College Application Month 2018
We are excited to share with you a revamped College Application
Month (CAM)! CAM is a six-week boot camp to get students to
identify career goals, research matching education programs and
apply successfully regardless of their postsecondary path. This
year's campaign will run from Sept. 17 through Oct.
Colorado Free Application Day is Oct. 30
To inspire more Coloradans to continue their education, all 32
public colleges and universities in Colorado, and several private
institutions, will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday,
We have the tools for you to make this year's CAM the best
- Contest: Students who successfully complete all six weeks'
activities and file the FAFSA plus at least one application will be
eligible for a 529 scholarship worth $1,000
- Educator Guide and Step-by-Step Directions for Students: Using
CIC.org tools and resources, we've created a series of six lessons
you can implement each week
- CAM ICAP: a full ICAP template from which your students can
navigate each week has been deployed online.
CIC Resources to Help with HB17-1041 Implementation
In August 2017, a law went into effect regarding educational
opportunities that lead to jobs. College In Colorado offers many
resources that you may use with students and add to their ICAP that
will help you meet these requirements.
Exciting Scholarship Enhancements
In 2017 a major overhaul of our
scholarship tools launched. Among many new features, students
can sign up for monthly e-mails that give them real-time updates of
new scholarships that match their profile!
Dashboard for Individual Career and Academic Plans
No more "What do I
do next?" questions with the new dashboard for career and academic
Users (and professionals) can see at a glance how many assigned
trackable activity they have completed - and those they
The background and photo may be personalized as well.
Official SAT Test Prep
World-class SAT test prep is free through Khan Academy. Colorado students may download
the app for daily questions and simulate test day with full-length
practice tests. College In Colorado also provides
information and resources for other tests, such as the ACT.
Once you receive your scores, log into your CIC portfolio to
record them. You can see whether you need to strengthen your scores
or whether you are approaching, meeting or exceeding benchmarks on
every section of the test.
Try the Middle School Activities
Log into your portfolio to check out activities
designed specifically for middle schoolers. Explore Directions
After High School and the Career Clusters Map. These activities
will help you learn about options after high school graduation and
to map out possiblities for career areas. Rank the ones you like
Whether you are just beginning education planning after high
school or are graduating in the spring, you can use the College
Use the Build Options Wizard to learn all about the
admissions process and your options for four- or two-year
Jump right to the Matching College List to see how your GPA,
test scores and other characteristics compare to what Colorado
Colorado ASSET Website
Are you without proof of legal U.S. residency and wish to attend
a Colorado public college or university? Learn whether you may be
eligible for in-state tuition and understand
the resources available to help you with this
process. College In Colorado has built a
website to assist families and students to take advantage of
Colorado's ASSET legislation.
Own Your Future; Succeeding at a Second Chance
Own Your Future is an important component of the
CollegeInColorado.org Web portal, designed to help
offenders released from incarceration to become productive members
of society. You may use your existing CollegeInColorado.org
username and password to sign in to Own Your Future.
Developed in collaboration with colleagues from the Department
of Corrections and many other experts across the state, Own Your
Future aims to reduce recidivism by helping ex-offenders develop
and successfully implement a job and education plan that will help
them from violating the terms of their release or re-offending.
Own Your Future is dedicated to the memory of Tom Clements, to
honor his unwavering commitment to reducing recidivism and his
strong belief in second chances.
Low Cost Broadband for Families
Comcast has announced enhancements to its Internet Essentials
program that offers low cost ($10/month) broadband service,
computers ($150) and training to low-income students and their
families. For general eligiblity information, visit Internet
Essentials (En Español).
Students or parents, do you have
questions about CollegeInColorado.org, financial aid or career and
college planning and would like to talk with someone? Call
(720) 264-8580 for assistance in English or