STEP 1: Attend a Step 1 Session for New Students
Sessions are also offered to new students by appointment at CMC Vail Valley. Call 970-569-2900 to register for one!
- 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.
Complete your application for admission. Do this before or after attending a Step 1 session.
Get started with Financial Aid.
Check out scholarships offered through the CMC Foundation. The application deadline for most scholarships is March 1.
STEP 2: College Placement
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.
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.
Register for classes!
Order textbooks. Plan ahead; CMC Vail Valley does not have a bookstore.
STEP 3: Attend Orientation
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:
- Use Basecamp to use student tools such as student email, WebAdvisor, and Canvas.
- Become familiarized with the Vail Valley at Edwards campus and resources available on campus and college-wide.
- Interact with campus faculty and staff, and meet peers and other students.
Online Learning Orientation
STEP 4: Student Success
Get tutoring help. Writing and math labs are held every week on campus.
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.