International Student Services & Programs

Welcome to the International Student Services & Programs department of Red Rocks Community College! Our department offers many services and programs for international and resident students.

Community Colleges for International Development Student Transfer Fair details can be seen here.

Our Mission

The International Student Services & Programs Department provides a welcoming, empowering environment that encourages a diverse college community to become the next generation of global citizens. This is achieved through quality English language programming, inter-cultural and academic advising, co-curricular experiences, and pathways to bridge cultural-linguistic barriers. We build an accepting respectful community which is passionately committed to academic success. We open our campuses to the world and open the world to our campuses.

We are glad you have chosen Red Rocks, and we are happy to assist you in any way we can!

Our Programs:

  • English Language/ESL Program

    • Intensive, full-time, comprehensive and affordable English language program. At this time we are only offering this program in the mornings from 8am-12pm Monday through Friday (20 hours per week).
    • At this time we are not running our Continuing Education/Non-Credit Courses, also known as our evening ESL classes.
    • Red Rocks Community College offers innovative global education programs through international continuing education, credit and/or non-credit courses, and certificates.
  • Study Abroad

    • Red Rocks Community College offers transformative study abroad opportunities that blend accredited academic coursework with co-curricular travel. We also offer assistance with exploring and establishing long-term study abroad opportunities for students with a desire for a more in-depth international education experience.
  • US Passport Acceptance Facility


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Our Services:



Red Rocks Overview:

  • Clean, safeand fun! Located in the quiet suburb of Lakewood (outside of Denver) in the beautiful state of Colorado
  • Small class sizes and friendly, professional teachers
  • Affordable tuition
  • Transfer agreements with universities throughout Colorado, so you can be sure that all of the credits you take at Red Rocks will apply to your Bachelor's degree. Most of your credits will transfer to any major US institution
  • Variety of two-year Associate degree majors available, such as Business, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Park Ranger Technology, Multimedia Graphic Design, and many, many more
  • Intensive English Program gives you a direct path from ESL to regular college classes
  • Enjoy exciting outdoor activities, like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and white water rafting, as well as amusement parks, museums, and shopping, just minutes from campus
  • Friendly, helpful International Student Services Office staff to help you with all your needs
  • Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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Meet Some of Our Students

Cindy Amaya

Cindy Amaya from Mexico.

Read Cindy's story and others...

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Our US Passport Acceptance Facility:

Need to apply for a new US passport? RRCC's Lakewood Campus is a US passport acceptance facility for DS-11 applications.

We are open to both the Red Rocks community and the general public by appointment only. Review our passport appointment checklist here. Call 303-914-6416 or e-mail with questions


Passport Appointment Booking:

Schedule your appointment using our online booking link!

We are currently booked out until March 2022.


Red Rocks Community College U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility Information - Red Rocks Serves Its Community One Passport at a Time

Passport Acceptance HoursAppointments may be scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Appointment slots vary, but are generally from 9am-11am or 4pm-6:30pm most days. Appointment slots are booked in 30 minute increments for 1-2 applicants per slot. For an appointment for more than 2 applicants, multiple slots must be booked.

No walk-in appointments will be accepted. Please call ahead for an appointment: 303-914-4616

Arrive on time for your appointment. We will start appointments no more than 5 minutes early and will cancel appointments for late arrivals more than 5 minutes past the appointment time.

Location: Suite 1231, International Student Services, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood Campus, 13300 W 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228

COVID Special requirements

  • Masks required for everyone vaccinated or not while indoors on campus
  • No one other than the parties required for the execution of a passport will be permitted into the passport office.

What to bring with you to your appointment:

Payment information: There will be two payments that will need to be made for each application:

  • U.S. Passport fee: payable by check (personal- must have payers name and address- no starter checks), certified, cashier’s, travelers, or money order.  No credit or debit cards are accepted. One check per applicant. If expediting, please include that cost in the same check as your passport fees.
  • Execution Fee (Paid separately):  payable by credit card, money order, personal check (must have payer’s name and address- no starter checks). Fee is charged per applicant.
  • To calculate fees:

General: For passport forms, processing times, fees, requirements, tracking of applications go to:

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