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Admissions Checklist

Getting Started at ACC

From discovering your pathway and applying for admission to registering for classes and preparing for class, we're here to help you get started at ACC. Follow these simple steps and reach out if you have questions.

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Explore and Apply for Admission

  • Check out the programs we offer at ACC! To make your search easy, we organize our programs in Pathways and group similar programs together. Find the right program for you so you can be on your way to move mountains!
  • Complete your application. It will be processed within 3-5 business days. You will receive an acceptance letter to the email address you provided. (Check your spam / junk mail if you don't see it within 3-5 days.)

Apply for Financial Aid

  • Apply for Financial Aid by completing your FAFSA. The priority deadline is March 1. The ACC school code is: 001346.

After Acceptance

Get Your Tech

  • To be a successful college student, you will need:
    • Regular access to a laptop or desktop computer
    • Reliable internet access
  • Need assistance getting your tech? ACC may be able to help. Contact the Dean of Students Office at acc [dot] dos [at] arapahoe [dot] edu.

Access myACC

  • myACC is your one-stop place to access all of the services you will need as a student at ACC. Review your acceptance letter to find your myACC login information.

Access Navigate

  • Navigate will guide you through: math and English course placement, meeting with your academic advisor, registering for classes, paying tuition, and more. Access to Navigate by logging into myACC

Submit Transcripts / Placement Testing

  • Send your transcripts (high school, college and/or GED) and/or ACT / SAT scores
    • High school transcript, GED, or ACT / SAT: official or unofficial document (if completed within 5 years) to:
      Arapahoe Community College
      Attn: Admissions
      5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
      Littleton, CO 80160
      admissions [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
    • College transcript: official document ordered and sent directly from issuing institution to:
      Arapahoe Community College
      Attn: Transcript Evaluator
      5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
      Littleton, CO 80160
      records [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
  • If you have been out of high school for more than 5 years and have no other college English or math coursework, take our college placement test to determine which level English and math classes to take.

Student Orientation

  • Complete the 2-part Student Orientation Experience to learn more about ACC resources, services, and activities. The first part is online and can be accessed through myACC.
  • All students attending college for the first time (after high school) are required to complete student orientation. All other students are welcome to complete it, but not required.

Academic Advising

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor before registering for classes. They will help you get the most out of your time and money while you are at ACC.

Plan and Register for Classes

  • Meet with your academic advisor before registering for classes. They will help you get the most out of your time and money while you are at ACC.

After Registration

Pay Tuition

  • View payment deadlines, see your monthly invoices and pay for courses through the myACC Student Finance tab. Make sure you pay before the deadline or you will be dropped from your courses.

Buy Books

  • Purchase your textbooks online or at the Bookstore before your classes start. Bring a copy of your class schedule if purchasing books at the Bookstore.

Set Up Your Student Email

  • Login to myACC and click on the envelope icon in the upper left corner. All email communications must be done through your student email.

Get Your Student ID

  • Email a good quality selfie (of only you) to Records and Enrollment Services at records [at] arapahoe [dot] edu. Provide your ACC Student ID Number (S#) and request your ACC student ID card.

Download ACC Apps

Download important ACC apps to get campus alerts, to make appointments, and to get important updates and reminders. 

  • ACCAlert - Receive emergency alerts and weather closures on your phone.
  • Navigate - Make appointments for advising and tutoring and see your class schedule.
  • Outlook - Important student email messages about registration, classes, and messages from your instructors.

Get a Parking Permit (Not applicable for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021)