Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most common questions we get. If you have any additional questions regarding your application process or time at Colorado College, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office.


Ambitious rising high school juniors and seniors can apply to the Pre-College program. If you are a current senior in high school and would like to participate in a summer course at Colorado College, please apply as a Visiting Undergrad.
Block A, B, and C courses are 3 ½ weeks long and designed for Colorado College Undergraduates. Courses in the Pre-College Block are 2 ½ weeks long, and designed specifically for high school students. All Block C courses are virtual for the 2024 year.
Students who pass a Pre-College course are awarded .75 credits (or 3 semester hours) from Colorado College. This credit is transferable to many other college and universities.

Yes, there are two options for available financial aid:

Need-Based Scholarship
As part of your online course application, you will need to submit a 500 word essay on "The Importance of a Liberal Arts Education in Today's Society" and a copy of your parent or guardian's full, most recent, tax return. To be considered for a need-based scholarship, students need to submit their essay, tax information, and all application materials by March 1, 2024. Award notifications will be sent on April 15, 2024. Need-based financial aid is not available for international high school students.

Pre-College Alumni Grant
A $500 merit-based award for students applying to a Pre-College course. Graduates of Colorado College or individuals that have completed a course at Colorado College may nominate a high school student for this award. Limited funding is available and will be awarded based on a strong personal profile. Students should submit the completed Pre-College Alumni Grant form and all application materials by March 1, 2024.


Students applying for the Pre-College program will be asked to submit a completed online application, a counselor report, and a copy of their transcripts. If the student is accepted into the Pre-College program, they will be asked to complete additional questions on their online application, submit the $500 course deposit (which holds their spot in the course and counts towards tuition), and complete a series of medical forms. Please have all additional information completed and submitted at least one week before arrival, and do not hesitate to contact us at with questions.

You will be given three options regarding your application fee and deposit payment method:

  1. Online:  You will be asked to provide credit card information through our online platform. This information is not saved, and will have to be re-entered to pay the course deposit.
  2. By Check : Your application fee can only be accepted through your application portal. If you choose to pay your course deposit by check, please send it directly to our Office of Student Accounts with "Pre-College Course Deposit - Student Name" in the memo.

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*Please note tuition is not accepted via credit card for 2023

Your tuition, room and board fees (if you are living on campus), and applicable program fees will be billed by the Student Accounts Office beginning in April. An invoice will be mailed directly to the address of your designated financially responsible party. If you have any questions regarding your bill, please contact the Student Accounts Office.

Tuition payments are to be paid through our Office of Student Accounts, and cannot be paid online. If you have additional questions regarding how to pay your tuition, please contact the Office of Student Accounts.

*International students are able to pay their tuition online through Flywire.


Students participating in the Summer Pre-College Program will reside in a residence hall on campus. A Summer Session Program Assistant will live on each floor with the students.


Yes, all Pre-College students will be asked to read the Pre-College Pathfinder student handbook before they arrive on campus.


Students are required to arrive on campus by 4:00pm on July 7, 2024. Classes begin at 9am on Monday, July 8th, 2024.

Arriving the day before classes begin allows time to tour campus, see where their class will take place, obtain a CC ID card, unpack, and meet their peers.

Classes end at 12pm on July 24th, 2024 - residence halls will close 24 hours after the block ends.


If you are utilizing the Colorado Springs Airport, one of the Summer Session Program Assistants will provide transportation. Pre-College will provide you with a transportation form 1 month prior to arrival on campus. Please use this form to provide your flight number to our Summer Session Program Assistants. This allows us to track your flight in the case of any delays!

If you are utilizing the Denver International Airport, you will need to reserve a spot on the Colorado Springs Airport Shuttle. We will ask you to fill out an arrival/departure form before you arrive on campus to provide additional information.


You will receive an admission decision within two weeks of the receipt of your completed application.


Please turn in all forms (Pathfinder Handbook acknowledgement, all medical documentation) at least one week before your arrive on campus. If you do not turn in your completed medical documentation, you will not be able to access your transcript after you complete the course.


If you do need to withdraw from your summer course at Colorado College, contact us at Please reference the following dates for refund policies.

Pre-College Block Withdrawal Date Refund
Before June 17th 100% (minus non-refundable deposit and application fee)
Between June 17th and July 7th 70% (minus non-refundable deposit and application fee)
July 8th and After 0%

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