Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ's | COVID-19
Q: When can I arrive to campus?
A: You will move in on August 1, 2021. We encourage you to arrive early morning to get settled in. You will receive information from Housing when sign-ups are open.
Q: What if the Office of Admission has purchased my ticket? How do I go about getting my flight rescheduled?
A: If the Office of Admission had purchased your plane ticket to arrive for Bridge, we are working with our travel agencies to reschedule those flights. Someone from our office will be contacting you shortly to coordinate a new arrival date once we have solidified details from our campus partners.
Q: What if I purchased a flight out of pocket? Will I be reimbursed?
A: We recommend that you give the airline you purchased the plane ticket from a call to inquire about switching your flight to arrive for NSO. While we do not anticipate that airlines will charge you a ‘change flight fee’, if the airline indicates you will incur a cost for changing your flight, please contact the Office of Financial Aid (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about getting that fee covered. Regarding reimbursement, we will not be providing reimbursements for flights since that expense was factored into your need-based financial aid package.
Q: What will my experience be like in an online setting for the Bridge Scholars Program?
A: The faculty in the Bridge Scholars Program have designed classes that make use of both asynchronous and synchronous (video class meetings) pedagogies. You will receive information from your faculty and mentor teams with more information about your BSP class. The workload will be similar to an on-campus class, so expect to spend 3-5 hours per day on your course.
Q: I do not have a reliable computer to use for online learning -- the video is slow and my computer crashes easily. What can I do?
A: Please refer back to the email you received titled “Bridge Scholar Update” and fill out the form linked in the e-mail, this allows our office to share your request with ITS (Information Technology Solutions), who will prepare a loaner laptop and mail it to you ASAP.
Q: My computer does not have all the software I need (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel), what should I do?
A: You can install Microsoft Office for free. See this page for instructions https://www.coloradocollege.edu/offices/its/guides/purchase-technology/install-office.html
Q: If I missed the BSP Town Hall Information Session then is there a recorded video I can view?
A: Yes, you can view the previously recorded BSP Information Session (Session begins at 00:05:30).
How much does the Bridge Scholars Program Cost?
Tuition, books, room and board are paid for by Colorado College.
If I come early for the program, I worry I won't earn enough savings this summer. What should I do?
Completion of the Bridge Scholars Program comes with a $400 stipend. This should off-set your lost wages.
What methods of transportation are there when I arrive to Colorado Springs?
You can take a taxi from Colorado Springs airport (approximate fare $40). If you arrive at Denver International Airport, you can take Groome Transportation (students receive 10% off) and they will drop students off on campus near the Boettcher Center building.
Will my airfare or ground transportation be paid for by the Bridge Program?
The cost of transportation to CC is already budgeted into your financial aid award. If you have difficulties getting here, please contact Financial Aid.
When should I get to CC for the BSP?
You should arrive on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
When are Bridge Scholars able to move in to their dorm rooms?
You will be able to move into your permanent dorm room upon move-in. Room and Board includes housing and meals for the duration (2.5 weeks) of the Bridge Scholars Program.
When is the last date to register for the Bridge Scholars Program?
We would like to hear from you by the third week of May, especially if you want your top course choice. However, we do allow late adds.
When will I find out which course I am assigned?
You will be notified of your course assignment by late July.
If I am planning on taking a gap semester or winter start, am I still eligible for the program?
No, you are required to arrive on campus on the designated arrival date.
Will I need to bring a laptop?
Many students do bring a laptop to CC because they find it convenient to have their own computer. However, CC has many public computer labs that are open to students.
If you want to purchase a computer to bring to CC, the Bridge Scholars Program provides a $400 stipend that you can use to purchase an affordable laptop.
Need suggestions on what to buy? CC students can get a discount purchasing from Apple or Dell.
Shop at the custom CC Dell online store and get appx. 5-10% off
- Use member ID us26876754
- Shop at the custom CC Apple online store and get appx. 5-10% off
ITS suggests getting a solid state (or flash-based) hard drive that's at least 256 GB (512 GB is a safer bet) and 8 GB of RAM.
Here's an example dell laptop that costs around $400 that will accomplish the normal minimum tasks that a CC student needs. It won't be the fastest or best computer, but it's a good deal for a very economic price. Note that storage space may be an issue, but can be augmented with an external hard drive or flash drive.
The college has loaner computers that students could check out for the entire academic year. If you are interested in reserving a year-long loaner computer, please email Belinda Barrientos.
If I bring my own laptop or plan to buy one, wouldn't buying software like Microsoft Word be very expensive?
Windows 10 is free for all CC students. Use our Kivuto portal to get your free version of Windows 10. Microsoft Office is also free for CC students -- visit this page to read how to download Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
What to bring?
Whatever will make your dorm room feel like home. Our winters are cold and snowy, so be sure to bring warm clothes. See the FAQ for Families page for suggestions on what to bring.
I have no car, but need to go shopping for some dorm basics?
All CC students can ride any of Mountain Metro Transit's set bus routes at no cost using their Gold Card!
Where can I mail a package prior to arriving for Bridge Scholars Program?
If you would like to mail items ahead of time, please address the package as follows and write "Please hold for incoming student":
Attn. Student Name
902 N. Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO 80946
Student Worner mail boxes will be assigned before school starts.
My parents and family have more logistical questions. How do I find more information?