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Note: We have extended our early application deadlines for both Early Action and Early Decision I from November 10 to November 15

Are you planning to apply to Colorado College this year? Submit your preliminary application!

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.

Once you start your preliminary application, you will soon have access to your applicant portal. Here, you will be able to see your application checklist so you can make sure we have received the materials that you have sent us. Most importantly, this is where you will be able to see your admission decision - before we mail it!

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

Did you take the ACT recently? 

Due to issues with the grading of the optional writing portion of its exam, ACT will be releasing test scores online to students (minus the writing portion), but may not be releasing official test score reports to colleges and universities in time to meet our November 10 Early Action and Early Decision deadlines.

If you are applying by the November 15 deadlines, we encourage you to self report your unofficial scores. You can list either your composite score or section sub-scores in the self-report score section under “Testing”. The scores you submit via the Common Application will be used to initially evaluate your application to Colorado College, and we will verify your test results once they are released.

If you’ve already submitted the Common Application, plan to use the QuestBridge application, or have other difficulties, you may send a screenshot of your test scores to Again, unverified, self-reported scores will suffice for the moment and will verified at a later date. You can access your applicant portal to see what we've received by logging in on the applicant portal with the details you received via email. 

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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