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Hello STRIPErs! 

We hope you have had a great fall season!  Fall has been long and beautiful here on the Colorado College campus – but most of us are just about ready for some winter snow.  The Admission Directors in Cutler Hall have spent the season all over the country – and some of us all over the world.  We’ve been meeting with and interviewing prospective students to build the next class of Tigers – the Colorado College Class of 2017! 

The Class of 2016 at Colorado College reached several historic markers.  We received a record breaking number of applicants – just over 5,600, for an admit rate of 23%.  This is the most selective year in the College’s history.  The Class of 2016 also makes up the most talented and diverse class that Colorado College has seen. As a liberal arts college, we prepare students to communicate with clarity and conviction, on paper, in person, and across cultures and continents.  We invite you to Meet the Class of 2016 and see what makes them so phenomenal! 

Travel season is beginning to wrap up and we are looking forward to reading applications. As some of you know, our Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are approaching – November 15 – and we’re hoping to have another record breaking year in numbers and talent.

The interview process continues to be an incredibly important (thought not required) element of our holistic review process.  We offer interviews on campus throughout the summer, fall, and winter, and we take them on the road in the fall.  Some of you have already been a huge help with our interview efforts this fall, working with directors to host larger interview blitz weekends in some major cities.  Thank you for all the work you’ve already done – we really appreciate you.  Now that travel season is wrapping up, we still have almost 300 interview requests to accommodate.  Students who were not able to visit campus this fall and were not able to interview in their hometown or nearby with an admission director have signed up for our Interview Wait Lists.  While these students understand that they are not guaranteed an interview, we would like to offer as many as possible. Here’s where you come in. 

It’s time to fill in the rest of the requests.  We’d love to connect you with students in your area who have asked for an interview.  This is a great chance for you to get to know some of the prospective class of 2017, share your CC experience with students seriously considering the College, and play an active role in the Colorado College admission process.

Please let us know if you are able and willing to meet with a student or three before Thanksgiving.  If you are, we will send you the name and contact information of a student (or several) in your area and ask you to contact them to schedule an interview.  Because most of these students are applying Early Action, we need these interviews completed, written up, and submitted before the end of November. 

If you’d like to help, please send the following information to Ashleigh Willis ’11, STRIPES Coordinator, at Your name, your graduation year, where you are (we know your general metro area, but we’d like to match you with students who live in a similar part of town – they’ll be driving to you), and how many interviews you’re able to do.  Also, please let us know if you’re willing to interview again in January for our Regular Action deadline.

Upon receiving this information, we will send you the names and contact information of students we'd like you to interview, along with the interview guidelines and the process for writing and submitting write-ups. 

Thank you so much for your continued support of our admission effort and for all your work in helping us build a strong class of Tigers.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to working with you through the rest of this process.

Thank you for all that you do,

Ashleigh Willis ’11, STRIPES Coordinator
Sara Springer Purviance ’04, Alumni Program Manager
Eva Hicks ’13, STRIPES Intern