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  • All new students need to attend a New Student Orientation session. The Enrollment Checklist includes instructions and links for signing up. See How to Get Started for more information.

    Contact the Admissions and Outreach office with any questions. 

    • Boulder County (Longmont):  (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton Center:  (303) 637-3017
    • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins):  (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster:  (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. Students who are under 17 years old will need to fulfill college-level assessment requirements and fill out additional paperwork. High school students older than 17 can follow the standard FRCC enrollment process.
    • 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, high school dropouts and those at risk of dropping out earn their high school diploma and college credits. Learn more the Gateway to College program.
  • Interested in coming to FRCC?

    The Admissions and Outreach department can help you.

    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:    (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton Center:    (303) 637-3017
    • Larimer Campus:  (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster:         (303) 404-5000

    Current or past FRCC student?

    Contact the Registrar's Office at your campus:

    • Boulder County:   (303) 678-3635
    • Brighton Center:   (303) 404-5099
    • Larimer:                (970) 204-8107
    • Westminster:        (303) 404-5414

     

  • It’s easy to apply to FRCC! Simply apply online.

    Former students who return after an absence of 12 months or more must reapply for admission. Degree and certificate requirements in effect at the time of readmission apply to readmitted students.

    See more information about applying to FRCC. 

  • 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 at a former institution or in 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.

  • 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.

    For more information, see Admissions.

     

     

  • All new students need to attend a New Student Orientation session. The Enrollment Checklist includes instructions and links for signing up. See How to Get Started for more information.

    Contact the Admissions and Outreach office with any questions. 

    • Boulder County (Longmont):  (303) 678-3722
    • Brighton Center:  (303) 637-3017
    • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins):  (970) 226-2500
    • Westminster:  (303) 404-5000
  • 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

  • Vaccines are not required to attend FRCC. However, some of our health programs do require you to be current on certain immunizations and to provide documentation. See required vaccines and specific admission requirements for:

    • EMT
    • Health Information Technology
    • Medical Assisting
    • Nurse Aide
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Phlebotomy
    • Surgical Technology

    International students may need to have certain immunizations to enter the country but not to attend FRCC.

     

  • 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

  • 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 the Enrollment Checklist to sign up for required New Student Orientation.

    Apply to FRCC now.

  • 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.

  • 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 are a new student, the state of Colorado requires you to take an assessment test and enroll in appropriate courses unless you qualify for an exemption. 

    The computerized placement test test consists of:

    • A mathematics test
    • A reading skills test
    • A 300-600 word essay

    Learn more about assessment testing.

    If you need to take English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, our experienced instructors are experts. Learn more about our ESL classes.

     

  • If you apply to FRCC and do not enroll in classes, you can attend any term within 12 months. Once 12 months has passed you will need to resubmit a new application.

  • 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

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

    Start the Enrollment Checklist now >

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