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Prepare for College

Are you thinking about going to college?

Whether the decision has already been made or is still years away, browse through our planner timeline to help make your transition a success.

Students in Colorado have many choices for education beyond high school. While some high school graduates go directly to a four-year college or university, many choose to begin by attending a two-year community or junior college or enroll in a occupational/technical certification program. There are different opportunities and requirements to gain admission into these various programs.

Find out how you stack up and make a plan to be admitted.

There's a lot to know about college and postsecondary options. Overcome your apprehension and get ready by learning all you can.

General Application Information

Colorado Department of Higher EducationNew window icon
Visit the Admission requirementsNew window icon page for more details and you can review the CCHE admission policy onlineNew window icon.

Going2College.orgNew window icon
View college opportunities and locate financial aid sources for states throughout the country.

Admissions Departments at Colleges
The CollegeInColorado.org page for direct-to-college connections/ admissions, takes you to the admissions area of each Colorado college Website.

Spanish-language Version of College NavigatorNew window icon
The Spanish-language version of College Navigator is now available online. Designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States, all of the content has been translated into Spanish, making the free consumer information tool more accessible to Spanish-speaking students and their families


Learn about many Colorado Veterans benefitsNew window icon such as housing programs, employment and education benefits, financial assistance and more.

We created the National and Local Resource DirectoryPDF icon to help veterans obtain assistance where needed.

Veterans Green JobsNew window icon is an organization focused on empowering veterans to restore our environment, economy and communities.

Are you a veteran looking for a job? Discover resourcesNew window icon for finding jobs, family assistance, homeless veterans and more.

Students with Disabilities

Higher Education Planning Handbook for Students with DisabilitiesPDF icon
The Denver Interagency Team, College In Colorado and other partners bring you a comprehensive high school to college transition guide for students with disabilities. The guide includes links to pertinent features of www.CollegeInColorado.org that students can use while accomplishing their plan.

Think College!New window icon College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities This Website is designed to share resources and strategies for transition-aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college.

Resources Booklet for Youth with DisabilitiesPDF icon the Denver Interagency Team has produced a comprehensive list of support programs for this population.

Resources for Students with DisabilitiesPDF icon College In Colorado offers many additional career and postsecondary planning features and resources for students with disabilities and the professionals with whom they work.

JobTips WebsiteNew window icon
JobTips is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities seek and obtain employment and successfully maintain employment.

Be sure to visit Very Special Arts ColoradoNew window icon and PHAMALYNew window icon, where people with disabilities have the opportunity to learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.