Your Right to Know
You have a right to know certain information that the College is required by law to provide. Much of this information is safety related or financial in nature, but other categories are included such as graduation rates, accreditation, voter registration, and more.
In order to encourage and foster academic excellence, the college expects students to conduct themselves in accordance with generally accepted norms of scholarship and professional behavior.
Access for Students with Disabilities
Disability Services ensures that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations and services to participate fully in the academic environment. Disability Services expects and coaches the campus community to embrace and embody a fully accessible and culturally sensitive campus.
Go to Disability Services
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Some individual programs are accredited by additional professional organizations that provide specific guidelines to which the curricula in these disciplines must conform.
Go to AQIP Accreditation
The adjudication process at Colorado Mountain College is designed to provide a learning experience that encourages growth and personal understanding of one’s responsibilities and privileges within the college environment. The goal of the adjudication process is to balance an understanding and knowledge of students/community members and their needs, with the needs of other students and the college community.
Career and Job Placement Services
This website provides information for students and alumni on career development and post-graduate employment resources.
Colorado Mountain College uses an online student support system, known as Advocate. This system allows students, parents, faculty, and staff the ability to report student issues. These issues can range from homesickness to academic issues or campus policy violations.
Complaints may be filed through CMC Cares.
A more formalized complaint process may also be found at Catalog/Student Rights & Responsibilities.
Cost of Attendance
Gainful Employment Disclosures Institutions are required to disclose certain information, including costs, about programs in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in recognized occupations.
Dropping or Withdrawing From a class or College
Go to Catalog/Refunds
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Colorado Mountain College complies with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226 in Federal Law).
Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement
Colorado Mountain College is dedicated to the principle of providing equal opportunity with regard to all prospective and current employees and students. See the full statement of non-discrimination.
Financial Aid Information
Information on the type of financial aid available, how to apply, and more.
Go to Financial Aid
Institutions are required to disclose certain information about programs in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in recognized occupations.
Colorado Mountain College recognizes the faculty members’ right and responsibility to award a fair and impartial grade. Likewise, the college recognizes the importance of the grade received by the student and the student’s right to have the evaluation system be fair and equitable. An appeals process has been put in place for students questioning their grades.
Graduation and Placement Rates
Go to Table of Success
Further detailed information is also available at: Institutional Research/Annual Trend Data
Colorado Mountain College must comply with the state immunization law. This law requires certain full-time students to provide documentation concerning their immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. The Registrar’s Office will notify you if this documentation is required. Questions may be addressed to the Student Services Office at the CMC location most convenient to you.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
Security Awareness Guide Safety at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is everyone’s business. Students, staff and faculty are partners with the college in creating an atmosphere that is safe and encourages learning. All of us can further reduce this risk by thinking about personal safety and taking common sense precautions. Safety programs at Colorado Mountain College are under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs (970-947-8351).
Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of the student’s permanent educational records.
Residence Hall Handbook
Colorado Mountain College believes that living in a residence hall on campus can be a special opportunity — one in which students experience the open exchange of ideas and social growth. Living on campus facilitates integration into the campus social network of peers, faculty and staff, and extracurricular activities. This integration has significant positive influence on academic achievement and degree completion for the residential student.
Sex Offender Registry
According to federal law (Clery Act) CMC is required to provide students and community members with a site that identifies the name of the student who is a registered sex offender.
Student Code of Conduct
Students and community members are subject to the same federal, state, and local laws as non-students and are the beneficiaries of the same safeguards of individual rights. As members of the academic community, students and community members are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner.
Student Complaint Process
Colorado Mountain College has four categories of student-related complaints.
1st category: Alleged violation of the student code of conduct
A faculty/student/staff member can lodge a complaint when a student violates the student code of conduct as listed in the CMC Student Handbook and Catalog. The disciplinary (aka adjudication) policy is followed in this case.
2nd category: Grade appeal
Students have the right to appeal a final course grade if they think that the grade was awarded in a capricious manner. The grade appeal procedure is outlined in the Student Handbook and College Catalog.
3rd category: Financial aid appeal
Students have the right to appeal financial aid decisions, including loan denial and financial aid suspension. The appeal process is outlined in financial aid brochures and appeal forms are available through the Financial Aid Specialists or at Central Services.
4th category: All other student complaints
For student-initiated complaints including, but not limited to, CMC policies or processes, CMC staff/faculty behavior toward a student, etc. Students lodging a complaint against a staff member, faculty member, or another student that is not related to grade appeal, financial aid appeal or violation of the student code of conduct will follow the process as published in the Catalog/Students Rights & Responsibilities (link below).
If you are planning to work part-time while you are attending school, you should plan to visit with the Student Services Office as soon as possible. The College Counselor in collaboration with cmcstudentjobs.com can provide information about part-time and full-time job opportunities throughout the community.
Go to CMCStudentJobs.com
Go to Catalog/Student Handbook
Student Rights & Responsibilities
The Guide to the Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct of Students has been prepared by the Offices of Student Affairs and the Campus Vice President or designee and is updated annually to serve as a ready reference to the major policies relevant to students at Colorado Mountain College.
Colorado Mountain College has a responsibility to its employees and students to provide a safe and healthful environment. CMC has initiated a tobacco use policy that specifies:
Each campus and center will identify designated smoking areas. Smoking will be limited to these designated areas only. All smoking areas shall be clearly marked with signs.
The Summit Campus is tobacco free. This means the use of tobacco products is prohibited at the Summit Campus and Dillon Center.