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Admission Steps

Admission to EGTC is a 10-step process:

  1. Apply to Emily Griffith Technical College
  2. Complete New Student Orientation
  3. Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  4. Take the TABE assessment test
  5. Meet with an advisor
  6. Pay for classes
  7. Get your Student ID at the Welcome Desk
  8. Buy books and supplies
  9. Plan your childcare, transportation, and parking
  10. Go to class!

For a printable copy of these steps, please click here.

Step 1: Apply

Applying to EGTC is free. 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 not married for one year, you will need your parent or guardian to answer some of the information
  • Social Security Number

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 https://secure.collegeincolorado.org to take a 10-minute Interest Inventory Survey. Print your results and email Careers@emilygriffith.edu to schedule an appointment with Career Services to discuss your options.


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


Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

(Only applicable for Financial Aid eligible programs)

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code is 005596. To schedule an appointment for help with yoru FAFSA, call (720) 423-4744. To apply for EGTC scholarships, see our scholarships page.


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. 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 hte following time:

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


Step 5: Meet with an advisor

Register for classes and get connected with resources. Lincoln Campus walk-in hours are listed below; you can also email your advisor to schedule an appointment. Check-in for advising 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 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Step 6: Pay for Classes

Pay online at www.emilygriffith.edu/student-portal-instructions, in person at the Treasurer’s Office, or by phone at 720-423-4786. Cash, check, VISA, or MasterCard. You must confirm payment arrangements with the Treasurer’s Office within 5 business days of registering for classes.


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

The Treasurer's Office 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 www.EmilyGriffith.Textbookx.com.


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 www.rtd-denver.com. EGTC Lincoln Campus parking lot spaces are limited and available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Douglas Parking at 303-377-2546 or info@douglasparking.com. Information on nearby parking and public transit is available at www.emilygriffith.edu/locations-address-and-parking.


Step 10: Go to class!

To access course materials in Brightspace at https://egtc.desire2learn.com, 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.


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 EGTC programs require a minimum level of reading and math ability, which varies depending on the program. Emily Griffith uses the TABE test, 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. Students who are two or more levels below the required score for their program in reading may be able to take a remedial course.

The 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

Instate 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.