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Admissions Info for Parents

Parents and families play an important role in a student’s success at FRCC—from the very beginning. Learn more about the basics of admissions and how you can help your student through the process.

Admission and Residency Requirements

Students can apply for admission to FRCC online or via paper application. The information provided on the application will determine residency status for tuition purposes. Students at least 17 years old will be admitted automatically; however, admission to FRCC does not ensure acceptance into any specific program. Learn more about admission to FRCC.

Tips for success

  • Parental information is required if your student is under the age of 23.
  • Failure to provide complete information may result in you and/or your student needing to provide additional documentation or complete a residency petition.
  • Don't leave questions blank.

Steps to Enrollment

Our Getting Started section guides applicants through the application and admissions process.

Tip for success

  • You may need to provide information for your student’s application to FRCC if your student is under the age of 23 and information for financial aid if under the age of 24.

Assessment and Advising

Colorado requires all new students to take an assessment test and enroll in appropriate courses unless they qualify for an exemption. FRCC uses the Accuplacer®, a computerized placement test. If your student has a disability, please contact the Disability Services Office before taking the test.

Advising is an important component of student success. An advisor interprets assessment scores and assists with selecting appropriate courses, transfer planning, and career counseling.

Tips for success

  • Encourage your student to meet with an advisor well in advance of the semester.
  • Help your student stay organized and increase his or her confidence by visiting an advisor regularly. Advisors are available year-round.
  • If your student does not place directly into a college-level class, remind him or her that the recommended classes help build a solid foundation for a successful education. Improving such skills before enrolling in higher level courses will help your student be more prepared and earn better grades at FRCC.


Many students transfer from Front Range Community College to four-year colleges and universities. Learn more about our various transfer partnerships and agreements and how to make the entire transfer process as easy as possible. Transferring into FRCC?

Tips for success

  • Encourage your student to meet with an advisor early on at FRCC if he or she intends to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FRCC abides by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. This act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for correcting inaccurate or misleading data through informal or formal hearings. This act requires written permission by students for release of their grades and or other information.

When a student turns 18 or enters FRCC at any age, all rights afforded to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. However, FERPA also provides ways for FRCC to share information with parents without the student’s consent. For example:

  • FRCC may disclose education records to parents if the student is a dependent for income tax purposes. However, disclosure is at the discretion of the college registrar and the request must be based on a legitimate educational interest. View the request form.
  • FRCC may disclose education records to parents if a health or safety emergency involves their son or daughter.
  • FRCC may inform parents if their student (who is under age 21) has violated any law or its policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.
  • FRCC may share with a parent information that is based on that official’s personal knowledge or observation of the student.

FRCC designates the following items as “directory information:” student name, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent educational institution attended, and enrollment status (i.e. full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, less than half-time, withdrawn, graduated or deceased). The college may disclose any of the information without prior written consent, unless notified by the student in writing to the contrary by the first official class meeting date of each semester. For more information about FERPA policies and procedures, your student may sign in to eWOLF.