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Resources for Colorado Mountain College Applicants

Welcome! We are looking forward to your arrival at Colorado Mountain College. Here, you will find a supportive and vibrant academic community, and a wealth of programs from which to choose.

Basecamp — Your Student Portal

When your CMC application is complete, you will receive an email with instructions for logging into Basecamp, the CMC portal. Basecamp provides access to your student email, degree planning, financial services, and much more.

Use your new Basecamp login now to:

Check CMC Email
Set Up a Payment Plan
Check Financial Aid Status


Checklist for Applicants

  • Remember the ABC’s of CMC Email– ALWAYS BE CHECKING your CMC email. This is our most common method of communicating with you.

  • Send Transcript(s)—High school transcripts are only required if enrolling within 5 years of graduation. Sending transcripts may allow you to skip placement testing. Ask your high school to submit it electronically (such as Naviance) or to email to registrar@coloradomtn.edu.

  • Get Credit for Previous College Work—Send your college transcripts to CMC ASAP. Visit Transcripts for more information.

  • Take Advantage of college credit for AP classes with appropriate scores. Go to College Board to submit your AP classes to CMC.

  • Submit ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer Scores—If necessary, schedule an Accuplacer Test with CMC. For more info, including upcoming dates, visit Placement Testing.

    The following scores mean no further placement testing is needed. (SAT and ACT scores over 5 years old are not accepted.)

    • SAT - Math 500, Reading & English 470
    • ACT - Math 23, English 18, Reading 17
  • Complete Supplemental Applications if necessary—Check your application portal to see if we need more information for your application.

  • Submit FAFSA—Applying for financial aid by March 31st is strongly recommended, as some funds are limited. Missed March 31? Please still submit. Apply to FAFSA online. Enter CMC code 004506.

  • Apply for General Foundation ScholarshipsPriority Deadline is March 1.

    Missed March 1st? You can still apply, and scholarships are still potentially awarded. Visit Scholarships for a wealth of information.

  • Complete Student Housing Application— Housing is limited. Discover the benefits of Residence Life at CMC. The Housing Application opens in February. A $300 deposit is required to complete the application.

  • Register with Selective Service (Male U.S. Citizens Only)—If a student is eligible for selective service, then by state law they must be registered in order to enroll in CMC classes. You can register online at the Selective Services website.

  • Submit Immunization Records—if you are attending any classes at a residential CMC campus (Leadville, Spring Valley-Glenwood Springs, or Steamboat Springs). Get your Immunization Form on the Colorado State Web Portal.

  • Seek Advising—If you are a new student and plan to attend Spring Valley-Glenwood Springs or Steamboat Springs, please proceed to the next step, “Register for Orientation,” which is where you will receive advising and register for classes. For all other students, please contact your campus first to ensure that you are registration ready and then seek advising to register for classes.

  • Register for Orientation—Register for and attend a Student Orientation if your campus offers it.