Next Steps After You Register for Classes

Congratulations on becoming a CityHawk! Review the important information below to help you get started & succeed at CCD.

The information on this page is for new students who have already enrolled and are registered for upcoming classes. If you still need to enroll, be sure to complete the steps to enrollment in order to successfully register for courses

Important Summer 2016 Dates

Payment Deadlines

May 23 | Summer Tuition Payment Deadline

Confirm that your financial aid award (excluding work-study offer) will cover your tuition. If not, you must make official payment arrangements by the semester's payment deadline. 

If you register for summer classes after the payment deadline, you must pay in full or set up a FACTS payment plan and make payment by the following Monday in order to reserve a seat in class. If you miss the payment deadline, you may be dropped from your classes for non-payment, and your seat will be offered to other students. If you are dropped for an outstanding balance, you may be able to re-register or wait-list for courses, but only if space is available and only if the registration deadline has not passed.

To set up a payment plan, log into CCDConnect and select the "Student Finance" tab. Click on the "My Payment Plan" link to get started. Contact CCD's Business Office at 303.556.2075 or BusinessOffice@ccd.edu if you have any payment questions.

 

Classes Begin

May 31 | Full 10-week summer semester classes begin.

Registration Deadline

June 3 | Registration Deadline for full 10-week classes.  

Check the schedule for late-start, accelerated classes that begin after this date. Students have until the day after class starts to register for an accelerated, late start class.

Drop deadline for 10-week classes (Census Date)

June 10 |  Summer Drop Deadline - Census Date*  

Need to drop a class that you no longer want to attend? You can do so before census date through the "Add or Drop Classes" link on the Student Tab in CCDConnect.  

  • *Important note: the census date varies for classes that meet for other than 10 weeks and for CCCOnline courses. Check your "Detailed Student Schedule" on CCDConnect in the Student tab under Registration Tools for the drop and withdraw deadlines for each of your courses so that you don't miss the deadline. Late drop requests will not be granted. 
  • Dropping a class may negatively affect your financial aid and / or VA Education Benefits. NOTE: CCCOnline census dates are different from CCD online, hybrid, and traditional courses.
  • You will only be refunded for a class if it is dropped by the published census date. You may still be able to withdraw from a class through the withdraw deadline, (no refund will be given for withdrawing).

Review the "How to Drop or Withdraw from a Class" Quick Guide for step-by-step help. If you still have questions, contact Admissions, Registration & Records at 303.556.2420 before the deadline. 

Important Note for Non-Residents:

Census date is also the deadline for new students to submit an Amended Application if they are currently being charged the out-of-state tuition rate but believe they qualify for in-state tuition. Read more about Residency Requirements.

Financial Aid Refunds

June 17 | Financial aid refunds begin.

July 8 | Financial aid refunds begin for first-time borrowers

Financial aid will begin to be disbursed to students' refund accounts. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.556.5503 if you have questions about your refund.

Before Classes Start ...

Review Your Student Email Account

Your college-assigned student email account is the primary and official means of communication with CCD. Log into CCDConnect to check your account and student email regularly in order to receive updates and important messages from the college. Contact the 24/7 help line at 1.888.800.9198 if you need login assistance.

Print Your Schedule

Before attending your first class, view your schedule to ensure you know the correct start dates, days, times, and locations of your classes. You may print your detailed student schedule through CCDConnect. Please note: some classes may change locations or times or even be occasionally canceled; be sure to confirm your schedule in CCDConnect before the first day of class. View this document for a better understanding of codes listed on your schedule

Immunization Requirements

All students must provide proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) to the: Health Center at Auraria, Plaza Building, Room 149.  Read more about the immunization requirements.

Online & Hybrid Classes

To access the online component of your online or hybrid classes, go to CCDConnect and select your course from the Student Schedule box on the Student tab. You will not be able to access online courses until the day the class begins. If you have questions, call Admissions, Registration & Records at 303.556.2420.

Student Photo ID & Bus Pass

Get your Student ID and Bus Pass early to beat the rush!

Student Photo ID

Your CCD Student Photo ID is your ticket to services in the various offices around campus. As soon as you are registered for courses, you can get your student ID card by taking your class schedule and a government-issued photo ID to Tivoli Station in the Tivoli Student Union building on campus. There is a $20 fee, payable by cash, credit or debit card, or check. Please note: you are expected to have your student ID by the first day of class.

RTD Bus & Train Pass

Get your bus/train pass and get to campus easier this semester! 

The Auraria Campus has several RTD pick up and drop off points all around campus. If you are registered for one or more credit hours on campus and have obtained a student ID card, you can also get a RTD pass at Tivoli Station (RTD pass is included with tuition). 

Books & Supplies

Get your books as soon as possible at Tivoli Station. If you need help, let your instructor know. You are not required to purchase textbooks through the AHEC bookstore, but they do offer new and used textbooks for both purchase and rental, and they stock all the required textbooks.

Get more information on how to find your textbooks!

Need Help Paying for Books?

Each semester, the Office of Student Life sponsors a chance for free book rentals from the Lending Library. This event saves our students loads of money each semester. Learn more about the Lending Library. Call the Office of Student Life at 303.556.2597 or stop by Tivoli 309 if you have any questions.

Book Advance

May 20 | First round of book advances available automatically to eligible students (book advances released to newly eligible students every following Friday)

Financial aid funds are not distributed until after the last day to drop a class (census date). To assist those who receive financial aid with purchasing books and supplies needed for the first weeks of class, the financial aid office advances up to $500 to eligible students beginning the week before classes start.  The CCD Book Advance Program is based on your financial aid award and pending payments at CCD only. This is an automatic process for students who have funds available. There is no need to sign up for a CCD Book Advance. 

To qualify for a CCD Book Advance, your total amount of accepted financial aid funds must be greater than the tuition and fee amount, which will then result in a credit balance refund. In addition, you must:

  • have all financial aid requirements completed one month prior to the first day of the semester,
  • be enrolled in at least six credit hours (or be Federal Pell Grant eligible),
  • be meeting CCD's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements,
  • not have a financial aid hold,
  • have an activated CCCS Refund Card, and
  • not exceed 30 attempted developmental credit hours.

Questions about your Financial Aid or Book Advance? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.556.5503. 

Text Messages

Text Messages are the primary way we will communicate with you in the event of an on- or near-campus emergency, a weather closure, or important information related to your account. The notification will go to the number that we have in our system for you. Please keep that number updated so that you can receive these emergency alerts. For weather related information, you may also call the AHEC weather hotline at 877.556.3637.

Update Your Information

Make sure we have your current address, telephone, and email up to date each semester. Go to CCDConnect and select a link from the "Personal Information" box in the Student tab to update your information.

Activate your CCCS Refund Card

Avoid delays in getting your refund by activating your CCCS Refund Card when you receive it in the mail after registering for classes the first time. Contact CCD's Business Office at 303.556.2075 for more information. 

When Classes Start ...

Class Attendance

Class attendance is vital to your success! A lot happens during the first week.

Instructors will be taking attendance, so it is important that you are there to reserve your space. If you do not attend your course(s) prior to the census date and are identified as a no-show by your professor, you will be dropped from the course(s) and not allowed to re-register. Students taking online courses must participate and submit a graded assignment before census date (drop deadline) in order not to be dropped from their online class for non-participation. Read more about the college non-attendance policy.

Academic Advising

Connect with your assigned Academic Advisor to be sure that you continue your progress towards graduation or transfer! See your advisor before classes start and when next semester's registration opens. You can contact the Academic Advising Center at 303.556.2481 or via email at CCDACC.mailbox@ccd.edu. View your Degree Works (found through the Student Tab in CCDConnect) to see who your Academic Advisor is and to contact them via email. 

Review your Degree Works program plan at least once a semester to stay on track to graduate. Learn more about Degree Works Now!

Parking Spots on Campus

Reduce stress of finding a parking spot by arriving early! Remember, the best parking spots go first. Also, utilize your RTD pass by using public transportation to get to campus; we are connected by train and bus to all parts of the front range.

 

Other Important Information ...

Safety Reminder

The Auraria Police Department would like to offer a friendly reminder to be vigilant in your surroundings and report any suspicious activity or people to the police department as soon as possible. Remember to remove any valuables from your vehicle when leaving it unattended and always double check to make sure that the doors are locked and windows are rolled up.

Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility and the police department always appreciates your assistance!

Early Alert

All instructors participate in CCD’s Early Alert system. Your instructor may speak to you directly about his/her concerns regarding a number of possible issues, including absence, late or missing submissions, poor or high performance on assessments, etc. The electronic Early Alert (STEAR) system is designed to supplement this communication and allow instructors to request additional early intervention for students from a CCD Advisor or Specialist. The hope is to provide you the support you need to be successful. Therefore, if you are contacted by your assigned CCD Advisor, please speak with him/her and follow up with your instructor to find out more about the nature of the alert, and the supports and services your instructor has recommended.

Support Services

CCD has a wealth of support services available to you to ensure your success and engagement as a student. For questions about learning resources, ways to get involved, leadership opportunities, crisis/counseling needs, and many other resources, please talk with your assigned advisor. We look forward to getting you CONNECTED!

  • The Office of Student Life provides a food pantry for CCD students. Stop by Tivoli 309 and take up to six food items a week during the semester.
  • There are several computer labs across the Auraria Campus for you to work on your academics, study, research, and write papers. Find out more now.

Related Links:

The information on this page is for new students who have already enrolled and are registered for upcoming classes. If you still need to enroll, be sure to complete the steps to enrollment in order to successfully register for courses

Important Fall 2016 Dates

Payment Deadlines

August 15 | Fall Tuition Payment Deadline

Confirm that your financial aid award (excluding work-study offer) will cover your tuition. If not, you must make official payment arrangements by the semester's payment deadline. 

If you register for fall classes after the payment deadline, you must pay in full or set up a FACTS payment plan and make payment by the following Monday in order to reserve a seat in class. If you miss the payment deadline, you may be dropped from your classes for non-payment, and your seat will be offered to other students. If you are dropped for an outstanding balance, you may be able to re-register or wait-list for courses, but only if space is available and only if the registration deadline has not passed.

To set up a payment plan, log into CCDConnect and select the "Student Finance" tab. Click on the "My Payment Plan" link to get started. Contact CCD's Business Office at 303.556.2075 or BusinessOffice@ccd.edu if you have any payment questions. 

 

Classes Begin

August 22 | Full 15-week fall semester classes begin.

Registration Deadline

August 27 | Registration Deadline for full 15-week classes.  

Check the schedule for late-start, accelerated classes that begin after this date. Students have until the day after class starts to register for an accelerated, late start class.

Drop deadline for 15-week classes (Census Date)

September 8 |  Fall Drop Deadline - Census Date*  

Need to drop a class that you no longer want to attend? You can do so before census date through the "Add or Drop Classes" link on the Student Tab in CCDConnect.  

  • *Important note: the census date varies for classes that meet for other than 15 weeks and for CCCOnline courses. Check your "Detailed Student Schedule" on CCDConnect in the Student tab under Registration Tools for the drop and withdraw deadlines for each of your courses so that you don't miss the deadline. Late drop requests will not be granted. 
  • Dropping a class may negatively affect your financial aid and / or VA Education Benefits. NOTE: CCCOnline census dates are different from CCD online, hybrid, and traditional courses.
  • You will only be refunded for a class if it is dropped by the published census date. You may still be able to withdraw from a class through the withdraw deadline, (no refund will be given for withdrawing).

Review the "How to Drop or Withdraw from a Class" Quick Guide for step-by-step help. If you still have questions, contact Admissions, Registration & Records at 303.556.2420 before the deadline. 

Important Note for Non-Residents:

Census date is also the deadline for new students to submit an Amended Application if they are currently being charged the out-of-state tuition rate but believe they qualify for in-state tuition. Read more about Residency Requirements.

Financial Aid Refunds

September 16 | Financial aid refunds begin.

September 30 | Financial aid refunds begin for first-time borrowers

Financial aid will begin to be disbursed to students' refund accounts. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.556.5503 if you have questions about your refund.

Before Classes Start ...

Review Your Student Email Account

Your college-assigned student email account is the primary and official means of communication with CCD. Log into CCDConnect to check your account and student email regularly in order to receive updates and important messages from the college. Contact the 24/7 help line at 1.888.800.9198 if you need login assistance.

Print Your Schedule

Before attending your first class, view your schedule to ensure you know the correct start dates, days, times, and locations of your classes. You may print your detailed student schedule through CCDConnect. Please note: some classes may change locations or times or even be occasionally canceled; be sure to confirm your schedule in CCDConnect before the first day of class. View this document for a better understanding of codes listed on your schedule

Immunization Requirements

All students must provide proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) to the: Health Center at Auraria, Plaza Building, Room 149.  Read more about the immunization requirements.

Online & Hybrid Classes

To access the online component of your online or hybrid classes, go to CCDConnect and select your course from the Student Schedule box on the Student tab. You will not be able to access online courses until the day that class begins. If you have questions, call Admissions, Registration & Records at 303.556.2420.

Student Photo ID & Bus Pass

Get your Student ID and Bus Pass early to beat the rush!

Student Photo ID

Your CCD Student Photo ID is your ticket to services in the various offices around campus. As soon as you are registered for courses, you can get your student ID card by taking your class schedule and a government-issued photo ID to Tivoli Station in the Tivoli Student Union building on campus. There is a $20 fee, payable by cash, credit or debit card, or check. Please note: you are expected to have your student ID by the first day of class.

RTD Bus & Train Pass

Get your bus/train pass and get to campus easier this semester! 

The Auraria Campus has several RTD pick up and drop off points all around campus. If you are registered for one or more credit hours on campus and have obtained a student ID card, you can also get a RTD pass at Tivoli Station (RTD pass is included with tuition). 

Books & Supplies

Get your books as soon as possible at Tivoli Station. If you need help, let your instructor know. You are not required to purchase textbooks through the AHEC bookstore, but they do offer new and used textbooks for both purchase and rental, and they stock all the required textbooks.

Get more information on how to find your textbooks!

Need Help Paying for Books?

Each semester, the Office of Student Life sponsors a chance for free book rentals from the Lending Library. This event saves our students loads of money each semester. Learn more about the Lending Library. Call the Office of Student Life at 303.556.2597 or stop by Tivoli 309 if you have any questions.

Book Advance

August 12 | First round of book advances available automatically to eligible students (book advances released to newly eligible students every following Friday)

Financial aid funds are not distributed until after the last day to drop a class (census date). To assist those who receive financial aid with purchasing books and supplies needed for the first weeks of class, the financial aid office advances up to $500 to eligible students beginning the week before classes start.  The CCD Book Advance Program is based on your financial aid award and pending payments at CCD only. This is an automatic process for students who have funds available. There is no need to sign up for a CCD Book Advance. 

To qualify for a CCD Book Advance, your total amount of accepted financial aid funds must be greater than the tuition and fee amount, which will then result in a credit balance refund. In addition, you must:

  • have all financial aid requirements completed one month prior to the first day of the semester,
  • be enrolled in at least six credit hours (or be Federal Pell Grant eligible),
  • be meeting CCD's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements,
  • not have a financial aid hold,
  • have an activated CCCS Refund Card, and
  • not exceed 30 attempted developmental credit hours.

Questions about your Financial Aid or Book Advance? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.556.5503. 

Text Messages

Text Messages are the primary way we will communicate with you in the event of an on- or near-campus emergency, a weather closure, or important information related to your account. The notification will go to the number that we have in our system for you. Please keep that number updated so that you can receive these emergency alerts. For weather related information, you may also call the AHEC weather hotline at 877.556.3637.

Update Your Information

Make sure we have your current address, telephone, and email up to date each semester. Go to CCDConnect and select a link from the "Personal Information" box in the Student tab to update your information.

Activate your CCCS Refund Card

Avoid delays in getting your refund by activating your CCCS Refund Card when you receive it in the mail after registering for classes the first time. Contact CCD's Business Office at 303.556.2075 for more information. 

When Classes Start ...

Class Attendance

Class attendance is vital to your success! A lot happens during the first week.

Instructors will be taking attendance, so it is important that you are there to reserve your space. If you do not attend your course(s) prior to the census date and are identified as a no-show by your professor, you will be dropped from the course(s) and not allowed to re-register. Students taking online courses must participate and submit a graded assignment before census date (drop deadline) in order not to be dropped from their online class for non-participation. Read more about the college non-attendance policy.

Academic Advising

Connect with your assigned Academic Advisor to be sure that you continue your progress towards graduation or transfer! See your advisor before classes start and when next semester's registration opens. You can contact the Academic Advising Center at 303.556.2481 or via email at CCDACC.mailbox@ccd.edu. View your Degree Works (found through the Student Tab in CCDConnect) to see who your Academic Advisor is and to contact them via email. 

Review your Degree Works program plan at least once a semester to stay on track to graduate. Learn more about Degree Works Now!

Parking Spots on Campus

Reduce stress of finding a parking spot by arriving early! Remember, the best parking spots go first. Also, utilize your RTD pass by using public transportation to get to campus; we are connected by train and bus to all parts of the front range.

 

Other Important Information ...

Safety Reminder

The Auraria Police Department would like to offer a friendly reminder to be vigilant in your surroundings and report any suspicious activity or people to the police department as soon as possible. Remember to remove any valuables from your vehicle when leaving it unattended and always double check to make sure that the doors are locked and windows are rolled up.

Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility and the police department always appreciates your assistance!

Early Alert

All instructors participate in CCD’s Early Alert system. Your instructor may speak to you directly about his/her concerns regarding a number of possible issues, including absence, late or missing submissions, poor or high performance on assessments, etc. The electronic Early Alert (STEAR) system is designed to supplement this communication and allow instructors to request additional early intervention for students from a CCD Advisor or Specialist. The hope is to provide you the support you need to be successful. Therefore, if you are contacted by your assigned CCD Advisor, please speak with him/her and follow up with your instructor to find out more about the nature of the alert, and the supports and services your instructor has recommended.

Support Services

CCD has a wealth of support services available to you to ensure your success and engagement as a student. For questions about learning resources, ways to get involved, leadership opportunities, crisis/counseling needs, and many other resources, please talk with your assigned advisor. We look forward to getting you CONNECTED!

  • The Office of Student Life provides a food pantry for CCD students. Stop by Tivoli 309 and take up to six food items a week during the semester.
  • There are several computer labs across the Auraria Campus for you to work on your academics, study, research, and write papers. Find out more now.

Related Links: