Below is information about the Community College of Aurora for Gateway students:
To enroll in a CCA class for concurrent enrollment credit at Gateway and/or on the CCA campus, a student must apply to the college and receive an S#. This step needs to be completed only once and before the CCPT can be taken.
How to get a CCA “S” number to use to register for CCA classes
- Visit the following link and - Create an Account
- After you have an account
- Log In
- Start your Application
The application will take you 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Some of the information you may need is below. It is best to complete this application with your parent/guardian.
- Date of Birth
- Phone number
- Residency Information
- Motor Vehicle Registrations
- Length of time in current residence
- Education history
- Education goals
If you are a DACA or ASSET, or undocumented student, you can complete the online application, but should choose "non-citizen" and provide your social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) if available. Additional information regarding DACA and ASSET is available on the DACA and Asset Student Information page on CCA's website. If you have questions about DACA, ASSET, residency, or if you are a DREAMer student, please call Karen Hurtado at 303 361-7363.
1) Why is it necessary to register for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)?
The state of Colorado discounts the price of college courses by $62 per credit hour. This stipend will only be paid for students who have registered for COF. APS will pay for the cost of tuition, minus the stipend. If a student is not registered for COF, the student is responsible for the amount of the stipend.
2) Why am I receiving a bill for CCA if the district is paying for the course(s)?
CCA is part of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) where student bills are generated. Since CCA does not produce and mail the invoices, it is difficult for CCCS to know which students are high school students or college students. There is a statement at the bottom of the bill that states to disregard the bill if a third party is responsible for this bill. The third party in this case is Aurora Public Schools. The benefit of receiving this invoice is double. First, the student is again confirmed that they are enrolled in a CE class, and secondly, it allows students and parents to see how much money they are saving! If you have not registered for the COF, you are responsible for that amount.
3) I don’t want to provide my social security number to CCA. Is this required?
All colleges in Colorado require you to provide your social security number on college applications, if you have one. You cannot take a concurrent enrollment class at RHS or at CCA if your application is not complete.
4) What if I don’t have a social security number?
See your counselor for an alternate form for the CCA application and for COF. Not having a social security number will not preclude you from this opportunity.
All students who meet the course prerequisites are eligible for college credit once the required paperwork is complete.