Use this printable version checklist to be sure you complete all the steps needed to become an ACC college student.
Your First Steps
|Complete Admission Application at www.arapahoe.edu. Select “Apply Now." Applications are processed within 3 business days. We’ll send an acceptance letter to your email address (if provided)||Admissions Office|
|Apply for Financial Aid (federal/state/institutional grants, scholarships, work-study and loans) by completing a FAFSA application at www.fafsa.gov. The priority deadline is May 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)
|Log into and activate your Student Email Account using your student ID number and password. 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|
|Complete the College Placement Test 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|
|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.|
|View the ACC Catalog and Student Handbook through .|
|Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss course selections and degree plans.|
|Register for courses online through . Go to the Student tab and select Look Up Classes. Be sure to print your schedule a few days before the semester begins to get current room information.|
|Contact Disability Services (if needed) to request academic accommodations and schedule an intake appointment. Bring recent documentation of disability to your appointment.||Disability Services|
View payment deadlines and pay for courses through . You must have awarded financial aid, set-up payment plan or paid tuition by the payment deadline.
|Pick up your Parking Permit and Student ID Card from Campus Police. You must be registered for classes and bring a copy of your paid fees receipt.||Parking Services|
|Purchase your textbooks online or at the Bookstore. Bring a copy of your class schedule if purchasing books at the Bookstore.||Bookstore|