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

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 instructions 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. Click here for directions on how to register for classes using Navigate. 
  • Are you looking for a transferable class* with interactive “bonus content” related to your academic success? If so, consider enrolling in these hybrid-delivered options: PSY 101 043 (CRN 20130) or PSY 101 041 (21007). No extra costs, credits or books involved! *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)

  • Go to the Student Life Desk at the Lakewood Campus. You will need a photo ID and a copy of your current schedule which you can get online or in Admissions. Information: (303)-914-6370.