For Volunteers Overview
The Admission Volunteer Program (AVP) connects prospective applicants seeking admission to Colorado College with alumni in an effort to continue the tradition of excellence at CC. AVP grants prospective students opportunities to gain greater insight into the Colorado College experience and simultaneously allows CC alumni to stay connected with their alma mater.
AVP roles and responsibilities:
- Maintain knowledge about admissions requirements, academic programs, student services, and campus activities
- Enthusiastically demonstrate an appreciation for a liberal arts education
- Follow through on activities to which you have committed
- Facilitate communication between CC and prospective students
- Share your CC experience with prospective students through volunteer opportunities like interviewing
- Enjoy yourself and be proud of your role in helping to shape the future of CC
Benefits of joining the AVP Team:
- Opportunities to network with fellow AVP members
- Recognition online and in various campus publications
- CC swag items to show off your Tiger pride
Partner With Us
Prospective student interviews are a mutually enjoyable and beneficial process for the student, the interviewer, and the Admission Office. At Colorado College, interviews give the Admission Committee personal context about applicants that may not be obvious in their application. For students, the interview is an opportunity to learn more about Colorado College. The interview is a conversation, led by the interviewer, and a way to get to know the student in more dynamic way than what we can see on paper.
The Admission Office looks for capable, competitive, and compelling students who will contribute to our campus. The holistic admission process at Colorado College allows applicants to shine in many unique ways, rather than relying exclusively on academic profiles and test scores. The interview is highly encouraged but not required as part of the admission process. While it is not always the deciding factor, the interview provides dimension to each application, ensuring the shaping and molding of a more cohesive and unique class by taking an individual look at each applicant and their skills, abilities, talents, and potential.
Admission volunteers are critical in implementing quality interviews to supplement the admission process. Our volunteers thoroughly enjoy interviewing prospective students because it reminds them of their experiences at Colorado College and connects them to the process that brings the next generation of Tigers to campus.
After the admission committee admits students, you will receive information about the students you interviewed and will have the opportunity to call and congratulate those who were admitted. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student you interviewed enroll at Colorado College. Except, of course, seeing them graduate!
Qualifications to become an alumni interviewer:
- You must have received an undergraduate degree from Colorado College
- You must have experienced the block plan as a student
- You must not have a close relative in the admission pool
Our Admission Directors spend most of fall and spring on the road, traveling to high schools and college fairs all over the country and the world. While we do our best to attend as many college fairs as possible, there are many that we miss. It is here where we rely on our volunteers to represent Colorado College.
Once we connect you with a fair, we will send you a box of supplies, including a tablecloth, a name tag, view books, financial aid information, and travel brochures. Then, it's up to you to spend a few hours talking with high school students and their families, answering questions, and sharing your own Colorado College experience.
Admitted Student Receptions
Every winter after acceptance letters are mailed out and before final decisions have to be made, the Admission Office hosts Admitted Student Receptions in different cities around the country. Admitted students have the opportunity to meet and greet with alumni, who, in turn, get to share their excitement and experience with the prospective students.
Whether you can host an hors d’oeuvres meet and greet event at your home, recommend a great location in your city, or attend as a proud Colorado College alumnus/a, we invite you to be a part of our Admitted Student Receptions.
Admitted Student Conversations
Beginning in mid-December and continuing through our decision deadline of May 1, we ask our volunteers to connect with admitted students and help answer questions they may have about our community. Join us today and help welcome our future Tigers to the Colorado College family!
If you are interested in other potential opportunities to partner with your alma mater, please visit the college alumni volunteer opportunities webpage.
If you have any questions regarding AVP please contact firstname.lastname@example.org