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.
College Application Month 2018
We are excited to share with you a revamped College Application
Month (CAM)! CAM is a six-week boot camp to get students to
identify career goals, research matching education programs and
apply successfully regardless of their postsecondary path. This
year's campaign will run from Sept. 17 through Oct.
Colorado Free Application Day is Oct. 30
To inspire more Coloradans to continue their education, all 32
public colleges and universities in Colorado, and several private
institutions, will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday,
We have the tools for you to make this year's CAM the best
- Contest: Students who successfully complete all six weeks'
activities and file the FAFSA plus at least one application will be
eligible for a 529 scholarship worth $1,000
- Educator Guide and Step-by-Step Directions for Students: Using
CIC.org tools and resources, we've created a series of six lessons
you can implement each week
- CAM ICAP: a full ICAP template from which your students can
navigate each week has been deployed online.
CIC Resources to Help with HB17-1041 Implementation
In August 2017, a law went into effect regarding educational
opportunities that lead to jobs. College In Colorado offers many
resources that you may use with students and add to their ICAP that
will help you meet these requirements.
scholarship tools. In addition to many new features, students
can sign up for monthly e-mails that give them real-time updates of
new scholarships that match their profile!
Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)
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
The milestone tracking capability and reporting 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.
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 assistance with ICAP or
using any particular part of our websites. Contact
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)
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 ICAP worksheets and template, financial aid, middle
school, high school and educators' resources, brochures and
The Next Step Newsletter
Each month College In Colorado prepares an e-newsletter 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 on.
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),
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).
Connections to Other Resources
College In Colorado has bundled together some
additional resources that you may find valuable.
Every October is College Application Month. Get information,
resources and ideas to host this important initiative at your