Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor to ensure appropriate course placement and degree progress before registering for classes through CCDConnect. Registration instructions and deadlines are published each semester in various college publications. It is each student’s responsibility to stay informed of all deadlines and policies.
It is each student's responsibility to add or drop classes by the published deadline.
- Students can add classes until the last day to register according to published deadlines.
- Students may drop classes for a full refund by the published census date for each class.
Dates are published each semester in the Admissions & Registration Guide. Census dates vary, so it is important to know if a class is a traditional 15-week class (fall and spring term) or a traditional 10-week class (summer term); all other census dates are specified in the student schedule. Census dates can also be verified with an Academic Advisor or with the Admissions, Registration & Records office.
Students may be dropped for failure to pay their outstanding balance. Students who do not attend by census date may be dropped for non-attendance, which may include any required corequisite course regardless of attendance in that course. Any student dropped after the last day to register will not be permitted back into the course.
Classes dropped before the census date will not appear on an official transcript. After the census date, students have the option to withdraw without a refund, until the published last date to withdraw.
Financial aid recipients should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to dropping or withdrawing from any classes, as this could affect their financial aid award and students may have to repay awards. Veterans should consult the VA Certifying Official prior to dropping a class, as it may impact their educational benefits.
By auditing a class, a student may participate in class activities but does not receive a formal transcript grade. Students must indicate intent to audit a class at registration or by the census deadline listed on the student schedule. Students must pay for the class in full before an audit request will be processed. Once the audit has been approved, the class cannot be changed to a credited class.
Audited classes are not eligible for the College Opportunity Fund stipend. Students will be responsible for the full in-state or out-of-state tuition. Audited classes do not meet the credit-hour requirements for financial aid or veteran benefits and may not be applied to certificate or degree requirements. Class credits for which an AU (Audit) grade is earned will not count in attempted hours and earned hours. No quality points will be assigned and there will be no impact on either the term or cumulative GPA.
Metropolitan State University of Denver Developmental Students
CCD’s developmental education is available to Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) students who require basic skills remediation. MSU Denver students must register for CCD developmental courses at their home institution and adhere to MSU Denver’s registration procedures and deadlines. Final grades will appear on both CCD and MSU Denver transcripts. If a student should transfer from MSU Denver to CCD, these courses will be included in the student's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculation for financial aid at CCD.
University of Colorado Denver Developmental Students
CCD offers Algebraic Literacy (MAT 055) to CU Denver students who require remediation in mathematics. CU Denver students must register for MAT 055 at their home institution and must adhere to registration procedures and deadlines set by CU Denver. Final grades will appear on both CCD and CU Denver transcripts. If a student should transfer from CU Denver to CCD, these courses will be included in the student's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculation for financial aid at CCD.
If a course has a prerequisite, students must have certain knowledge to be successful in the course. The prior knowledge may be demonstrated through an exam or a successful completion of a prior course (ex. must have completed CCR 092 with a grade of C or better). Completion of the prerequisite is required prior to enrolling in the course, and U/D, U/F, D, F, W, or I grades are not acceptable. It is the student’s obligation to know and meet course prerequisites as stated in the course description section of the CCD Catalog. Prerequisites will be checked at registration and the student may be dropped if prerequisites are not met.
If the prerequisite requirements are for college composition and reading, math, or English-as-a-Second-Language courses, the Testing Center enters the basic skills test exemption on the student's record to allow registration. This is required in order for the college to be in compliance with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education Statewide Remedial Education Policy, Section I, Part E.
If the prerequisite requirement is not for college composition and reading or math, students may request that the college also review previous transcripts from a regionally-accredited college or university to approve and enter a prerequisite waiver. All requests for prerequisite waivers must be submitted to the Testing Center. Refer to the college online schedule or program requirements for specific requirements.
Biology Prerequisite Requirement
Students intending to enroll in BIO 201 or BIO 204 are required to complete BIO 111 with a grade of C or better or pass the Biology Placement Test. Transfer students who have taken an equivalent college biology class should submit previous transcripts from a regionally-accredited college or university to the Testing Center for approval of the prerequisite requirement. When submitting to the Testing Center, students must indicate that they would like a biology prerequisite override so that their assigned Academic Advisor and/or an Academic Advisor in the STEM Advising Pathway can be notified. Although the college can transfer in a BIO 111 course that is up to 10 years old for prerequisite waivers, some Center for Health Sciences programs require that BIO 111 must be completed no more than seven years prior to enrollment in BIO 201 or BIO 204.
Maximum Course Load
Eighteen (18) credit hours is the maximum course load for all students. Students cannot register for more than 18 credits in any given semester without review and approval by the Senior Advisor for the Advising Pathway that contains their program or major. Students should first connect with their assigned Academic Advisor to initiate this process.
Students may place their name on a waitlist when a course is at maximum capacity and closed for registration. CCD honors the order of the waitlist and extends enrollment availability to students via a notification email sent to their student email account in the order in which they appear on the list. It is the student's responsibility to register for the class via CCDConnect prior to the deadline indicated in the notification email. No exceptions will be allowed for students who miss a notification. Students may have less than 24 hours to register if the deadline allowed overlaps the last day to register. Payment must be made in accordance with the payment policy. Faculty must honor the waitlist if there are openings in their classes and cannot sign any students into a closed course.
Withdrawing from a class after census date will result in a grade of W. Withdrawal dates vary, so it is important to know if a class is a traditional 15-week class (fall and spring term) or a traditional 10-week class (summer term); all withdrawal dates are specified in the course schedule. Withdrawal dates can also be verified with an Academic Advisor or with the Admissions, Registration and Records office. No academic credit is awarded for a withdrawal. A withdrawn course will count in attempted credits.
Financial aid recipients should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to dropping or withdrawing from any classes, as this could affect their financial aid award and students may have to repay awards. Veterans should consult with the VA Certifying Official prior to withdrawing from a course, as it may impact their educational benefits.
About the Auraria Campus Inter-Institutional Program
Under the inter-institutional registration program, CCD and its partners on the Auraria Campus (MSU Denver and CU Denver) allow students to take select college-level courses at a host institution if space is available. CCD students have the advantage of paying a lower tuition rate for courses offered by the host institution, while MSU Denver and CU Denver students have access to a diverse selection of electives and courses that may not be available at their home institutions.
Online, off-campus, or extended campus classes are not covered under this agreement.
CCD certificate or degree seeking students who want to take classes at MSU Denver or CU Denver must submit both the Inter-Institutional Application and Inter-Institutional Registration forms, which can be obtained at CCD’s Admissions, Registration and Records Office. Students who participate in the inter-institutional program must adhere to the procedures and deadlines established by their home and host institutions. CCD students are required to meet MSU Denver or CU Denver course prerequisites prior to registration and may not register for more credits at the host institution than what they are registered for at CCD. Students may be subject to additional course fees at the host institutions and are responsible for paying these fees directly to MSU Denver or CU Denver.
In order to ensure that an inter-institutional course will transfer to CCD and apply towards the student's certificate or degree program, CCD encourages students to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor prior to registering for an inter-institutional course. Inter-institutional course registration does not alter certificate and degree requirements. Students may be required to submit a Course Substitution Form and an official transcript from the host institution in order to have inter-institutional courses apply to their program requirements for graduation.
MSU Denver & CU Denver Students
MSU Denver and CU Denver students are permitted to take classes at CCD through the inter-institutional registration process after obtaining an inter-institutional form from their home institutions. Forms must be completed with required approvals and signatures from the home institution prior to submission at CCD. Students must submit an online application for admission at CCD and must adhere to procedures and deadlines established by their home and host institutions. This includes meeting the required course prerequisites at CCD prior to registration. Students are not permitted to register for more credits at CCD than what they are registered for at their home institutions. Students may be subject to additional course fees and must pay them directly to CCD.
Colorado School of Mines Inter-Institutional Registration
CCD and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) have an inter-institutional agreement. CCD students who are registered for six credit hours or more at CCD may apply to register for EPICS 151, Engineering Design I, at CSM during the same term. This registration is intended to allow prospective CSM transfer students to be integrated into the CSM community in advance of their formal transfer from CCD to CSM. As part of the CSM inter-institutional program, CCD students must meet the following requirements: be degree-seeking, be registered for six or more credit hours at CCD, and be co-enrolled in MAT 201 or have completed MAT 201. CCD degree seeking students who want to take classes at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) can pick-up the inter-institutional registration form from Admissions, Registration & Records. Students who participate in the inter-institutional program are responsible for following the procedures and deadlines set by the two institutions. Students submit completed forms to Admissions, Registration & Records for processing. Students will receive an email from CSM once their registration is approved with the course information. Waitlisted students must diligently check their CSM email for the registration notification. If a student fails to register within the allotted time, the student will need to re-waitlist; registration is not guaranteed. There are no exceptions for students who do not register within the time allowed.
CSM students are permitted to take one elective course, not offered at CSM, and they should obtain the inter-institution application and registration from their home school. These forms are authorized by their home institution prior to submitting them to CCD. CSM students must adhere to all published deadlines. Colorado School of Mines students are able to register for online and extended campus courses. All students are required to meet course prerequisites, which may include assessment testing. After submission of forms, CCD will process the forms to prevent tuition assessment. The student will be responsible for paying for the course at their home institution. Schedule adjustments must be processed according to the published deadlines at Colorado School of Mines and CCD. Courses taken at the host institution in no way alter existing degree requirements, but may apply toward degree requirements, subject to approval by the home institution. Students are advised to confer with department chairs and academic advisors before registering inter-institutionally. Students should confirm, before enrolling, that desired courses will satisfy degree requirements at the home institution. Students may only receive financial aid at their home institution.