Students with Disabilities

Community College of Denver’s incredible support system will give you the ability to learn and grow with teachers and mentors who are invested in successful individual outcomes.

The Accessibility Center is available to students with disabilities to assist you in your educational experience at CCD. You are welcome to stop by the center and say hello when you visit our campus. If you believe you will need extensive assistance to complete the steps to enrollment below, please make an appointment with the Educational Opportunity Center. By joining CCD, you will be joining a welcoming student body and you will receive guidance from teachers and the Accessibility Center, as well as other exceptional programs in place making your time at CCD beneficial and rewarding.

Get started with these Steps to a Successful Enrollment!

You can also download the Admissions & Registration Guide.

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.

  • The College accepts all students who are at least 17 years of age.
  • 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) or you can learn more about COF here.
  • If you are under the age of 17, a Request for Waiver of Admissions may be granted.

Step 2. 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.

Step 3. Activate Your CCD Email Account

Your student CCDConnect email account is the official means of communication between you and the College.

Step 4. Meet the Assessment Requirement

You must meet assessment requirements in the areas of math, reading, and English. In order to register for classes must do one of the following:

A. Take the placement test to assess your current academic skill level.

  1. Before you take the test you are strongly encouraged to prepare for the test .
  2. If you believe you will need accommodations to take the test, please contact the Accessibility Center for an appointment so that we can assess your needs and accommodate you.


B. Provide a copy of your ACT or SAT results to the Testing Center for Accuplacer exemption. You must have obtained the following scores to be exempt:

  • ACT | English  18 | Math 19
  • SAT | Critical Reading 440 | Math 460

Learn more about Exemptions from the Accuplacer and getting your transcript and testing scores reviewed.

Step 5. Attend New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation is required for all new students and is a great opportunity for you to learn all about your life at CCD. Register for your New Student Orientation.

  • A hold will be placed on your account until you have attended a session, so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up!
  • American Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request to the Accessibility Center.
  • The in-person orientation consists of videos and live presentations with some group interaction and minimal writing.  If you think you may need accommodations for these activities, please contact the Accessibility Center ahead of time so that arrangements can be made.
  • There is a touring component around campus.  If you can keep to an average walking pace, in a wheelchair or other wheeled device, you will be fine.  If you think you will not be able to participate in the mobility portion of the orientation, please let the Accessibility Center know.
  • The online version of student orientation consists of a series of videos.  

Step 6. Get Academic Advising

Get the academic advising process started early as your Academic Advising session is your opportunity to find out what classes you should start in at CCD. Use the information here to determine your academic advising route.

  1. If you are undecided or undeclared in a major, visit the Academic Advising Center.
  2. If you have a declared and confirmed major or program, you will visit your program advisor. For example, if you are interested in a Health Sciences program, your program advisors at the Health Sciences Center at Lowry will assist you.
  3. If you tested into ESL classes, meet with the ESL Advisor in Cherry Creek 307.

Step 7. Register for Classes

Register for your classes early for the best selection of classes and times.

Also, authorize CCD to apply your COF Stipend to your tuition bill through CCDConnect.

Step 8. Set up Your Accommodations for Classes

Make an appointment to see an Accessibility Specialist in the Accessibility Center.

  • The Accessibility Specialist will be able to start the process for getting accommodations prepared for your classes.
  • Accommodations may include furniture requests, needs for special classroom technology, ASL interpreters, alternative media books and even assistive technology training sessions.

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, learn more at the Cashier’s Office.

Contact Us

Auraria Campus
Confluence, 115
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address
Campus Box 215
P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217