Admissions & Applying FAQs

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 contact information for the Admissions Office at each campus.

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. To sign up for orientation log in to the eWOLF student portal, click the Navigate icon and complete your To-Do items.

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

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 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.To sign up for orientation log in to the eWOLF student portal, click the Navigate icon and complete your To-Do items.

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

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

At FRCC, we consider international students an integral part of our diverse student body. International students obtaining an I-20 have additional steps to follow, there is a special application to complete and earlier deadlines to follow. For more information select which best describes you:

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.

There is no application deadline so you can apply anytime.

Spring semester – classes start in January
Summer semester – classes start in May
Fall semester – classes start in August

All new students need to attend New Student Orientation. To sign up for orientation session, log in to the eWOLF student portal, click the Navigate icon and complete the To-Do items.

Apply to FRCC now.

There is no application fee to apply to FRCC. It’s easy to get started! See how to apply 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.

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.

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 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 your ACT/SAT scores by completing the Pre-Registration form. This form will help determine if you need to take an academic assessment before registering for classes.

Learn more about Academic Placement.

Students receive an acceptance letter via email, if an email address was provided. If not, notification is via USPS.

If you have questions, please contact the Admissions and Outreach office.

  • Boulder County Campus (Longmont): (303) 678-3722
  • Brighton Center: (303) 404-5099
  • Larimer Campus (Fort Collins): (970) 226-2500
  • Westminster: (303) 404-5000

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 consists of:

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

Learn more about assessment testing.

International Students (F-1 Visa) visit the International Student website to learn more about required English language proficiency.

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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.

Contact the Registrar's Office to make any corrections. A demographic form may be required.

You can also log into you eWolf account to access the Demographic Change Request form or the Correction to Application for Tuition Classification form. Both can be found on the Student Resources drop-down menu, on the Student Forms page.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Students younger than 17 can take classes at FRCC, but must meet certain criteria. See admissions requirements.

To apply as a transfer student, you would follow the traditional admissions process. 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.

See how to transfer credit into FRCC.

VA educational benefit eligibility is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can apply for VA educational benefits online through the Veterans Education Benefits Application Process.

Our Veteran Services staff assists students using their Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. FRCC also has designated Veteran Service Advisors at each campus. See Veterans Services for contact information and to get started.

Boulder County
At the Boulder County Campus in Longmont, we provide campus tours upon request. We are happy to help you explore programs, answer any questions you have about FRCC, and show you around campus! Schedule a tour online or call (303) 678-3722 to schedule your visit with our Admissions and Outreach team at FRCC in Longmont!

Brighton

The Front Desk staff at the Brighton Center can provide general information on the enrollment process, answer questions you have about FRCC, and show you around campus. Schedule a tour online or call the Brighton Center at (303) 637-3017 to schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor who can provide more information about specific programs.

Larimer
At the Larimer Campus, we have tour slots available every weekday. We are happy to walk you through the enrollment process, help you explore programs, answer any questions you have about FRCC, and show you around campus! Schedule a tour online or call (970) 204-8377 to schedule your visit with our Admissions and Outreach team at FRCC in Fort Collins!

Westminster

At the Westminster Campus we offer tours as a part of our weekly Pathways to College Information Sessions. We are happy to walk you through the enrollment process, help you explore programs, answer any questions you have about FRCC, and show you around campus! Please refer to the campus calendar for information session dates and times. Schedule a tour online or call our Admissions & Outreach Office at (303) 404-5000 for more information.

Front Range Community College Open Houses
Explore Your Options. Explore Your Future.

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One of the best ways to find out if a college is the right fit for you is to visit the campus, talk with students and faculty, and see everything the school has to offer. An open house is a great way to do all of these things. Everyone interested in Front Range Community College is invited. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Learn about our academic programs and talk with faculty members.
  • Get detailed information about financial aid, academic advising, and transfer options.
  • Take a tour of campus, talk to current students and find out if FRCC is the right fit for you!
  • Enjoy food, giveaways, and informational sessions.

Current Schedule

There are no Open House events scheduled at this time. For more information, call (303) 404-5000.

Additional Information

To learn more about FRCC offerings, you may schedule a tour or request information online. We’ll be happy to meet with you to answer your questions and help you determine if FRCC is the right fit for you.

If you have decided that FRCC is the place for you, please apply and begin the How to Get Started steps.