If you have never attended college after high school graduation (or earning your GED), you must participate in a new student orientation before you can meet with an advisor and register for classes.
All new students have two options to complete Orientation.
Option One - Attend Orientation on the CCA Campus
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.
For students who want Enlish language help, please sign up for dates with an "ESL Assistance Available" designation. There will be an ESL instructor with the Orientation presenter who can work with students if necessary.
OR Option Two - Complete Orientation Online (Printer is 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*.
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.
If you attend an in person orientation session you will be given a priority advising form that will allow you to be seen quicker than someone walking in for advising. (If you attend advising the same day as your orientation session). Please note that if you attend an evening or weekend orientation you will still get the priority advising form but you will have to return to campus during regular advising hours the following day to see an advisor.
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*Please note 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 gurantee 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.