Governor Polis Announcement for Free Application Day:
To inspire more Coloradans to continue their education, all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado and several private institutions will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday, Oct. 13 as part of the third Colorado Free Application Day.
Colorado Free Application Day caps off Colorado Applies Month, a five-week campaign that guides 11th- and 12-grade students and adult job seekers along the application process. Admissions application information for each institution will available on the campaign website soon, and fees will be waived for applications submitted on Oct. 13 only.
The high school graduating class of 2021 will also have the option to include or not include their SAT or ACT scores with their college applications as Colorado colleges have implemented a “test-optional” policy making the college application process even easier for students this year. To learn more about the test-optional policy click
The statewide push is designed to increase Colorado’s stagnant college-going and FAFSA completion rates. Despite being one of the most educated states in the country, Colorado sends just 56 percent of high school graduates to a college, university or certificate program, and just 50 percent of students submit a FAFSA application—a key indicator of students’ likelihood to continue their education.
By removing barriers for students to achieve a credential, Colorado can increase the number of students who complete their programs and enter the workforce with a degree or competitive skills. Nearly 75 percent of Colorado jobs require a postsecondary credential. Colorado Free Application Day encourages residents to live up to their fullest potential.
My Mountain Town Community Calendar
- filter events by Category, date, or keyword to easily find events of interest. Add your community, church, or non-profit event to the calendar yourself! Click here
to access the submission form. Businesses: please contact us for more information on adding your events! Questions? Email