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Enrollment Steps - Transfer Students

You are a transfer student if you have credits from another institution that you wish to transfer to Aims. 

How to Enroll as a Transfer Student at Aims

Step 1: Activate Your Aims Account

Aims transfer students on the Greeley campusActivation instructions will be sent to the email account you used to apply. Visit Account and Password Help if you need more assistance. 

Step 2: Send an Official Transcript to the Registration & Records Office for Evaluation

Aims transfer students in the Student CommonsIf you have college credit from another institution and plan to complete a degree at Aims, please send your official transcript to the address listed below as soon as possible. The sooner your transcripts are received, the sooner they can be evaluated for your degree plans.


Registration & Records Office
Welcome Center
5401 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80634

Note: a transcript is only considered official if it is sent directly to Aims from your previous college (electronically) or arrives in a sealed envelope (physical mail). Transcripts that have been opened before delivery to Aims and electronic transcripts that are sent to the student first and then forwarded to Aims will both be considered unofficial.

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

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

Grants and Scholarships (generally, not paid back)
Loans (must be paid back)
Work Study (work part-time to earn money while attending Aims) 

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.

Visit Financial Aid for more information about how to apply for financial aid at Aims. 

Step 4: 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, Math 500).* 
  • 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 note that college transcripts must be official and submitted to

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

Visit Multiple Measures Assessments for more information. 

Step 5: Meet With Your Academic Advisor

Aims transfer student working with academic advisorStudents are assigned an advisor with their chosen pathway once they become a student at Aims. Pathway Advisor assignments are made according to each student’s campus and declared major. 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

Note: you do not have to meet with an advisor if you are taking classes for personal interest.

Visit Pathway Advising to learn more about the advising process at Aims and Meet Your Advisor.

Step 6: Register for Classes

Aims students taking tour as part of orientationRegister online using your myAims account.

Attend Arty's Orientation

Consider registering for AAA109. This class can help you make connections with other students while you learn strategies to boost your grades and success in college. You’ll learn how to work smarter, not harder. Whether you are learning to take notes from fast-talking professors or strategies for reading and remembering hundreds of textbook pages, the Advancing Academic Achievement class can make you a better student.

Find out more about registering for classes at Aims. 

Step 7: Pay Tuition and Fees

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 to learn more about tuition and fees. 

Step 8: Prepare for Classes

Aims students working together at Arty's Bistro tableBuy books and supplies in the Aims bookstore or online bookstore.

Get a Student ID Card and Parking Permit:

Greeley: Visit the Info Desk in the lobby of the Student Commons (inside the west door).

Fort Lupton and Loveland: Visit the front desk for assistance.

Windsor: Windsor Campus Safety desk in the WPSI building.

Learn about services for students and how to use myAims.