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.
Participate in College Friday!
It's that time of year again: College In Colorado is gearing up
for College Friday on Friday, April 21.
Support our students' decision to continue their education-whether
at a college, university or certificate program. Wear your favorite
college gear on Friday, April 21!
Launched in 2006, College Friday has continuously gained support
across the state-more than 300,000 Coloradans participated in 2016
We've developed some key resources to assist you in your planning
and communications around this special day. If you have ideas for
additional resources, please contact Megan.McDermott@cic.state.co.us,
director of communications.
• Gov. Hickenlooper's Proclamation
• Proclamation text - Use this text to submit
your own proclamation to local government
• Sample Newsletter Text
• Illegal Pete's Poster
• College Friday Activity Toolkit
• College Friday Flier for
• College Friday Flier
We also are happy to share these special offers
available on Friday, April 21:
• Visit any
participating Colorado Illegal Pete's location on College Friday and
receive a free chocolate chip cookie for wearing your college
• Visit any participating Colorado Le Peep
location on College Friday and receive a free gooey bun for wearing
your college gear.
• Post College Friday pictures tagging @957the
party, @alice1059, @ks1075, @KOSI1011 or @985KYGO, along with
#CollegeFriday and #edcolo, to enter to win a $1,000 gift card or
Microsoft Surface Pro!
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. 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 take the test and receive their scores, they
should log into their CIC portfolio to record their scores.
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 New Middle School Activities
Students may log into their portfolio to check out new
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, support at
your events, along with materials.
Do you have students or parents that could use help on
CollegeInColorado.org, financial aid or other questions? We have a
dedicated phone line for assistance in English or Spanish; dial
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 on-line form to identify and participate in
upcoming professional development opportunities or take a look at
Webinars and online tutorials available for use.
request extensive ICAP worksheets and templates, 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