Steps to Successful Enrollment

Step 1. Apply for Admission

Get started by filling out a free online application at Applying is free and students at least 17 years of age will be automatically accepted. CCD will send an acceptance letter via email with the Student ID number and instructions to log into the CCDConnect student portal.

Step 2. Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the application for all federal and state aid, including grants, loans and work-study. CCD’s school code is 009542. The priority deadline for the FAFSA and CCD scholarships is April 15. For assistance, contact the Educational Opportunity Center at

Find assistance applying for aid at and applying for scholarships at

Undocumented students may complete the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). Students who qualify for ASSET tuition classification may use the CASFA to apply for state financial aid (including Colorado Student Grant and Work-Study (if DACA).

Step 3. Pick the Best Math & English Class For You

You have several options to determine your placement in English and/or math courses. CCD provides several options to determine which classes are best for you, detailed at

Step 4: Complete Success Onboarding And Resources (SOAR) Session

Your SOAR session covers a lot of important information you need as you begin your adventure as a CityHawk. Topics include choosing a pathway, the right classes, resources, financial aid and scholarships, getting involved, and more.

To access your SOAR session, please log into CCDConnect. Once you are logged in, click on Success Onboarding And Resources.

STEP 4a  Meet with an Advisor

Academic advisors will help you pick the right classes, understand program requirements and register for classes according to your chosen program pathway. For details about academic advisors and how to make appointments, visit

STEP 4b  Register for Classes

As a new student, you will register for classes using NAVIGATE Student Success Platform, which can be accessed through CCDConnect student portal.