New Student

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As a new student who has never enrolled in college before and is new to Red Rocks Community College, you will learn a lot about RRCC while you participate in orientation and prepare to enroll in classes. RRCC has dedicated staff to help you reach all your educational and career goals.

If your plan is to transfer to a four-year institution in Colorado, check out the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program. The Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program ensures first-time students attending any of CCCS’s 13 colleges are guaranteed admission to a participating four-year college or university upon completion of an Associate Degree. 

Get started by following the steps below to enroll. If you have questions along the way, email or call 303-914-6600. 

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.

STEP 2: Complete Orientation

  • Complete the online orientation by logging into The Rock and clicking on the Student tab. *Your temporary password the first time logging into The Rock will be StudentMMDDYYYY (the word 'Student', followed by your date of birth). 

STEP 3: Complete academic testing requirements.  Choose the option right for you.

STEP 4: 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. 
  •  Click here for step-by-step directions on how to schedule an appointment in Navigate.  

STEP 5: Register for classes

  • Use Navigate to plan out your entire time at RRCC! Explore academic programs with Major Explorer, find important to-do’s, and drag and drop courses into different semesters to see your exact path to graduation. 
  • Watch this short video on how to register for classes in Navigate or click here for step-by-step directions.
  • Once registered, visit the bookstore. Click Textbooks at the top of the page to see what books you may need for your specific classes. You can also call the bookstore for more information and price matching at 303-914-6232. 
  • Are you looking for a transferable class* with interactive “bonus content” related to your general academic success? If so, consider enrolling in this hybrid-delivered option for Fall 2021: PSY 101 (CRN 23600 and 24481).  *Check with your Pathway Advisor to ensure PSY 101 is a part of your AA/AS degree plan.

STEP 6: Activate your student email account in The Rock

STEP 7: Paying for College

STEP 8: Get your RRCC student ID card (if all of your courses are online, you will not be issued a student ID card)