Established in 1964, CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs is a for-profit college that offers accelerated undergraduate degrees in a variety of fields, including Heathcare Administration, Computer Networking, Medical Specialties, Management and Accounting, and Graphic Arts. Other popular programs include Computer Programming, Business Management, and Medical Assisting. Classes are available on the weekend and at night to suit the needs of working adults, as well as during the day.
Most Popular Fields of Study
Prospective students should first figure out when they would like to start classes. Because there are a few different tracks to choose from, and because classes frequently start at different times during the year, it is important to apply at least one semester in advance and make it clear in the applications material when your intended start date is.
First-time college students should include their high school diploma or GED equivalent, as well as their high school transcript, a completed application, and an application processing fee. Certain courses of study might also require SAT or ACT test scores. The best way to determine if it is necessary for your application is to get in touch with the head of the department you are applying for.
Nontraditional students, or those transferring from another institution, should be sure to also include their college transcript. This way, there is the potential for credits to transfer, which is always a big help. Students who are interested in completing their four-year bachelor’s degree are also often recommended to have completed the ACT or SAT.
Most students attending college require a bit of financial assistance, and things are no different at CollegeAmerica. As an accredited institution, students are eligible for federal and state help. The best advice that the counselors from the admissions and financial aid offices have is to get the FAFSA completed as soon as possible after deciding to attend. This way, if there are going to be any complications, there will be enough time to submit a new version of the form well in advance of the semester starting and tuition being required. The financial aid office can also offer advice on specific loans for students and their parents to choose from, including the subsidized Stafford loan, the Pell grant, and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students.
The campus location on Citadel Drive South is centrally located for convenience. It is also near a number of different cafes and shops, meaning that there are spaces nearby to study if you don’t feel like going all the way home between classes.
Students can take advantage of the contemporary facilities for working on reports and research, too. The school’s four different computer labs make staying on top of things easy, while the 65-seat theater often hosts exciting extracurricular events, as well as large lectures and coursework-related activities.
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Because the focus is on earning an associate or bachelor’s degree as quickly as possible, there is more of an emphasis on activities in the classroom as opposed to outside of it. This means that while students may participate in occasional informal sporting activities, including hikes in the nearby mountains and bicycle trips, there are not official sports teams that compete with other colleges in the area. For those students interested in organized sports, there are a number of community-based leagues to choose from.
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