Get Started Here :: Military Veteran Student Checklist

1. Apply for Admissions to RRCC:

  • Fill out the application online at
  • Click the “Admissions” link under the “Students” section
  • Read directions for each page of the application
  • Your application will be processed in approximately 48 hours.
  • Admissions will attempt to notify you of your status by mail, or via email if a Personal Address is provided by the student, within 48 hours.
  • For more information visit or contact the Admissions Office at 303.914.6351
  • Admissions Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2.  Take Your Academic Assessment:

  • You will need to take the Community College Placement Test (CCPT) if you are seeking a degree/certificate, or under 21
    • Must provide proof for exemption from assessment by providing any of the following:
    • Previous college credits in Freshman English and College Algebra with grades of “C” or better.
    • Test/assessment scores, no older than 5 years: See Assessment Center for interpretation of other assessment scores.
  • For more information, visit or contact the Assessment Center at
    (303) 914.6720.
  • If you have previous credits or a college degree, send official transcripts by the end of your first term from your former college to:
  • The test is free the first time you take it. You can retake this test as many times as you would like but not on the same day.
  • If you retake the test, you must pay $5 per section
  • Fall Assessment Testing Hours: Monday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    (The test is administered on a walk-in basis)

3. Request Your Military Transcript Be Sent:

Student Records/Transcript Evaluator
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. 6th Avenue BOX 8
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255

Military Transcript Request Web Sites:

4. Speak with an Advisor & Career Services:

Academic Advising is available on a walk-in or appointment basis.

  • An advisor can help you:
    • Plan your schedule
    • Plan your degree
    • Transfer to another institution within the State of Colorado
    • Direct your career goals.
  • For more information visit or contact the Advising Center at 303.914.6255
  • Advising Center Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (walk-ins until 5:30)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (walk-ins until 4:30)

Career Services are available by appointment. 

Before choosing a career that works for you, you must first know who you are and what you have to offer. If you are considering what career or degree is right for you, Career services can draw you a map. Utilizing personality and career assessment tools, Career Services will help you pursue true your passion and understand hidden skills. 

Lakewood Campus
  • Glenn Holly, Career Services Manager, glenn.holly@rrcc.edu303.914.6906 Employer engagement, strategy development to best recruit our students. Career coaching, career assessments and job search skills.
  • Melissa English, Career Services and Experiential Learning Coordinator,  303.914.6361 Student Internships, Volunteer and Experiential Learning opportunities, Career Coaching, Career Assessments, Mock Interviews, Resumes, Cover Letters, and Job Search Skills.
Arvada Campus
  • Dan Macy, Career Counselor/Academic Advisor, dan.macy@rrcc.edu303.914.6016 Career Counseling, Career Assessments, Mock Interviews & Job Search Skills.

5. Register for classes:

  • To register on campus complete the registration form in the Admissions Office.
  • To register online:
    • Go to
    • Go to step 6 and click on "Register Online"
    • Create a Login ID and a PIN, then click "Login"
    • Log in using your “S” number and password – If you have lost your password,
      click on the link "Forgot password"
    • Go to "Student" tab
    • Click on "Registration Menu"
    • Click on "Register"
    • Choose the correct term
    • Authorize your COF (bullet #2)
    • Enter the 5 digit CRN numbers of the courses you want into the boxes or
    • Click on the course search link (this tells you how many students are allowed
      in the course and how many have registered)
    • Check schedule for important dates, such as:
      • Click on "Student" tab
      • Click on "Course Schedule Detail-Your Drop and Withdraw Deadlines"
      • Click on "Billing Statement" for tuition due.
      • Print your schedule
        • Go to and Click on the rock
        • Enter your “S” number (use a capital “S”) as you user ID and enter your pin.
        • Enter your password as mm/dd/yyyy, then click "Login"
        • Click on “Student Tab”
        • Click on “My Class Schedule on the middle left side” and print

        6. Determine Your Tuition Classification:

        All Veterans can be classified as “In State” for Tuition Purposes, with a copy of the Veterans DD-214 and a Colorado ID or Drivers License. For further information contact:

        Janis Eagan
        Phone: 303.914.6543

        7. College Opportunity Fund:

        (Colorado Residents Only)                                    

        • If you did not apply for the College Opportunity Fund during the application process, follow the directions below.
        • Go to and Click on the rock
        • Enter your “S” number (use a capital “S”) as you user ID and enter your pin.
        • Enter your password as mm/dd/yyyy, then click "Login"
        • Select “Student Tab
        • Click on the "COF" in the Before You Register section in the middle of page
        • Click “Sign up for COF ” on top of page
        • Click the orange box that states “Apply for a Stipend
        • The COF allows the tuition discount for 145 undergraduate credit hours
        • If you withdraw from a course it still counts towards these credit hours
        • For more information contact Jennifer Broadwater at 303.914.6268 or

        8. Visit Accessibility Services (if needed):

        The role of Accessibility Services is to remove barriers for students with disabilities by providing support and accommodations. Disabilities can be physical, psychological, developmental, related to learning or health-related.

        • Schedule an Intake appointment; we’d like to get to know you!
        • Appointments/General Information: 303.914.6733
          • Jean Kelly
            Accessibility Services*
            Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)
            Lakewood campus, Suite 1182
            303-914-6731  303-914-6833 (fax)

        The Office of Accessibility Services is located in room 1182 inside the Learning Commons. Monday - Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

        • RRCC Wounded Warriors Program: *Note, not the Wounded Warrior Project
        • RRCC’s Office of Disability Services is a member of the Rocky Mountain Coalition for Veteran Support Services. We work with other colleges to provide a wide range of services specifically designed to support students who are veterans of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. We work closely with the Denver Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Vet Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. 
        • For more information about the “Wounded Warrior Project”, see our Veteran Services Resources page

        9. Paying for College:

        Apply for Financial Aid (if needed):         

        • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website online:
        • Grants
        • Scholarships
        • Financial Aid Deadlines
        • Loans
        • Work Study
        • For more information visit or contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.914.6256.
        • Financial Aid Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Friday: 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
        • VA Benefits are not considered Taxable Income, and thus, can not be considered in your previous year’s income.
        • Application process will take time, so apply as soon as possible.

        Scholarship Opportunities:

        Colorado State University-Global Campus(online degree programs) offers a $500 Community College Affiliate Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who complete a RRCC associates degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must enroll with CSU-Global Campus within 1-year of graduation from RRCC.

        Scholarship and application information here:
        CSU-Global Scholarship
        CSU-Global online degree programs.

        We invite our military students to review  scholarship opportunities for possible assistance with their tuition expenses by contacting our Foundation office.

        Attention VA Post 9/11 students:  Starting in the Fall 2016 semester, RRCC will not be submitting tuition and fees to the VA until after census date. 

        10. Bank Mobile Refund Preference:

        11. View Your Bill and Pay Your Tuition :

        (It may take up to 10 days for your COF to be applied to your account)

        • Go to and Click on the rock
        • Enter your “S” number (use a capital “S”) as you user ID and enter your pin.
        • Enter your password as mm/dd/yyyy, then click "Login"
        • Select “Student Tab
        • Click on "Billing Statement" and pay by credit card or you may pay by mail. Be sure to check the schedule for payment due date.
        • DO NOT wait to receive a bill from the Cashier’s Office. If you cannot pay your bill in full, you can sign up for a NBS Payment Plan for the CURRENT SEMESTER ONLY. Get more information on RRCC’s Payment Plan Options here.
        • For more information, contact the Cashier’s Office at 303.914.6222.
          • Cashier’s Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     

        12. Get Your Student ID:

        • Bring your printed schedule (under "Student" tab) to the Student Life Desk for verification of registration.
        • Go to and Click on the rock
        • Enter your “S” number (use a capital “S”) as you user ID and enter your pin.
        • Enter your password as mm/dd/yyyy, then click "Login"
        • Select “Student Tab”
        • Select “My Class Schedule on the middle left side”, Select a term; click “Submit” and print. 
        • For more information, contact the Student Life Center at 303.914.6370
        • Student Life Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
        • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00-2:00            

        13. Buy Your Books:

        • Bring your printed schedule for help finding your books in the Bookstore or visit the bookstore link on the Red Rocks homepage.
        • For more information visit or contact the Bookstore at 303.914.6232.
        • If you are receiving Financial Aid please contact Financial Aid office to acquire a “TIV FormPDF format. This will authorize your Bookstore Charges to be deducted from your Financial Aid. Also check with Financial Aid for the dates to purchase your books.
        • Bookstore Office Hours: See store for extended hours for the first week of classes.
        • Summer Semester
          • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
          • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
          • Saturday: Closed
        • Fall and Spring Semesters
          • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
          • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
          • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
        • Be sure to check the Student Life Sponsored, “Textbook” Bulletin Boards near the East, and West Entrances for New and Used Books being sold by RRCC Students.
        • Daniels Brothers Book Loan - There is a fund set up for veteran students to get a loan for text books-limited to $400.00.  Contact Donna Merriman for details at 303.914.6353 or .