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Qualified rising high school seniors and juniors are welcome to apply to our unique Pre-College program. If you are a graduating high school senior, please apply as a visiting undergraduate

Once you have opened the link, create an Ideal-Logic login. The online application will ask for information regarding:

  • Course Selection
  • Medical Information (including the following forms to be filled out by your doctor: please submit no later than one week before your arrival)
  • Teacher Report (optional)
  • Counselor Report (Required)
  • Transcript(s)
  • Housing 
  • Application Fee, $50
  • Course Deposit, $500 
    • A $500 course deposit is required to enroll in Summer Session courses, and should be submitted if you are accepted. This deposit will be credited to your final tuition payment.

International Pre-College Students are required to submit the additional forms and materials listed on our Pre-college International Student page. Please contact Katherine Ruckstuhl if you are applying to the Colorado College Summer Pre-College program as an international student.

To pay your application fee and/or course deposit by credit card

Call us at (719) 389-6655 with your Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express information. Tuition payments must be submitted through the Office of Student Accounts

To pay by check

Send two separate checks, one for the application fee and one for the deposit, payable to Colorado College. 

Colorado College Summer Session
Pre-College Program
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Scholarship Information

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 the second page of your parents' 2015 Tax return. Students should submit essay, tax information, and all application materials by March 30, 2018. You will be notified of your award on April 13, 2018.

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 30, 2018. You will be notified of your award on April 13, 2018.

Please submit any questions to, or call Katherine Ruckstuhl at (719) 389-6098

Jim Burke

Director Of Summer Session

(719) 389-6656 

Katherine Ruckstuhl

Summer Session Specialist

(719) 389- 6098

Rosy Mondragon

Summer Session Administrative Assistant

(719) 389- 6655