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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's | COVID-19

Q: When can I arrive to campus?

A: Move-in day for Bridge Scholars is Sunday, August 8, 2021. Expect to follow enhanced social distancing guidelines.

Q: What will my experience be like in an online setting for the Bridge Scholars Program?

A: As of April 7, 2021, the College has announced our intentions to return to in-person classes in the Fall as allowed by local, state, and federal regulations. 

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RS52307_bridgeclass1-scrHow much does the Bridge Scholars Program Cost?

Tuition, books, room and board for the duration of the program 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 grant. 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?

You can take a taxi from Colorado Springs airport (approximate fare $40). If you arrive at Denver International Airport, you can take 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 August 8, 2021. 

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

You will be able to move into your permanent dorm room on August 8. As a reminder, Room and Board includes housing and meals for the duration (2.5 weeks) of the Bridge Scholars Program.


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 winter start, am I still eligible for the program?

No, you are required to arrive on campus on the designated arrival date.


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, as well as a temporary laptop loaner program.

If you want to purchase a computer to bring to CC, the Bridge Scholars Program provides a $400 grant 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 $500 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.

The college has loaner computers that students can check out for the entire academic year. If you are interested in reserving a year-long loaner computer, please email Belinda Barrientos.

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 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is also free for CC students.


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?

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.


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 families, FAQs for families, and join the family and parents Facebook group.


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