Prospective Students

Transfer to Aims Checklist

We are glad that you are considering Aims!  You may be able to use coursework taken at a prior college to meet assessment requirements and as transfer credit to meet graduation requirements.

Step 1 - Apply for Admission & Financial Assistance

Apply for Admission to Aims

Complete the online application, or apply in person at any Aims Campus.

Apply for Financial Aid, if needed

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

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

Aims scholarship information

Step 2 - Send an Official Transcript to the Admissions, Registration and Records Office

If you plan to complete a degree at Aims, please send us your official transcript to us as soon as possible so we can transfer in any applicable coursework.  A transcript is official if it is sent directly to Aims from your previous college (electronically or via postal mail) or if it is delivered in a sealed envelope.  Transcripts that have been opened before delivery to Aims will be considered unofficial. Order official transcripts from all previously attended institutions and have them sent electronically or by mail: Admissions and Registration
PO Box 69

Greeley, CO 80632 

Please see the Transfer Information page for more information. 

Step 3 - Complete Orientation & Assessment

Complete the online New Student Orientation

The online New Student Orientation will help you get off to a good start at Aims.

Assess for college placement or provide transcripts

Assessment in reading, English, and math helps determine proper course-level placement and is required for those individuals who are certificate/degree seeking (some certificate programs are exempt). Assessment is also a prerequisite requirement for courses like English, math and science; it is not required for courses like PE, art, or conversational foreign language.

Assessment may be met these ways through proper documentation:

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

Otherwise, visit an Aims campus to take the Accuplacer assessment. For more information and for access to review resources, visit the Testing Center webpage.

Step 4 - Meet Advisor & Register

Meet with an Academic Advisor

Call for an appointment. You do not have to meet with an advisor if you are taking classes for personal interest.

Register for classes

Step 5 - Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay for classes

Step 6 - Prepare for Classes

Prepare for classes