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New students are new to college or are a recent high school graduate

We are glad you are considering Pikes Peak Community College! Follow these steps to become a student at PPCC.

1. Apply for Admission to Pikes Peak Community College

  • The admission application is free!
  • You can apply any time of the year
  • You will be accepted as a Pikes Peak Community College Student

Start your Admission Application

2. Meet with an Academic Advisor

You will meet with an academic advisor to plan your degree and talk about any necessary placement tests.

Bring these with you to your academic advising appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Any college transcripts (unofficial)

If you graduated high school within the last five years, also bring:

  • High school transcripts (unoffcial)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores
  • Official CollegeBoard transcripts (IB or college level courses)

Meet with an Academic Advisor

3. How to Pay for College

1. Submit the FAFSA
Financial aid is based on your income and offered in multiple forms:

  • Grants (money you do not pay back)
  • Loans (money you must pay back)
  • Work Study (a type of student employment)
  • Scholarships (money you do not pay back)

Complete your FAFSA for the desired aid year OR update your FAFSA with PPCC's school code: 008896.

If you need help completing the FAFSA, we encourage you to attend the FAFSA Lab or visit Centennial or Rampart Range campuses to meet with a financial aid advisor.

Learn more about Financial Aid


2. Apply for College Opportunity Fund (COF)
COF is a tuition contribution provided by the State of Colorado to students who meet the qualifications to receive in-state tuition rates.

Apply for COF


3. Apply for Scholarships
Apply for PPCC scholarships using the general PPCC scholarship application. The application is open between November and February.

Apply for Scholarships


4. Self-Pay
PPCC offers multiple self-payment options.

4. Register for Classes

Class registration begins leading up to the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Spring 2020 semester: October 21, 2019 (Now Open)
Summer 2020 semester: March, 16 2020
Fall 2020 semester: March 16, 2020

Learn how to register for classes.

Each semester has more than one parts of term. View the instructional calendars to see your options.

Spring 2020 Instructional Calendar

Summer/Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Instructional Calendar


2019 PPCC Viewbook Cover

Download our viewbook to learn more about our programs and how you can find your way to rewarding careers.

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Visit Campus

Tour one of our three campus locations before you start classes.


Enrollment Workshop

Attend an Enrollment Workshop to learn your way around myPPCC Portal.

Coming Soon!

Helpful Tips

View questions and answers we are often asked by new students.

Helpful Tips

Enrollment Services
Locations & Office Hours


Centennial Campus (CC)

Room A110, Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Monday - Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed


Rampart Range Campus (RRC)

Room S102 
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Monday - Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed


Downtown Studio Campus (DTSC)

Room S102
100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed 
Sun Closed

Have a question about becoming a student at PPCC? Fill out the form below to be contacted by an admission counselor.