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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Cost  Travel  BSP Registration  Affordable Technology  What to Bring  Info for Family  


    RS52307_bridgeclass1-scrHow much does the Bridge Scholars Program Cost? 

    Tuition, books, room and board are paid for by Colorado College. 

    If I come early for the program, I worry I won't earn enough savings this summer. What should I do?

    Completion of the Bridge Scholars Program comes with a $400 stipend. This should off-set your lost wages.

    Travel and Arrival

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    What methods of transportation are there when I arrive to Colorado Springs? 

    If you arrive at the Colorado Springs airport between 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020; the mentors can come pick you up from the airport.

    You can also take a taxi from Colorado Springs airport (approximate fare $40).

    If you arrive at Denver International Airport, you can take the Groome Transportation (students receive 10% off) and they will drop students off on campus near the Boettcher Center building.   

    Will my airfare or ground transportation be paid for by the Bridge Program?

    The cost of transportation to CC is already budgeted into your financial aid award.  If you have difficulties getting here, please contact Financial Aid

    RS46018_8_4_15_BRIDGE SCHOLARS_05-scrWhen should I get to CC for the BSP?

    You should arrive on Sunday Aug. 2, 2020 after 9 a.m. and by 4 p.m. so that you have time to move into your dorm room. At 4:30 p.m. we will have our Welcome Reception for all the BSP new students and their families and friends who have come to move them in to CC.

    When are Bridge Scholars able to move in to their dorm rooms?

    You will be able to move into your permanent dorm room beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 2. As a reminder, Room and Board includes housing and meals for the duration (2.5 weeks) of the Bridge Scholars  Program.

    Arriving alone?

    Don’t worry.  There will be Bridge Scholars Mentors to greet you and assist you with moving in. 

    Registration for BSP

    When is the last date to register for the Bridge Scholars Program?

    We would like to hear from you by the third week of May, especially if you want your top course choice.  However, we do allow late adds.

    When will I find out which course I am assigned?

    You will be notified of your course assignment by late July.

    If I am planning on taking a gap semester or participating in the Fall Semester Away Program, am I still eligible for the program?

    Yes.  Students returning or arriving as winter starts are eligible. 

    Technology and Affordability

    musical innovation bridgeWill I need to bring a laptop?

    Many students do bring a laptop to CC because they find it convenient to have their own computer. However, CC has many public computer labs that are open to students.

    If you want to purchase a computer to bring to CC, the Bridge Scholars Program provides a $400 stipend that you can use to purchase an affordable laptop.

    Need suggestions on what to buy? CC students can get a discount purchasing from Apple or Dell. 

    ITS suggests getting a solid state (or flash-based) hard drive that's at least 256 GB (512 GB is a safer bet) and 8 GB of RAM.

    Here's an example dell laptop that costs around $400 that will accomplish the normal minimum tasks that a CC student needs. It won't be the fastest or best computer, but it's a good deal for a very economic price.  Note that storage space may be an issue, but can be augmented with an external hard drive or flash drive.

    If I bring my own laptop or plan to buy one, wouldn't buying software like Microsoft Word be very expensive?

    Windows 10 is free for all CC students. Use our Kivuto portal to get your free version of Windows 10. Microsoft Office is also free for CC students -- visit this page to read how to download Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

    What to Bring

    ArrivalWhat to bring?

    Whatever will make your dorm room feel like home.  Our winters are cold and snowy, so be sure to bring warm clothes. See the FAQ for Families page for suggestions on what to bring.

    I have no car, but need to go shopping for some dorm basics?

    The mentors will organize some van trips for shopping runs at the beginning of the Bridge Scholars Program. Also, all CC students can ride any of Mountain Metro Transit's set bus routes at no cost using their Gold Card! 

    Where can I mail a package prior to arriving for Bridge Scholars Program?

    If you would like to mail items ahead of time, please address the package as follows and write "Please hold for incoming student":

    Colorado College
    Attn. Student Name
    902 N. Cascade
    Colorado Springs, CO 80946

    Student Worner mail boxes will be assigned before school starts.  The Mail Center will be accessible for your convenience on Sunday, August 2nd from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Information for Family and Friends

    My parents and family have more logistical questions. How do I find more information?

    Visit our Family and Friends Program webpage. There is a lot of information on resources for familiesFAQs for families, and join the family and parents Facebook group