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Registration and Orientation at Spring Valley in Glenwood Springs

Welcome to CMC Spring Valley and congratulations on your admission.

Do I need to attend New Student Advising & Class Registration (NSAR)?

Transfer students and returning CMC students (excluding high school dual-enrollment) and students who are not looking to earn a degree or certificate do not need to attend New Student Advising & Class Registration. These students can call our front desk at 970-947-8200 to schedule an advising appointment with a college counselor.

All accepted and admitted Nursing and Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA) students will register for their classes during their program orientations and therefore these students also do not need to attend New Student Advising & Class Registration.

  1. Apply and be admitted to CMC.  If you have not been admitted, please Apply Online. It's fast and free!
  2. Submit placement information for Math and English via transcripts, ACT/SAT, or take the Accuplacer test (free). See Placement Testing for details.You can upload your high school transcript and/or ACT/SAT scores by logging into your Admissions Portal. All official college transcripts must be sent electronically to or mailed to:

Colorado Mountain College
Office of the Registrar
802 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs. CO 81601

  1. Sign up for Virtual New Student Advising and Class Registration below.
  2. Participate in New Student Orientation Friday, August 18 - Saturday, August 19, held in-person at the Spring Valley Campus. (Please note that there is a nonrefundable $100 Orientation fee). Orientation information will be sent to your student email after you have completed New Student Advising and Class Registration.

Fall 2023

New students will select one of the following Registration events. All new students will automatically be enrolled for Orientation and charged a nonrefundable $100 fee.

Virtual Registration Events

These Registration Events will be held virtually through the Zoom Platform. More information regarding your specific advising appointment including your appointment time will be provided a week prior to the date you registered for. Advising appointments will be approximately one hour.

Please note, if we do not receive your placement information before your selected NSAR date, your appointment will be rescheduled to the following NSAR event. You will be notified of your time slot 1 week prior to the NSAR event.


  • Wednesday, May 31, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • June 28 for Vet Tech and Isaacson School (Professional Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Communications) ONLY  in person from 9am-1pm
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Next Steps

To prepare for your entry to the Spring Valley Campus, please watch these videos before attending Registration.

SPRING VALLEY WELCOME/TOUR This video includes a message from our Enrollment Services Team

BASECAMP 101 Learn how to access Basecamp, the student portal to all apps and resources you will need (includes the application to register for classes, financial aid, online payment center, & Canvas)

ACADEMIC ADVISING & DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Learn more about the courses you need to complete a degree and graduate

REGISTRATION Learn how to register for classes in Student Planning, which is found in Basecamp

TEXTBOOKS / LEARNING MATERIAL PROGRAM CMC offers students an innovative solution to the challenge most college students encounter, obtaining the correct textbooks.

FINANCIAL AID If you plan on applying for financial aid (includes grants, scholarships or loans), please watch this video.

FINANCING COLLEGE Learn how to pay for and finance your education

registration & Orientation FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Need More Information?

Please reach out to:

Jon Shaw
Campus Coordinator of Enrollment Services, Spring Valley