Admission Steps

Admission to Emily Griffith Technical College Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs takes 10 steps. CTE programs include classes within the College of Creative Arts and Design, the College of Health Sciences and Administration, and the College of Trades and Professional Studies.  

While we are offering virtual classes and working remotely, here are our updated Admission Steps

To download and print a copy of the CTE Admission steps listed below, click here.

For non-CTE program admissions information, click here to select your program of interest. (Apprenticeship, Continuing Education, English Classes, GED Preparation, and Quick Starts)

Step 1: Apply

Submit the free online Admissions Application for Career and Technical Education Programs. For assistance, visit the Welcome Desk on the 6th Floor, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO.

Information you will need to complete your application:

  • Your state ID or Driver's license
  • If you are under 23 and have been not married for a year or more, you are required to provide your parents' or legal guardians' information

Undecided on your program?

  • Contact Admissions at 720-423-4784 for more information.
  • Click here to take a 10-minute Interest Inventory Survey. Print your results and email to schedule an appointment with Career Services to discuss your options. 

NOTE: Although the application is free, CTE classes are tuition based and there is a cost to take the classes. Legal documentation is required for a name change (i.e. driver’s license, marriage certificate, divorce decree, SSN card, Military ID, passport, or court order).

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) helps protect the privacy of student education records. Students must submit an Authorization for Release of Records in order to give someone outside the college access to their educational records or accounts. 



Step 2: Complete New Student Orientation

Watch the videos and view the presentation below. Then complete the Orientation / Clery Act Training Questionnaire.

EGTC Orientation Video from DPStv on Vimeo.



Please view this presentation about how to react during emergency situations. 

Now that you've watched the videos and viewed the presentation, please complete the Orientation / Clery Act Training Questionnaire.



Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid or Scholarships

Our goal is to help you graduate debt-free. This begins with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code is 005596. To schedule an appointment for help with your FAFSA, call (720) 423-4744.  The FAFSA is only applicable for our Financial Aid eligible programs. Click here for more information on applying for scholarships.



Step 4: Take the TABE Assessment Test

In order to enroll in a CTE program at Emily Griffith Technical College, you will need to take the TABE Assessment Test. Test preparation and general testing information are available on our Testing Center page. Bring a photo ID to the 6th floor Welcome Desk at 1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO. Your first test is free and retest is $15. Each test takes at least an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. Start your test in one of the following time blocks:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The TABE test may be waived with the following documentation of equivalency: 

  • Equivalent Test Scores: ACT (within 5 years), SAT (within 5 years), Accuplacer (withing 5 years), CCPT (within 5 years), CASAS (within 1 year), MAP (within 1 year)
  • Unofficial Transcript: College level English and/or Math course, completed with a C or better

NOTE: The Practical Nursing program does not accept TABE waivers. 


Step 5: Meet with an Advisor

Your next step is to meet with an advisor to register for classes, receive your program checklist, and get connected with resources. Check-in for advising with a photo ID at the 6th floor Welcome Desk at 1860 Lincoln St, Denver, CO. Walk-in advising hours are listed below or you may email your advisor to schedule an appointment. 

  • Monday through Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NOTE: After you register for classes, you will receive your student portal and career services portal login information. 


Step 6: Pay for Classes

There are 3 ways to pay:

  1. Pay online
  2. In person at the Treasurer’s Office, or
  3. By phone at 720-423-4786

We accept cash, check, VISA, or MasterCard. You must confirm payment arrangements with the Treasurer’s Office within 10 business days of registering for classes, or on the first day of class (whichever comes first).

If a third party is assisting you with tuition, please see the Treasurer's office to notify them of the third party and the contact person at the third party organization.

Monthly payment plans are available for most programs. A 2.5% processing fee will be added to all debit and credit card payments. Your student ID will be available after your first payment.

The Nurse Assisting and Phlebotomy programs require payment arrangements at the time of course registration. 

Student IDs are provided at the Treasurer's Office, which is located on the 6th Floor at 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver.


Step 7: Review and complete your Program Checklist

Program checklists are available from your advisor and on the webpage for your program. 



Step 8: Buy Books and Supplies

Books that are not included in program tuition and fees are listed on your student schedule. You can see the book list and buy books online at If you have excess financial aid that you would like to use to purchase textbooks, please visit the Treasurer's Office to request a voucher to complete the purchasing process. 



Step 9: Plan Your Childcare, Transportation, and Parking

For help connecting with community childcare assistance, contact the Student Success Center (SSC) at 720-423-4889 or  To purchase an income-based RTD bus pass click here. For nearby public transit and parking information, click here



Step 10: Go to Class!

You can access course materials in Moodle at Your username is your student ID number and your password is our student portal password (both are included on your student schedule). Classes are inactive in Moodle until the class start date. You must have confirmed payment arrangements to attend class and/or access course materials online. 




Admissions Policy

Emily Griffith Technical College is an open admission institution; this allows for all who wish to learn to attend. We welcome all people, regardless of age, race or education level, who want to expand their horizons and chart their own course for success. Most Emily Griffith programs require a minimum level of reading and math ability, which varies depending on the program. Emily Griffith Technical College uses the TABE test to assess reading and math scores, and scores are valid for one year after test date. Students who do not meet the minimum entry score requirement may re-test after a two-week study period for a fee of $15. Students who are two or more levels below the required score for their program in reading may be able to take a remedial course.

Emily Griffith Technical College reserves the right to refuse readmission to any applicant who has an unacceptable academic or conduct record. Individuals with financial obligations to the college must resolve these obligations before they will be allowed to register for classes.

Residency Policy

In-state tuition is based on the information you provide on your application. To be eligible for in-state tuition, applicants (or parents of applicants under 23) must show physical presence with intent to create domicile in Colorado for at least 12 months before the first day of the semester.

For applicants not meeting this criterion, non-resident tuition is computed at $2.50 additional per clock hour. Non-immigrant aliens who are residing in Colorado for purposes other than education may qualify for in-state status after one year of Colorado residence. Non-immigrants in the following categories cannot qualify for in-state tuition: F1, F2, H3, H4, (if the visa holder is the spouse of an H3), J1 and J2, (if the J1 visa holder is a student or trainee), M1 and M2. Applicants who are lawful permanent residents or who are admitted as refugees are eligible to establish domicile for tuition purposes.

Any applicant who has been classified as a non-resident, and believes he/she can qualify as a resident may complete the Petition for In-state Residency form in the Admissions office.

Applicants applying for in-state tuition under ASSET may receive an application at the Welcome Desk.

ASSET Bill - In-state tuition application and FAQs: