College and Career Center

LATTE (Main Components of a University Application)

L etters of Recommendation – Process and Overview

A pplication – Direct, Common, Coalition, Bell Curve Variety

T est Scores – SAT, PSAT, ACT, College Board

T ranscript – GPA weighted unweighted

E ssay – How To

MOCHA (Vocational & Other Post-Secondary Pathways/Opportunities)

M ilitary - Enlistment

O ccupations - Careers, Career talks, Career clusters, Career Inventories

C oncurrent Enrollment – Platinum, Project Lead the Way, CU Succeed, PPCC, UCCS, Coding/Cyber

H ow To Interview – Resume, Interview Tips

A pprenticeships – Career Start, ISSA, Construction, CU Health

ESPRESSO (Factors to Consider in the College Application Process & University Fit)

E ligibility - Military Academies/NCAA

S cholarships – Loans, Grants, FAFSA, Work Study, Colorado Opportunity Fund, CSS Profile, Net Price                      Calculator, Western Undergraduate Exchange

P assion – Making Caring Common, Volunteer, Extra-curricular

R ep Visits – College Visits, College Fairs, College Score Card

E arly Action – Decision Deadlines (regular, early action, early decision, early restrictive)

S trength of Schedule – Selecting your academics, Higher Education Admission Standards

S tress – How to manage

O ccupations and Majors – Associates, BA, 3+2 Programs, MA, PhD, Interest Inventories, Strength of Program (how to determine)

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Laurie​ Derickson

College and Career Counselor

Kelly Gonzalez
College and Career Secretary


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CLICK to Watch this week's Announcements: College & Career Announcements, September 18, 2018

Weekly Morning Announcements on YouTube August 27th:

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D20 Teacher Cadet 

The Teacher Cadet pathway connects talented high school students to a career in teaching 

by helping them engage in experiential learning about the art of teaching, educational strategies, 

and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in American's schools.  

Teacher Cadets can earn college credit for UCCS TED 1000 - Teacher Cadet 1 in the fall semester 

and UCCS TED2000 - Teacher Cadet II in the spring semester.

More information coming Soon!

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