With our help, you’ll be enrolled and ready to start classes. You can also download the Admissions & Registration Guide.
Get started with these Steps to a Successful Enrollment!
Step 1. Apply for Admission
The first step to enrolling in CCD is to create an account and apply online. Don’t forget to save your student identification number.
- There is no application fee.
- College Opportunity Fund (COF) pays a portion of your total in-state tuition and is eligible for undergraduate students. Simply apply for the COF on your admissions application (see last question). You can also learn more about COF here.
Step 2. Send Your Official Transcript for Evaluation
Please send official transcripts from your previous colleges or universities directly to the CCD Admissions, Registration & Records office. You can submit your official transcripts in one of the following formats:
|How to Send an Official Transcript|
|Mail Transcripts||Send the official transcripts to the CCD Admissions, Registration & Records Office:
Community College of Denver
Campus Box 201
P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217
|Electronic Transcripts||This method is only for colleges that use any of the following methods for sending transcripts:
- Credentials Solutions, Inc.
-National Student Clearinghouse
If the service asks for an email address, the transcript must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 24-72 hours for transcripts to be received.
|In-Person Delivery||Bring official transcripts to the CCD Admissions, Registration & Records Office. They must still be sealed in the original envelope in order to be considered official.
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204
What Happens Next?
Once official transcripts have been evaluated, we will notify you via email or text message that your credits have been evaluated and you can log into CCDConnect to review Degree Works, which will tell you what credits have been applied toward your declared program of study.
- We cannot begin evaluating transcripts without having a student ID number on file. Transcripts must be submitted in the original envelope, sealed by the college, or sent by the college in a secure pdf electronic file format; they will be considered unofficial otherwise.
- We accept transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and as specified by Colorado Community College System (CCCS) articulation agreements.
- We will evaluate your transfer credits on a course-by-course basis. You must have a grade of a "C" or better.
- Courses with a "Pass" or "Satisfactory" will only transfer if there is documentation on the back of the transcript showing that it is equivalent to a "C-" grade or higher.
- Graduate- and/or doctoral-level course work will not automatically transfer into CCD. This will need approval by the Dean of the specific degree program. Contact our office with any questions you might have.
- Course work beyond 10 years may not automatically transfer. Please contact our office to inquire about expiration of coursework.
- Only courses which apply to your designated program of study on account will be automatically transferred during the evaluation process.
If transcripts are from an institution outside of the U.S., they must be evaluated by an approved evaluation services agency and translated, if not in English, before they can be submitted to CCD. Approved translation agencies can be located at www.NACES.org. Send the official international transcript to one of the approved agencies listed here. You will need to click on “Current Members” to view the list of approved agencies. Be sure to request that an official copy of the course-by-course credit evaluation report be sent directly to CCD.
Step 3. Apply for Financial Aid
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is your application for all federal and state grants, loans, and work-study.
If you are receiving financial aid from another institution, you can use your existing FAFSA to apply for financial aid at CCD. Go to FAFSA.ED.GOV and log into your application using your FSA ID to add CCD's Federal Student Code: 009542
Financial Aid Resources:
Step 4. Access Your CCD E-Mail Account
Your student CCDConnect email account is the official means of communication between you and the College. At least once a week you should sign in to the CCDConnect web portal and view your registration, financial aid status, and check your email.
If you are unable to access your student email account, contact the 24/7 help line at 1.888.800.9198 for log-in assistance.
Step 5. Meet the Assessment Requirement
In general, students who have completed college-level English and math coursework at a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a grade of “C” or higher are exempt and do not need to take the placement test. Students with minimum ACT/SAT scores within the past five (5) years may also be exempt. However, if the English and math assessment requirements are not met through transfer of credits you may need to provide unofficial/official test scores to the Testing Center or take the assessment test. Find out if you qualify for an exemption by reviewing the CCD Testing Center requirements.
Step 6. Attend New Student Orientation
Transfer students are encouraged to attend a new student orientation session to learn about the resources at CCD.
Step 7. Get Academic Advising
Connect with your assigned Academic Advisor through the Academic Advising Center, located on the 1st floor of Confluence or by phone at 303-556-2481. We serve students through appointments and walk-ins. Availability depends on the time of semester.
As a transfer student , seeing your assigned Academic Advisor is critical, ensuring that you choose the right program or major for your education and career goals, and reach the goal of graduation and/or transfer.
Step 8. Register for Classes
Register for your classes early for the best selection of classes and times.
Step 9. Complete the Payment Process
Pay your tuition and fees in full at least one week before classes start.
If you miss the payment deadline, you may be dropped from all classes and your original classes may no longer be available.
Payment options are available.