Will you be a rising eleventh or twelfth grade student in Summer 2024 and are you interested in the Block Plan at Colorado College? If so, then through a unique pre-college program, this upcoming summer is the ideal time for you to try Colorado College’s distinctive Block Plan, which is the hallmark of its undergraduate experience.
What is the Block Plan? In short, the Block Plan at Colorado College, which is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, allows students to study what they want, how they want, in ways that they simply cannot at any other undergraduate institution. Each course a student takes at Colorado College lasts three and a half weeks and during those three and a half weeks the student is taking that course and no others. One block is equivalent to one class on a semester plan. A class typically meets from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with additional class sessions for studio, labs, discussions, field trips in the afternoons. Professors have the flexibility to schedule classes in format and timing for optimal learning. Undergraduates typically take four blocks per semester and eight blocks per academic year, plus optional Half Block in the winter and Summer Session during the summer.
Why should all this matter to current high school students? Colorado College’s Pre-College Block (July 8 through 24, 2024) includes an array of academic courses, all taught by Colorado College professors and for college credit, which allows high school students entering grades 11 and 12 in Fall 2024 to get a sense of whether or not Colorado College and its Block Plan would be attractive to them for their full undergraduate experiences. Summer courses are available in areas as diverse as Introduction to Human Anatomy, Entrepreneurship & Business Management, and Introductory Astronomy: Your Place in the Universe.
Colorado College’s summer 2024 Pre-College application is open now, and need-based scholarships are available until March 1, 2024.