In order to enroll, complete these eight steps:
1. Apply for admission online
Complete the RRCC application online at www.rrcc.edu/apply or stop by the Admissions Office. Upon completion, you will receive a User ID. The user ID starts with a capital "S" followed by 8 numbers (example: S12345678) Save this number as you will need it for registration and all other correspondence with RRCC. Information: 303.914.6348
2. Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).
All Colorado residents should complete the application. The State of Colorado provides funding for students to attend college through COF. This is the state paid portion of your tuition which is a benefit to all Colorado residents. If you do not apply for COF funding and authorize its use, you are responsible for both the student share and the state share of all tuition and fees.
To apply and authorize COF: When you fill out the college application you may select "yes" to have a COF account automatically created, or you may visit: www.rrcc.edu/cof and click on "Sign up for COF"
3. Complete the Accuplacer assessment in the Assessment Center.
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, must be assessed for reading, writing, and mathematics ability. The Accuplacer is the state-required test that provides information in these areas to help you and your academic advisor make appropriate course choices. It is not an entrance exam and no appointment is required.
You will not have to complete the Accuplacer if you meet any of the exemptions listed on the next page.
Information: 303.914.6720 or www.rrcc.edu/assessment
4. Set up your student email account
Your Red Rocks email (email@example.com) will be your primary communication tool while enrolled at RRCC for your Faculty members, Advisors, Financial Aid staff, Enrollment Services, Business Office, Office of Student Life, College Foundation, Instructional Services, and more. Activate your account today at www.rrcc.edu/admissions/studentemail.html
5. Apply for Financial Aid at www.rrcc.edu/finaid and attend a Financial Aid orientation.
6. Schedule to attend a Red Rocks 101 Orientation Session.
Red Rocks 101 is a free one-time session to help you start college on the right track. By attending, you will get the answers to your questions before classes start, and learn how to be successful at RRCC.
Register for an upcoming Red Rocks 101 session at www.rrcc.edu/advising/redrocks101.html
7. Meet with an academic advisor.
An advisor will help you select courses, identify course prerequisites, obtain program information, evaluate assessment results, assist with transfer planning to a four-year college or university, and prepare you for graduation. They can check your progress in AA, AS, and AGS degree plans and develop a course schedule that fits your needs and academic goals. A team of academic advisors is available year-round by appointment or on a walk-in basis. An important step toward succeeding at RRCC is meeting regularly with an academic advisor.
Information: 303.914.6255 or www.rrcc.edu/advising
8. Register for classes.
You may register for classes in person at the Lakewood or Arvada campus or you may register online. Go to www.rrcc.edu and click on "The Rock." Enter your student ID (S number) and password. Click on "Add or Drop Classes." Follow directions to register for your classes.
9. Get your RRCC Student ID card. www.rrcc.edu/admissions
You will need a photo ID and a copy of your current schedule which you can get online or in Admissions.
Information: 303.914.6370 or www.rrcc.edu/studentlife
10. Purchase books and supplies.
The RRCC Bookstore, located on the Lakewood campus, is your source for all of your educational materials, including those for CCCOnline classes.
Information: 303.914.6232 or www.rrcc.bncollege.com
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If you are returning to RRCC after an absence of more than one year, you must re-apply for admission. If you have earned credit at another college and plan to use that credit to fulfill requirements for an RRCC degree or certificate, submit an official transcript to the Student Records Office prior to the semester in which you plan to graduate.