Get Started Here :: Military Veteran Student Checklist

1. Apply for Admissions to RRCC:

  • THE APPLICATION IS FREE
  • Fill out the application online at http://www.rrcc.edu
  • 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 www.rrcc.edu/admissions 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 ACCUPLACER Test if you are seeking a degree/certificate, or under 21
  • Veterans with disabilities in need of non-traditional counseling, and or facilities can consult with the Office of Disability Services. More information can be found at Disability Services or contact the Office of Disability Services at 303.914.6733. The Office of Disability Services is located in room 1182 inside the Learning Commons on the Lakewood campus.
      • 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 www.rrcc.edu/assessment 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:

Melody Moll
Student Records/Transcript Evaluator
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. 6th Avenue BOX 8
Lakewood, CO 80228-1255
303.914.6355
melodie.moll@rrcc.edu

Military Transcript Request Web Sites:

4. Speak with an Advisor:

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 www.rrcc.edu/advising 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)

5. Register for classes:

  • To register on campus complete the registration form in the Admissions Office.
  • To register online:
    • Go to www.rrcc.edu/admissions
    • 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 www.rrcc.edu 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
        Email: Janis.eagan@rrcc.edu

        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 www.rrcc.edu 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 jennifer.broadwater@rrcc.edu

        8. Visit Office of Disability Services (if needed):

        Students with disabilities (including the learning disabled, and those with physical, sensory and temporary disabilities), who need assistance in order to succeed, are eligible to receive services to assist them at Red Rocks Community College.

        • Schedule Intake with the Director
        • Provide documentation of Disability
        • Receive Accommodations Certificate
        • Return with signed copy of Accommodations Certificate
        • Receive Student Services Request Form
        • Schedule Tutors
        • Schedule Interpreters/Instructional Aides/Training in the Assistive Tech Lab/Case Management
        • Appointments/General Information: 303.914.6733

        The Office of Disability 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 Dept. of Veterans Affairs Resources page

        9. Paying for College:

        Apply for Financial Aid (if needed):         

        • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website online: www.fafsa.ed.gov
        • Grants
        • Scholarships
        • Financial Aid Deadlines
        • Loans
        • Work Study
        • For more information visit www.rrcc.edu/financial-aid 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 Opportunites:

        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.

        10. Higher One CCCS Refund Card:

        • Red Rocks Community College has partnered with Higher One, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to offer faster delivery of refunds to students. Higher One will help bring this method for receiving refunds via the CCCS Refund Card Debit MasterCard®. The new CCCS Refund Card will be your key to faster refunds and increased choice for receiving your Financial Aid or school refunds, including the preferred Easy Refunds method. Easy Refund is by far the fastest and easiest way to gain access to your refund money—literally the same day RRCC releases it. With this new service on the way to campus, it’s natural that you may have some questions. For more information, go to the RRCC main page and click on "Tuition and Fees" and then "Refund Policy" (http://www.rrcc.edu/tuition/refund-policy).

        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 www.rrcc.edu 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. The Cashier’s Office can also offer you a Deferred Payment Plan with 4 or more credit hours at an additional Cost of $25.00 per semester.
        • 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 www.rrcc.edu 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 www.rrcc.bncollege.com 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.