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We are gearing up for Fall travel! Check 'CC Coming to You' to learn where we are traveling this fall. Considering applying? Sign up to interview with us while we're in your area. 

Coming to Colorado? Seniors--join us for a Fall Open House. 

This fall features two special Fall Open House programs with extended programming. Join us for the second Open House on October 9-10 to learn more about Colorado College. Discover the Block Plan, meet CC students, faculty, and staff, and enjoy our stunning location. Designed especially for high school seniors, transfer students, and their families, our Fall Open Houses are great way to get to know us. Learn more and register on our site. 

Join us on the road!

In addition to our regular fall travel, Colorado College is part of two traveling groups: Peak to Peak on the Road, and the 8 of the Best Colleges consortium. Join up in one of the cities we're visiting and learn more about CC and other peer institutions. 

Are you considering Colorado College for next year?

Submit your preliminary application and let us give you more information about what a Colorado College experience can do for you. 

Submitting this short form will allow you to tell us a bit more about how you plan to apply to CC. Based on the information you give us, we will send you messages to help guide you through the process (whether you're applying through the Common Application or the QuestBridge process). We will send you information on our deadlines (and why we highly recommend Early Decision or Early Action), tips on writing your supplemental essays, and financial aid information (both merit and need-based) for you and your family.

Take the next step and submit your preliminary application to Colorado College.


Our Program

Our Program - The Block Plan

Colorado College’s innovative approach to the liberal arts is the Block Plan, our uniquely intensive academic schedule that allows students to dive into a different subject every three-and-a-half weeks. Students take one class at a time for three-and-a-half weeks, totaling four classes per semester and eight classes per year. Students take, and professors teach, one class at a time for approximately three hours per day, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. The flexibility of the Block Plan allows for field study and study abroad, including day-long, week-long, and block-long trips domestically and internationally. At the end of each block, students take four-and-a-half days to relax, refresh, and explore during block breaks.

Our Place

Our Place - Colorado Springs

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in Colorado. Boasting at least 300 days of sunshine per year, Colorado Springs sits at 6,035 feet in altitude with Pikes Peak as a backdrop. Because the Block Plan encourages interaction between you and your surroundings, Colorado College offers two satellite campuses in the Rocky Mountain region — the Baca campus in Crestone, Colorado, and the CC cabin in Divide, Colorado. Ranked the number one best town by Outside magazine and the number one big city to live in by Money magazine, Colorado Springs offers a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities.

Our People

Our People - A Vibrant, Caring Community

Life at CC has a distinct rhythm with students, faculty, and staff all working on the Block Plan. Students engage with each other and their passions both inside and outside the classroom. Our residential campus requires students to live on campus for three years in traditional residence halls, small houses, themed houses, and apartments. Our food community sees students connecting over meals, coffee, farming, and cooking.


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