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ACC Summer Information

Hello there,

Welcome to your summer semester at ACC! I am sharing information that will help you be successful in your summer classes at ACC. This applies to all summer students, both continuing and visiting students. 

Please continue to monitor the ACC Website and your ACC student email for the latest updates. I am including some important things to know in this email – please do not hesitate to reach out with questions!

Important Update

There is construction happening this summer at ACC. The ACC Website will have the latest details on what areas are closed, when they are closed and where to find them. Follow the signage to navigate through the construction. 

Student Services

Need help? Student Services offices will be open from 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tuesday from 8:00am - 7:00pm and Fridays services are remote from 8:00am - 5:00pm.


Parking Passes are required in all ACC lots. If you purchased a Spring parking pass it is good through August 15. If you are only here for the summer, you will need to purchase our “spring” pass which can be done through your myACC account. If this option is used you can pick up your parking pass from the Campus Police Department on the Littleton Campus (currently located in M1800), or from the front desk at Sturm Collaboration Campus OR Pay online through Cashnet (this will not post to your student account) to have your parking pass mailed to you. Please remember to park in ACC lots (parking and building maps can be found here). Street parking is not controlled by ACC and may result in City of Littleton tickets if you do not follow the signage on the streets.

How is my course meeting?

  • Course Schedule: Go to Select myACC from the top menu. In myACC, go to Student Tab (across top), then to Student Schedule (on left side of screen), check your course schedule. The course title will link to Desire2Learn (D2L) once it is available.
    • NOTE: D2L courses become available on the first day of class. Before the start date, you may not see a link for each of your classes in D2L. Please use Detailed Scheduled under the Registration Tools in myACC to confirm your schedule and plan to log in to D2L on the start date for each of your classes.
  • Navigate App: You may download the Navigate App and check your schedule via Navigate on your mobile device. Download links and learn how to use Navigate.
  • Start Date: Note the DATE the course starts. Summer courses may start on different days. Check the date and know when your course starts!
  • Location and Codes: Check out this helpful information on Class Schedule Listing and how to make sense of the abbreviations and codes on the course schedule. Double-check the Campus – which ACC location will your class meet? Sturm Castle Rock, Legacy, Littleton, or Art & Design?
  • Online Classes: All online courses will have ‘ONLINE’ listed in the course location. Courses that are ONLINE may be offered by ACC, CCCOnline, or CO Online.

Add / Drop Classes

  • Dropping a class. You may drop a class without it appearing on your transcript and have tuition refunded IF you do it by the drop deadline. The drop deadline is based on WHEN the class starts. How do you know what the drop deadline is? You can see the drop and withdraw date for ALL your courses by going to myACC -- Student -- Registration Tools -- Select Detailed Student Schedule (with Drop/Withdrawal Dates)and it will give you specific dates for each of your courses. Pay attention – forgetting or not knowing the date is not a valid excuse. Missing the deadline will have financial consequences.
  • Withdrawing from a class. After the drop deadline has passed you may still withdraw from a class. Withdrawing results in a W on your transcript but IS NOT calculated in your GPA. Withdrawing may be a wise option but be sure to discuss it with your instructor first – withdrawing may not be your best option. Your ACC Academic Advisor or Navigator can help you understand consequences of withdrawing, including potential financial aid implications for not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress. You are still responsible for tuition if you withdraw and may have to repay financial aid or tuition charges.
  • Census. You may hear or see the word course census (higher education speak). The census date is the last date to add or drop a course. You may not ADD a course after the census date (ADD/DROP date) has passed, although a course’s Add Date may vary based on course modality. Census is the state of Colorado’s language and really just means ADD/DROP deadline.
  • Detailed information on Academic Policies & Procedures including Registration (Add, Drop & Withdrawal) can be in the ACC Catalog. If you receive financial aid, be sure you understand the impact of dropping, adding or withdrawing from courses. You can stop by the Financial Aid office on Littleton Main, second floor or email them at financialaid [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (financialaid[at]arapahoe[dot]edu.) We know life happens but be sure to talk to your instructors first before you make a decision. Instructors often can help you assess if you can still pass a course or if your best option is withdrawing.

Books and Supplies

You can locate what books/materials you need for your class by entering your S# in the Bookstore website. This webpage has helpful instructions, info about renting or buying your books, or what might be Open Educational Resources for a class (OER = Free!).

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER SEMESTER!  Congratulations on taking this step to complete your degree, better your career and achieve your goals! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Lisa Matye Edwards
Vice President of Student Affairs