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 

Online: Learn at your own pace by completing the Online Student Orientation! Follow the steps below for instructions on how to access the online Orientation:

  • Log on to The Rock with your S#
    • Your temporary password is Student followed by your date of birth: StudentMMDDYYYY
  • Click on the “Student” tab on the left-hand side
  • Click on “Orientation”

Need help? We are here to support you! Learn how to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor by Watching this Video or following these Step-by-Step Instructions

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

STEP 4: Meet with your Pathway Advisor

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

STEP 5: Register for classes

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)