New Student Enrollment

Start Here. Go Anywhere!

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Start Here. Go Anywhere.

Community College of Denver (CCD) is a launching point, a place you can earn certificates, degrees, or a foundation of courses to help you transfer to a four-year college. Start here with these easy steps to enrollment and get on your way to an expanse of possibilities and opportunities. You can also download the Admissions & Registration Guide for more detailed information.


Steps to a Successful Enrollment

Step 1. Apply for Admission

Apply to CCD

Get started by filling out our free online application. Applying is free; and if you are at least 17 years of age, you will be automatically accepted. We will send you an acceptance letter via email with your Student ID number and instructions to log into your CCDConnect student portal.

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 aid, including grants, loans and work-study. CCD’s school code is 009542.

The priority deadline for the FAFSA and CCD scholarships is April 15. Need help? Contact the Educational Opportunity Center for assistance (303.352.8746). Apply for CCD scholarships at

Step 3. Demonstrate College Readiness

All students must demonstrate you are ready for college prior to starting classes. CCD provides several options for you to do this at

Step 4. Complete Orientation

Register for an on-campus or online orientation at The on-campus orientation is full service, helping all students to demonstrate college readiness, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, start/update/finish your financial aid package, tour campus and get your campus ID/bus pass. Online orientation is available if you cannot, or choose not to, attend on campus.

Step 4A. Meet with an Advisor

Our advisors will help you pick the right classes, understand program requirements and register for classes according to your program pathway. For details about your advisor and how to make appointments, visit

Step 4B. Register for Classes

  • If you didn’t already do so during New Student Orientation, be sure to register for your classes by accessing your CCDConnect student account. Register early for the best selection of classes and times.
  • Authorize CCD to apply your COF stipend to discount your tuition bill through the “Authorize COF” link on CCDConnect under the Financial Aid & Payments tab.

Step 5. Pay Tuition & Confirm Your Financial Aid

  • After you register for classes, make sure have done one of the following: 1) Make sure your financial aid award covers your whole tuition & fees bill, 2) pay your tuition in full, 3) or set up a payment plan. Note: If you register after the payment deadline, payment is due by the following Monday to avoid being dropped for non-payment. If you miss the deadline, you may be dropped from all classes and your seat will be offered to other students.
  • Make sure your mailing address is up to date with us on CCDConnect, as you will be sent instructions on how to select your refund preferences should you have any refund issued to you by CCD. This information will be mailed to you within 7-10 business days after registering for classes.

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Confluence, 115
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204

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