Helping You Succeed
The College In Colorado team is working hard to provide tools,
resources and assistance to educators and workforce personnel
throughout Colorado. Everything we offer is free-of-charge.
Although we have provided links to pages of materials and resources
here, don't forget to visit the Professional Center for even more helpful information. If you need
your Professional Account Access Key (PAAK) or Administrator Code
(AC), contact Twyla.Esquibel@cic.state.co.us.
Sept. 24 - Oct. 28 is College Application Month
It's time to start thinking about helping your students submit
their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and college
applications! That's why we're bringing you CAM, a
month's worth of activities to help break down and smooth out the
college application process. We have a complete Professional Handbook to assist you, and our CAM
calendar is a great way to monitor student progress. After
students complete select activities, they'll be entered to
win prizes. Make sure to reserve Sept. 24 - Oct.
28 for CAM and prepare for a productive month!
Exciting Scholarship Enhancements
At the end of June a major overhaul of our
scholarship tools launched. In addition to many new features,
just in time for fall students can sign up for monthly e-mails that
give them real-time updates of new scholarships that match their
2017-2018 Workshop Topics and Schedule
This year, College In Colorado will facilitate three two-day workshop opportunities in each region
of the state; offered twice in different locations. Workshops will
focus on specific key elements of Individual Career and Academic
Planning in preparation for use during the next semester. Register today!
College Admissions Tool Lesson Plan
College In Colorado is developing lesson plans to assist you
with individual career and academic plan activity implementation.
Take a look at the first of many; Using the College Admissions Tool to make your
dream school a reality along with the accompanying Student Worksheet.
Official SAT Test Prep
World-class SAT test prep is free through Khan Academy. 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 students receive their scores, they should log into their
CIC portfolio to record them. Students can see whether they need to
strengthen scores or whether they are approaching, meeting or
exceeding benchmarks on every section of the test.
Try the Middle School Activities
Students may log into their portfolio to check out activities
designed specifically for middle schoolers; Explore Directions
After High School and the Career Clusters Map. These activities
help students learn about options after high school graduation, to
map out possiblities for career areas and rank the ones they like
best! May be added to ICAP pages.
ICAP Simplified and Expanded
College In Colorado offers a detailed by-grade ICAP template that may help
you build your ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) quickly
and easily in the Professional Center Administration tab. College
In Colorado has everything you
need to meet ICAP requirements in a free, customizable way.
In addition, the Colorado Department of Education has released
guidance and a toolkit to support your
Updated Milestone Tracking
The milestone tracking capability and reporting now includes the
ability to define a set of milestones at the school level or by
individual milestones to monitor student work. There are multiple
filtering options at both the school and district reporting levels.
Review how you can generate in-depth analyses
through the updated milestone features.
Batch Account Creation Enhanced!
The School Finance Act of 2009 specified that each 6th grade
student have a CollegeInColorado.org account. With recent enhancements to the batch creation
process, it is now easier than ever to mass-create College In
Colorado student accounts and greatly reduce any additional burden
these requirements may impose.
Creation of multiple accounts is done by making simple
modifications to an export from a school's student information
system. You can now create accounts for up to 2,000 students at a
time. If this feature is unfamiliar to you, contact your College In
outreach and access coordinator for further information and
Take time to improve your financial IQ! College In Colorado
online courses in topics such as Income, Credit, Identity Theft
Colorado ASSET Website
Are some of your students without proof of legal U.S. residency
and wish to attend a Colorado public college or university? Learn
whether they may be eligible for in-state tuition and understand
the resources available to help them with this
process. College In Colorado has built a
website to assist families and students to take advantage of
Colorado's ASSET legislation.
College In Colorado offers professional development workshops and extensive materials.
Do you have students or parents that could use help on
CollegeInColorado.org, financial aid or other questions? We can
assist in English or Spanish; dial (303)
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).
View the Registration form to identify and participate
in upcoming professional development opportunities or take a look
at the recorded
Webinars and online tutorials available for use.
request extensive ICAP worksheets and template, or financial
aid, middle school, high school and educators' resources, brochures
Periodically College In Colorado prepares an e-newsletter
especially for school counselors, packed with useful information
- e-mail us
if you wish to receive it.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education has published
its new database tool, District at a Glance. The tool provides detailed district-specific
information on college enrollments and first year postsecondary
outcomes for Colorado's graduating classes from 2009.
College In Colorado has an important data aggregation tool for
school districts called Report Central. This tool provides district-wide
aggregation of student work on CollegeInColorado.org. It gives
districts the power to build a custom report for one school,
several schools or all schools and choose the type of report from
among more than 35 usage and outcome reports.
The College In Colorado Professional Center has nearly 40 usage and outcome reports, including
milestone tracking, ICAP monitoring and plan of study/parental
sign-off completion reports for each school. If you need your
Professional Account Access Key (PAAK) or Administrator Code (AC),
We have bundled together helpful information and links to
resources and Websites off-site.
Every October is College Application Month. Get information,
resources and ideas to host this important initiative at your