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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Who can apply to the Pre-College program?

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. 

What is the difference between Block A, Block B, and the Pre-College Block?

Block A and Block B courses are 3 ½ weeks long, and taken with other Colorado College Undergraduates. Courses in the Pre-College Block are 2 ½ weeks long, and designed specifically for high school students.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available. There will be a question on your application asking if you intend on applying for need-based financial aid, followed by a prompt for a 500 word essay. We also require a copy of your 2016 tax return to be sent along with your application. If you are applying for financial aid, your completed application must be submitted by March 30, 2018. Reward decisions will be sent our April 14, 2018 .

How do I pay my application fee and deposit?

There are two options to pay your application fee and deposit.

1. By Check

Please mail two separate checks to:

Colorado College
Pre-College Programs
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs Colorado 80903.

2. By Credit Card

If you wish to pay your application fee by credit card, please call (719) 389-6655 with your credit card number.

When is my tuition due?

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.

Where will I live?

Students participating in the Summer Pre-College Program will reside in Elf/Elbert, Haskell, Windom, and Mullett - Colorado College’s language houses. A Summer Session Program Assistant will live in each of these houses, as well as 12-20 students.

When do I need to arrive and depart?

Students are required to arrive on campus by 4:00pm the day before their course begins. This allows time to tour campus, see where their class will take place, obtain a CC ID card, unpack, and attend the Pre-College welcome dinner at 6:00pm. Class ends at noon on the last day of their block, and will be followed by a good-bye lunch. Parents are welcome to attend! Residence halls will close 24 hours after the block ends.

Block A Arrive: May 29, before 4:00pm Depart: June 22 after 2:00pm, June 23 before 12:00pm
Block B Arrive: June 26 before 4:00pm Depart: July 20 after 2:00pm July 21 before 12:00pm
Pre-College Block Arrive: July 9 before 4:00pm Depart: July 25 after 2:00pm or July 26 before 12:00pm

How will I get from the airport to campus?

If you are utilizing the Colorado Springs Airport, one of the Summer Session Program Assistants will provide transportation. If you are utilizing the Denver International Airport, you will need to reserve 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.

How long will it take to receive my admission decision?

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

When do I need to turn in my additional application forms?

Please turn in all forms (Tuition Payment Agreement, 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.