Start here if you’re new to Copper Mountain College. Becoming a CMC student is free, fast, and easy — find step-by-step instructions for first-time college students, transfer students, and more. 

Free Online Enrollment

To get started, submit a free online application, complete an online orientation, and meet with a counselor to create a First Year Plan. It’s that simple!

If you want to enroll in Copper Mountain College’s English as a Second Language or GED/High School Completion programs, see those pages for additional info. K-12 programs and Community Education courses also have their own enrollment processes. 

We’re here if you need help — email admissions& or call 760.366.3791 ext. 4232 with any enrollment questions. 

Financial Aid

Grants, Work-Study jobs, scholarships, and loans can help cover the cost of your education. We recommend you apply for financial aid once you’ve been admitted to CMC.

Transcripts, Transfers & More

Different types of students may need to complete a few additional application steps. 


Residency, Requirements & Policies

Additional info related to admission, graduation, and more. 

Other Programs for New Students

As a new Copper Mountain student, you may be eligible for targeted support programs.


Services and accommodations for students with disabilities


Advising, employment, mentoring, and more for students receiving public assistance


Counseling and support for educationally disadvantaged students


Educational support for single parents of children receiving public assistance

Fostering Success

Educational support for current and former foster youth

Veterans Services

Information, support, and community for veterans and other military connected students

Contact Admissions

Admissions & Records
300 Quad
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone: 760.366.5201 ext. 4232