Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect in an Advising session?
You can expect help with career planning, class scheduling, degree completion requirements, applicability of transfer credits, and various other aspects of the academic requirements while attending MSU Denver.
Many of the questions you have related to degree requirements, transferring courses, applicability of military experience, credit for work and volunteer experience, courses taken while in the military, degree completion at night, online, or at MSU Denver South or North, can be answered here. Many of these questions can also be answered by numerous departments on campus including Admissions, Registration and Records, Center for Individualized Degree Programs, and the academic departments.
Where do I go to receive advice about classes, major requirements, registering for classes, and information contained in the CAPP report?
If you have declared a major, you should make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor in your major department to learn more about requirements, registration, and the CAPP report. If you have NOT declared a major, you may meet with academic advisors. Register for Academic Advising.
What is CAPP and how do I get a CAPP report?
The Curriculum, Advising, and Program Planning (CAPP) Compliance Report is an advising tool to be used by students and their advisors throughout students’ academic careers at MSU Denver.
The CAPP Report gives students a detailed view of how their MSU Denver course work, and transfer work (if any), applies towards their degree, by showing which requirements have been met and which are not met. Students can view/print their CAPP Report online by using WebCAPP.
Students with declared majors and/or minors should discuss their progress towards completion of their major (minor) program with their faculty advisor. Undeclared majors should check with the Academic Advising Center (Student Success Building 170) until a major (minor) is declared.
How do I change my major or minor?
Applicants to Metropolitan State University of Denver may indicate their intended major on the MSU Denver Application for Admission. Degree-seeking students who wish to change a major must complete a Declaration/Change of Major form, which is available from the major department or from the Academic Advising Center. 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 Admissions Office.