New Student Registration (NSR) Frequently Asked Questions

When is New Student Registration (NSR) and Orientation?

Please sign up for one:

  • NSR I – June 25-26, sign up by June 15. Begins Thursday, June 25, at 8:30am and ends Friday, June 26 at 3pm. On-campus lodging is available.
  • NSR II – July 9-10, sign up by July 1. Begins Thursday, July 9, at 8:30am and ends Friday, July 10 at 3pm. On-campus lodging is available.
  • NSR III – August 20-21, sign up by August 14. Begins Thursday, August 20, at 8:30am and ends Friday, August 21, at 1pm.

Students attending NSR I or NSR II will be able to move into the residence hall Friday, August 21, 10am-1pm.

Students attending NSR III will be able to move into the residence hall Wednesday, August 19, 6pm-10 pm.

Orientation for all Students will start on Friday, August 21 at 2:30pm and end on Sunday evening.

How do I sign-up for New Student Registration (NSR)?

Please register online. Choose Spring Valley, and provide all required information and payment.

Do I have to attend New Student Registration (NSR)?

Yes. All incoming students are required to attend one of the three Registration sessions followed by Orientation on Friday, August 21. The material covered will be essential to your transition into Colorado Mountain College (i.e. placement tests, information on campus resources, advising and fine tuning fall class schedules, etc.). This also applies to transfer students.

What is the fee for?

The fee for Orientation ($175) includes your food and housing during Registration and covers the sessions and services utilized. (The $145 is minus lodging if you choose to stay at a local hotel.)

The fee also covers all Welcome Weekend events and activities that take place during the weekend before the fall semester begins (August 21 – August 23, 2015).

How do I pay for New Student Registration?

Provide Credit Card information when you register online to attend the NSR session.

When will I receive my New Student Registration Confirmation?

After you register & pay for NSR online and your registration is processed, you will be sent a New Student Registration confirmation email.

When can I register for fall classes?

During New Student Registration and after meeting with your advisor, you will be able to register for your classes.

For those students who attend NSR I or NSR II, payment for your classes, housing and fees will be due around the second week August. Check with the campus on exact date.

If you attend the NSR III, you must pay for everything at the time you register for classes on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Can my family come too?

New Student Registration is open to all family members. During the NSR I and NSR II sessions, family members are welcome to stay on campus. The fees are $75 for the first guest and $40 for each additional guest, which includes meals and housing.

If your guests stay at a hotel, the fee is $40 for the first guest and $30 for each additional guest (includes meals). If you are bringing only one guest, she/he will have their own room while students are assigned to other students randomly as roommates during their stay.

How do I get to Glenwood Springs?

Air: You can fly into Denver (DEN) and rent a car or take a shuttle or fly into Aspen (ASP), Eagle-Vail (EGE) or Grand Junction (GJT) and rent a car or take a shuttle.

Shuttle: Colorado Mountain Express runs from Denver west to Glenwood Springs and can also be picked up in EagleVail and Aspen airports. Grand Junction is the only location that a shuttle is not an option.

If further directions are needed please contact me: Vicky Valentine at

What should I bring to New Student Registration?

Bring any SAT or ACT scores, copy of college transcripts or AP scores earned after you were admitted to CMC, personal scholarship information, financial aid awards and admissions correspondence.

If staying at the Residence Hall, we provide bedding & towels, unless you want to bring your own.

Will I be able to choose my roommate for New Student Registration?

No, assignments are randomly made during NSR check-in.

The roommate you are assigned during NSR will not be your roommate for the school year, unless you both submit a written request.

Fall roommate assignments for the school year will be mailed the first week in August.

Can my guests stay on campus with me during New Student Registration?

Guests are welcome to stay on campus during NSR I and NSR II, however guests are not able to stay on campus during NSR III; they will be required to stay at a hotel. During NSR I or NSR II, guests will be placed in their own rooms while students will be placed with other students so they get to know their incoming classmates.

What if I can’t attend any New Student Registration Session due to extenuating circumstances?

This is a very rare occurrence. We try to space the NSR sessions throughout the summer to accommodate everyone’s schedule. We even have an NSR session scheduled right before classes start. If you feel you cannot attend any of the sessions, please contact Vicky Valentine Admissions Counselor at 970-947-8276, or