Center for the First-Year Experience

FYE

CONTACT
Horizon Hall, Room 107
(970) 339-6641
fye@aims.edu

Before the First Week

Do you have a payment plan or financial aid in place? Yes - No

YES: Great! Then you know that you need to have your bill paid in full, have a payment plan set-up through MyPaymentPlan, or have a confirmed financial aid award in place by the tuition deadline otherwise you will be dropped from all of your courses. If your financial aid award does not cover the total cost of tuition and fees, you will be required to pay any remaining amount in full or set up a MyPaymentPlan by the tuition deadline. Don’t forget to verify your payment arrangements every semester, and be sure to login to myAims to check your email for important notices that you need to respond to in order to keep your course registration and avoid late fees or financial holds.

NO: You may be at risk of being dropped from all of your classes. Full payment, setting up a payment plan through MyPaymentPlan, or a confirmed financial aid award must be in place by the tuition deadline to avoid being dropped from all of your classes. If your financial arrangements are delayed or will not cover your entire bill, you must set up a payment plan or pay the remaining full-term charges. For more information, visit the Cashier’s  page, and be sure to login to myAims to check your for any important notices that you need to respond to in order to keep your course registration and avoid late fees, financial holds, or collections. 

Have you logged in to myAims? Yes - No

YES: Excellent! Don’t forget there is more in myAims than registration. myAims provides access to many college resources including DegreeWorks (graduation audit tool) and allows you to conduct business with the college and communicate with your instructors and other students through your myAims email account. If you need help, please contact the Help Desk.

NO: Getting to know how to use myAims is important. This is where you will go to access your student account information, register for classes, conduct business with the college and communicate with your instructors and other students through your myAims email account. Make sure to login and get familiar with all myAims has to offer. If you need help, please contact the Help Desk.

Have you purchased your textbooks? Yes - No

YES: Don't forget to save your bookstore receipt in case you need to return your books. Pay attention to the return deadline and if you bought a book that comes with a CD or other materials, make sure that you keep those together.

NO: Using the CRNs (Course Reference Numbers) for the classes in which you are registered, please visit the Aims bookstore at each of our campuses to buy your textbooks for the term. You can also buy your textbooks by visiting the bookstore online. Don’t worry, if you aren’t able to buy your textbooks by the first day of classes, you can check most textbooks out for 2 hours at a time in the Learning Commons on the second floor of the College Center at the Greeley campus and at Ft. Lupton and Loveland campuses.

Will you be driving to campus? Yes - No

YES: If you are planning on driving to campus and parking, you will need to pick up a FREE parking permit in the Student Life office, College Center Rm. 130. Parking permits are also available at the Loveland, Windsor, and Fort Lupton campuses.  All vehicles are required to display a parking permit while on any Aims campus.

NO: If you’re interested in public transportation to get to the Greeley campus consider The Bus. The Student Life office, Greeley Campus, College Center Rm. 130 has discounted bus passes.

Do you need a map of the campus? Yes - No

YES: Need to find out where your classes are located? Check out the campus maps to help you get to class on time!

NO: Just in case you ever need a map you can check out these campus maps to help you get to class on time!

Are you able to attend the first day of class? Yes - No

YES: Making sure you are there for your first day of class is really important. At Aims, instructors have the right to give your seat to someone else if you do not attend the first class meeting.

NO: Make sure you contact your instructor right away if you know you CANNOT attend the first day of class. At Aims, instructors have the right to give your seat to someone else if you do not attend the first class meeting.

Have you completed online New Student Orientation? Yes - No

YES: Great! You’re already on the right track to success! If you haven’t already met with an advisor to schedule your classes please call (970) 339-6251 to make an appointment.

NO: In order to meet with an advisor and register for classes you are required to complete online New Student Orientation. To access the online orientation login to your myAims account, click on the “Student” tab, under Registration click on “New Student Orientation.” The orientation will launch in a new window and track your progress. Once you have completed the orientation you may call (970) 339-6251 to make an advising appointment.

Do you need to make a change to your class schedule? Yes - No

YES: Depending on whether or not you have holds on your student account, you may be required to see an advisor to add or drop courses. Please call 970-339-6251 to make an appointment or, if it is during the first two weeks before or after the term begins you can stop by for walk-in advising. Make sure you pay attention to the add/drop deadlines every term for each class you are taking, this information is displayed on your class schedule.

NO: Even if you don’t intend on making changes to your schedule always make sure to double check the add drop deadlines on your class schedule.

Do you have your Student ID card? Yes - No

YES: Great! If you lose your card, stop by the Student Life office on the Greeley campus, College Center, room 130, or at Ft. Lupton/Loveland campuses at the front desk.  The first card is free, replacement cards are $5 each. 

NO: All students are required to have a Student ID to utilize college services. You can obtain a Student ID card after you’ve registered for classes.  Get your ID at the Student Life office on the Greeley campus, College Center, room 130, or at Ft. Lupton/Loveland campuses at the front desk.  The first card is free, replacement cards are $5 each.