CCD has an open-door admission 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, you must complete an application for admission online. Acceptance letters are sent by email 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. You need to review the 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 you a unique ID number that cannot be your social security number. This number is the student identification number (SID), which is assigned when you apply to the College. A social security number is required for financial aid, the College Opportunity Fund, VA benefits, and records integrity and tax purposes.
Secure a waiver if you are under the age of 17 and meet the following criteria:
- You must demonstrate readiness for college-level work.
- If you are not in the College Pathways concurrent enrollment program, you must meet with the Academic Advising and Student Success Center to determine the appropriate class(es) and get the underage waiver request form.
- You and a parent must meet with the Director of the Academic Advising and Student Success Center to determine eligibility for admission and appropriateness of course selection, to review college expectations, and to complete the acknowledgment form.
- Your parent or guardian must sign the acknowledgment form, indicating that your parent has been advised regarding expectations of the college.
You will receive the final request decision from the Director of the Academic Advising and Student Success Center.
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 the College, you must act on your own behalf. Others may not access your student information without your prior written approval (see Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).
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You 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.
If you do not comply with the immunization requirement, you will receive a registration hold. The hold will not be released until you comply with the immunization requirement.