ASCENT

 

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Effective Monday June 21, 2021, the requirement to wear masks while inside college buildings will be discontinued for vaccinated individuals. Individuals who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask, but the college will use an honor's system for compliance. Social distancing of approximately 6 feet should be maintained.

Appointments are available remotely Monday-Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m.

Limited in person appointments are available Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the RRCC Lakewood Campus

 

The ASCENT (Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment) Program is a “5th Year scholarship Program” that if selected, allows high school seniors to remain enrolled at the high school and take a fifth year consisting entirely of college classes.

The Benefits:

  • Take college coursework immediately following your senior year of high school
  • Tuition paid by your school district
  • Earn an Associate’s Degree or transfer your credits to a four-year college

To get started, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Meet the eligibility requirements

  • Talk with your high school counselor to see if you are eligible to participate in ASCENT
  • Meet all high school district graduation requirements
  • Complete 12 college credits by senior year of high school
  • Be selected for participation by your high school principal
  • Be at college level in English and Math (These are the minimum score requirements-higher level math prerequisites will vary).
ACT English Math SAT Verbal Math Accuplacer Writing Math
18 19 470 500 NGWR:246 NGQA: 265

Step 2: Fill out the applications

  • Complete the free Red Rocks Community College application for admission and the College Opportunity Fund applications. Click here to start your application.
  • Please note that you may already have a RRCC account established if you registered for Concurrent Enrollment credits through your high school. You can call (303) 914-6600 to get your student ID number.

Step 3: Complete online orientation

  • Complete the online orientation by logging into The Rock and clicking on the Student tab. Your temporary password for the first time logging into The Rock will be StudentMMDDYYYY (the word Student, followed by your date of birth).
  • Click Here for Step-by-step instructions on accessing the orientation. 

Step 4: Complete the assessment process

  • Complete Academic Assessment by submitting your ACT/SAT scores, taking the Accuplacer Assessment test or completing self-guided assessments for English and/or math.
  • Click here for testing information.
  • Contact the Assessment Center to determine if your scores have already been submitted to the college: assessment.center@rrcc.edu   

Step 5: Complete the FAFSA application for federal student aid

Step 6: Visit with a Red Rocks Pathway Advisor to plan your 5th year of college courses 

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss your degree pathway and plan out your classes for your 5th year.
  • Complete the 5th Year Academic Plan with the advisor. Courses for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 should be listed on your 5th Year Academic Plan Worksheet.
  • Submit your completed 5th Year Academic Plan should be submitted to your high school counselor or school district ASCENT Coordinator .
  • Click Here to for the 5th Year Academic Plan worksheetYour school district may have provided you with a 5th Year Plan. Please use school district provided form if received. 

Warren Tech Students

  • Meet with your Warren Tech Instrutor to determine what Warren Tech classes to enroll in for fall 2021 and spring 2022. Courses should be listed on your 5th Year Academic Plan Worksheet.

AND

  • Next, meet with a RRCC advisor to determine what general education courses to enroll in for fall 2021 and spring 2022. Courses should be listed on your 5th Year Academic Plan Worksheet.
  • Submit your completed 5th Year Academic Plan should be submitted to your high school counselor or school district ASCENT Coordinator
  • Click Here to for the 5th Year Academic Plan worksheet

How to schedule an appointment with a RRCC Advisor

Log into Navigate or call the Advising Fron Desk at: (303) 914-6275

Click Here to watch a short video on how to schedule an appointment on Navigate

Click Here for step-by-step instructions on how to schedula an appointment on Navigate Submit your 5th Year Academic Plan

 

Step 7: Visit with a Concurrent Enrollment Office representative to submit paperwork and complete registration

Class Registration

Please note some school district notification on ASCENT selections may not be received until June. Students may register for classes online prior to acceptance into the ASCENT Program, but will be responsible for all tuition and fees until official acceptance is recieved. 

  • Register for classes online through Navigate or The Rock student portal.
  • ASCENT/Early College Students should enroll in the courses listed on their 5th Year ASCENT plan each semester. 

Click Here to watch a short video on how to register for classes in Navigate.

Click Here for step-by-step instructions on how to register for classes. 

Click here to view ASCENT Guidelines

Click here to download the ASCENT Checklist pdf

Click here to download the Schedule Questionnairpdf