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FAQ

  1. What does the Registrar do? How do I register for classes?
  2. What is a CAPP Report, when should I get one, and how do I adjust it if it needs to be changed?
  3. How do I receive an official transcript, or have one sent to an employer, graduate school, etc.? And, how much does it cost?
  4. What catalog is a student eligible to use?
  5. When is a Multi-Cultural course required for graduation?
  6. What is the "last-grade-stands" policy?
  7. What recourse do I have if I disagree with my CAPP Compliance Report?
  8. Someone told me they could drop my class for me . . . can they?
  9. What are drop dates and what's the difference between them?
  10. Where do I go or to whom do I talk, if I believe I should get a refund for dropping or withdrawing?
  11. How will dropping a class affect my financial aid?
  12. What happens when I "wait list" a class?
  13. How do I get my residency changed from out-of-state to in-state?
  14. How do I change my academic status from non-degree seeking student to degree-seeking student?
  15. To whom do I talk concerning veteran's benefits?
  16. Am I required to attend orientation? When is it available?
  17. What is considered full-time for the purposes of financial aid, student health insurance, or a student's family coverage?
  18. What are prerequisites? Can I take a class without having the required prerequisites?
  19. General Requirements?


1. What does the Registrar do? How do I register for classes?
The Office of the Registrar is the official repository of all students' academic records from admission to graduation. Other responsibilities include conducting course registration, publishing the class schedule, collecting and posting grades, verifying enrollment, keeping cumulative records of students' academic history, updating student demographic information and generating official MSU Denver transcripts. The Office of the Registrar administers the tuition classification appeal process and provides service and assistance to Veterans. All CAPP Complianc eReports are evaluated in this office.

MSU Denver's website allows you to register for classes from any computer through the World Wide Web. Instructions are provided in the Class Schedule. Remember to check on your orientation/advising testing requirements.

2. What is a CAPP Report, when should I get one, and how do I adjust it if it needs to be changed?
A CAPP (Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning) Compliance Report is the official way to determine where you stand in meeting all degree requirements of your degree program.

First, it is important to declare your degree program--your major, concentration, minor, and degree catalog. All of these are necessary before requesting a CAPP Report.

No later than your senior year, you should go to your major department or the Academic Advising Center to request a CAPP Report. Read it CAREFULLY!

If you disagree with any areas of the CAPP Report, discuss this with your advisor. it may be a simple matter of re-assigning a course to meet a particular requirement.

3. How do I receive an official transcript, or have one sent to an employer, graduate school, etc.? And, how much does it cost?
You can request an official transcript via the web here for $10.00. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 303-556-3991.

4. What catalog is a student eligible to use?
A student may use any catalog in effect during their attendance at Metro provided the student has maintained continuous enrollment.

5. When is a Multi-Cultural course required for graduation?
The Multi-Cultural course requirement applies to all students new or re-admitted to MSU Denver for the Fall of 1992 semester or later, who follow the 1991-93 catalog or subsequent catalogs.

6. What is the "last-grade-stands" policy?
A student may repeat any courses taken at MSU Denver regardless of the original grade earned. By doing so, only the credit and the grade for the latest attempt at the course will remain on the student's MSU Denver academic record. The grade for the prior attempt(s) will be changed to the "NC" notation.

7. What recourse do I have if I disagree with my CAPP Compliance Report?
If you disagree with any areas of the CAPP Report, discuss this with your advisor. If may be a simple matter of re-assigning a course to meet a particular requirement.

8. Someone told me they could drop my class for me . . . can they?
No, they cannot. It is your responsibility to drop or withdraw from a class. As an enrolled student, you are entitled to adjust your schedule by adding or dropping classes. If you register for a class, you will be billed for that class, whether or not you attend. If you are a financial aid recipient, please consult with your financial aid counselor before decreasing your credit hour total for the semester. There are, however, a number of important deadlines and strict procedures you must follow to avoid penalty, receiving a failing grade, or getting a full or partial refund. The deadlines and procedures are printed in the "Class Schedule" for each semester under "Registration Information." You may drop a full-semester class on the Web or you may drop a class by phone (303-575-5880) through Monday, June 2, 2003, and receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and fees. You may drop a full-semester class by phone (303-575-5880) or on the Web from Tuesday, June 3, 2003, through Thursday, June 5, 2003, and receive a 50 percent refund of tuition and 100 percent refund of fees. Beginning Friday, June 6, 2003 no refunds are available for full-semester classes and DROPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. You may WITHDRAW with no credit on the Web at www.mscd.edu or on the phone at 303-575-5880. For more information, see the Office of the Registrar, Stude Success Building 160

9. What are drop dates and what's the difference between them?
You will find a list of critical dates on the Academic Calendar. Note that most are for regular full-semester classes. During the first seven days of the semester, you will receive 100% tuition and fee credit for dropped classes. Beginning with the eighth day of the semester, you will receive 50% tuition and 100% fees for full-semester classes dropped. After the census date (eight days in summer; twelve days in fall and spring) no refund is available for withdrawal from full-semester classes. Classes in different parts of term will have different drop and withdrawal dates. You should check with the Student Accounts office to confirm these dates. If you withdraw from a class after the fourth week of classes and before the end of the 10th week, you will need your instructor's signature before receiving the "NC" grade notation. Remember, it is your responsibility to follow proper procedures for withdrawing from a class. Withdrawal forms are available from the Office of the Registrar, CN105. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal.

10. Where do I go or whom do I talk to if I believe I should get a refund for dropping or withdrawing?
The Office of the Bursar, SSB 150, will have information to determine if you are eligible for a tuition/fee reduction due to extenuating circumstances, such as illness, employment or death. The Tuition and Fees Appeal Committee reviews petitions.

11. How will dropping a class affect my financial aid?
Consult with a financial aid counselor before you withdraw or reduce your credit hours. You may be responsible for repaying financial aid funds.

12. What happens when I "wait list" a class?
The "wait list" is an official list of students for an opening in a class. You will be absorbed into the class in order, and there are no guarantees you will be absorbed. Not all classes have wait lists. You should attend all class sessions - with permission of the instructor. You should check your status daily - by phone, via the Web, or at a Kiosk or by phone - to see if you have been enrolled in the class. You are not charged tuition and fees while you are on a wait list. Wait list classes do not count toward the total enrollment for your financial aid disbursement. It is your responsibility to check the Web or Kiosk daily to see if you have been enrolled in the class. If you are absorbed into a class from the wait list, you must pay tuition and fees for that class immediately to avoid a penalty.

13. How do I get my residency changed from out-of-state to in-state?
If you are a first-time student, check with an admissions officer on the specific requirements. General requirements can be found in the University Catalog. Your residency status is determined at the time of your admission to MSU Denver. Your classification is based on criteria established by the Colorado Tuition Classification Law, CRS S23-7-101 (1973). Once set, your residence status remains unchanged unless satisfactory evidence of a change is presented in writing. To request in-state status, a Petition for In-State Tuition Classification and the documentation requested in the form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office, CN 105, by the deadline published for each semester in this Class Schedule. (This is always seven days into the semester.)

14. How do I change my academic status from non-degree seeking student to degree-seeking student?
Non-degree-seeking students who wish to declare a major must first change to degree-seeking status by completing a Change of Status form with the Office of Admissions, SSB 180, 303-556-3058.

15. To whom do I talk concerning veteran's benefits?
The Veterans Services Office, CN 105, 303-556-2993. The Veterans Services Office provides veterans on campus and in the community with assistance with V.A. educational related problems. The office also certifies student veterans and their dependents for Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits.

16. Am I required to attend orientation? When is it available?
If you are a first-time student at MSU Denver, regardless of age, you are required to attend an orientation session. All transfer students under the age of 20 are also required to attend. Check the Orientation section of the Class Schedule dates and times, or check in at New Student Orientation, Tivoli Student Union, Room 215, 303-556-6931.

17. What is considered full-time for the purposes of financial aid, student health insurance, or a student's family coverage?
Generally, full-time status requires a minimum of 12 semester hours in fall, spring and summer semesters for financial aid purposes.
For health insurance purposes, the minimum is 10 semester hours in fall and spring, and 8 semester hours in summer. If you attended and were covered by student health insurance during the spring semester, you may pre-pay and receive summer coverage regardless of whether or not you take classes during the summer.

Enrollment Status:

Fall and Spring Semesters

Summer Semester

Full-time (FT):12 or more semester hours

Full-time (FT): 8 or more semester hours

   

Course Overload:

Course Overload:

19 or more

13 or more

   

Financial Aid:

Financial Aid:

12 or more semester hours

12 or more semester hours

   

Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

Assessed at 9 hours

Assessed at 9 hours


For benefits for outside agencies, insurance discounts, etc., contact the agency and speak with a representative to determine the minimum number of semester hours you must take to receive their benefits. If you are receiving benefits from other agencies or organizations, consult with them individually about specific requirements.

18. What are prerequisites? Can I take a class without having the reqiured prequisites?
Prerequisites are classes or test scores you must have successfully completed/passed prior to registering for the desired class. Prerequisites are listed under course descriptions in the University Catalog. You will not be allowed to register for a class requiring prerequisites if you have not successfully completed those prerequisites, unless you obtain the permission of the Instructor or an Advisor.

19. General Degree Requirements are available here


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