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New Student Orientation and Registration 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 (NSO)!

During New Student Registration (NSR) you will learn about academic programs, courses required to complete your degree, meet with an academic advisor or college counselor, and register for classes.

Spring Valley is hosting virtual NSR events for the Spring 2022 semester beginning in December.

Once you have completed the NSR process, all new students attending classes at the Spring Valley campus are required to register & participate in New Student Orientation (NSO).

NSO is when you will learn about campus life, student support services, participate in program specific orientations including Isaacson School Programs (Digital Media, Graphic Design, Professional Photography) & Veterinary Technology, strategies for your success and meet other students!

NSO will be held in-person at the Spring Valley Campus beginning Friday, January 14. NSO is mandatory for all new CMC students.

To receive your invitation to NSR and NSO, click on the link below.

Need more information?

Please reach out to:

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

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Orientation Videos

For this fall's orientation, all new Spring Valley students are required to watch each of the following videos. You'll then complete our short assessment to make sure you understand the basics.

SPRING VALLEY WELCOME/TOUR This video includes a message from Rachel Fritz, Campus Coordinator of Enrollment Services

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

New Student Registration (NSR) Frequently Asked Questions

When is New Student Registration (NSR)?

New Student Registration events will be scheduled throughout December and January for the Spring 2022 semester. Dates will be available starting mid-October.

When is New Student Orientation (NSO)?

Orientation for all new students will begin on Friday January 14. NSO is required for all new students living on-campus or off-campus. NSO will be held in person this year at the Spring Valley Campus.

How do I sign up for New Student Registration (NSR) and New Student Orientation (NSO)?

Click on the Register Now! button, select Spring Valley, and provide all of the requested information.

Register Now!

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

Do I have to attend New Student Registration (NSR) and New Student Orientation (NSO)?

Yes. All new incoming students are required to attend New Student Registration and Orientation. The material covered will be essential to your transition into Colorado Mountain College. This also applies to all students as well as transfer students.

Is there a fee?

The cost of January Orientation is $175 for students living on-campus and $145 for off-campus students. The fee charged for orientation includes your food and housing during Orientation and covers the activities, sessions and services utilized. This fee is non-refundable two weeks prior to the event that you have registered for and will be charged to your student account. We will reassess this fee in the event that we cannot hold an in-person orientation.

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 when you have met with your advisor or college counselor you will then be able to register for your classes.

How do I get to Glenwood Springs?

All New Student Registration & Orientation events are being held virtually, so travel to campus is not required or recommended.

However, for students traveling to our campus from outside our area, there are a number of ways to get to Glenwood Springs. Please note mass/public transit schedules have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact the provider prior to booking or making reservations.

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 (NSR)?

Be prepared with your 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.