CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Mandatory New Student Orientation

If you have never attended college after high school graduation (or earning your GED), you must participate in New Student Orientation.

Beginning this fall students who are planning to start classes during the spring semester will be required to attend a 1 day orientation session that will run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  During this orientation session students will have the opportunity to take the accuplacer test, experience a group advising session, register for classes and learn many important aspects about the institution and becoming a successful student. 

All new students must register at least one week prior to the orientation session they would like to attend.  Students must register in advance and any walk in students will be turned away and asked to register for a future session.  There are 7 sessions offered for the spring semester running from November-January.  We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible so that you can register for courses earlier.

To register for an orientation session please select the Registration for Spring New Student Orientation on the quicklinks menu on the left hand side of your screen.

Students will not be able to register for classes until they complete the orientation requirement!

As part of the orientation session student's who need to take the accuplacer will take the exam.  This test will determine your placement in Math and English courses.  It is encouraged that students study in advance for this test or participate in an accuplacer workshop prior to attending an orientation.  Study guides as well as accuplacer workshops and other accuplacer related information is linked below.

More information on Accuplacer test


Additional Information:
Orientation Topics
Orientation FAQ

Note: If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at 303-361-7395 V/TDD/VP or  Please allow two weeks advance notice to all us sufficient time to make the necessary arrangements; however, the ASO will do its best to respond to last-minute requests.

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