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Colorado College's community is made stronger with more doers, thinkers, and dreamers like you! We look forward to supporting you through this process.
Applying by November 1 means you will get a decision from CC by December, including any eligibility for scholarships and financial aid. Keep reading for more information about our different decision plans and deadlines!

How to Apply

RS76355_RS75920_20230309_outdoors_8661.jpgThe Preliminary Application is a free and easy way to start your application and let us know your plans for applying to CC. The basic information you'll provide helps us set up your applicant portal. We'll follow up with tips on the application process including deadlines, requirements, and financial aid information.

In order for us to make a decision on your candidacy, you will need to complete your application through:

We also require official transcripts and recommendation letters. There is no application fee and we are test-optional. If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you must also submit all required financial aid documents by the application deadline for consideration. 

After you submit an application, we'll email you the link to your applicant portal, your username, and temporary password. If you forget your password, email for assistance.

Application Deadlines

If Colorado College is your top choice, Early Decision may be your best application option. By applying and submitting all of your materials on time, you'll receive a decision by mid-December. If you're admitted, you agree to enroll at CC, to withdraw all applications to other institutions, and to not submit any additional applications. Hence, this is a binding agreement between you and CC.
Our most popular admission plan offers you a decision by late December if you submit all required materials on time. If admitted through Early Action, you have until May 1 to decide. Early Action is non-binding, and you can still apply to other colleges and universities.
We offer a second round of binding Early Decision admission in January. We'll receive your decision by mid-February. If you're admitted, you agree to enroll at CC, to withdraw all applications to other institutions, and to not submit any additional applications.
If you apply through Regular Action, you'll receive your decision by mid-March and have until May 1 to decide. This is our most competitive and selective round of admission.

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Why apply to CC?

We know you have a world of choices when it comes to college, but there are few places as remarkable and transformative as Colorado College.

For over 50 years, our students have taken one class at a time through our Block Plan. On the Block Plan, time works differently. So do we. We climb higher, we problem-solve faster, we look deeper. And so can you.

This immersive, intensive form of learning fosters community and collaboration while preparing you for advanced study and careers in diverse industries after graduation.

Our vibrant residential campus community offers you the chance to make lifelong friendships, explore interests, and thrive through Outdoor Education trips, athletics, and clubs and organizations. Plus, we're just ten blocks north of downtown Colorado Springs, with easy access to the outdoors and the urban offerings of Colorado's second largest city. 

Can you see yourself here? Start your application today!

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