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Enrollment Steps - Undocumented Students

You are an undocumented student 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 an Undocumented Student at Aims

Step 1: Activate Your Aims Account

Student working at a computer in classroomActivation 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

Students working at computers in a computer labStart your CAFSA application. This is optional, but it's free to apply. You may qualify for:

• Grants

• Scholarships (generally, not paid back)

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.

Learn more about Financial Aid

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. 

Please note that college transcripts must be official and submitted to

Multiple Measures Assessments

*Scores are valid for a period of three years from the date taken.

**Grades must be within the past 10 years.

Step 4. 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 a “pending” residency), then 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 either Undocumented 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.

Step 4: Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Student meeting with an advisorCall 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

Students working together at a deskRegister online using your myAims account.

Attend Arty's Orientation

Consider AAA 109: 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

Step 6: Pay Tuition and Fees

Students sitting together at tablesLearn about payment options.

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

Please make sure that you double-check your residency status reported on your bill prior to the start of the term. If you have questions about your residency, please contact In general, residency cannot be adjusted for the current term once a student begins classes.

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 classroomBuy books and supplies in the Aims bookstore or online.

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

Greeley and Windsor: 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 PSI building.

Learn more about services for students and how to use myAims.


Aims students meeting in Westview hallway

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