Enrollment Process for New First-Time Students

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.

Get Started with These Steps to Enrollment

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.


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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), 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 CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Step 3. Determine Course Placement

You have several options to determine your placement in English and/or math courses. CCD provides several options to determine which classes are best for you, detailed at CCD.edu/CoursePlacement.

Step 4. Complete Orientation

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact, CCD has switched to an online orientation platform. The online new student orientation covers important topics such as course placement options, academic advising, campus resources, financial aid and scholarships, getting involved on campus, and registering for courses. 

To access the online orientation log into CCDConnect. Once you are logged into the student portal, click on CCD Orientation announcement presented in red. 

Step 5A. 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 CCD.edu/Advising.

Step 5B. 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 6. Activate Your CCD Email Account

Your student CCDConnect email account is the official means of communication between you and the College. Once you have registered for classes, you will gain access to your student email account. At least once a week you should sign in to the CCDConnect student portal and view your registration, financial aid status, and check your email.

Step 7. Pay Tuition & Confirm Your Financial Aid

After you register for classes, complete one of the following:

  1. Make sure your financial aid award covers your whole tuition & fees bill,
  2. Pay your tuition in full, or
  3. Set up a payment plan. 

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 Building, Room 115
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204

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