Getting Started

Get Started at FRCC in 6 Simple Steps.

For assistance with any of these steps, please contact us. If you require accommodations for a documented disability, please contact Disability Services.



Click here to download a PDF version of these steps (enrollment checklist).


 Step 1: Submit an Application

Get started by filling out our online application or downloading a printable application that you can fill out and mail in. Applying is free and, if you’re over 17, our open enrollment policy means you’re automatically in! If you’re applying for financial aid, you’ll also want to get started on your FAFSA. FRCC’s federal school code is 007933.  

Step 2: Attend a Get Started Session

These sessions will tell you everything you need to know about signing up for classes, getting financial aid, and taking advantage of all your program has to offer. Sessions are offered at  BoulderLarimer and Westminster campuses.


Step 3: Take the Accuplacer Assessment

Colorado requires all students to complete a math and language skills assessment before taking classes at any state school (unless you qualify for an exemption). The assessment is free and computerized and no appointment is necessary. Study guides are available.  

Step 4: Meet with an Academic Advisor

Our experienced advisors will help you interpret your assessment results, pick the right classes, map out your education, and understand program requirements. Have a question about your education? Your advisor is the person to ask.


Step 5: Register for Classes

Register for classes as early as possible. And if the class you want is full? Join the course waitlist and check your student email for an opening.


Step 6: Pay Tuition

You’ll need to pay your tuition and fees, authorize your COF stipend, apply your financial aid award, or create a monthly payment plan by the payment deadline. 


After You've Enrolled

Once you’ve submitted your application and been accepted, it’s time to:

Still Have Questions?

Contact us by email or phone or stop by campus to chat with an enrollment counselor.