Students younger than 17 years old and who are not participating in Concurrent Enrollment programs at a Colorado public high school may be considered for underage admission by completing a “Request for Waiver of Admissions Requires for Underage Students”.
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Students under the age of 17 years old who wish to waive the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System State Board Policy must complete the following steps:
Complete first steps to RRCC enrollment
- Complete the free Red Rocks Community College and College Opportunity Fund Applications.
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- Be sure to say yes when asked if you would like to create a College Opportunity Fund (COF) account or apply at: www.rrcc.edu/cof
- Complete the Mandatory Red Rocks 101 Online Orientation
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Being issued a student ID number does not guarantee underage enrollment acceptance.
Fill out the Waiver of Admissions Requirements form and gather supporting documentation
The following required materials should be submitted with the Waiver packet:
- Official transcripts of all education completed
- RRCC academic placement test or equivalent scores and writing sample (see step 3)
- Completion of foreign language placement test (required for students requesting enrollment an advanced-level foreign language course)
- Letter(s) of recommendation (see Waiver form for details)
- Official copies of additional standardized test results
- Portfolio of relevant educational accomplishments
Take the academic placement test and college-monitored writing sample
- Academic placement testing is offered on a walk-in basis or by appointment.
- Students are not required to complete all sections of the test during the same visit.
- A photo ID (Driver’s license, state ID or student ID’s accepted) is required to test—no exceptions
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Submit the completed and signed Waiver for Admissions Requirements packet
- Completed and signed Wavier for Admissions Requirements packets and supporting documentation can be submitted to:
Janis Eagan in the Admissions Office located at the RRCC Lakewood Campus in room #1305.
- Waiver Packets will be evaluated for completion and forwarded with a recommendation to the Academic Standards Committee for review.
- All applications for a waiver must be submitted for review at least 2 weeks before the first day of the semester. Late Waiver applications cannot be guaranteed for review prior to the semester start date.
Registration will be completed upon approval
After a final decision has been reached, the student will be contacted by phone or email of acceptance or denial.
If acceptance is established, students will be notified and registered for the courses by Janis Eagan in the Admissions Office.
Prepare for the start of the semester
- Pay your tuition and fees on campus or through “The Rock” student portal. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees. Click here to view the tuition chart.
- Know the drop and withdraw deadlines.
- Activate your student email on “The Rock” student portal.
- Purchase your textbooks.
Meet with an Academic Advisor:
- Schedule an advising appointment with an Academic Advisor to check-in and select courses for enrollment.
- Rhonda Macy: Rhonda.email@example.com, (303) 914-6357 or Cynthia Shields: Cynthia.Shields@rrcc.edu, (303) 914-6905.
- Advising is open Monday-Thursday 9:00-6:00 and Friday 9:00-5:00
Participation in enrollment to RRCC begins a student’s college experience and a permanent college transcript. In contrast to the AP program (where college credit is granted upon successful completion of a national examination and no record is kept on the student’s college transcript if the exam is not passed), registration for enrollment constitutes a commitment to enter the final course grade on the student’s Permanent college record, regardless of the results. Furthermore, credit is earned by performance and participation throughout the course, rather than by an exit examination alone.
(303) 914-6543 or Janis.Eagan@rrcc.edu
Room# 1305, Admissions Office
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 PM