Admission Steps

Admission to Emily Griffith Technical College Career and Technical programs is a 10-step process:

To print a copy of the Admissions Steps, click here.

*If you are interested in taking English classes, click here for more information. 

Step 1: Apply

The application is free (please note: the classes are tuition based. Though the application is free, there are costs to take the classes.  See below for scholarship information). You can apply online using our online application or in person at the Welcome Desk at 1860 Lincoln St., 6th floor.

Information you will need:

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

ASSET Bill - In-state tuition application and FAQs:

If you need help completing the application, please attend one of our free application support sessions in our Student Success Center.

Please note: 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).



Step 2: Complete New Student Orientation

Watch the videos below then complete the Orientation / Clery Act Training Questionnaire.

Undecided on your program? Go to to take a 10-minute Interest Inventory Survey. Print your results and email to schedule an appointment with Career Services to discuss your options.

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

(Only applicable for Financial Aid eligible programs)

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.  Click here for more information on applying for scholarships.



Step 4: Take the TABE Assessment Test

Practice tests and general info is available on our Testing Center page. Bring a photo ID to the Lincoln Campus 6th floor Welcome Desk. 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.



Step 5: Meet with an Advisor

Register for classes and get connected with resources. Campus walk-in hours are listed below; you can also email your advisor to schedule an appointment. Check-in for advising is at the 6th floor Welcome Desk. After you register for classes, you will receive an email with student portal and career services portal log-in information.

  • 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.



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

NOTE: 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. (2.5% processing fee will be added to all debit and cred card payments.)



Step 7: Get your Student ID at the Treasurer's Office

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



Step 8: Buy Books and Supplies

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 at 720-423-4889. For public transit info, visit Information on nearby parking and public transit is available at



Step 10: Go to Class!

To access course materials in Brightspace at, your username is your student ID# and your password is your birthdate MM/DD/YYYY (including slashes). Classes are inactive in Brightspace until the class start date. You must have confirmed payment arrangements to access course materials. 




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 instate 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 an additional $100 per credit hour. Non-immigrant aliens who are residing in Colorado for purposes other than education may qualify for instate status after one year of Colorado residence. Non-immigrants in the following categories cannot qualify for instate 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 Instate Residency form in the Admissions office.

Applicants applying for instate under ASSET may receive an application at the Welcome Desk.