Welcome to RRCC | Submit your application to get started

A student who is earning credits at Red Rocks Community College to transfer back to their current institution. As a guest student, you will feel very welcomed at RRCC while you complete specific course work for your degree. You will find that RRCC is super affordable with an extremely high quality of education.

STEP 1:  Apply to RRCC

  • Get started by completing the free online application.  Use the Create Account option on the Welcome page and continue to complete the full application.
  • Select non-degree seeking under declared programs. Students who are non-degree seeking do not qualify for financial aid.

Step 2: Submit transcripts from previous college

  • Step 1 - Submit your Prerequisite Override Request to override prerequisites. We can use an unofficial transcript to override perquisites and help you register for classes. Plan ahead! This process can take up to 5 business days. 
  • Step 2 - If you plan to graduate from RRCC and would like to transfer in credit from another institution toward your RRCC certificate or degree program, please complete the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form and submit your official transcripts to Student Records. This process can take about six weeks and does not need to be completed before you can register for classes.  Still complete step 1 to expedite registration. Questions?  Email

STEP 3: Meet with your Pathway Advisor

  • Meeting with your Pathway Advisor is recommended prior to registration. An Advisor will help you select courses, identify course prerequisites, obtain program information, evaluate placement results, assist with transfer planning to a four-year college or university, and prepare you for graduation.
  • Log into Navigate or call the Advising Front Desk at (303) 914-6275 to schedule an appointment.
  • To access Navigate, log into The Rock and click on the Navigate icon from the dashboard.  *Your temporary password the first time logging into The Rock will be StudentMMDDYYYY (the word 'Student', followed by your date of birth). 
  •  Watch this short video on how to schedule an appointment in Navigate (link is external)or Click here for step-by-step directions  

Accessibility Services works with students who have disabilities and learning differences to provide access to courses, programs and activities through accommodations and supports.

STEP 4: Register for classes

STEP 5: Activate your student email account in The Rock.

STEP 6: Paying for College

If you are receiving financial aid from another school, you can use your existing FAFSA to apply for financial aid at RRCC. Go to and log in using your FSA ID username and password. To add RRCC to your FAFSA, use our school code: 009543.

If you are taking classes at more than one school during the same semester, you can only receive financial aid at one school at a time. Talk to the Financial Aid Office about a consortium agreement. 

STEP 7: Get your RRCC student ID card (if all of your courses are online, you will not be issued a student ID card.)