EFFECTIVE: June 17, 2019
REFERENCES: CCCS Board Policy 4-10; C.R.S. 23-7-110; CRS 23-60-101, 102, 103, 201; CRS 23-5-106; CRS 22-34-101; CRS 22-35-102, et seq.; CRS 16-11-212, CRS 25-4-901-907
/ Joseph A. Garcia /
Joseph A. Garcia, Chancellor
This procedure concerns the admission and enrollment of students at the Colorado Community College System (CCCS or System) colleges and establishes a procedure for when a student applies, when students may enroll, when they must re-apply, and how students are classified.
The procedure applies to all Colleges within the System.
Program: An arrangement of college-level credit courses and/or experiences designed to accomplish predetermined objectives leading to the awarding of a degree, certificate, or eligibility for a transfer agreement.
Degree: An awardable credential (e.g., Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Students, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master of Physician Assistance Studies).
Certificate: A focused credential tied to a particular career or competency. Certificates of under 15 credit hours are generally not eligible for federal financial aid.
Active: A student who has been admitted within the prior three terms or has completed an academic course within the prior three terms.
Inactive: A student who has not been admitted or completed an academic course within the prior three terms. Concurrent Enrollment students do not become inactive while they are still in high school.
Transfer Student: A student who is transferring from another institution with or without credit.
International Student: F1, M1, M3, J1, J2, and H3 visa holders based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Concurrent Enrollment Students: High school students taking college courses for both college and high school credit at a CCCS institution or at their home high school.
Students who apply to CCCS institutions and have their applications accepted pursuant to Board Policy 4-10, may begin during the term for which they apply or any of the following two consecutive terms. After three terms with no completed/graded credit bearing courses students will be considered inactive and must reapply in order to have their residency reevaluated and academic program reconfirmed. Students who have an application hold will need to address their hold with the college before their applications will be accepted.
Concurrent Enrollment students will apply in the same manner as all students, completing the application for admission. Once Concurrent Enrollment students graduate high school, they will be considered New First Time students at the CCCS institution where they attended as a Concurrent Enrollment students, and do not need to reapply unless they did not complete/receive a grade in a credit bearing courses within the prior three terms.
Students who apply to CCCS institutions as F1, M1, M3, J1, J2, and H3 visa holders, regardless of who issues the visa, are considered International Students and may have additional requirements before they can be admitted, including, but not limited to:
Both ASSET and DACA students may be classified as a resident for tuition classification purposes. Students will be considered for ASSET first. If they do not meet the requirements as an ASSET student, they may be considered for DACA.
Students will be classified as one of the following student types upon admission to a CCCS institution.
To the extent that any provision of this SP is inconsistent with State or Federal law or existing State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Policies (BPs), the law and BPs shall supersede and control.
Nothing in this SP is intended to create (nor shall be construed as creating) an express or implied contract or to guarantee for any term or to promise that any specific process, procedures or practice will be followed or benefit provided by the System.
CCCS reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this procedure at any time and the change shall become effective immediately.