Easy Steps to Become a RRCC Student
It's easy! Red Rocks Community College welcomes anyone 17 years of age or older, who can benefit from our instructional programs and courses, including high school graduates, non-graduates, or students at least 16 years old who are currently enrolled in a high school concurrent enrollment program. Students younger than age 17 who are not in a concurrent enrollment program may apply for a waiver of the age requirement through the office of the Vice President for Student Services.
Not a traditional student?
If you are a military, international, or charter/home school student, your admissions process may be slightly different. Please use the menu at the side to learn what your admissions process might be.
Click below on each for more information.
What can you expect during the application process?
What information do you need?
To determine whether you qualify for in-state tuition, the application will ask you for the following details about how long you’ve lived in Colorado. Note: If you are less than 23 years old, you will need to provide the following residency information for your parent/guardian.
Complete the RRCC application. Upon completion, you will receive a User ID number. The user ID starts with an "S" followed by 8 numbers (for example: S12345678) Save this number as you will need it for registration and all other correspondence with RRCC.
For students applying to RRCC: Please complete and sign the Student Payment Agreement (required). If under 18, parent/legal guardian must sign, too. Email signed agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org or walk-in to admissions.
Students 16 and under who are applying should email email@example.com for requirements.
Out-of-State Online Students
At this time, Red Rocks Community College is unable to accept applications from online students in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington D.C.
Complete the Red Rocks 101 Online Orientation (required)
Red Rocks 101 is an online orientation designed to help students start college on the right trsack. You’ll be introduced to all that Red Rocks Community College has to offer, including 300+ degree and certificate programs, a variety of student services, and plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus!
You can start the orientation here.
Sign up for College Opportunity Fund (COF)
As a Colorado resident, the College Opportunity Fund will help you save money on tuition. Complete the Colorado Opportunity fund application link at www.rrcc.edu/cof and COF will pay a portion of each credit you take if you are eligible.
Meet assessment requirements (required)
- The Accuplacer is the state-required test that provides information in these areas to help you and your academic advisor make appropriate course choices.
- Students who have graduated from a Colorado public or private high school (or its equivalent) during the previous academic year, or students who will be working toward a degree within the Colorado Community College System or will be taking a guaranteed transfer course, must be assessed for reading, writing, and mathematics ability.
- You will not have to test your skills if: you are not seeking a degree; if you can show proof (ACT/SAT scores taken within the last five years) that the minimum requirements have already been met; or if you already have a previous college degree (AA., A. S, B.A./B.S. or higher).
- Please check on our assessment website to see if your scores exempt you from this requirement.
- This is not an entrance exam.
- No appointment is required
Information: 303.914.6720 or www.rrcc.edu/assessment/
Set up your email account (required)
Your Red Rocks email will be the primary communication while enrolled at RRCC. This will be used by Faculty, Advisors, Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, Business Office, Office of Student Life, College Foundation, Instructional Services, and more. Activate your account today. Click here to set up your account.
Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships (optional)
Meet with an advisor or career planner (recommended)
- Explore your degree/certificate options
- Identify required courses in order to register for your classes
- Map out your plan to transfer to a Colorado 4-year institution
- Approaching graduation? Make sure you’re on track
Information: 303.914.6255 or www.rrcc.edu/advising
Register for classes (continuing and new students)
Register in person (both Lakewood and Arvada campuses) or online:
- Click at rrcc.edu
- Enter your "S" number and password
- Click on "Add or Drop Classes"
|Admissions/Class Wait List: If the class is "Closed" (or marked "C", you will have the option of being placed on a Wait List for most scheduled classes. We will notify you of any open spots that become available through your college email account. Please read about Waitlist FAQs here (pdf).|
Login by using your User ID (capital "S" followed by an 8 digit number) in the User ID field.If you have forgotten your password, click on Forgot password? in the “Need Help?” area of the login window.
Enter your 6 digit PIN. If this is your first time logging in, use your birthdate (MMDDYY). If you do not remember your PIN, enter your User ID and click Forgot PIN?.
Information: 303.914.6255 or www.rrcc.edu/advising
Get your RRCC student ID card (required)
- Get your RRCC student ID card (required of all new students) at the Student Life Desk (map).
Remember to bring your class schedule and photo ID. You will need both of these.
What else should I know?
- Attend a New Student Welcome Night (fall semester) or Student Welcome Day (spring and summer semesters). For more info, call 303.914.6370.
- Purchase books and supplies at campus book store or online now. For more information: rrcc.bncollege.com or 303.914.6232
- Stay current with RRCC (recommended) to keep up with free events around campus and around town. Connect with peers and find out about job opportunities. Click here to see all of our social media.