College in Colorado/Choices Programs

CollegeInColorado.org
Go Further -> Go to College
A one-stop, free resource for families to
PLAN, APPLY and PAY for college.

WEBSITE FEATURES SUMMARY

Career exploration and planning features on the site include comprehensive information about work, learning and life (volunteerism, recreation, etc) for middle and high school students. Students can learn about the relationship between college majors, technical options and careers. More than 400 career videos, including 200 Spanish language versions, are available for students to view as they explore the more than 800 O*Net occupation profiles featured on the Website. Professional tools are designed to help educators implement career and college planning in their schools.

The high school occupational/coursework planner helps students interactively plan their high school courses so that they meet the core college admission requirements for postsecondary institutions in which they are interested. Additionally, students can base class choice on Colorado Career Clusters while taking into account the Higher Education Admission Requirements and the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.

ACT and SAT test preparation includes tutorials, practice sessions, diagnostic tests, test taking tips and a vocabulary builder. ACT tutorials cover English, reading, science, pre-algebra, algebra and geometry, while SAT tutorials feature sentence completion, reading, arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

The financial aid section of the site provides comprehensive information about all types of financial aid. Information is available for scholarships, grants, work-study programs, savings plans and loans available at the federal, state, institutional and private levels. In addition, many useful tools are available to assist parents and students as they explore ways to pay for higher education.

College exploration tools include virtual campus tours of each institution, as well as a side-by-side comparison of attendance costs. Extensive information is available about each school including enrollment and financial aid awarded. Students can search for graduate and undergraduate schools both in Colorado and nationwide based on their needs, academic and personal interests, location and class size.

Online college applications can be submitted by students electronically to every public and some private post-secondary institutions in Colorado.
Counselor Center and professional tools are designed to allow high school counselors, parents or mentors to monitor students’ progress as they prepare for college.