The college search process is an exciting time for both students and their families. There is a lot to keep track of when your student is applying to college, and an informed parent or other family member is truly an asset.
However, you know your student best. Is your student highly-organized? A procrastinator? Self-motivated? A bit reluctant? You've been parenting creatively for a few years now. Supporting your student through the college search process is no different. What kind of support would most help your student succeed? Have a conversation with your student and agree to set boundaries about what kind of support is appropriate and how much hands-on involvement from you is comfortable. Some students don't need much help, and others need a little extra encouragement.
Tips for Applying
Discover the Block Plan
A good place to start is to take a few minutes to investigate our signature academic experience, The Block Plan, and how we challenge students one class at a time.
Be aware of application deadlines. Colorado College has three rounds of admissions. More than half of our applicants each year choose to apply for Early Decision or Early Action.
Gather Other Information
There are numerous organizational and informational websites and publications to assist you and your student with the application process. Set aside ample time to research information about financial aid, scholarships, grants, and application procedures at websites such as Fastweb and CollegeBoard.
Of course, there is no better way to see Colorado College and the beautiful Front Range of the Rocky Mountains than in person. We encourage you to come for a visit.
If your student has been accepted to Colorado College, you probably want to know about next steps. Head on over to our page for parents and families of admitted students for answers to common questions and additional information.