My son or daughter is applying to the program. How can they improve their chances to get into CLC?
We highly recommend that your student communicates directly with the CLC Office if they have questions about the program rather than having a parent ask questions on their behalf. We want to get to know your student during the selection process to evaluate their professionalism and interest in the program.
I am prospective scholar, how can I improve my chances in getting into the program?
Attention to detail, having a winning attitude, and professionalism are all very important to us in CLC. Please know that as you are communicating with the CLC Office Staff and Scholars, all team members are part of the selection process.
How do I access the online application?
The online application can be found here: http://www.uccs.edu/clc/apply.html. We strongly suggest that you type up the answers to questions and essays beforehand so that you can check for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes. Also, the application system will recognize you if you come back to complete the application at the same computer and IP address. However, if you switch computers, it will not recognize you and you could lose all the information you previously submitted. The best strategy is to fill out the word or PDF version first, and then come back to finish the application when you have the time to complete it fully.
What is the selection/acceptance rate?
Last year, 10% of those who applied to the program were admitted. This year, we will accept between 15-16 scholars for the 2013-2014 incoming class.
How do I format a resume? What are you looking for in a resume?
Be sure to highlight your academic, work, community service, work experience, extracurricular involvement, leadership experiences and achievements. There are many resources on the internet that can help you with formatting. We also strongly advise that you consult with a career counselor at your high school or college to receive feedback. We will only accept resumes that are one-page in length.
When will I find out if I was selected to participate in on-campus interview day (Monday, March 11th)?
Friday, February 22nd.
What is the schedule like for the March 11th final interviews?
If you are one of the 50 finalists, you will be invited for either a morning (8:30 a.m. -12:25 p.m.) or afternoon interview session (11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). All 50 finalists will be invited to a lunch hosted by the Chancellor. You will also participate in interviews with current CLC scholars, Board members, university faculty and staff, and alumni of the CLC program. Campus tours will be available for incoming first-year students.
I’m from out-of-state. If selected as a finalist, how can I participate in the interviews?
Priority consideration will be given to out-of state candidates who can appear in-person for the interviews. In the past, we have offered Skype interviews, but the interview format has changed and it will be difficult to evaluate your candidacy fairly without meeting you in-person. Skype interviews may be available in extraordinary circumstances, but cannot be guaranteed.
What do you look for in the written applications?
We are looking for your professionalism and candor. Your application should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Your commitment to leadership, service and your personality should shine through. You should also demonstrate knowledge about the program, what you can contribute to it, and why you want to be a member of CLC.
Can I receive additional scholarship funding from other sources?
Yes, you can and we encourage you to visit the financial aid page for other opportunities at UCCS: http://www.uccs.edu/~finaid/. Please note that if you receive a Kane scholarship which covers all of your tuition expenses, you would not receive an additional $4,000 from CLC. However, you could still participate in both programs.