Student Services

Western Colorado Community College is committed to student success. The Student Services team assists each student in identifying, planning and achieving their academic goals. Student Services supports students in developing meaningful educational plans and selecting courses that relate to specific abilities, values, interests, and career and life aspirations.


The IRIS Help Desk at WCCC

All IRIS services provided to students on the main campus of CMU are also offered in the Student Services office on the WCCC Bishop campus.

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Integrated Resources for Information and Solutions

IRIS is your one-stop-shop for student advising, resources and processes.

  • Advising
  • Billing & Payments
  • Financial Aid
  • Records
  • Registration
  • Student Accounts

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Placement into college level English and Math courses is determined by standardized test scores or the ACCUPLACER test.

Learn more about the ACCUPLACER

Colorado Mesa University Tomlinson Library has recently added a new resource to promote student success and save students money. Learning Express Library is an online collection of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for a range of entrance, occupational, and licensure exams (including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, NCLEX-RN and Praxis exams, as well as specialized exams in the Health Sciences, Education and Law Enforcement fields).

Also included are ebooks and guides on test taking strategies and general academic skills improvement.

Contact the Colorado Mesa University Tomlinson Library at 970.248.1860 for more information

The practice of awarding credit for college level prior learning is based upon the belief that the education which builds on, interprets, and incorporates past and present knowledge is the education that is most meaningful to the student. We recognize that students may have gained college level knowledge and competencies through their work and life experiences which can be incorporated into their academic programs.

The development of a portfolio to demonstrate competency acquired through work or other life experience can be pursued for many technical or applications-based areas. Students wanting to pursue this option must enroll in the Portfolio Development Workshop SUPP 105 before creating a portfolio. The portfolio will be produced in collaboration with faculty from the desired department. Students must obtain course syllabi and complete the application for prior learning credit to participate in the Portfolio Development Workshop - SUPP 105.

A student may earn the maximum of 25 percent of the total semester credit hours required toward the degree or certificate through portfolio assessment. A maximum of 30 semester credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree or 25 percent of the total semester credit hours required for an associate degree at the prerogative of the department head. Other restrictions may apply.

More about Credit for Prior Learning

GOALS is an Academic Support program that provides additional assistance to students who have been accepted into an associate degree program but need to be better prepared for admission into a baccalaureate program at Colorado Mesa University. The GOALS program is designed to give you additional support and help you build the skills needed to succeed within the college environment.

More about the GOALS Program