Admission Guidelines

Admission Policy

CCD has an open-door admissions policy and accepts applicants 17 years of age or older. Admission to the college does not guarantee enrollment into a particular course or program. An admission application will remain active for two subsequent semesters after the term indicated on the application.

Application for Admission

Prior to enrolling at the college, applicants must complete an application for admission online. Acceptance letters are sent by e-mail or by regular U.S. mail.

Re-Admission (Former Students)

Former students who return after an absence of three consecutive semesters or more must reapply for admission. Re-admitted students will be subject to the requirements of the current catalog.

Special Application Procedures

Select programs have a separate application process due to limited space and prerequisites designed to facilitate successful completion. Students need to review program requirements in this catalog and contact the appropriate Academic Advisor for assistance with special application procedures.

Student Identification Number

A state law, initiated in 2003, requires that each Colorado post-secondary institution assign to each student a unique ID number that cannot be a student’s social security number. This number is the student identification number (SID), which is assigned when a student applies to the college. A social security number is required for financial aid, the College Opportunity Fund, VA benefits, and records integrity and tax purposes.

Underage Admission

Applicants under age 17 wishing to secure a waiver of the minimum age for admission must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must demonstrate readiness for college-level work.
  • Applicant not in the CCD College Pathways Concurrent Enrollment Program must meet with Academic Advising Center (AAC) to determine the appropriate class(es) and get the underage waiver request form.
  • Applicant and parent must meet with the Dean of Student Development and Retention to determine eligibility for admission and appropriateness of course selection, to review college expectations, and to complete the acknowledgment form.
  • Applicant’s parent or guardian must sign the acknowledgment form, indicating that the parent has been advised regarding expectations of the college.

Applicant will receive the final request decision from the Dean of Student Development and Retention.

Denial of Admission

The college may deny admission to anyone whose background indicates that their presence would interfere with the function of the college or would endanger the health, safety, welfare, or property of others. CCD has the right to deny admission or continued enrollment to anyone who has misrepresented their credentials or background.


In applying to CCD, students must act on their own behalf. Others may not access student information without the student’s prior written approval (see Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).


Metro State University of Denver Health Center |

All students must provide documented proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) to the Health Center at Auraria. For more information, please call 303.556.2525.

Students who do not comply with the immunization requirement will receive a registration hold. The hold will not be released until the student complies with the immunization requirement.