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Steps to Register at Copper Mountain College

  1. SUBMIT A FREE APPLICATION

Apply Online.  It’s a two-step process. First, Create an account with CCCApply and then complete the application. Within 24 hours you will receive an email from Copper Mountain College with a confirmation of your application and your CMC student ID number. You will receive a second email that will include your username and password for the MyCMC Portal. 

  1. COMPLETE ONLINE STUDENT ORIENTATION

The Orientation prepares you to be a successful student at Copper Mountain College and provides important information about the college, the Student Educational Plan (SEP), and additional support services.

Once your application is received, you will receive two emails from CMC; an email with your student ID # and an email with your MyCMC Portal account information. 

When you login to your MyCMC Portal, you will see a Student Orientation box with an arrow as you scroll down – see example below.

Student Orientation Picture

When you have completed the Orientation, please print a copy of the confirmation for your records. If you do not have a printer, simply take a picture of the confirmation page. 

  1. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A COUNSELOR TO CREATE A FIRST YEAR PLAN (FYP)

After completing Orientation, the next step is to create a FYP with a counselor.  The FYP appointment will include discussion about math and English placement and will guide you through your first two semesters at CMC.  To schedule a counseling appointment, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office. 

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu 

  1. TO RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION DATE

Your registration date will be available on the MyCMC Portal if you have completed the Orientation, and the First Year Plan (FYP) at least one week prior to the start of priority registration. 

Priority Registration Dates

Registration Instructions

To register for classes, log on to the MyCMC Portal and select the Registration tab under the Coyote Tracks menu.  It is important that you register for your classes as soon as possible on or after your assigned registration date. Waiting can affect your chances of enrolling in the classes you need to complete your goal.  Contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office for additional assistance.

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu

Recent High School Graduates

Please submit official high school transcripts to Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu 

Returning Students

Returning Students Need to Reapply to CMC

Apply Online.  Create an account and complete the application. Within 24 hours you will receive an email from Copper Mountain College with a confirmation of your application and your CMC student ID number.

It is important that your Social Security Number and birthdate are the same as your Social Security Number and birth date on your previous application(s). Any discrepancies may create two separate accounts which WILL affect your financial aid and transcript records! 

Orientation and First Year Plan

Returning students who have completed the Orientation and First Year Plan within three years are not required to complete those prior to registration. 

If you are unsure of which steps you need to do or you need assistance scheduling an appointment, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office.

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232 

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: admissions&records@cmccd.edu

Transfer Students

Please email unofficial transcripts to admissions&records@cmccd.edu prior to scheduling your First Year Plan with a counselor.

Transfer students who intend to earn a degree, certificate, and/or General Education Certification at CMC, should Request official transcripts from their previous college(s) and have them sent to the following address:

Copper Mountain College
Admissions & Records
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252 

NOTE: Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope to be accepted as official. Transcripts can also be sent electronically. They must be requested through Parchment or the National Clearinghouse from your school’s website.  

New/Returning K-12 Concurrent Enrollment Students

Fill out the K-12 Concurrent Enrollment Application.

K-12 Application Fillable 

Meet with your high school counselor and principal to fill out the application.

Submit K-12 Concurrent Enrollment Application and current official high school transcript to admissions&records@cmccd.edu. Your application will be reviewed for approval by the Dean of Student Services.

NOTE: The approval process can take time during peak registration, so do this early! It is highly recommended high school students turn in their completed paperwork several weeks before the semester begins. This will ensure the student has enough time for approval and registration prior to the start of the new semester. Applications submitted after the start of the semester will not be approved.

You will be unable to register for classes until you receive notification stating you were approved to attend classes!

Financial Aid

CMC offers a variety of financial aid programs including grants, work-study, scholarships and loans to full-time and part-time students. Financial aid is a supplement to the financial resources of the family and/or the student. Financial aid is designed to assist you in meeting your educational costs including fees, books (General Ernie Reid Bookstore), supplies, housing, food, transportation and miscellaneous education related expenses.

It is recommended that students apply for Financial Aid.  You may do this at www.fafsa.ed.gov

How to Apply for Financial Aid

California State Residency Policy

Residency requires actual physical presence within California for a minimum of one year prior to the first day of classes. A valid California Driver’s License, voter registration proof or state income tax return is required to prove residency.

Non-resident students who attended high school in California for three years and received a high school diploma or its equivalent are exempt from non-resident tuition.

Military personnel are considered California state residents for tuition purposes. Military ID must be presented at registration.

Military family members are considered California state residents for tuition purposes. Military ID must be presented at registration.

Non-resident enrollment fees are $191.00 per unit plus $46.00 enrollment fee totaling $237.00 per unit for U.S. citizens who have not established California residency.

Criminal Background Checks

Some academic programs at the College require a criminal background check.  Students should be aware that the results of the background check may have an impact on academic program eligibility or clinical/community site placement.  You may be denied access to a program on the basis of the results of the background check.  The College is required to comply with licensing requirements and with policies of our partner agencies.  If you have a felony or a misdemeanor in your background, please see your program director to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.

Additional Programs and Services Available to Qualifying Students

ACCESS (formerly DSPS)

CalWORKs

EOPS

CARE

Veterans Services

Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa: Beta Rho Pi

Alpha Beta Gamma

Graduation Requirements

Students are responsible for meeting the full requirements for graduation as set forth in the College Catalog. Counselors assist students in planning their program of study, but the final responsibility for meeting education requirements rests with the student. Students must complete an Intent to Graduate Form the semester prior to graduation. The deadline for an Intent to Earn an Associate Degree or Intent to Earn A Certificate is October 1st for Fall graduates and March 1st for Spring & Summer graduates.

Apply for the AA/AS degree or a Certificate of Achievement by filling out an Intent to Earn An Associate Degree or Certificate. If you intend to receive more than one degree or certificate, please fill out one form per degree or certificate.

Important!

Please be sure to have official transcripts from all the colleges you have attended on file in the Admissions and Records Office. Your degree cannot be conferred until ALL official transcripts with ALL degree applicable grades earned at all transfer colleges attended are on file. For more information, please call (760) 366-3791, ext. 4232.

Whether or not you plan to attend the Commencement Ceremony, you must apply for a graduation evaluation of your records by March 1st, if you wish to have a May graduation date posted on your transcript.

International Students and Study Abroad

The College does not have a program for International students.

The College does not have a Study Abroad Program.

Office Location

Student Services is located in the 300 Quad, next to Bruce’s Place.

Hours:
Summer Hours June 1 to July 31
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Closed Fridays

Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-3pm

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Holidays

Contact Information

Admissions & Records

Copper Mountain College

6162 Rotary Way

P.O. Box 1398

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3791, ext. 4232

(760) 366-5257 fax

For general inquiries: admissions@cmccd.edu