Getting Started: Registration Checklist
Starting college is a big step, but we're here to help. Here's what you need to do:
Apply for Admission 
If you are new to CCA or have been away from CCA for a year or more, you need to complete the online application for admission. There is no deadline or fee to apply.
Apply for COF  (College Opportunity Fund)
If you are a Colorado resident for tuition purposes and did not sign-up for COF through your admissions application, you can sign-up online. The COF application is free and can save you hundreds of dollars each semester on your tuition. This is a onetime application but you need to authorize COF each semester.
Apply for Financial Aid 
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  to see if you are eligible for any kind of aid (grants, loans, work study and scholarships). The application process can take 6-8 weeks to complete, so apply early! CCA has three priority consideration dates during the year. Fall Semester-May 1, Spring Semester-November 1, Summer Semester-April 1. Your financial aid file is not complete until you receive an award letter. CCA's Federal School code is 016058. Need help completing the FAFSA? Please call 303 340-7093 for more information.
Step 4 is different for New Students and Transfer/Readmit Students. Be sure to follow the steps that apply to you!
Transfer & Readmit Students
I. Meet the Assessment Requirement 
A. Take the placement test to assess your current academic skill level. It is important to be prepared for the test so that you can be placed into the appropriate courses. Before you take the test, you are strongly encouraged to review the assessment workbook and attend an assessment prep workshop. You will need to book an appointment for your test. Please visit the CCA Testing page  for more information.
B. Provide a copy of ACT or SAT scores (no more than five years old) prior to your orientation date with the following minimum scores: ACT: English 18+, Math 19+ for degree programs requiring Math for Liberal Arts or 23+ for programs requiring College Algebra, SAT: 500+ in Math, 470+ in English.
II. Register for and Attend Orientation 
New Student Orientation will cover college terminology, paying for college, course options, CCA technology, advising, and registration. Orientation staff will assist you in registering for classes and make sure you have completed all the necessary steps to start at CCA.
|I. Transfer to CCA 
CCA awards credit for prior learning. Students who have previously attended another college or who have ACE, AP, CLEP, DANTES, IB, or other college-level learning are encouraged to visit the Transferring to CCA page for more information.
II. Meet the Assessment Requirement 
A. Take the placement test to assess your current academic skill level. It is important to be prepared for the test so that you can be placed into the appropriate courses. Before you take the test, you are strongly encouraged to review the assessment workbook and attend an assessment prep workshop.
B. Provide a copy of ACT or SAT scores (no more than five years old) with the following minimum scores: ACT: English 18+, Math 19+ for degree programs requiring Math for Liberal Arts or 23+ for programs requiring College Algebra, SAT: 500+ in Math, 470+ in English.
C. Provide your Academic Advisor with an unofficial copy of college transcripts from a regionally accredited institution showing successful completion of college level math and English coursework. Please note that English courses taken outside of the United States do not meet Assessment or Transfer guidelines.
III. See an Academic Advisor 
IV. Register for Courses 
V. Transfer Student Orientation 
Pay your Tuition 
Don’t lose your spot in your classes! Each semester, CCA publishes a tuition due-date. You must have your payment arrangements FINALIZED by this deadline to hold your spot in classes. CCA recommends that you complete a payment plan as soon as you register. Early signup allows you a small (or zero) down payment and spreads out your payments over several months. Financial Aid will only hold your spot in classes if you have received an award letter.
Buy your Books 
Take your schedule to the bookstore to purchase your books. Buy your books before classes begin to be prepared.
Get your Student ID 
Stop by the Welcome Center at the CentreTech Campus or Lowry Student Services office with government issued photo ID to get your CCA Student ID card.
Check your Email 
Your college email account is the official method of communication at CCA, so it is extremely important that you activate your account and check it frequently. To activate your account, login to your MyCCA account and click the “Student Email” link at the top of the page. Your initial password is your date of birth spelled out (for example: February141992).
Activate your Debit Card 
A little more than a week after you register for classes, your Higher One Debit card will arrive in the mail (look for the bright green envelope). This card will be used to apply your financial aid or any other refund so it is important that you look for the card and activate it when it arrives!
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