Registration Information

Standard Registration Periods

CMC’s academic year is three semesters (summer, fall, spring). Standard registration periods pertain to credit courses that start the first week of the semester (standard) and courses that start after the first week (non-standard). Click on the links below for more information.

Early Registration

Early Registration precedes the registration time period. The specific time period is designated by the academic calendar and provides an opportunity for currently enrolled degree- or certificate-seeking students to register early for the upcoming semester.

Students must meet campus academic advising requirements and have a zero balance on their account. Payment is deferred to a later date and not due at the time of early registration.

An invoice will be mailed to the student. Fax-in, in-person, and phone-in registration methods are available during this period.

Early registration is offered for prior to fall and spring semesters only. No early registration period is offered for summer semester.


Registration follows early registration. The specific time period is designated by the academic calendar and is open to all students and for all class types (credit and Continuing Education/non-credit, and CEU).

All methods of registration (in-person, phone, fax, mail, and online) are available for students to use.

Payment is due at the time of registration during this period.

Drop/Add Period

Drop/Add Period for standard length courses is the first week of the semester. It is intended for students making changes to their current schedule or registering for a standard length course before the course has started. Some flexibility is needed to allow for students to drop/add courses or register for a course provided they meet the following “Drop/Add Period” criteria:

  • Currently registered student dropping and/or adding courses to make a schedule change will be allowed to register after the first class session during the drop/add period with approval from both the course faculty and campus instructional leader or designee.
  • Students starting the registration process are allowed to register for a class during drop/add period at least one day before the first class session. Student must meet campus advising requirements and get approval from the academic advisor or designee.

The standard drop/add registration form will be used for this registration transaction.

Refund and Withdrawal Dates

The last day to withdraw with a refund and the final withdrawal date vary from class to class. Please see your Campus Schedule to find your specific class.

Late Starting Classes

Late Starting Classes are classes that start the second week of the semester or later. These classes are intended for students to add classes to their schedule or for a new student to get registered for classes that have not started. Registration for late starting classes needs to be completed prior to the first day of class.

Class Attendance Policy

Colorado Mountain College Faculty and staff want you to be successful with reaching your educational goals. It starts with attending all of your classes. For credit courses that start at the beginning of the semester, faculty must complete “Never Attended” (no shows) ON the advertised due date. For late starting classes, faculty must report ON the 7th day after the course start date.

NOTE: A no-show for a face-to-face class is defined as lack of “attendance” where attendance is defined as one of the following:

  • Physical class attendance where there is direct interaction between instructor and student
  • Submission of an academic assignment
  • Examination, interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction
  • Study group assigned by school
  • Participation in on-line discussion about academic matters
  • Documented initiation of contact with instructor to ask question about academic subject

NOTE: A no-show for an online class is a student who has not:

  • Completed the introductory assignment(s) by the deadline

“No-Show” Reporting: If the student has not “attended” (per language above), the student will be reported as a no-show on Wednesday, January 23. Class reinstatement cannot occur after this point without significant documented extenuating circumstances.

No-Show” Reporting and Financial Aid: If a student is dropped from a course (or courses) for non-attendance, the resultant loss in credit hours may cause a reduction and/or cancellation of his/her financial aid award. Like class reinstatement, financial aid awards can only be reinstated with documented extreme extenuating circumstances. Reinstatement in class DOES NOT guarantee financial aid reinstatement.