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  • The Admissions & Outreach department can assist you with applying for admission and learning about the enrollment process for FRCC. They also give tours of the campus and provide information on our academic programs and financial aid. See more information on admissions or contact the campus you plan to attend:

    • Boulder County Campus (Longmont): (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton Center: (303) 404-5099
    • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins): (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster Campus: (303) 404-5000
  • There are many opportunities at FRCC for high school students! Students are welcome to attend independently, or as part of a program sponsored by their local school district. The options are outlined below. Learn about all high school programs.

    • High School Select - Take courses at your high school for both high school and college credit by either FRCC-approved high school instructors or FRCC faculty. Tuition is covered by the school district, but students may be responsible for textbooks and fees.
    • Campus Select - Take classes with college students on campus at FRCC for both high school and college credit. Tuition is covered by the school district, but students may be responsible for textbooks and fees.
    • Independent Study - High school students are welcome to take college classes at FRCC without school district approval. Students should be aware that they will not qualify for most types of financial aid.
    • Career Pathways - At our Larimer Campus in Fort Collins, high school students can participate in one of nine Career and Technical Education programs, such as Law Enforcement Exploration or Automotive Technology.  Most programs are held on campus at FRCC. Tuition is covered by Poudre and Thompson School Districts, but each program requires a moderate student fee. Learn more about the Career Pathways programs.
    • Gateway to College - At our Westminster Campus, students who have dropped out of high school and those at risk of dropping out earn their high school diploma and college credits. Learn more the Gateway to College program.
  • All students new to college need to attend a New Student Orientation session. Attending New Student Orientation is required because it's the best way to get started. Research shows that students who attend an orientation feel more connected and prepared. Orientation is offered on multiple days/times at your campus each semester. Orientation lasts for approximately four hours. You select a session to attend in the Online Enrollment Checklist

    Contact the Admissions and Outreach office with any questions. 

    • Boulder County Campus (Longmont):  (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton Center: (303) 404-5099
    • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins): (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster: (303) 404-5000
  • It’s easy to apply to FRCC! Simply apply online.

    If you have never applied to FRCC, you will need to first create an account using your own personal email. 

    If you have attended or applied in the past year, you are an active student and do not need to re-apply. 

    Former students who return after an absence of 12 months or more must re-apply for admission.

    Degree and certificate requirements in effect at the time of re-admission apply to re-admitted students.

     

    Contact the Admissions & Outreach office to verify your status. 

    • Boulder County Campus (Longmont): (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton County Campus: (303) 404- 5099
    • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins): (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster Campus: (303) 404-5000
  • Our open-admission policy means that anyone seeking to better themselves through education is welcome at our college.

    • If you are at least 17 years old, you will be admitted automatically to Front Range Community College.
    • Students who are under 17 years old and want to take college classes independently (not paid through a school district) will need to demonstrate college readiness through an academic assessment. 
    • Admission to the college, however, does not ensure acceptance into any specific program.

    For more information, see Admissions.

     

     

  • All new students need to attend a New Student Orientation session. You can choose from multiple days/times when orientation is offered each semester at your campus. Orientation is offered each semester at your campus. Orientation lasts for approximately four hours.You select a session to attend in the Online Enrollment Checklist

    Contact the Admissions and Outreach office with any questions. 

    • Boulder County Campus (Longmont):  (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton Center:  (303) 404-5099
    • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins): (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster Campus: (303) 404-5000
  • FRCC does not have a minimum high school GPA requirement for general admissions. Our mission, as a community college, is to provide access to education for anyone desiring to further their schooling, and a person’s GPA from high school will not prevent a person from attending FRCC.


    We do require students to take a placement assessment, to be placed in the correct level of reading, English, and math courses. There are certain instances where students qualify for an exemption to these placement tests.

    See how to apply to FRCC.

  • FRCC does not require ACT or SAT test scores for admission, however your ACT or SAT scores may excuse you from taking all or part of the college placement assessment.

    You will submit yourACT/SAT scores by completing the Student Placement Form. This form will help determine if you need to take an academic assessment before registering for classes. 

    Learn more about Academic Placement.

  • The Enrollment Checklist prepares you to get started at FRCC after you've applied. It gives you important information about:

    • Getting placed into the right classes
    • Paying for college and financial aid
    • Signing up for required New Student Orientation (where you'll register for classes)

    It’s all online, so you can do it anywhere and at your own pace. All you need to create an account is an email address.

    Start the Enrollment Checklist now >

  • There is no application deadline so you can apply anytime.

    Spring semester – starts in January
    Summer semester – starts in May
    Fall semester – starts in August

    All new students need to complete the Enrollment Checklist to sign up for required New Student Orientation.

    Apply to FRCC now.

  • International Baccalaureate 

    Students can earn college credit for taking International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations if they meet the requirements.See IB courses FRCC accepts. 

    The Handbook lists the required scores for each subject area. Certain programs have specific criteria for scores in order for them to be applied toward the degree (i.e. for the AA-Business for Transfer, IB scores must be 4 or higher.) 

    To have your IB credits evaluated, send an official copy of the score report from the issuing agency to our transcript evaluator. For more information about earning credit for IB exams, visit International Baccalaureate Organization

    Advanced Placement Program 

    Students can earn college credit for taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams (administered by The College Board) if they meet the scoring requirements. See AP courses FRCC accepts. 

    To have your AP credits evaluated, send an official copy of the score report from the issuing agency to our transcript evaluator. Transfer credit is not awarded for Advanced Placement if the student has completed equivalent coursework. For more information on earning AP credit, visit The College Board

    See more information on transferring credit to FRCC

  • Before you can apply to a particular program, you will first need to apply to FRCC. You can apply online using our online application.

    Some career/technical programs, such as Nursing, Nurse Aide, EMT, etc. require a separate application to the program in addition to the main FRCC application. Those special admissions requirements can be found on the specific program page. See an A-Z list of all academic programs. 

  • Some courses offer the option to waitlist until a spot becomes available. See how to get added to a course waitlist. If you see “C” or 0 remaining seats or a status of “Closed Section” that indicates a class is full.  To register for courses, log in to your eWOLF account.

    Admissions Wait List

    FRCC does not have a wait list for admission. We will accept all students who apply to Front Range and we do not have a deadline for admissions. However, the earlier you apply, the better chance you have of registering for the classes of your choice. Some popular classes have waiting lists, and you may have to wait until the following semester to enter such a class if you apply at the last minute.

  • To apply as a student returning after less than one year since you last took classes at FRCC, simply log in to eWOLF and register for classes. You may want to meet with your Pathways Advisor to make sure you are on track for your program. 

    To apply as a student returning after more than one year since you last took classes at FRCC, you'll need to reapply to the college Be sure to use the same e-mail address you used to apply to FRCC previously. Learn more about the process for returning students.

    If you have questions about going back to school, please contact Admissions and Outreach.

  • International education credentials will be evaluated after review by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services-approved organization. You can find a listing of these organizations on the NACES website (www.naces.org). Be sure you choose an organization from this list so that FRCC can use the evaluation. If you have your transcripts evaluated by an organization that is not on this list, FRCC may not be able to accept the evaluation for the purposes of transferring courses into FRCC. Be sure to request a course-by-course evaluation of your transcript. The cost of this evaluation varies, so be sure to check with the organization to learn about their costs and document requirements.

    See the admissions process for international students.

  • It is possible that you might receive some college credit for your military training and experience. FRCC follows the guidelines published by the American Council for Education (ACE). See Credit for Prior Learning for more information about how to earn college credit for your experience. 

  • If you want to take just one or two classes at FRCC to transfer back to another college/university or for your personal or career development, we have a streamlined admissions process that will get you started quickly. 

    Please Note: If you are applying for financial aid and taking courses without declaring a certificate or degree program, your financial aid award may be affected. Be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office to ensure your program is financial aid eligible and that you have your program plan correctly identified in our system. 

    One Course Waiver 

    If you are taking only one course for employment enhancement or personal interest, you may qualify you for a one course waiver. You can only qualify for a one course waiver once and if you take additional classes later on you will need to complete the entire enrollment process. 

    NOT eligible for one course waiver: 

    • Students under 20 years of age
    • State guaranteed general education transfer (GT) courses
    • English and mathematics courses

    For more information on the one course waiver process, contact the Advising department at your campus

  • FRCC does not have a foreign language requirement for admission or for graduation (with the exception of the Associate of Arts in Spanish degree). However, many of our programs give students the option of taking a foreign language, since proficiency in a foreign language can enhance your cultural competency, and can be a desirable skill when seeking employment following graduation. Also, some four year institutions require a certain level of foreign language proficiency, and you can take those courses at FRCC before transferring. For more information, see our Admissions webpage.

    Apply to FRCC.

    If you can demonstrate that you've mastered the required competencies of a course through a prior learning assessment (PLA), you can earn college credit. Learn more about Credit for prior learning

  • You have the opportunity to earn credit for knowledge or skills that you've acquired outside of a traditional academic environment, such as learning acquired from: 

    • Work and life experiences
    • Community and volunteer extension courses
    • Individual study and reading
    • Civic, community and volunteer work
    • Participation in informal courses and training sponsored by associations, business, government or industry. 

    Learn more about earning credit for your experience.

  • Our open-admission policy means that anyone seeking to better themselves through education is welcome at our college. If you are at least 17 years old, you will be admitted automatically to Front Range Community College. Admission to the college, however, does not ensure acceptance into any specific program. It’s easy to get started! See how to apply now.

    You may not have to take an academic assessment if you have High School Exam (GED/HiSET/TASC) scores from the last five years. See Academic Placement for more information. 

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