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

checkbox_0.gif Complete the Admission Application. Select “Apply Now." Applications take 2-5 business days to process. We’ll send an acceptance letter to your email address (if provided) Admissions Office
graphic for checkbox Apply for Financial Aid (federal/state/institutional grants, scholarships, work-study and loans) by completing a FAFSA application 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
 After Receiving Acceptance Letter
(applications take 2-5 business days to process)
graphic for checkbox Log into myACC and activate your Student Email Account using your student ID number and password (the default password is your six-digit birthday: MMDDYY). You’ll find your student ID number, log in and email instructions in your acceptance letter. Your student email is ACC’s official communication method. Admissions Office
graphic for checkbox Complete the College Placement Test; or submit your high school transcript if you have been out of high school five years or less or valid ACT/SAT scores to the Testing Center. The College Placement Test determines your placement for several courses, so be prepared. We have study guides and prep materials online Testing Center
graphic for checkbox Sign up for New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation is required for first-time students and easy sign up is available online. All new students must complete the College Placement Test; or submit valid ACT/SAT scores prior to attending New Student Orientation.

Student Life

Graphic for the checkbox Obtain your Student ID Card from Admissions & Records. Student ID cards available M-F, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admissions Office
graphic for checkbox View the ACC Catalog and Student Handbook through myACC.  
graphic for checkbox Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss course selections and academic plans.

Advising Office

graphic for checkbox Register for courses online through myACC. Go to the Student tab and select Look Up Classes. Make sure to authorize COF after registration. Be sure to print your schedule a few days before the semester begins to get current room information.  
graphic for checkbox Contact Student Access Services (if needed) to request academic accommodations and schedule an intake appointment. Bring recent documentation of disability to your appointment. Student Access Services
303.797.5937 (voice/TTY)
After Registration
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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. Watch for email notifications regarding payment deadlines and electronic invoices.

Cashier’s Office
graphic for checkbox Obtain your Parking Permit from Campus Police. You will need your paid fees receipt. Parking Services
graphic for checkbox Purchase your textbooks online or at the Bookstore. Bring a copy of your class schedule if purchasing books at the Bookstore. Bookstore