Admitted Student Information
Congratulations on your admission to University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Below, you'll find everything you need to get started on your law school journey at Denver Law.
We hope to see you soon!
Take a quick tour of the Ricketson Law Building, home of the Sturm College of LawLocated in the Ricketson Law Building on the gorgeous University of Denver campus just minutes away from downtown Denver and the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver Law is the place students come to more than study the law... they experience it.
Important Reminders & Information
DU ID Number
You have been assigned a DU ID number which was included in your admission email. This ID number, which starts with “87…” is used to uniquely identify your records at the university. Having this number handy will help various offices on campus look up your student record.
MyDU is our online student portal. It will serve as a gateway to information and resources for DU students, faculty, and staff. MyDU will allow you to submit your admissions deposit(s), check your financial aid status/award, waive health insurance, pay your bill, access online registration, and more.
You will receive an email that includes your DU ID and a temporary password to login to MyDU. Because this is your first login, you will use your DU ID as your username and the temporary password. You will be prompted to set your own password. You will also be asked to set up security questions should need to change your password in the future.
If you forget your password, you can click on the "Forgot your password?" link at login and answer two of your security questions to set a new password.
If you did not receive an email containing your DU ID and temporary password or you are encountering problems logging in to MyDU, please contact the DU IT Help Desk at 303-871-4700.
To confirm your intention to attend Denver Law, you will need to submit two admissions deposits. The first admissions deposit, in the amount of $500, is due by Thursday, April 13, 2023 and the second admissions deposit, in the amount of $300, is due by Thursday, June 1, 2023. Students admitted after mid-April may have different deadlines, please check your admission letter.
Transfer and Advanced Standing students pay only one $300 admissions deposit, the due date is outlined in your admission letter.
Admissions deposits will be credited toward your first tuition payment and are non-refundable.
Your deposit can be paid via an electronic check (ACH) or credit card.
- To pay your admission deposit(s) online:
- Login to MyDU
- Using the search bar at the top of the page, type “Make a Deposit” to access the DUPay Payment Portal.
- Click on the “Deposits” tab in the gold navigation bar.
- First year students select the “Fall Sem 2023” term in the drop-down menu and press select.
- Select “Admissions Deposit” + your choice of payment (ACH, Visa, etc…) in the drop-down menu and press select.
- Enter your specific deposit amount:
- First Year JD Applicants
- 1st Admissions Deposit: 500
- 2nd Admissions Deposit: 300
- Full Admissions Deposit: 800
- Advanced Standing/Transfer Applicants
- Admissions Deposit: 300
- First Year JD Applicants
- Follow the remaining prompts to enter your payment information and submit your deposit.
- A transactional receipt from the Bursar’s Office will be emailed to you when the payment has processed.
- To pay your admission deposit(s) online:
A final, official degree-granting transcript is required prior to the first day of class. If your graduation date occurs after the submission of your transcripts to LSAC, you will be required to submit an official transcript to Denver Law, including final grades, degree conferral and degree conferral date.
It is your responsibility to request an official copy of all required transcripts to be sent to either Denver Law or LSAC directly from the registrar’s office of your institution OR from one of the following approved electronic transcript transfer sources: National Student Clearinghouse, Credentials Solutions, Scrip-Safe, or Parchment. If your school does not participate in delivery via Electronic Transfer, you must request that your official transcript be mailed to one of the following addresses:
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Office of Admissions
2255 E. Evans Ave., Ste. 115
Denver, CO 80212
Law School Admission Council
662 Penn Street
PO BOX 2000-M
Newtown PA 18940-0993
If your LSAC file includes all your transcripts with degree(s) conferred, you do not need to send updated transcripts.
The Bursar’s Office requires an electronic signature for the Billing Agreement.
Complete this requirement by logging into your MyDU account. Click on the ‘Student Resources’ link on the left column, then the ‘Financial Account Management’, and then ‘Billing Agreement’ to sign. Your signature is required for your class registration.
The University of Denver is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the entire community. University of Denver policy and Colorado State Law require most students to show proof of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, influenza, and COVID-19. The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is responsible for ensuring student compliance with both state and university vaccination requirements.
Detailed information regarding those requirements, as well as information on where to get vaccinated and how to submit proof of immunization or requests for exemptions is available on the HCC website.
The academic calendar is published annually by the Registrar’s Office.
Financial aid is important to most students attending law school. Our Office of Student Financial Management is here to help you understand your options and help you prepare for a successful law school career.
Their website lists a lot of information about the financial aid process, including information about:
Cost of Attendance
Students can receive financial aid up to their Cost of Attendance (or Student Budget). The cost of attendance includes both direct costs (tuition and fees) which are billed by the university and indirect costs (living expenses, books, etc) which are not billed directly to you but are a part of the costs of attending law school. It is meant to provide an estimate of the cost of one academic year at Denver Law; each students actual expenses, especially living expenses, will vary.
*Cost of attendance figures for 2023-24 will be available in March 2023.
- Tuition Payment Options
Admitted Student Info Sessions
Congratulations on your acceptance to Denver Law! Now what? A series of admitted student info sessions will be available in winter, spring and summer. If you are unable to attend, schedule a meeting with admissions to discuss next steps, academic programs and opportunities, the Denver Law community, and any other questions or concerns.
Schedule coming soon!
We encourage you to plan early and consider a variety of options as you prepare for your arrival in the fall.
https://www.veryapt.com/guides/housing/150-sturm-college-of-law/ is a housing guide for incoming students created by a partnership between the Sturm College of Law and the company Very Apt.
Parking permits for incoming students are sold online starting in July. There is no deadline to purchase a permit; however, permits must be purchased by the end of July if you want them added to your fall semester bill. After this point, permits must be paid for at the time of purchase.
A DU Parking Map is available online. Lot L is a Restricted Permit lot that is located just North of the Ricketson Law Building and is the closest parking lot to the law school. For Part-Time Professional JD program students, a ‘Night & Weekend Permit’ is also available in Lot L.
For information about parking permits or to purchase a permit contact:
Health Insurance & Health & Counseling Fee
All students enrolled in one or more hours of graded, on-campus coursework at the University of Denver are required to carry personal health insurance coverage. DU offers its own convenient health insurance plan designed specifically for our student body — the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is ideal for the vast majority of students in the DU community.
The Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) is an optional fee that can be waived. It is not a charge for individual services or coverage. Instead, the HCF allows students access to a wide range of services provided by the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) including low- or no-cost visits, medications, lab tests, procedures, and more. Co-pays and additional charges remain the student's responsibility.
You may waive the DU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if you provide proof of adequate alternate health insurance and submit a SHIP waiver.
Orientation is mandatory for incoming first-year, transfer and visiting students. It is structured to allow you to learn about the law school, meet fellow students, faculty, and administrators, and take care of administrative tasks before classes begin.
The Office of Student Affairs will provide additional information about orientation in the summer.
First-year and advanced standing students are automatically enrolled for their classes by the Law Registrar’s Office for their fall and spring semesters. The full-time division is divided into three sections and the part-time division is its own section. Students in each section take their first-year required core courses together and divide into even smaller groups for the school’s unique Lawyering Process course, which gives first-year students early, hands-on exposure to the crucial skills of research, writing, negotiation, and persuasion.
Registration for courses usually begins in July. Once you are registered, you can view your class schedule online on MyDU
Transfer and visiting students will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar with registration information once your deposit/letter of intent are received.
Law books for incoming first year students will be available for purchase in August. Please be aware that, although unlikely, your class schedule may change up to and including the first day of orientation. In the event that your class schedule changes and you need to return or exchange your books, please do not take books out of their original packaging or write in them until you receive your final schedule.
The DU Bookstore is located in Driscoll Student Center South. If you have your schedule, you can look up required books online or in-person.
All first-year students are required to have a laptop to support their educational experience at Denver Law.
Read more about the minimum specifications for the laptop requirement and visit the Educational Technology website for additional information about technology resources.
Windows PC and Apple Macintosh operating devices are compatible with University requirements.
The Law School Student Handbook covers academic policies and other important student information. Please read at your earliest convenience.
- Law School Resources
Welcome to Denver, Colorado!
Denver is located on high, rolling plains, approximately 15 miles from the foothills (a gentle series of peaks ranging from 7,000 to 11,000 feet high). Just beyond the foothills is the Continental Divide and a series of peaks as high as 14,000 feet, known locally as the Front Range. Contrary to popular belief, Denver has a mild, dry and arid climate and an average of 300 days of sun per year. Denver boasts over 200 parks, 450 miles of paved, designated bike trails, over 70 golf courses, and more than 143 free tennis courts. A short drive from Denver are opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, sailing, or mountain biking. It’s important to balance work and play when in law school, and there’s no better place for that than Denver Law.