International Student Services & Programs

Welcome to the International Student Services & Programs department of Red Rocks Community College!

The mission of the International Student Services & Programs Department at Red Rocks Community College is to provide 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.  Our department offers many services and programs for the community as well as both international and resident students. 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:

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Need to decide if Red Rocks is a good fit for you? Here are 10 things you should know about Red Rocks Community College!

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. NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED.


If the link is not working or you do not see any available appointments please check back in the following week! Cancellations of earlier appointments may occur. These can also be found on our booking site so check periodically!

Passport Acceptance HoursAppointments may be scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Appointment slots vary, but are generally in the mornings and evenings. 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. Arrive on time for your appointment. We will reserve the right to start appointments cancel appointments for late arrivals. Please note that you may not be able to be seen early, and it is possible that your appointment may be delayed if our schedule falls behind.

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

Call 303-914-6416 or e-mail with questions.

Please review the passport checklists below to make sure you have everything prepared.

What to bring with you to your appointment:

Payment information: There will be two separate 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 and should be separate from the check for passport fees.
  • To calculate fees click here


Determine your time frame and where you need to go for your passport service.

  • Please check the website for current processing times.
  • If you need your passport sooner than Expedited services allow, do not book an appointment at our facility.
  • Remember that Routine and Expedited services are an estimated timeframe.
  • Passport processing facilities may request additional information from the applicant which may extend processing time.
  • We are not responsible if a passport is not issued to you within your desired time frame.
  • DO YOU NEED TO TRAVEL VERY SOON? Look into your urgent or emergency travel options through the Colorado Passport Agency here! You must call them to see if you are eligible for an appointment. Emergency travel appointments can be booked in life and death emergency situations. Urgent travel appointments can be requested in situations where the travel is happening within the next two weeks (or four weeks if a visa is also required) regardless of the reason for travel.


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International Students

We offer a support system for international students as well as students interested in study abroad opportunities. Below are a few of the many types of support we provide:

Meet our Students!

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Cindy Amaya from Mexico.

Read Cindy's story and others...

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10 Things You Should Know About Red Rocks Community College!

  1. Clean, safeand fun! Located in the quiet suburb of Lakewood (outside of Denver) in the beautiful state of Colorado
  2. Small class sizes and friendly, professional teachers
  3. Affordable tuition
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Intensive English Program gives you a direct path from ESL to regular college classes
  7. 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
  8. Friendly, helpful International Student Services Office staff to help you with all your needs
  9. Fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  10. OUR LOCATION: Find us in the International Student Services & Programs office (Room 1231) at the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood Campus. Please contact us to make appointments, as we cannot always accommodate drop-ins. You can most easily find us by coming in through the East Entrance or the Main Entrance and asking the information desk for directions.We are on the main floor in the glass office space. Parking at the east lot, main lot, and south lot is free (but NOT the water quality building).

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