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Athletic Recruitment Practices

Colorado College is committed to academic excellence and has established recruitment practices to strengthen athletic programs. The Admission Office works closely with the Athletic Department to ensure that students on all intercollegiate teams are representative of our student body and are admitted with the expectation of their full participation in the life of the college.

Student-athletes should be aware that we have committed to the following:

* All admission decisions are rendered and delivered in writing by the Admission Office only. Any communication regarding the status of an admission decision conveyed by non-admission personnel, including verbal commitments, should be considered preliminary, unofficial, and subject to change.

* No admission decision, including an Early Decision, will be made until the candidate's application is complete and all necessary supporting documentation has been received (including application, supplement, transcripts, standardized test scores and recommendations).

* By NCAA policy, there are no athletic scholarships awarded in Division III programs. Financial aid awards and merit-based scholarship offers are made only by the Financial Aid Office after the student has been admitted. The net price calculator available to all prospective students gives students and families financial aid estimations prior to being admitted.


Colorado College enrolls students who will enhance and enjoy the intellectual, social, and extracurricular communities our campus provides. We seek students who are interested in the wide range of rigorous intellectual experiences offered, and value the role that extra-curricular activities, such as music, debate, theater, political action, and athletics, play on campus. In addition, we are committed to racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and geographical diversity.

Coach's Role

While admission decisions are made exclusively by the admission committee, the coach's assessment of the athletic ability and potential contribution of each candidate is considered. Coaches at other colleges may evaluate a student-athlete's ability differently. Positional considerations may also lead to different assessments of an applicant's value to a team.

It is important to remember that this is a college admission process with an athletic component, not an athletic recruiting process that comes with the opportunity to attend college. Our coaches actively identify and recruit student-athletes and act as advocates for them; but no coach at the college has the authority to offer, promise, or otherwise guarantee a spot in the incoming class to any recruited student-athlete.