Steps to a Successful Enrollment
Once you have been accepted to CCD, there are additional steps you need to take to register for classes. The guides provided here will help you finalize this easy process. Need help? Speak to your Recruitment Officer!
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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 for more detailed information.
Step 1. Apply for Admission & Financial Aid
Apply to CCD
- 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). Learn more about COF.
- If you are under the age of 17, a Request for Waiver of Admissions may be granted through the Office of the Dean of Student Development & Retention.
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.
- Start early! The financial aid process can take up to two to four weeks.
- CCD’s Educational Opportunity Center will help you apply for Financial Aid. Call 303.352.8746 to get assistance.
- CCD’s school code is: 009542
- Every year, the priority deadline for the FAFSA and CCD scholarships is April 15.
- Apply for CCD scholarships.
- Learn more about Financial Aid.
Step 2. Assessment & Orientation
Meet the Assessment Requirement
Before attending New Student Orientation, you must meet the math and English assessment requirement by taking the Placement Test (unless you meet an exemption). This is a very important exam that determines course placement, so you are strongly encouraged to prepare thoroughly before testing. The cost to take the exam is $10 and re-testing is not permitted.
In order to register for classes 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.
- 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 placement test exemption. You must have obtained the following scores to be exempt:
- ACT | English 18 | Math 19 (MAT 120) or Math 23 (MAT 121)
- SAT | Critical Reading 440 | Math 460
Attend 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 3. Advising & Registration
Meet with your Academic Advisor.
Get the academic advising process started early! Your academic advising session is your opportunity to discuss educational plans and find out what classes you will start with at CCD. Please visit or contact the Academic Advising Center to get connected with your Academic Advisor.
Register for Classes through CCDConnect.
Step 4. Payment
- Confirm that your financial aid award will cover your tuition and fees, or make payment by the published deadline. Pay your tuition and fees in full or set up a FACTS payment plan through the Student Finance tab in CCDConnect. If you register for a course after the payment deadline, payment is due within 24 hours of registration. If you miss the payment deadline, you may be dropped from all classes and your seat will be offered to other students.
- Activate your CCCS BankMobile Refund Card to select your refund preferences. You should receive this card in the mail shortly after registering for your classes.
- Contact CCD's Business Office if you have tuition payment or refund card questions.
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 of 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.
If you have borrowed student loans at another college, your student loan eligibility could be affected if you declare a degree and enroll at CCD as a transfer student. Your eligibility for subsidized loans can be impacted even if you don’t receive any type of aid at CCD. In order to avoid being charged interest on your current subsidized loans, we recommend you enroll at CCD as a “non-degree seeking” student. However, as a “non-degree seeking” student, you will not be eligible for financial aid at CCD.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.556.5503 or FinancialAid@ccd.edu if you have questions.
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