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. In addition, if that student eventually enrolls at Earlham College, he or she receives a credit toward Earlham’s tuition equal to one-half of the Explore-A-College Program tuition the student paid.
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
Earlham is a private, liberal arts college that emphasizes academic inquiry in a challenging intellectual environment. It is one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, well known for the strength of its programs and the quality of its teaching. Earlham College offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in 40 fields. Lilly Library is recognized as the nation’s foremost undergraduate teaching library. The student body is made up of nearly 1,180 students from 46 states and over 75 countries.
Quakers established Earlham in 1847. The College’s long-standing Quaker values encourage community, intellectual exploration, social concern, peacemaking, and service. Many faith traditions, from Quakerism to Islam and Catholicism to Judaism, are represented in our student body.
Located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of 37,000, Earlham College is 45 miles from Dayton, and within 75 miles of both Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Earlham has a wooded 200-acre front campus with 38 buildings and a 600-acre back campus of woods, fields, and farmland. Nearly ninety percent of the students live in eight residence halls and 30 college-owned houses, many with international or academic theme.