step 1 icon Attend a Step 1 Session for New Students

blue check box icon Sessions are offered to new students by appointment at the Edwards Campus. Call 970-569-2900 to register for one!
  • Step 1 sessions last approximately an hour.
  • Step 1 is required for students who are new to CMC and have less than 15 college credits or are planning on taking courses for transfer.
  • After attending a Step 1 session, you will have:
    • An understanding of admission requirements, registration details, and paperwork.
    • Information on where to find class information and how to register for courses.
    • Knowledge of what college placement is what it means.
    • An overview of CMC programs, degrees, and certificates.
    • Information about resources like financial aid, counseling & advising, and campus life.
blue check box icon Complete your application for admission. Do this before or after attending a Step 1 session.
blue check box icon Get started with Financial Aid.

step 2 icon College Placement

light gray check box icon Get placed into college-level courses.
    • In order to take college-level courses at CMC, you are required to show proficiency at the college level in reading, English and math.
    • You can demonstrate college-level proficiency several ways:
      • ACT or SAT scores (if taken within 5 years), or
      • Successful completion of college-level math or English courses, or
      • Take the Accuplacer.
light gray check box icon Meet with a college counselor.
    • Review results of assessment scores in order to plan coursework.
    • You can get help with planning your semester courses, tracking your progress toward graduation, and more!
    • Call to make an appointment: 970-569-2900.
light gray check box icon Register for classes!
light gray check box icon Order textbooks. Plan ahead; the Edwards Campus does not have a bookstore.

step 3 icon Attend Orientation

dark gray check box icon New Student Orientation
    • New Student Orientation is for students who have not taken previous college courses, although all new students are welcome.
    • Sessions are offered the week before each semester begins.
    • Call 970-569-2900 with any questions and to sign up for a session.
    • At Orientation, you will get the opportunity to:

      • Get used to student systems such as student email, WebAdvisor, MyCMC, and Blackboard.
      • Become familiarized with the VEV campus and resources available on campus and college-wide.
      • Interact with campus faculty and staff, and meet peers and other students.
dark gray check box iconOnline Learning Orientation
    • If you are in a distance learning course (web, teleweb, or IVS) this orientation is meant for you!
    • Find resources at the Online Learning homepage.
    • Two sessions are offered before each semester begins.
    • Call 970-569-2900 for dates and to RSVP to the distance learning orientation.

step 4 icon Student Success

black check box icon Get tutoring help. Writing and math labs are held every week on campus.
black check box icon Find out about Student Support Services (SSS).
    • SSS is a FREE, federally funded student-assistance program specifically designed to help participants with tutoring, financial aid assistance, career advice, and 4-year transfer information.
    • Contact Heather O’Malley at 970-569-2938 with any questions and to see if you qualify.