First steps for new students at CMC Buena Vista
Welcome to CMC, we are glad you are here!
Complete an application for admission online or in-person at any CMC campus.
2. Financing your education
There are many ways to make college affordable. Find out more about Federal and State Financial Aid, scholarships, and work study jobs. Contact a Financial Aid specialist at email@example.com or call 970-945-8691 for additional assistance.
3. Placement Testing
The State of Colorado requires all students to submit ACT/SAT scores, take ACCUPLACER test, or submit transcripts from previous college(s) to accurately place students. Test scores may not be more than five years old.
ACCUPLACER testing takes place at the Buena Vista Campus by appointment. The test is free to students. To make a testing appointment, contact the Buena Vista Campus at 719-395-8419.
There are many great resources for assisting students in preparing for the ACCUPLACER test. Below are three, free websites.
Online Study Guide: Next-Generation ACCUPLACER
Free web-based study app: ACCUPLACER Practice App
CCC online (math) / click Get Started
To submit coursework from other institutions for placement consideration, have the school(s) submit official college transcripts to Colorado Mountain College.
Colorado Mountain College-Transcript Evaluator
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Do not send transcripts to the Buena Vista Campus.
4. Register for classes
Students register for classes by meeting with an Academic Advisor after placement testing is completed or transcripts from other colleges have been received. Meeting with an Academic Advisor assists students with classes, planning, and any questions. Advising appointments are available in Buena Vista or Salida. To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, please call the Buena Vista Campus at 719-395-8419.
5. Prepare for classes
Books: Students at CMC participate in the Learning Materials Program (LMP). An affordable flat rate "textbooks in tuition" lease system and service which provides 100% of required materials by the first day or start of semester automatically customized to the student’s schedule. Details are on the Learning Materials Program page.
Technology: Be sure to log on and navigate using Basecamp and Canvas.
6. Additional student resources
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a free, federally funded student assistance program for students that are first-generation and/or low-income and/or have a documented disability. Contact the TRIO Student Support Services staff directly — they are there to help!
7. Go to class!
Good luck and have fun with your first semester of college.