Information for Educators


The two-week summer Explore-A-College Program at Earlham College allows high school students to take part in a "dress rehearsal" for the real college experience before he or she graduates. By taking a class taught by an Earlham professor, students develop college-level discussion, research, and time management skills that will better prepare them for college work.

Upon successful completion of the two-week course, the student will earn two semester hours of transferable college credit. (Participants in the U.S.A. on a visitor's visa are not eligible to receive the college credit.)

Requirements for Enrollment

We appreciate your assistance in helping students with the application process. To apply, students must submit:

  • A short essay explaining why the student would like to participate in the Explore-A-College Program.
  • An official high school transcript.
  • A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor.  Complete the online form or send a letter on school letterhead.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50. This will be applied toward the total Explore-A-College Program tuition.

About Earlham College

Established in 1847, Earlham College is a selective, private liberal arts college. With its emphasis on significant experiences and profound inquiry, an Earlham education is excellent preparation, not just for your first job, but  for a career and a lifetime of rewarding involvement. As business leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, authors, activists and more, Earlham alumni are global citizens making a difference in the world. 

Earlham offers undergraduate preparation in 34 majors, 35 minors, and six independent programs, including pre-professional preparation in health care, law, and engineering. It also offers a M.A.T. for those interested in secondary education teaching certification. A Center for Integrated Learning assists all students in exploring career paths through meaningful and rewarding domestic and international internships. 

For the past five years U.S. News & World Report has ranked Earlham among the  top 12 liberal arts colleges in the country for undergraduate teaching. Earlham professors are teaching scholars who are invested in their students' success in the classroom and beyond. Of the approximately 100 full-time faculty members, 98% hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their fields. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1; 70% of the  classes have 19 or fewer students. Faculty and students are on a first-name basis, in order to emphasize that they are partners in learning. 

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions