petitions are available in NC 2024.

  • No schedule changes will be granted once finals week has started. There are NO exceptions to this policy.