If you have never attended college after high school graduation (or earning your GED), you must participate in New Student Orientation.
New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students and includes 2 mandatory components. Part I can be taken online or in person (limited sessions offered) and is 60 minutes long. Part I is focused on getting started at CCA, Financial Aid requirements, how to register for classes and information that will ensure your success in registering for classes. After you have completed the Part I requirement you can set up an advising appointment if you have completed your testing requirements. After meeting with an advisor you will need to register for Part II of orientation that is focused on helping you successfully navigate the college system, prepare you to be successful in the classroom, and provide an awareness of student services and resources to help you succeed at CCA!
Part One - Getting Started
Option One - Complete Part I of Orientation Online (Printer Required)
Participate in the New Student Orientation online version. Click the link below to take the online version. Please note, once you begin the online orientation you must complete it, so only start the orientation if you have 90 minutes to complete the orientation. After completing the online orientation you will need to pass the final quiz, and print the final quiz which shows you did so. You must bring this quiz with you when you come to campus to meet with an Academic Advisor, who will lift your registration hold so you can sign up for classes*.
OR Option Two - Complete In Person Orientation
Attend a 90 minute in person New Student Orientation session at the CentreTech or Lowry Campus. After attending the session, you will have priority access to meet with an Academic Advisor, who will lift your registration hold so you can then sign up for classes.* Orientation sessions will be held several times each week. Students are encouraged to attend Orientation as soon as possible to help ensure early placement in courses. As the summer progresses it becomes more difficult for students to register for their top course choices.
After you complete Orientation either in person or online, you must meet with an Academic Advisor. Your Advisor will talk with you about your goals, review your information, and will certify that you have completed Orientation. You will not be able to register for classes until an Academic Advisor has met with you.
For more information on Advising or to set up an advising appointment please visit:
Prior to advising you must have taken the Accuplacer test or provided ACT/SAT scores prior to seeing an Advisor. Students who have registered for orientation and do not have Accuplacer or ACT/SAT test scores on file will not be able to meet with an advisor. Students must bring a government issued ID to recieve advising. If you have taken the ACT test, a score of 15 or higher will guarantee you placement into courses at CCA.
Note: If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Accessibility Services Office (ASO) at 303-361-7395 V/TDD/VP or ASO.CCA@CCAurora.edu. 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.