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Required IDP Process

The Individualized Degree Program (IDP) is a self-directed process you will undertake with the assistance of your IDP Specialist and a faculty advisor.  Timely graduation is dependent upon your full engagement, follow-up, communication, and participation throughout the entire IDP process.

Required Initial Steps

All students who are interested in the IDP must complete the following steps before their IDP major or minor may be declared:

  1. Watch the video to familiarize yourself with the IDP process: https://msudenver.edu/cil/
  2. Schedule a 1-hour appointment with an IDP Specialist by calling our front desk at 303-615-0525.
  3. After meeting with an IDP Specialist, sign up for a Mandatory IDP Workshop here:

    for Spring 2019: https://msudenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78vqyMQW9iqXPtr

    for Summer 2019: https://msudenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJkJWuA6hayIwiF

    for Fall 2019:  https://msudenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6CZuYYvV5UwCr3

Upon successful completion of the workshop, we will declare your IDP major or minor.  This will appear as “Undeclared IDP” in your record until your final IDP proposal is approved and the process is complete.

Mandatory IDP Workshop Description and Preparation

  • The Mandatory IDP Workshop is a 1.5 hour session that will provide an overview of the IDP process.  During the first hour, students will learn how to complete their Degree Plan Worksheet and Rationale Essay, and receive direction on how to select a faculty advisor for their IDP.  The remaining 30 minutes will be used to address any individual questions students have.
  • All workshops are held in the Center for Individualized Learning, Administration Building, Suite 360.
  • Students are expected to arrive on time to the workshop.  All of the information presented is critical to your successful completion of the IDP proposal and your timely graduation.  Students who arrive late to the workshop and miss important information may be required to attend another workshop.
  • To prepare, please review the IDP requirements on our website, the Degree Plan Guide, and the Rationale Essay Guide prior to the workshop.  If possible, you should also prepare a draft of your degree plan prior to the workshop and bring it with you to receive feedback.

The Center for Individualized Learning

Administration Building Suite 360 (Not the Student Success Building)

The street address is 1201 5th St., right across the street from the Auraria West Light Rail Station. 

303-615-0525

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