First Steps for New Students at the Rifle Campus

Welcome to CMC, we are glad you are here!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. –Lao Tzu

 

1. Apply!

Complete an application for admission online or in-person at any CMC campus.

How to Apply online

2. Financing your education

There are many ways to make college affordable. Find out more about Federal and State Financial Aid, scholarships, and work study jobs. Contact Janelle at jcook@coloradomtn.edu or call 970-625-6910 for additional assistance.

State and Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarships
Work Study Jobs

3. Placement Testing

The State of Colorado requires all students to submit ACT/SAT scores, take ACCUPLACER test, or submit transcripts from previous college(s) to accurately place students. Test scores may not be more than five years old.

Walk-in ACCUPLACER testing takes place on the Rifle campus every Friday from 9:00 – 11:30 am. The test is free to students. To make a testing appointment, contact Katie at krust@coloradomtn.edu or call 970-625-6927.

There are many great resources for assisting students in preparing for the ACCUPLACER test. Below are two, free websites.

Longsdale Publishing / click Register NEW Account, use school number: 63227, school key: cmcsuccess

CCC online (math) / click Get Started

 Computer Skills Placement Test study guide (provided by Dallas County Community College)

To submit coursework from other institutions for placement consideration, have the school(s) submit official college transcripts to Colorado Mountain College.

Colorado Mountain College-Transcript Evaluator
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

4. Register for classes

Students can register for classes by meeting with an Academic Advisor or watching online tutorial videos. Meeting with an Academic Advisor assists students with classes, planning, and any questions.

Academic Advising: Schedule appointment

5. Prepare for classes

Books: Order books from the CMC Bookstore. Financial Aid/Scholarship students may complete a book form at the Rifle Campus and have the cost of books deducted from the aid awarded.

Technology: Be sure to log on and navigate using Basecamp and Canvas.

Basecamp login (online tools and class registration) instructions

6. Additional student resources

Student Support Services (SSS) is a free, federally funded student assistance program for students that are first-generation and/or low-income and/or have a documented disability. Contact Gethze with questions about the program or qualifications at pghammond@coloradomtn.edu or call 970-625-6957.

Disability Services If you have a documented disability and would like to seek accommodations, contact Libby at edneal@coloradomtn.edu or call 970-625-6959.

7. Go to class!

Good luck and have fun with your first semester of college.