Getting started at ACC

Use this printable version checklist to be sure you complete all the steps needed to become an ACC college student.   

Your First Steps

Complete the Admission Application. Select “Apply Now." Applications will be processed within 3 business days. You'll receive an acceptance letter to the email address you provided on your application.

*If you are planning to take a class or two to transfer to another college/university or to add to your professional skills, apply as a “Guest Student" and select “Undecided” as your academic plan of study. Depending on the class, you may need to take an academic assessment or provide an academic transcript.
admissions [at]
Apply for Financial Aid by completing a FAFSA at The priority deadline is March 1. Check your aid status in myACC on the Student Finance tab. The Arapahoe Community College school code is 001346. Financial Aid Office
finaid [at]
 After Receiving Acceptance Letter
Activate your Student Email Account. Log into myACC using your student ID number and password. Refer to your acceptance letter to find your Student ID, login, and email instructions. Your student email is ACC’s official communication method. Records & Enrollment Services
records [at]
Access Navigate. Review My Path and Complete Major Explorer  
Determine your math and English skill level. Submit your current (completed within 5 years) high school transcript, GED, or valid ACT/SAT scores to the Testing Center or take your college placement test at the ACC Testing Center. Testing Center
testingcenter [at]
Sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO is required for all students who are attending college for the first time. Math and English skill level must be assessed before you attend NSO. Admissions
orientation [at]
Obtain your Student ID Card from Records & Enrollment Services. Student ID cards available Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or during New Student Orientation. Records & Enrollment Services
records [at]
View the ACC Catalog and Student Handbook online.  
Meet your Advisor. Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss course selections and degree plans. Advising Office
303.797.5664 advising [at]
Register for courses online through myACC or Navigate.
myACC: Student Tab > Look Up Classes     
Navigate: myACC > Student > Navigate > My Plan > Ready to Register
Advising Office
303.797.5664 advising [at]
Contact Student Access Services (if needed) to request academic accommodations and schedule an intake appointment. Student Access Services
303.797.5730 (voice/TTY)
After Registering for Classes

View payment deadlines, find monthly invoices, and pay for courses through myACC. You must have awarded financial aid, set-up payment plan or paid tuition by the payment deadline. 

Cashier’s Office
cashier [at]
Obtain your Parking Permit from Campus Police. You will need your paid fees receipt from the Cashier's Office. Parking Services
Print your schedule in myACC (Student Tab > Registration Tools > Detailed Student Schedule)  
Purchase your textbooks online or at the Bookstore. Bring a copy of your class schedule if purchasing books at the Bookstore. Bookstore
accbookstore [at]