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

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 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


Prepare for classes Buy books and supplies in the Aims bookstore or online. Get a Student ID Card and Parking permit at the Student Leadership and Development Office: GREELEY & WINDSOR: Visit the Greeley Student Leadership and Development Office, College Center, Rm. 130.*FORT LUPTON & LOVELAND: Visit the campus to get your student ID card. *Windsor students can obtain a parking permit at the Windsor Campus Safety desk in the WPSI. Learn about services for students and how to use myAims.