New Student Registration and Orientation at Spring Valley in Glenwood Springs

Now that you have made the decision to attend the Spring Valley campus, it is time to take the next step and attend New Student Registration (NSR) and New Student Orientation. During NSR you will learn about academic programs and campus life, meet with an advisor, and register for classes.

All incoming student are required to attend a Registration and Orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. Come to NSR ready to work and have fun.

It is crucial to your success that you are placed in the classes that are right for you. We focus on academics by assessing your current English, math, reading and writing. Any student who has not placed into college level English, math and reading with ACT or SAT scores or who is not transferring college course work in English and math, must take the Accuplacer computerized placement assessment. The Accuplacer test will be offered during NSR.

It is Mandatory for all new full-time students at Spring Valley to attend New Student Registration and Orientation.

All incoming students for the 2019 Fall Semester must attend one the following NSR sessions

Need more information?

Please reach out to:

Rachel Fritz
Coordinator of Enrollment Services, Spring Valley
800-621-8559, ext. 8276

photo - CMC studnets in a CMC Spring Valley classroom

New Student Registration (NSR) Frequently Asked Questions

When is New Student Registration (NSR) and Orientation?

Please sign up for one.

  • NSR I - June 20-21, RSVP by June 7. Begins Thursday, June 20, in the afternoon and ends Friday, June 21 at 5:00pm. On-campus lodging is available.
  • NSR II - July 11-12, RSVP by July 5. Begins Thursday, July 11, in the afternoon and ends Friday, July 12 at 5:00pm. On-campus lodging is available.
  • NSR III - August 22-23, RSVP by sign up by August 15. Begins Thursday, August 22, in the afternoon and ends Friday, August 23, at 4:00 pm.

Students attending NSR I, NSR II, will be able to move into the residence hall Friday, August 23.

Students attending NSR III will be able to move into the residence hall Wednesday, August 21.

Orientation for all Students will start on Friday, August 23 in the afternoon and will end on Sunday evening.

How do I sign up for New Student Registration?

  Register Now!

Choose Spring Valley, and provide all information needed and payment.

Do I have to attend New Student Registration?

Yes. All incoming students are required to attend one of the three Registration sessions followed by Orientation the weekend before classes. 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 all students as well as transfer students.

What is the fee for?

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

The fee also covers Welcome Weekend events and activities that take place during the weekend before the fall semester begins.

This fee is non-refundable two weeks prior to the event that you have registered for.

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 and pay for NSR online and your registration is processed, you will be sent a New Student Registration confirmation email. You will receive additional information, including a schedule or events, via email a week before your NSR session.

When can I register for fall classes?

During NSR and after you have met with your advisor you will then 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 by July 29, 2019.

If you attend the NSR III, you must pay for everything at the time you register for classes on Friday, August 23, 2019

Can my family come too?

New Student Registration is open to all family members. During the first two NSR sessions, family members are welcome to stay on campus.

The fees are $75 for the first guest and $40 for each additional guest (includes meals and housing.) If your guests stay at a hotel then it 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.

On-campus housing is not available for the August NSR III session. Guests wishing to stay off-campus will be in charge of finding their own lodging, but we will provide meals on-campus. The cost for off-campus guests is $40 for the first guest and $30 for each additional guest. Guests must pay this fee in order to attend.

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), EagleVail (EGE) or Grand Junction (GJT) and rent a car or take a shuttle.

Shuttle: Colorado Mountain Express (CME) runs from Denver west to Glenwood Springs. CMC also serves the EagleVail and Aspen airports. Grand Junction is the only location where a shuttle is not an option. If further directions are needed, please contact me: Rachel Fritz 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, and financial aid awards, and admissions correspondence if you have any questions.

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

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

This is a very rare occurrence; students are required to attend New Student Registration in order to take classes at CMC. 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 have an extenuating circumstance, please contact Rachel Fritz and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.