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) & 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 is not transferring-in college course work in English and math, must take the Accuplacer computerized placement assessment. The Accuplacer test will be offered during NSR.

All incoming students for the 2019 Spring Semester must attend the following NSR session:

New Student Registration January 9-11, 2019
Students will move into the residence hall Wednesday January 9th between 12pm and 5pm will finish up on Friday January 11th in the afternoon. Students must RSVP by January 4, 2019.  On-campus lodging is not available in the residence hall for guests during this session. There is a fee associated with NSR.

New Student Orientation January 11 & 12, 2019
New Student Orientation (NSO) introduces students to campus resources, strategies for success in college, and opportunities for fun.

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

Need more information?

Please reach out to:

Vicky Valentine
Admissions Counselor, 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 and New Student Orientation?

NSR Spring, January 10-11

Sign up by January 4, 2019. Begins Thursday, January 10, in the afternoon and ends Friday, January 11, at 4pm.

Students attending NSR Spring will be able to move into the residence hall Wednesday, January 9, 2019 between 12pm and 5pm.

New Student Orientation for all Students will start on Friday, January 11 in the afternoon and will end on Saturday 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 $175 fee charged for Orientation includes your food and housing during registration and covers the sessions and services utilized.

If you choose to stay at a local hotel, the fee is $145.

The fee also covers Welcome Weekend events and activities that take place 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 NSR confirmation email. You will receive additional information, including an events schedule, 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

Can my family come too?

New Student Registration is open to all family members. On-campus housing is not available.

Guests staying 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: Vicky Valentine 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 do 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 Vicky Valentine and a decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.