Key Plus – Frequently Asked Questions

In order to register for a Key Plus Course, you must first be admitted into Key Plus.

To Register do the following:

  • Make note of the CRN (Course Registration Number) for the Key Plus course interesting to you and compatible with your schedule.
      • You can find the CRN in the “CRN” column for each course above.
  • Log into the Registration site through RAMweb.
  • To register for a course using a “CRN” click on the “CRN” tab (see below).
  • Enter the CRN for the Key Plus  Course for which you wish to register and then select “Add to Summary.”

Screenshot of CRN Tab in Registration Site

Unfortunately, no.  The LEADS track is only available to students living in Key Plus designated spaces on the 4th floor of Braiden (rooms 401-470).  The Key Plus Pathways and Key Plus Discover tracks are the only option for students living off campus or for students who are not living on the 4th floor of Braiden.  Learn more about the Key Plus Pathways and Key Plus Discover tracks on the Key Plus Tracks page.

*We are able to extend placement in Braiden Hall (rooms 401-470) on a limited basis for those that apply by Sunday, April 11, 2021, 11:59 PM MDT.  Please remember you must attend an information session first.  We will continue accepting applications after this deadline for those interested in participating in Key Plus, but are not interested in living in Braiden.

  • It is possible to be in Key Plus and be a Resident Assistant (RA) or Inclusive Community Assistant (ICA) as long as you are not an RA/ICA in Braiden Hall.
  • Some RAs/ICAs like to also be in Key Plus because in Key Plus they get to just be a student.
  • However, many RAs/ICAs feel like participating in Key Plus and serving as an RA/ICA can be overwhelming.
  • If you decide to be an RA/ICA and participate in Key Plus note the following:
      • You will only be eligible for the Key Plus Pathways or Discover Tracks (you would not be eligible for the LEADS track)
      • If you decide to be an RA/ICA and be in Key Plus it’s best to connect with Aaron, the Key Plus Coordinator, to discuss what option is best for you.

Yes!  You can change your Key Plus track after you apply.

  • Please note that if you choose a room in one of the Key Plus designated spaces on the 4th floor of Braiden for next year (rooms 401-470) you can only choose between the LEADS track or the Pathways Track.  You will NOT be eligible for the Discover Track if you live on the 4th floor of Braiden Hall.

Returners to Key Plus, click here

First, you must attend one of the Key Plus Info sessions.  At the info session you will be given access to the Key Plus application.  The application includes several questions that require thoughtful essay responses.  All applicants will hear about the status of their application 2 weeks after the application deadline.  For a list of info sessions check out the How To Apply page.

Since Key Plus is an honorary program, we are looking for thoughtful responses to each of the application questions. We are looking to get to know you and to get a good understanding of why you want to join Key Plus, so give the questions a good amount of thought and be honest. When responding to each question respond with at least 150 words.

Take a look at the drop in hours hosted by Aaron, the Key Plus Coordinator, on the How To Apply page.  If those times don’t work for you, contact Aaron directly at Aaron.Escobedo@colostate.edu

  • Opportunities depending on the track you choose (learn more on the Key Plus Tracks page)
      • Attend the Key Plus Orientation, Etiquette Dinner, spring welcome back event, and end of the year closing event.
      • Meet 3 times each semester with your Key Plus Leadership Coach to set goals and review academic/leadership progress.
      • Participate in the Academic Progress Conferences and review your Leadership Development Plan.
  • Actively participate in community involvement events, resource workshops, and service events. Key Plus LEADS students may get the opportunity to help with Key Connect (an event the first-year Key Communities).
  • Uphold the goals and values of the Key Plus Learning Community.
  • Strive for academic excellence by maintaining a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Serve as a resource for all first-year Key Communities.
  • Be a positive representative and conduct yourself on campus in a way that positively contributes toward the development of a community based on academic success, civility and respect.
  • Fully abide by Colorado State University student conduct policies and residence hall policies.

For more info, check out the Key Plus Experience page.

There are lots of details when it comes to applying for housing.  In order to get the most accurate information, check out the University Housing website.  

If you are interested in living in a Key Plus designated spot on the 4th floor of Braiden Hall (rooms 401-470):

  • NEW Key Plus applicants will be able to choose a spot in one of our designated rooms on the floor after 12:00 PM MST on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 if you apply by the Priority Application deadline on February 14, 2021 by 11:59 PM MST.
  • Returning Key Plus applicants (currently in Key Plus) will be able to choose a spot in one of our designated rooms on the floor after 12:00 PM MST on Monday, March 1, 2021 if you apply by the Priority Application deadline on February 14, 2021 by 11:59 PM MST.

*We are able to extend placement in Braiden Hall (rooms 401-470) on a limited basis for those that apply by Sunday, April 11, 2021, 11:59 PM MDT.  Please remember you must attend an information session first.  We will continue accepting applications after this deadline for those interested in participating in Key Plus, but are not interested in living in Braiden.

  • You probably have this question because you are interested in living in a Key Plus designated room on the 4th floor of Braiden.
  • You can definitely choose your roommate as long as you and your roommate have been fully accepted into Key Plus and have completed all aspects of the housing application process.  If the above is true, here is the roommate selection process:
    1. When you log into the housing application, navigate to the room selection page of the application.
    2. Select a room with two open spaces and select one of those spaces.
    3. Once you select a room with two open spaces the other space will be held for up to 45 minutes during which time the other person can go in and select the other space.
  • Yes.  Please review the University Housing website carefully to ensure you understand the cancellation policy, the housing deposit process, and all other important deadlines.
  • If you are interested in living in a Key Plus designated spot on the 4th floor of Braiden Hall (rooms 401-470):
    • NEW Key Plus applicants will be able to choose a spot in one of our designated rooms on the floor after 12:00 PM MST on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 if you apply by the Priority Application deadline on February 14, 2021 by 11:59 PM MST.
    • Returning Key Plus applicants (currently in Key Plus) will be able to choose a spot in one of our designated rooms on the floor after 12:00 PM MST on Monday, March 1, 2021 if you apply by the Priority Application deadline on February 14, 2021 by 11:59 PM MST.

 

Unfortunately, no.  The LEADS track is only available to students living on the 4th floor of Braiden.  The Key Plus Courses track is the only option for students living off campus or for students who are not living on the 4th floor of Braiden Hall.  Please note that the last day to apply to Key Plus and select a room on the 4th floor of Braiden was March 9, 2020.  Learn more about the Key Plus Courses track and Key Plus classes here.

First, you must attend one of the Key Plus Info sessions.  At the info session you will be given access to the Key Plus application.  The application includes several questions that require thoughtful essay responses.  All applicants will hear about the status of their application 2 weeks after the application deadline.  For a list of info sessions check out the How do I apply for Key Plus page.

Since Key Plus is an honorary program, we are looking for thoughtful responses to each of the application questions. When responding to each question, try to respond with at least a paragraph or more for each question.  We are looking to get to know you and to get a good understanding of why you want to join Key Plus, so give the questions a good amount of thought and be honest.

Take a look at the drop in hours hosted by Aaron, the Key Plus Coordinator, on the How do I apply for Key Plus page.  If those times don’t work for you, contact Aaron directly at Aaron.Escobedo@colostate.edu

  • Attend the Key Plus Orientation, Etiquette Dinner, spring welcome back event, and end of the year closing event.
  • Meet 2 to 3 times each semester with your Key Plus Leadership Coach to set goals and review academic/leadership progress.
  • Participate in the Academic Progress Conferences and review your Leadership Development Plan.
  • Actively participate in community involvement events, resource workshops, and service events. Key Plus LEADS students help with move-in and Key Connect for the first-year Key Communities
  • Uphold the goals and values of the Key Plus Learning Community.
  • Strive for academic excellence by maintaining a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Serve as a resource for all first-year Key Communities.
  • Be a positive representative and conduct yourself on campus in a way that positively contributes toward the development of a community based on academic success, civility and respect.
  • Fully abide by Colorado State University student conduct policies and residence hall policies.

For more info, check out the Key Plus Experience page.

The last day to apply to Key Plus and be able to choose a room in Braiden (a space in one of the 4th floor lofts) was on March 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  If you are still interested in living on the 4th floor of Braiden, please contact Aaron Escobedo at Aaron.Escobedo@colostate.edu to talk about options.

You probably have this question because you are interested in living on the 4th floor of Braiden.

You can definitely choose your roommate as long as you and your roommate have been fully accepted into Key Plus and have completed all aspects of the housing application process.  Here’s how it works: when you log into the housing application, navigate to the room selection page of the application.  Select a room with two open spaces and select one of those spaces.  The other space will be held for up to 45 minutes during which time the other person can go in and select the other space.

Yes.  Please review the University Housing website carefully to ensure you understand the cancellation policy, the housing deposit process, and all other important deadlines.