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Enrollment Steps - New Students

You are a new student if you have never attended Aims and do not have prior college credit from another institution that you wish to transfer.

How to Enroll as a New Student at Aims

Step 1: Activate Your Aims Account

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Activation instructions will be sent to the email account you used to apply. 

Visit Account and Password Help if you need more assistance. 

Step 2: Apply for Your Financial Aid

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This is optional, but it's free to apply. You may qualify for:

Step 3: Share Your Academic History

Aims uses multiple measures to determine college readiness. Share your academic background in multiple ways.

  • High School transcript with overall GPA and English or math courses completed with a C or higher**
  • ACT* (Reading 17, English 18, Math 19)
  • SAT*
    • Before March 2016: Critical Reading/Verbal 430/440, Math 460
    • After March 2016: Evidence-based Reading and Writing 470
  • Successful completion ("C" or higher) of an equivalent college-level math and/or writing course from a regionally accredited school**
  • Additional measures include the PARCC, GED, HISET, TASC and Accuplacer. Please see the Multiple Measures Assessments page for more information. 

Step 4: Meet with Your Academic Advisor

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Call for an appointment. 

Greeley: (970) 339-6443

Fort Lupton: (303) 857-4022

Loveland: (970) 667-4611, ext. 3300

Windsor: (970) 339-6610, option 2

Meet Your Advisor

Step 5: Register for Classes and Orientation

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Register online using your myAims account.

Attend Arty's Orientation.

Consider AAA 109: 

  • AAA 109 helps students connect and be successful in college.
  • Teaches strategies to increase grades and academic achievement.
  • Students learn how to work smarter, not harder.

Find out more about registering for classes.

Step 6: Pay Tuition and Fees

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Learn about payment options.

View your bill and financial aid status on your myAims account.

Complete one of the payment options by the posted Payment Deadlines.

Visit the Cashier's Office for more details about paying your tuition.

Step 7: Prepare for Classes

Students in classroom

Buy books and supplies in the Aims bookstore or online.

Get a Student ID card and parking permit, available at these locations:

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Get Help

Make an appointment with an Enrollment Coach in your area of study today!

Book an appointment with an Enrollment Coach.