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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. 31.

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, Oct. 30.

We have the tools for you to make this year's CAM the best ever.

  • 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

ICAP DashboardNo more "What do I do next?" questions with the new dashboard for career and academic plans.

Users (and professionals) can see at a glance how many assigned trackable activity they have completed - and those they haven't.

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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 best!

Use the College Admission Tool

Whether you are just beginning education planning after high school or are graduating in the spring, you can use the College Admissions Tool.CAT logo

Use the Build Options Wizard to learn all about the admissions process and your options for four- or two-year colleges;

Jump right to the Matching College List to see how your GPA, test scores and other characteristics compare to what Colorado colleges expect.

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 FutureNew window icon 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 Spanish.

Advanced Manufacturing - Take a Look

Take a look; design and innovate! Manufacturing is clean, tuned up, light, fast-paced, team-oriented, focused on sustainability and filled with cool technologies that leverage precision.

From nanotechnology to robotics, innovative ideas happen every day. Colorado is making it a statewide priority to provide a well-trained advanced manufacturing workforce.

Learn all about this important industry including job description profiles, business index and where you can find education and training.