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New Student Orientation and Registration at Spring Valley in Glenwood Springs

Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9am - Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 12pm

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 2020 Fall must attend the New Student Orientation.

Need more information?

Please reach out to:

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

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New Student Registration (NSR) Frequently Asked Questions

When is New Student Registration (NSR) and Orientation?

New Student Registration events are:

  • June 18-19
  • July 23-24
  • August 19-21

Orientation for all Students will start on Friday, August 21 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 New Student Registration and Orientation. 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 fee also covers Welcome 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?

When you register for NSR/NSO we will apply the charge to your student account.

When will I receive my New Student Registration Confirmation?

After you register 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 arriving on campus.

When can I register for classes?

During NSR and after you have met with your advisor you will then be able to register for your classes.

Can my family come too?

New Student Registration is open to all family members.

The cost for 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: Epic Mountain Express 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.

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.  If you feel you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact Rachel Fritz and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.