Classes & Registration FAQs

FRCC offers nearly 100 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of academic programs. Upon completion of required courses, a student can earn a certificate, receive an Associate’s degree, and/or transfer to 4-year University or College. See our complete A-Z list of programs and on which campus they are offered.

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If we do not offer the program you are interested in, you may want to check the other Colorado Community Colleges to see if they offer it.

FRCC offers a variety of health care-related programs. Learn about the degree and certificate options, class descriptions, admissions requirements, and contact information for these programs:

The college catalog is online and contains all course descriptions.

You can find a link to the college catalog within eWOLF, under "Registration," then "course descriptions." Simply select a discipline from the list. After you select a discipline, the courses from that discipline will appear. Click a course to view the description.

If you are looking for a historical catalog that is not online, please contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

See our academic calendar here for a list of important dates.

You can buy textbooks online or at your campus bookstore. To buy your books online, it will be helpful to have your class schedule handy so you can find the books you need by entering:

  • Your campus
  • Semester
  • Course prefix
  • Course number
  • Course section

See Campus Stores for location, hours, and contacts for your campus bookstore.

Selling Books

Buybacks are an opportunity for you to receive cash for your unwanted textbooks, and usually occurs at the end of each semester during finals week. The bookstore will purchase books that can be used for the upcoming semester. We pay up to 50 percent of the new or used purchase price of the book(s). However, there is no guarantee that you will receive any money. We reserve the right to refuse any textbook that does not meet our criteria. A receipt is not necessary to sell books at buyback.

The summer semester typically begins around the last week of May and is 10 weeks in duration. For a detailed list of dates, check our academic calendar. When the summer class schedule is available, you can view it online.

If you've completed an admissions application, you should receive an email with your next steps, including meeting with your Pathways Advisor where you will determine the classes to take for your first semester. Contact the advising office at your campus to schedule an appointment with your advisor as early as possible to get the best selection of classes, times and teachers. See more information about registering for classes.

Current students can register by logging in to eWOLF, and clicking on the Add/Drop Classes icon on the Dashboard.

For a list of registration dates, please see our academic calendar.

If the class you want is full, waitlist may be an option.

FRCC offers a variety of computer-related degrees and certificates. Learn more about requirements, class descriptions, and contact information for each of these programs:

FRCC's Continuing Education department provides affordable non-credit professional development and personal enrichment programs. Choose from a wide variety of classes that are offered in Fort Collins and Loveland. See non-credit classes.

Different sections of a course may use different textbooks, and the only way to know you are purchasing the correct textbook is to select the textbook for your specific course section.

There are two ways to do this:

  1. You can view and print a copy of your courses by accessing your eWOLF account. Click on the Detailed Student Schedule or Detailed Schedule links on the Registration page.  You can also buy CCConline books from the FRCC bookstore.
  2. Login to your eWOLF account, hover over the My Classes page link and select Buy Books from the drop down menu. Then select your campus, and choose your classes (using the classes you registered for) to find out which books are required.

Most textbooks are available three weeks before classes start. We stock both new and used books, when available. Used books typically sell out first and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not reserve books. You can buy books online or in a campus bookstore.

Each semester FRCC offers more than 2400 online classes you can take anywhere you have an internet connection. We offer more than 40 degrees and certificates that can be completed 100% online.

Some classroom-based courses also may be partially conducted online. These are called 'hybrid' courses.

Learn more about online learning at FRCC.

To drop or withdraw from a class, log in to your eWOLF account and click on the Add/Drop Classes icon on the Dashboard. See all drop, add and withdraw dates.

FRCC currently offers classes (for credit) in:

Some language classes are introductory classes (conversational level) and may not fulfill the requirements for a transfer degree. Be sure to check with your academic advisor to ensure you are taking the correct level of language course to meet your goals.

See all of our academic programs at FRCC.

FRCC offers both formal GED tests and classes to help you prepare for the GED. You do not need to take the GED prep courses in order to take the GED tests.

  • GED Preparation Classes
    We offer courses to prepare you to take the GED at our locations in Fort Collins and Loveland. Learn more.
  • GED Exam
    • FRCC administers the GED exam at the Boulder County campus in Longmont, the Westminster campus, and the Larimer campus in Fort Collins.
    • The Colorado GED Testing Program is for candidates 17 years of age and older who have never been awarded a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma. Applicants must a have Colorado mailing address, and not currently enrolled in high school.

To find out where you should take your exam and what times and days the exam is available, please contact your instructor.

If your instructor has given the exam for the testing center to administer, please come in during our open hours and take the exam. See Testing Center Hours and Locations.

There are a few ways to see class offerings: log in to you eWOLF account and click on the Look Up Classes icon on the Dashboard or see the Online Class Search—Search for classes to see the days and times specific classes are offered each semester.

FRCC offers a two-year A.A.S. degree and one-year certificates in our Veterinary Technology program at our Larimer Campus in Fort Collins. See the requirements, class descriptions, contact information and more.

Check the Academic Calendar for exact start and end dates, as well as important dates and deadlines for each semester.

Generally, classes begin in late August for fall semester, mid-January for spring semester, and around the last week of May for summer semester. Fall and spring classes are each 15 weeks long. The summer semester is 10 weeks long.

We do have condensed courses available each semester that are held for less than the regular 10 or 15 weeks.

Many students come to FRCC from other countries and may need help with their English speaking, writing, reading, and communication skills. Our experienced instructors are experts in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) from basic to advanced levels. Students can take our placement tests to determine the level of their English proficiency. Some of the courses can be taken for credit or non-credit.

Learn more about ESL classes offered at our Boulder County and Larimer Campuses.

To be a full-time student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits in one semester. Students who enroll for fewer than 12 credits in a semester are considered part-time. This is valid for all three terms during the academic year (including fall, spring, and summer semesters).

To find where your current classes are located, you will need to have your class schedule to tell you the location, building number, room number, and times of all your classes. If you aren't clear on the abbreviated campus and building codes see this key.

You can view and print a copy of your class schedule in eWOLF. Click on the My Schedule icon on the Dashboard.

The Gateway to College grant, along with funding from Adams County School District 1 and Adams 12 Five Star Schools, provides classes, support, and services for up to 325 students. The program covers tuition and books for up to 12 credits per semester, while students pay their student fees. Students must meet all program requirements to continue participating in the program.

Learn more about Gateway to College at FRCC.

FRCC offers a variety of honors options for students who achieve academic excellence.

Honors Program

The Larimer Campus honors program provides a stimulating environment where highly motivated students and faculty work together to achieve rigorous academic goals. The Honors Program was created to better serve our highly motivated, intellectually talented, academically well prepared, and/or creative students. The Boulder County Campus and the Westminster Campus currently do not have Honors Programs.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors recognize outstanding academic achievement throughout a student’s academic career. See Graduation with Honors for requirements.

Phi Theta Kappa

We offer a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at each Front Range campus. This organization is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa is a valuable organization that promotes scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship among its student members and serves the college, community, state, and country. If you become a member of this honor society, you may be eligible for scholarships and may receive recognition upon your graduation from Front Range Community College.

You can audit a class by completing the Audit Grade Request form and submitting to the Office of the Registrar prior to the drop date of your class. But keep in mind that the College Opportunity Fund (COF) cannot apply to audited courses.

To find the Audit Grade Request form: log in to eWOLF, go to Student Resources and then look under the Student Forms heading.

There is a Dean of Student Affairs on each FRCC campus who handles student issues and concerns.

Bouder County Campus:
Carla Stein
Administration Building A1304
(303) 678-3621

Larimer Campus:
Kyla Antony
Mount Anterio  MA159
(970) 204-8362

Westminster Campus:
Aaron Prestwich
Room C0552
(303) 404-5602

Students are expected to attend classes. Excessive absences usually affect a student's success in a class. Each class syllabus (generally available the first day of class) should detail the instructor's expectations for attendance, and the impact on a student's grade if classes are missed.

If the last day to add online has not passed, you may re-enroll your classes through eWOLF. If you are unable to add your classes online, please contact your campus to find out what your options are.

  • Boulder County Campus: (303) 678-3722
  • Brighton Center: (303) 404-5099
  • Larimer Campus: (970) 226-2500
  • Westminster Campus: (303) 404-5000
  • Online Learning: (888) 800-9198

Hybrid courses feature a blend of in-class and online activities. You should sign into the online portion of the hybrid course through Desire2Learn (D2L) on the first day of the semester, even if the classroom part of your hybrid course does not start until later.