Orientation at CCA

Congratulations on the achievements that have led you to this next step in your journey!

Orientation marks your entrance into the CCA community and will introduce you to our campus and the services we provide. CCA has three different Orientations to fit your specific needs:

1. New Student Orientation: 

New Student Orientation is required for first-time students (students who have not attended college after high school graduation).  Transfer students are encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation if they are new to CCA, but not required to attend. NSO is intended for students, but we recognize the importance of your support system to your success. Up to two guests are welcome to attend the event with you. Students must sign up for an NSO session at least one week prior to the session date.

Our sessions are organized by Guided Pathways.  To find your Guided Pathway visit the Guided Pathways website. Students are welcome to attend a General Orientation if the Guided Pathway Orientation dates do not work for their schedule.  

Students should complete the following tasks BEFORE they attend orientation:

  • Complete the Accuplacer (Placement Test) or submit ACT or SAT scores that meet the minimum requirements. Please see the Testing website for more information.
  • Meet with your Guided Pathways Advisor to get registered for classes. Please see the Advising website for more information. 

Exemptions to New Student Orientation

Some new students may qualify for an exemption from New Student Orientation. Students who feel they qualify will need to submit the Exemption Form.

Exemptions will only be approved for the following reasons:

  • The student lives more than 70 miles from the CentreTech Campus.
  • The student is only taking online courses.
  • The student has previously attended college after high school (must submit unofficial transcript).
  • The student is only taking English as a Second Language classes (see below for additional information).

2. Concurrent Enrollment Orientation:

Concurrent Enrollment Orientation is MANDATORY for current high school students taking Concurrent Enrollment (college classes) on CCA's campus.

3. English as a Second Language:

Students enrolling in only ESL courses are not required to attend Orientation as your ESL courses offer Orientation as part of the first week of classes. ESL students must take the LOEP exam prior to seeing an Academic Advisor to get registered for classes and to have their orientation hold removed. Make sure to tell the Admissions staff checking you in to see an Academic Advisor that you are an ESL student.


Continuing students do not need to take Orientation. For additional information regarding Orientation, call (303) 360-4796.

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

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