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If you’re ready to Move Mountains, ACC is ready for you. Our open door admissions policy means we admit anyone who is at least 17 years old and a high school graduate, GED certificate completer, home schooled student or a high school non-graduate. ACC also welcomes veterans and military service members, transfer students, and former ACC students.
Start your education off right and remember it can take 2-3 weeks to complete the steps to enroll in classes. Please keep that in mind as your start the application process. Our Admissions team can help you along the way and discuss alternative options if you are attempting to apply and register within 2 weeks of the start of each semester.
If it has been more than three semesters since you’ve taken a class at ACC, you will need to re-apply. An Admissions counselor can guide you through any additional requirements.
Follow these steps to get started at ACC in the Fall, Spring or Summer.
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Being a guest student at ACC means that you will be taking courses that will move you toward degree completion at your home institution or let you take the one or two courses you need for continuing education or to enhance your learning. As a guest student at ACC, here are some important things to remember:
- Your home institution is defined as the college or university where you attend for a majority of your classes and where you have requested your FAFSA & Financial Aid to be awarded.
- As a guest student, you are not eligible to receive financial aid from ACC, but you can still receive financial aid from your home institution(if eligible). If you currently receive Financial Aid at your home institution, you should review the consortium agreement and take appropriate next steps.
- You will need to work with your home institution to make sure the courses you take will transfer toward your degree.
- You may need to provide a transcript or demonstrate you have fulfilled a prerequisite requirement. Please email advising [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or work directly with your ACC academic advisor.
We hope you have a great experience as an ACC Guest Student. If you would like to continue on as an ACC student after your guest semester, please let us know and we can assist you in transitioning to a transfer student.
High School Students
With ACC’s Concurrent Enrollment program you can earn high school and college credit at the same time. This is ideal for students who want to jumpstart their college career or enhance their high school academic experience. With approval by your high school counselor, you can take college classes at your high school.
Home Schooled Students
Through ACC’s Concurrent Enrollment program, home schooled students like you may be able to earn college credit while you’re being home schooled. Guidelines are different depending on if you’re 18 and older or 17 and under. To learn more, contact the Concurrent Enrollment office at 303.797.5946 or email acc [dot] ce [at] arapahoe [dot] edu.
Students from all over the world come to ACC to study on a safe and supportive college campus in beautiful Colorado. Many international students go on to transfer to 4-year universities after completing their ACC studies. We invite you to learn more about the admissions requirements for international students, including how to get and maintain F-1 status and how to apply.
16 and Under Students
If you are 16 and under and want to take classes at ACC, either on campus or online, schedule a meeting with an Admissions counselor to help you get started.
If you have a desire to learn, ACC is here for you. We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible, and welcoming community for all. If you want to apply to ACC and have questions or concerns, please contact our Admissions office. If you are an undocumented, ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow), or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) student, choose the “Non-U.S. Citizen” option on the application.