Admissions & Records

Important Dates & Events

HOURS

Sep 7 - Nov 22, 2014
DayTime
Sun: Closed
Mon: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tue: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wed: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Upcoming Hours

CONTACT
Greeley Campus
College Center, 1st Floor
5401 W 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
admissions.records@aims.edu
Phone: (970) 339-6440
Fax: (970) 506-6958

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for: Admissions & Records - Admissions

  1. When do I see an advisor?
  2. Do I have to take the Accuplacer placement test?
  3. Who qualifies for in-district tuition rates?
  4. What kind of high school grades and test scores do I need to get in?
  5. I am still in High School. Can I take classes at Aims?
  6. I submitted my application for fall, but cannot attend until later. What should I do?
  7. I was a previous student at Aims and want to return. What do I need to do?
  8. I just applied. How do I get my user name and password?
  9. I have never been to college before. What do I need to do to get started?
  10. How do I apply for admission?
  11. Do I have to go to orientation?
  12. Is there an admissions deadline?
  13. I am an international student. What do I need to do to be admitted?
  14. I did not graduate from high school and do not have a GED. Can I still attend Aims?
  15. Why do I have to sign up for Selective Service to be admitted?
  16. Why do I have to fill out all of these tuition classification questions on my application?
  17. Can I meet with someone even if I haven’t applied?
  18. Do I have to send in my high school transcript with my application?
  19. Will I get an acceptance letter?

When do I see an advisor?

We look for two things prior to making appointments for advisors:
  • A current application
  • Assessment requirement has been met
You may make an appointment with an advisor by calling 970-339-6251. You may be asked to meet with a faculty advisor depending upon program interest. Check out the advising page on our website for information and links to program worksheets to see requirements for all degree and certificate programs.

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Do I have to take the Accuplacer placement test?

According to the Statewide Remedial Education Policy, all degree/certificate seeking students must assess in mathematics, English and reading. If you have completed one of the following, no additional assessment is required:
  • Scored a 19 or higher on the ACT Mathematics section, an 18 or higher on the ACT English and a 17 or higher on the ACT Reading section.
  • Scored 430 or higher on the SAT Verbal for Reading, a 440 or higher on the SAT Verbal for English and a 460 or higher on the SAT Mathematics
  • Scored 85 or higher on the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test, a 95 or higher on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills test and an 80 or higher on the Reading Comprehension Test.
  • Successfully completed (C or higher/Satisfactory completion) a college-level mathematics and college level writing course


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Who qualifies for in-district tuition rates?

The boundaries of the Aims Junior College District align with the boundaries of 12 school districts in Weld County plus small portions of Adams, Larimer, Logan and Morgan counties and the city and county of Broomfield. Residents of any of the following school districts qualify for in-district tuition rates: Greeley/Evans District 6, RE-1, RE-2, RE-3J, RE-4, RE-5J, RE-7, RE-8, RE-9J, RE-10J, RE-11J and RE-12. To see if you qualify for in-district tuition, contact the Admissions and Records Office at (970) 339-6349.

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What kind of high school grades and test scores do I need to get in?

Aims is an open enrollment college, so admission is not based on academic achievement or test scores. ACT or SAT scores are recommended and are used for advisement and placement. If you are seeking a degree and have not completed ACT or SAT exams prior to enrollment, you will be required to take a placement test. Aims requires placement tests to determine which classes best suit your abilities. You will not be required to take these tests if:
  • You have taken an ACT test and achieved an English score of 18 or higher, a reading score of 17 or higher, and a math score of 19 or higher. This test must have been completed within five years of enrollment.
    OR
  • You have taken a SAT test and achieved a Verbal for Reading score of 430 or higher, a Verbal for English score of 440 or higher, and a Math score of 460 or higher. This test must have been completed within five years of enrollment.
    OR
  • Successfully completed (C or higher/Satisfactory completion) a college-level mathematics and college level writing course


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I am still in High School. Can I take classes at Aims?

Yes. Many high school students take Aims classes. Your high school counselor can help you with the admissions procedure. See our High School Programs page for more information.

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I submitted my application for fall, but cannot attend until later. What should I do?

Your application is good for one year. If you wait for over one year, you will need to submit a new application.

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I was a previous student at Aims and want to return. What do I need to do?

The Application for Admission is good for one year. If you have been away from Aims for one year or more, you will need to reapply. If you were making satisfactory progress in classes, you can usually pick up right where you left off. If you have been away for more than 5 years, you should contact the Assessment Office to determine if your placement tests are still current.

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I just applied. How do I get my user name and password?

You will receive an admissions packet that contains your user name and password, but you don’t have to wait that long to start exploring the student web. Go to our home page and click on “Current Student”. Below the Login boxes, you will see a link that says “Username/Password Help.” Click this link and follow the instructions to find out your user name and to create a password.

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I have never been to college before. What do I need to do to get started?

Thank you for considering Aims! The Admissions Checklist contains the steps you will need to get started at Aims. You can also view the online New Student Orientation session for helpful information.

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How do I apply for admission?

Prospective and returning students may apply online. You will be directed to create a Login ID and PIN, and then you will be able to begin the full application. Please note: This login ID and PIN is only for submitting your application. You will be given a new username and password for myAims (the secure student portal). Another option is to fill out a paper application. This application is also available at the Admissions Office on any campus. The Application for Admission is good for one year and there is no fee required.

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Do I have to go to orientation?

Orientation is not mandatory, but is highly recommended for students who have never been to college. See the current class schedule for dates and times. New Student Orientations are listed under the CSL 178 courses.

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Is there an admissions deadline?

Students may apply for admission at any time, but it is strongly recommended that students apply and register for classes early.

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I am an international student. What do I need to do to be admitted?

International students will need to fill out an International Student application and submit documentation to Aims in order to apply for an F-1 Visa. Interested students can contact the International Program coordinator at (970) 339-6675 or by email at marie.gallegos@aims.edu for more information.

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I did not graduate from high school and do not have a GED. Can I still attend Aims?

Aims is an open enrollment school and anyone can take classes even if they did not complete high school or earned a GED. Students who have not completed high school or earned a GED will not be eligible for Financial Aid per federal rules.

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Why do I have to sign up for Selective Service to be admitted?

Federal law requires that all male U.S. citizens and most male aliens living in the U.S. who are 18 through 25 be registered with Selective Service. Colorado law states that anyone who does not register for Selective Service cannot enroll at a state college or university. You may have already signed up for Selective Service at the Post Office or online. For more information about Selective Service, click here: https://www.sss.gov/Default.htm.

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Why do I have to fill out all of these tuition classification questions on my application?

We use these questions to determine if a student should be considered an in-state or out-of-state student. In-state students are charged less tuition than out-of-state students. You may choose not to fill out these questions, but you will be charged an out-of-state rate. More information about tuition classification

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Can I meet with someone even if I haven’t applied?

Yes. We have Admissions Advisors who are knowledgeable about the different programs we offer and can guide students through the admissions process. Please call 970-339-6292 to set up an appointment for an admissions counselor.

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Do I have to send in my high school transcript with my application?

Students do not have to provide their high school transcripts in order to be admitted to Aims. It is possible to use a high school transcript to meet assessment requirements if ACT or SAT scores are included (see above for score requirements). Financial Aid may also require a transcript to show proof of graduation.

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Will I get an acceptance letter?

You should receive an email once your application has been processed if you gave us a personal email address. You should receive an acceptance packet within seven business days after your application has been processed.

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