Returning Students

If it has been more than a year since you attended Aims, you will need to fill out a new application.  

If you left Aims on academic probation (or suspension) contact the Admissions Office at (970) 339-6404 or to discuss the steps you need to take to return.  If you left on financial aid probation (or suspension) you should speak to the Financial Aid Office at (970) 339-6548 or if you wish to receive aid.

How to Get started:

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:

Step 2 - Complete Orientation & Assessment

Complete the online New Student Orientation 
If it has been more than a year since you attended Aims, the online New Student Orientation will update you on any changes that have taken place since the last time you attended.

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 3 - 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 4 - Pay Tuition & Fees

Pay for classes

Step 5 - Prepare for Classes

Prepare for classes