Admissions & Applying FAQs

General Admissions

The Admissions & Outreach department is ready to 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. 

You can defer your enrollment for up to three semesters. If you apply to FRCC and do not enroll in classes within three semesters, receiving grades, then you will need to resubmit a new application. Summer term counts as an active term/semester.

Application Questions

It’s easy to apply to FRCC! See the enrollment steps to apply online.

If you have never applied to FRCC, you will need to create an account first using your personal email address. (Current high school students DO NOT use your high school student account as those will deactivate once you graduate.)

If you have attended or applied in the past year (within three semesters), you are an active student and do not need to re-apply. Contact Admissions should you need help.

Former students who return after an absence of three semesters or more must re-apply for admission. Degree and certificate requirement changes 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

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

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

All students are accepted at FRCC. Students are sent communication from us during the admissions process. We send three emails during the application process, including the important “Next Steps” email that will have your student ID # which we call your S#. 

Please sure to check your junk or spam folder since sometimes emails may go there.

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

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

Please contact Admissions & Outreach for assistance.

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

For regular FRCC classes this is called auditing a course. This requires that you apply to college and pay full price for the course. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information at registrars@frontrange.edu

Other non-credit options are provided through Continuing Education.

At FRCC, we consider international students an integral part of our diverse student body. International students have  additional steps to follow and earlier deadlines to meet. Connect with international@frontrange.edu

There is no application deadline so you can apply anytime.

Returning FRCC students follow these steps:

If it has been less than three semesters since you completed classes at FRCC, simply log into eWOLF and register for classes. We recommend that you meet with your Pathways Advisor to make sure you are on track for your program.

If it has been three semesters or more since you completed classes at FRCC, you'll need to reapply to the college. You will need to use the same e-mail address you used to apply to FRCC previously.

If your application account locks or you need assistance, contact the Admissions and Outreach office.

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

Admissions Requirements

Our open-admission policy means that anyone seeking to “enrich their lives through learning” 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 and be approved to take classes. 
  • Current High School students who are taking classes through Concurrent Enrollment/High School Programs to be paid by your school district will need to follow specific steps.
  • Admission to the college does not ensure acceptance into any specific program.

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 seeking to “enrich their lives through learning.”

FRCC does not require ACT or SAT test scores for admission. Learn more about Academic Placement options.

However, if it applies, you can submit your ACT/SAT scores by completing the Pre-Registration form. This form will help the Pre-Enrollment Advisors determine what is needed so that registration goes smoothly. To connect with a Pre-Enrollment Advisor contact Advising at each campus.

International Students (F-1 Visa) should 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, learn more about our ESL classes.

Vaccines are not required to attend FRCC mainly because we are not a residential campus. International students may need to have certain immunizations to enter the country but not to attend FRCC. Currently, the COVID vaccine is not required for admission to Colorado Community Colleges.

However, some of our Health Sciences and Wellness programs do require you to be current on certain immunizations and to provide documentation. See required vaccines and specific admission requirements for:

Our open-admission policy means that anyone seeking to “enrich their lives through learning” is welcome at our college. Admission to the college, however, does not ensure acceptance into any specific program. Financial Aid eligibility may also be impacted if you do not have a high school diploma or GED.

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 (except for 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. 

Our open-admission policy means that anyone seeking to “enrich their lives through learning” 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! 

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

Yes, some of our programs, including many of our Health Sciences & Wellness programs, have additional requirements and application steps. See specific admission requirements for:

Visiting Campus

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently hosting on-campus tours. We plan to resume in person tours in July/August 2021. You can discover all FRCC has to offer and connect with our Outreach Teams through our Virtual Events and Tours page.

Each year we hold open houses. They are usually held by each campus location. For updates see our Virtual Events and Tours page.

Transferring and Earning Credits

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. The Testing Centers are also great resources for more information.

International Baccalaureate Credits

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

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 Credits

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.

You could 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.

New Student Orientation & Registration

We believe in giving you the strongest possible foundation for your education. Research shows that those who attend a new student orientation feel more connected and prepared during their college experience. That's why we require all new students to attend a New Student Orientation at FRCC. Once you are an active student, your will sign up for orientation by logging in to the Wolf student portal, clicking the Navigate icon, and completing the To-Do items.

Contact the Admissions and Outreach office with any questions.

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

Once you are an active student, your will sign up for orientation by logging in to the Wolf student portal, clicking the Navigate icon, and completing the To-Do items.

Contact the Admissions and Outreach office with any questions.

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

Concurrent Enrollment/High School Programs

There are many opportunities at FRCC for high school students! FRCC has partnered with our local school districts to create concurrent enrollment opportunities for high school students. Your tuition is covered by the school district, but you may need to pay for your textbooks and student fees. Learn about all high school programs.

Our open-admission policy means that anyone seeking to “enrich their lives through learning” 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! 

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

Veteran Students/Veteran's Benefits

The best place to start in order to understand the admissions process works is to go to the Military/Veterans Getting Started page

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. Please allow up to 8 weeks to process your application.

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