Preparing for life after high school is more than just a one time event. District 49 uses the College in Colorado website to help students plan for whatever they want to do in life. This website is about more than just college and/or Colorado; it provides useful tools and information in regards to interests, abilities, skills, careers, post-secondary training and more. The district automatically creates College in Colorado accounts for students based on their district assigned student number beginning in the 6th grade for use with developing each student's Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP).
College Admission TestingAdmission to a 4-year college or university is usually requires taking either the ACT or SAT. Due to policy changes, SAT and ACT scores may need to be provided to colleges and other related organizations directly from the testing agencies. Juniors and Seniors should also see the Counseling portion of your individual high school's webpage for more financial aid information and opportunities.
College Application MonthOctober is College Application Month and is sponsored by College In Colorado. The goal of College Application Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation and opportunity to apply to college, with the help of the resources available on CollegeInColorado.org.
- To increase the number of Colorado Seniors who apply to college.
- To encourage first generation and students who may not otherwise apply to college.
- To provide useful timelines and information that prepares students in the application process.
- To provide resources for schools to create a college-going culture.
- Scholarships and IKEA gift cards are awarded.
Occupational Outlook HandbookThe Occupational Outlook Handbook provides job search tips, links to information about the job market in each state. Additionally, you'll find earnings information, expected job prospects, the training and education needed and what workers do on the job for many different careers.
College Selection Process
College Affordability GuideThe College Affordability Guide analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into the rankings.
FinAid!The SmartStudent guide to financial aid.
That Money ShowCollege financial aid tips from "That Money Show."