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For Prospective Parents


As a parent, you are likely just as excited about the college application process as your student! There is a lot to keep track of when your student is applying to college, and an informed parent is truly an asset. If your son or daughter recently told you that he or she is considering application to Colorado College, we hope that you will find our website to be a helpful resource.

Discover the Block Plan

A good place to start is to take a few minutes to investigate our signature academic experience, The Block Plan, and how we challenge students one class at a time.

Gather Other Information

No doubt you have seen pictures of our beautiful campus and understand the value of a liberal arts education. What other things about Colorado College will make us the perfect fit for your student? In addition to academics, we offer a wide range of co-curricular and athletic programs and student activities.

Looking for an outside perspective? Here are some words of wisdom from admissions officers at institutions around the country who are themselves parents of students anticipating the college search process.

Come For a Visit

Of course, there is no better way to see Colorado College and the beautiful Front Range of the Rocky Mountains than in person. We encourage you to come for a visit.

Logistics: Admission and Financial Aid

Carefully read and review our advice and instructions about applying for admission and financial aid.


If your child has been accepted to Colorado College, you probably will want to know about next steps. Answers to common questions and additional information are available for parents of admitted students as well as for the students themselves.