Acceptance into the Colorado Film School (CFS) is determined through evaluation by a committee of CFS Faculty and Administrative Staff using the following criteria:
A. Successful completion of the Community College of Aurora Admission Application
B. Successful completion of the Colorado Film School Supplemental Application
C. A written essay of 200-400 words with a 2,000 character limit composed with proper English, spelling, and grammar that clearly answers the question
D. Letters of Recommendation (2): One Academic; One Personal
These must be completed online. We will not accept letters outside of the application.
An academic letter of recommendation is requested to learn about your academic strengths, abilities, and college-readiness. Please note: If no academic reference can be reached, we will accept a professional work reference in their place; however, the admissions evaluation committee reserves the right to evaluate such substitutions with higher scrutiny. Your academic reference should not be a relative of yours except under rare and necessary circumstances, with supporting documentation, under which will receive higher scrutiny during evaluation.
A personal letter of recommendation is requested to learn about your personal strengths, character, and college-readiness. Please note: your personal reference cannot be a relative. If it is determined that your reference is related to you, this is sufficient cause for rejection or dismissal.
E. Snapshot questions
F. Academic Work
You must, at minimum, be considered college ready in order to qualify for admission into any Colorado Film School program of study. College ready is defined by meeting necessary testing or transfer requirements to be eligible to enter English 121 AND Math 120.
I. Unofficial Transcripts. High school students with no prior
college experience must submit current unofficial high school
transcripts and/or GED; students with prior college experience
must submit unofficial transcripts from all prior colleges
II. If applicable, cumulative GPA at most recent educational
institution, evaluated in conjunction with the above
III. Submission of test scores taken within the last five years.
All relevant scores and credentials must be reported on your
CFS Supplemental Application. All reported scores and
credentials must be verified with supporting documentation.
All new students must meet CCA Assessment Requirements
which can be met in one of the following ways:
a. Evidence of an Associate of Arts or Associate
of Science Degree or higher
b. Evidence of a C or higher in prior College
Level English and Math courses
(Please note that English courses taken outside
the United States do not meet the Assessment
or Transfer guidelines)
c. Qualifying ACT or SAT scores
that are less than 5 years old:
ACT English 18+; Reading 17+; Math 19+
SAT Verbal/Critical reading 440+; Math 460+
d. Qualifying Accuplacer scores that are less
than 5 years old:
Elementary Algebra 85+; Sentence Skills 95+;
Reading Comprehension 80+
e. English speaking ability is also required.
If English is not your native language,you may
be required to take the LOEP exam
f. ACT, SAT and Accuplacer scores will be used
to determine placement in both college-level
and Academic Enrichment courses as
appropriate. Please see the current class
schedule for placement and prerequisite
g. CollegeBoard Advanced Placement and
International Baccalaureate courses may
count for college credit. Please submit
official scores from www.CollegeBoard.org
for AP course credit and your
IB Diploma to CFS Admissions.
For lost or misplaced IB Diploma,
visit www.ibo.org/information for/students/
for instructions to request a replacement.
All degree or certificate-seeking students must meet Assessment Requirements. All students seeking to register for a course with prerequisites must meet Assessment Requirements (regardless of degree/certificate status). All students under the age of 20 must meet Assessment Requirements (regardless of degree/certificate status).
Admission to the college does not assure acceptance of a student into a particular course or program. Some students may need to enroll in certain courses to compensate for scholastic deficiencies or to meet established prerequisites. The college reserves the right to review and revoke the enrollment of any person who appears to be unable to profit from further education, as well as of those persons whose enrollment would not be beneficial to them or to the college and in accordance with Board Policy BP 4-10. The policy is online at www.cccs.edu/SBCCOE/Policies/BP/PDF/BP4-10.pdf. Students who enroll in an occupational program, who are veterans, who receive financial aid, or who are on F-1 or M-1 student visa status must declare their degree or certificate program at the time of registration. Any changes in the declared degree or certificate must be recorded with the Admissions, Registration and Records office, and if the student is a financial aid recipient, with the Financial Aid office. All students admitted into a Colorado Film School degree or certificate program who desire to change their declared program must go through the CFS department.
The Community College of Aurora does not require physical examinations as a condition for admission. Students who have a disability or who otherwise have special needs are encouraged to contact the Accessibility office located in the Learning Resource Center, CentreTech Campus, Student Centre Building, Room S202, 303-361-7395 (V/TDD). This office provides academic support and accommodations to students with documented disabilities at no cost.