Traditional & Non-Traditional Enrollment

Graduating from high school is a big accomplishment!

As your senior year is a time for celebration, it is also a time to start planning for the future. Community College of Denver (CCD) is a launching point, a place you can get certificates, degrees, or a foundation of courses to help you transfer into a two- or 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 this information and take it with you.

Are you more of a Non-Traditional Student? Congratulations on choosing to finish your career and educational goals. The first step on that road is to enroll in the Community College of Denver (CCD), where you’ll join hundreds of other adult students just like you. And while you’ll be among a diverse student body, surrounded by students who might be younger than you, you’ll find there are plenty of programs set in place to help you succeed.

Get started with these Steps to a Successful Enrollment!

You can also download the Admissions & Registration Guide.

Step 1. Apply for Admission

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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 also 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

After you have applied to CCD, 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.
  • 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.
  • Contact the 24/7 help line at 1.888.800.9198 if you need email password or log-in assistance. 

Step 4. Meet the Assessment Requirement

You must meet assessment requirements in the areas of math, reading, and English. Before you can register for classes, you must do one of the following:

A. Take the placement test to assess your current academic skill level. Before you take the test you are strongly encouraged to prepare for the test in advance.


B. Provide a copy of your ACT or SAT results to the Testing Center for Accuplacer exemption. You must have obtained the following scores within the last 5 years 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!

Step 6. Get Academic Advising

Get the academic advising process started early! Your Academic Advising session is your opportunity to discuss your future plans and find out what classes you should start in at CCD. Use the following information to determine your academic advising route:

A. If you are undecided or undeclared in a major, or if you have tested into ESL classes, please visit the Academic Advising Center.
B. 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, our Program Advisors of the Health Sciences Center at Lowry will assist you.

Step 7. Register for Classes

Review the registration guidelines and 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 the Authorize COF link in CCDConnect on the Student Finance Tab. Learn more about COF here.

Step 8. Complete the Payment Process

  • Pay your tuition and fees in full at least one week before the semester starts.
  • 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

Have Questions? Meet your Recruitment Officer via email, phone, or in person. Learn more here!



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