Skip to main content Skip to main content

Ready to Enroll at MSU Denver? Let us help!

We have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you navigate next steps at MSU Denver. Find your question below to get started.

Residency can be confusing, we get it!

We recommend visiting our Residency Page to find deadlines and answers to some of your questions. If you need to speak to a staff member, contact the Office of Admissions - Residency by phone: 303-556-3058, by text: 720-419-1300 or by email: 

We are so excited to help welcome you to MSU Denver and help you get started with registration and orientation. We encourage you to visit the Office of Orientation, Transition, Retention page to see what Orientation is best for you and how to register. If you have further questions and would like to speak to someone, contact OTR at 303-615-0770 or at

Registering for Spring 2021? Sign up for our Virtual Registration Event!

Various departments place holds on student accounts. Please visit the list of holds to find out what your hold is for and how to get your hold removed. If you have further questions, contact our Office of the Registrar - Registration & Holds.

Great question! If you have been admitted to MSU Denver, we encourage you to visit our Office of the Registrar - Transfer Evaluation page to find answers to some common questions. If you still have questions about your Transfer Evaluation you can contact the Registrar Transfer team by email: or by phone: 303-556-3991. 

Note: If you not yet been admitted to MSU Denver, please check out the Transfer Admissions page for the best resources to help you begin the transfer application process.

Check out the forms of the Office of the Registrar's website and contact the Transfer Evaluation team

If you are planning on graduation in an upcoming ceremony, please visit our Office of the Registrar - Graduate page. You can find checklists the office as put together to help you guide your track to graduation.

Graduation Checklist - Undergraduate Students

Graduation Checklist - Graduate Students

If you have additional questions, contact the Graduation team in the Office of the Registrar who can help and check on your requirements. 

We encourage you to get in contact with your academic advisor. If you are new to MSU Denver, or a prospective student, you can find your advisor(s) name by How to Find Your Advisor (Remote Advising Only)

If you are a current student, you can find your advisor on your Degree Progress Report.  Additionally, you can go to the MSU Denver Student Hub and click on the "Get Advising" block.  Once you login, you will see your advisor name under the "Your Success Team" box.

Last, current students can also find their advisor using the MSU Denver Navigate Student Mobile app.  Don't have the app?  Click here to find out what it is and how to download it.

Have additional questions? Please visit the Advising Systems at MSU Denver page to find more FAQs and resources to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

MSU Denver is among the lowest tuition rates of Colorado's 4-year public universities, most students also receive assistance from financial aid and scholarships!

Our staff in Financial Aid & Scholarships would be happy to help you navigate your options! Contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for questions on eligibility, grants, scholarships, and work-study. 

On questions related to balance due, collection holds, payment deadlines and fees, contact the Office of the Bursar page. You can find FAQs and an option for a payment plan. You can speak to a student account representative by phone at 303-615-0070.

If you have not already, be sure to connect with our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for questions on how to apply for financial aid. If you have already applied you can check the status of your Financial Aid HERE.

For questions on the immunization hold, health insurance, and health visits visit the Health Center at Auraria. Or contact them by phone at 303-615-9999.

For immediate assistance, you can call the ITS 24-hour support line at 303-352-7548. You can also visit submit a service ticket online at

At MSU Denver the well being of our students is one of our top priorities. Our CARE Team is here to help with all your concerns and provide resources to support our students. We encourage you to visit the CARE website to find resources for help with housing, funds for food assistance, our food pantry, and additional local, state and federal resources available for students. You can also, contact the office by phone at 303-615-0006 or by email at 

One of MSU Denver’s core values is access—all students should have access to resources they need to succeed in college and finish their education. In this case, you might be eligible for The Student Emergency Fund which is an emergency stipend for MSU Denver students who are dealing with unanticipated and/or catastrophic life events that might otherwise cause the student to stop or pause their educational goals.

You must complete an application to be eligible for funding. You can access the application here. If you would like to speak to someone in the Student CARE Center to see if you  your unanticipated life event qualifies, you can reach the team at 303-615-0006. 

Go to the 'Class Registration' tab in Student Hub and click on 'Student Detail Schedule'

Most Spring 2021 courses have been changed to online delivery formats. Courses that are online will be labeled as "Online" in the 'Type' column. If you are in an online course, you will know whether it is standard online or "Synchronous" because the course format will be listed in the 'Where' column

You can learn more about the various online delivery formats here or use the Class Scheduler to find a course and delivery format that best suits your learning style. For guidance the Office of the Registrar has put together more information regarding registration for Spring 2021.

Would you like to speak to an advisor? Sign up for our Spring 2021 Virtual Registration Event!


Due to current health guidelines, we have various class formats for Spring 2021 to best suit your learning style. 

Online - Online learning includes all course types that do not require you to come to campus and that meet robust but simple course design and teaching expectations. These courses allow students to review course content and complete course requirements without needing to attend live, required virtual sessions.
Synchronous - A type of online learning, synchronous courses include required live virtual class sessions on a consistent, predetermined schedule. These courses may have weekly course meetings, midterm or finals study sessions, or live group project requirements.

Self-Paced Online (SPO) - SPO courses allow flexibility to complete MSU Denver courses. There are two types of SPO courses:

  • SPO - 18-week courses which begin two weeks prior to the regular start of the semester and end on the same date as the regular semester. SPO courses are COF-eligible.
  • SP1 - 6-month courses which begin one week after the regular semester census date. The student completes the course within the established 6-month course dates per semester. SP1 courses are not COF-eligible.

Online Hybrid -  An online course that incorporates synchronous online learning at a scheduled time (at least once per week) and is a traditional online class for the rest of the time. (Note: Courses of this type are listed as "Synchronous" with a day/time on one line of the course listing and "Hybrid TBA" on the second line of the course listing.)

Face-to-Face – Face-to-face courses will meet on campus in Spring 2021 with fewer students per classroom than past semesters, students and faculty adhering to social-distancing guidelines, and additional cleaning and safety procedures implemented across campus. (Please note that Spring 2021 will also offer some accelerated, 8-week courses in face-to-face format.)

Hybrid – Hybrid courses require both face-to-face (in-person, on campus) and online learning. This may mean only a few face-to-face sessions are required, or the course may require weekly on-campus sessions. Likewise, hybrid courses may only include a few online requirements, or most expectations may occur online. The balance is set by the instructor, but students can expect to both visit campus and learn online.

Edit this page