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.

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students and includes 2 mandatory components. 

Step 1:  Complete an Online or In Person New Student Orientation Part I (directions below)

Step 2:  Complete all Testing Requirements prior to Seeing an Advisor

Step 3:  Meet with an Academic Advisor

Step 4:  Register for Classes

Step 5:  Register for a New Student Orientation Part II Session (click link on the right side menu)

Step 6:  Attend a Part II New Student Orientation Session prior to the start of classes (Sessions offered throughout July & August)

Students who do not complete a Part I and Part II Orientation have a hold on their account that will not allow them to register and attend courses next semester.  It is in your best interest to attend both parts of Orientation as early as possible to increase the likelihood of your success at CCA. 

Please understand this is a mandatory requirement and students who choose not to follow the requirement will be held accountable and not allowed to continue at CCA until that requirement is met!

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*.

Click Here to Start Online New Student Orientation Online 

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.     

Click Here to register for an orientation session at the CCA Campus

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 receive advising. If you have taken the ACT test, a score of 15 or higher will guarantee you placement into courses at CCA.


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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