Counselor Workshops, held each fall at college/university campuses across Colorado, provide a great opportunity for high school counselors and admissions representatives to come together to share knowledge and recharge professional relationships.

Join us this year for:

  • Short, informative and structured updates from CCHS/CR member colleges/universities, non-profit member organizations, and CDE endorsed public area technical colleges

  • Topical breakout sessions

  • Additional opportunities to connect with colleagues

 Questions can be sent to [email protected]

Registration for the Fall 2024 Workshops is now open!
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Fall 2024 Counselor Workshops Dates and Locations

  • Friday, September 6: Regis University, Denver
  • Monday, September 9: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
  • Monday, September 16: Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction
  • Monday, September 23: University of Denver, Denver
  • Friday, September 27: Colorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo

Fall 2024 Agendas

Regis University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Denver, Colorado State University Pueblo

  • Traditional, presentation style updates from the colleges/universities; similar to previous workshops
  • Opportunity to attend 2 breakout sessions
Colorado Mesa University
  • Round Table updates with the colleges/universities, similar to speed dating - but recruitment style :)
    • You and your colleagues will be seated at a table with 2-3 colleges. During 10-minute intervals, the college representatives will each share their updates with you, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions in return. After 10 minutes, the colleges will rotate tables till you have had the chance to talk with every college. 
  • Opportunity to attend 3 breakout sessions
  • Enhance your counselor workshop experience on the Western Slope with the CMU Counselor Showcase from September 15-17. With comprehensive programming before and after the workshop, you’ll experience both the CMU and CMU Tech campuses, meet with faculty and hear from current students. You’ll enjoy a complimentary stay at Hotel Maverick and all meals are included. The showcase features a dinner and wine pairing at a local winery followed by a horse-drawn carriage sunset tour through Palisade. Optional transportation from Golden is included. Since spots are limited, we encourage you to submit your CMU Counselor Showcase interest form this week.

Fall 2024 Breakout Sessions

  • CDHE Updates: This is a presentation on any relevant updates to this service year for CDHE. There will be time for questions.

  • FAFSA/CASFA Updates: Learn about what to expect on October 1st. We will be covering updates, frequently asked questions, troubleshooting, and tips & tricks for the 2025-26 FAFSA and CASFA.

  • Support Undocumented Youth and Mixed Status Families: Undocumented students and mixed-status families deserve educators and social service providers who understand their unique challenges and create supportive environments that enable students to thrive, regardless of their immigration status. This breakout session offers an overview of some challenges and best practices, led by an expert facilitator with first-hand experience.

  • The Power of Partnership: Join us for a fun session designed to enrich collaboration between high school counselors and college admissions representatives. This community-building session is open to newbies, veterans, and everyone in-between!

  • Outreach and Community Engagement Initiatives: Hear from the Outreach and Community Engagement division at the Colorado Department of Higher Education for an overview of: 

    • EmpowerEd, the new program resulting from legislation that provides financial aid to Colorado students who are experiencing housing insecurity

    • FosterEd, Colorado program proving financial aid for students with foster care experience

    • Education and Training Voucher (ETV), federal program providing financial aid for students with foster care experience

  • Volunteer with Colorado Council: The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations is a volunteer member organization comprised of Colorado high school counselors and college admission staff who work together to help educate and assist students in achieving their higher educational goals. Hear from current officers and representatives about the benefits of volunteering and how to get started!

  • Host Site Spotlight: Each Host Site is planning their own breakout sessions to best showcase their campus.

2024 Registration Fees:



  July 15 - August 31


September 1 - September 27


Day-of Workshop

Switching Workshops

Within one week of Workshop


Member $45 $55 $65 $20  
Non-Member $80 $90 $100 $20  
Graduate Student $35 $45 $55 $20