Gear Up for College Friday!
It's that time of year again: College In Colorado is gearing up
for College Friday on Friday, April 21. On College Friday,
Coloradans wear apparel from their alma mater or favorite college
to work or school in celebration of higher education. Launched in
2006, College Friday has continuously gained support across the
state-more than 300,000 Coloradans participated in 2016
Whether you're a student, educator, business owner or community
member, we hope you get involved this year! In the next few weeks,
we'll publish some key resources to help you plan and publicize
College Friday in your community. In the meantime, if you have
questions or suggestions about College Friday, please contact Megan McDermott,
Director of Communications.
Official SAT Test Prep
Colorado 11th-graders will sit for the SAT test on April 11, 2017. World-class SAT test prep is
free through Khan Academy. 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 take the test and receive your scores, log into your
CIC portfolio to record your scores. 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 New Middle School Activities
Log into your portfolio to check out new
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!
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
Now is a great time to explore and apply for scholarships.
Whether based on academic, sports, other accomplishments or other
personal characteristics, you are likely to be eligible for
some! Check out the:
The U.S. Department of Education has changed the FAFSA PIN
process. On May 11th an FSA ID replaced the PIN process. Those changes
are outlined here.
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 addition to 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
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