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Are you ready to fall in love with Colorado College?

If you are a rising high-school junior or senior in Fall 2016, we invite you to apply to earn college credit in our pre-college summer program. 

On the block plan, you will take one class at a time - immersing yourself and focusing on one subject with a singular intensity. A regular block class powers through a full semester's worth of content in 3.5 weeks, for 4 semester hours of college credit.  If you apply for a regular block course, you will study alongside Colorado College undergraduates.  

New this year: Pre-college Block - we are offering a 2.5 week Pre-College Block during which you will earn 3 semester hours of college credit. This block is open to pre-college students only. 

Check out our specially designed courses


Block A

Block B

Block A+B

July 11-July 27

June 1-June 24

June 27-July 21

June 1-July 21

In addition to taking a course for college credit, students participate in robust co-curricular programming designed to support their holistic growth such as hikes in the Rocky Mountains, community service opportunities, arts and performance.

You need to arrive the day before the Block dates, above, to check-in to your residence hall, meet your program assistants, and join us for a welcome dinner and community meeting. Plan on spending a good amount of afternoon and evening time preparing for presentations, collaborating on projects, attending workshops to enhance your college applications, reading, and writing.

Classes generally meet from 9 am to noon on weekdays (although class times vary by subject and instructor). Science courses often include afternoon labs or field study in addition to morning sessions.  

Apply for one or both summer blocks (scholarships are available for rising seniors).

Chances are you'll agree with one of our former students:

"After this, I've fallen in love with the college. The location, the programs, and most of all the people have persuaded me to apply there for college."

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Katherine Ruckstuhl
Pre-College Advisor
Colorado College
Summer Session
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Check-in the day before courses begin

Course Dates:

Pre-College: Mon. 7/11 - Wed. 7/27
Block A: Wed. 6/1 - Fri. 6/24
Block B: Mon. 6/27  - Thurs. 7/21