First Steps for New Students at the Rifle Campus
Welcome to CMC, we are glad you are here!
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. –Lao Tzu
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 Katie at email@example.com or call 970-625-6927 for additional assistance.
State and Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Work Study Jobs
3. Placement Testing
The State of Colorado requires all students to submit ACT/SAT scores, take the ACCUPLACER test, or submit transcripts from previous college(s) to accurately place students. Test scores may not be more than five years old.
ACCUPLACER is an online test and is free to students. To make a testing appointment, go to the Accuplacer Placement Testing Calendar or contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-625-6906.
There are many great resources for assisting students in preparing for the ACCUPLACER test. Below are two, free websites.
Longsdale Publishing / click Register NEW Account, use school number: 63227, school key: cmcsuccess
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
4. Register for classes
Students can register for classes by meeting with an Academic Advisor or watching online tutorial videos. Meeting with an Academic Advisor assists students with classes, planning, and any questions.
Academic Advising: Schedule appointment
5. Register for both our New Student Orientations
Rifle New Student Orientation and Registration Sessions
6. Prepare for classes
Register for College 101:
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.
7. Additional student resources
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 Gethze with questions about the program or qualifications at email@example.com or call 970-625-6957.
Access, Inclusion, and Disability Office If you have a documented disability and would like to seek accommodations, contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-625-6928.
8. Go to class!
Good luck and have fun with your first semester of college.