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Enrollment Steps - Undocumented Status

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You are a student of undocumented status if you are a Non-U.S. Citizen or Non-Permanent Resident living in the United States without a valid non-immigrant visa. This is different from being an international student living outside of the U.S. applying for a student visa or living inside the U.S. in possession of a visa.

How to Enroll as a Student of Undocumented Status

Step 1: Activate Your Aims Account

Watch your email for instructions to activate your Okta account (email will come from It will be sent to the personal email account you used to apply to Aims. Okta is a one-stop shop for all the software applications (Okta tiles) you may use at Aims.

Two Okta tiles that you’ll need to know about right away are Google Workspace Mail (your Aims email) and Workday.

You must activate your account within 48 hours of receiving the email. If you miss this 48-hour window, please call our Help Desk at (970) 339-6380.

Account and Password Help

Step 2: Determine Residency

Residency is determined at the time that a student applies (or reapplies) to the College and is based on the answers that a student submits in their Admissions Application.

If your residency status was not automatically determined from your Admissions Application and you are coded as “Residency - Student Action Required, you will need to take steps to declare your residency status prior to the start of the term. Residency statuses must be decided on or before the first day of classes in any given term.

Students that are of either Undocumented status or DACA, can petition to become ASSET residency by completing the ASSET & High School Graduation In-State Exception Request Form. Students that do not qualify for ASSET, miss the deadline in a term, or who take no steps to resolve their Pending status will be coded as "Out-of-State".

Please visit the ASSET page for more information regarding residency. Reach out to if you have any questions.

Undocumented Status FAQ

Step 3: Onboarding

Once you’ve logged into Okta, click on the Workday tile (or application). You will be prompted to work through a series of steps under the heading “Awaiting your Action” to ensure you are setting up your student account at Aims.

Step 4: Register for Orientation

Sign up to attend orientation right before the semester starts. In-person attendance is strongly encouraged, and if necessary, online is available.

Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid

This is optional, but it's free to apply. 

Complete the CASFA to receive state financial aid, checking the website for current deadlines. 

You may qualify for:

It's best to apply at least two months before classes begin. Many students apply as early as January to get help paying for classes that start in August.

Financial Aid

Step 6: Share Academic History, Prepare to Meet Pathway Advisor

Not sure what courses you need to take? You can check with your Pathway Advisor to make sure you’re on the right track.

Aims uses multiple measures to determine college readiness and to place students in appropriate courses. Measures may include high school transcript, ACT, SAT, college-level math and/or writing. Additional measures may include the PARCC**, GED**, HISET**, TASC** and Accuplacer*

See the Multiple Measures Assessments page for more information.

Please note that college transcripts must be official and submitted to the Registration & Records department at

*Scores are valid for a period of three years from the date taken.
**Grades must be within the past 10 years. 

Step 7: Meet with Your Pathway Advisor, Register for Classes

Once you’ve shared your academic history, you’re ready to meet with your Pathway Advisor. You can view your Advisor’s information in your support network in Workday by following the directions provided in your new student onboarding step called “Reminder to Schedule Appointment with Advising” or call (970) 339-6443.

Once you’ve met with your advisor, you can register for classes online in your Workday account.

Step 8: Pay Tuition and Fees

  • Learn about payment options
  • View your bill and financial aid status on your myAims account. Log into Workday and click on the Finances tab
  • Complete one of the payment options by the posted payment deadlines

Cashier's Office

Step 9: Prepare for Classes

Complete these last few items before your semester begins so you’re ready to focus on your education. 

Have questions about any of these steps? Call the Student Station in the Welcome Center on the Greeley Campus or book an appointment with your Enrollment Coach.

Student Station: (970) 330-8008