Early College – Albright College

Early College

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Highly motivated high school juniors and seniors may apply to earn college credit at Albright College, while still enrolled in high school. Courses count towards an Albright bachelor’s degree or can be transferred to other colleges or universities.

Albright College offers Early College courses — covering a variety of topics — each fall, spring and summer session. Early College students will spend part of each week day morning taking part in classes on Albright’s college campus, and earning college credit. Students can also pair Early College with the Total Experience Learning program for an even deeper integration of research and college learning.

Each Early College course offers one unit per semester (the equivalent of 3.5 credits at most institutions). Students completing five courses (5 units/17.5 credits) over their junior and senior years of high school will have the equivalent of a full semester complete before beginning college. Albright College courses are equal to four college credits or one unit, unless otherwise stated.

$500/course for high school juniors and seniors
$1,561/course for college students not currently enrolled at Albright

Total Experience Learning Early College program

Focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, this research program offers opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to immediately apply for Early College and earn even more college credit, by pairing a course of their choice with a concurrent TExpL research course.

Total Experience Learning Early College credits
One Dual Enrollment course (1 unit)
SPI 101 – introductory research course (.25 unit)
= 1.25 total units per semester (the equivalent of 5 credits at most institutions)

Total Experience Learning Early College cost
One Dual Enrollment course = $500
SPI 101 – introductory research course = $125
= $625 total per semester

Choosing courses

Accepted students may choose a 100-level college course, offered on a space-available basis. Your first choice may not be available. Students accepted into the Total Experience Early College program will also be automatically registered for SPI 101 – Introductory Research. Learn about transferability of Albright College courses.

Getting acclimated to campus

Before the semester begins, dual enrollment Early College students will receive information by email, including a campus map and directions, a personal Albright College email address, campus computer login credentials and information on purchasing textbooks. Billing information will sent electronically through Albright email, and payment is due one week before the start of courses.

All Early College students are encouraged to schedule a campus visit before starting classes. (Please note that you are a Dual Enrolled student in the form’s “additional request” box.)

Students requesting impairment-related accommodations are encouraged to self-identity with Albright’s Student Accessibility & Advocacy Office at least one month before the start of the semester. Albright College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) to provide equal access to the educational environment.

Application deadlines

Aug. 1 for Fall Early College courses (Accepts announced by Aug. 15)
Jan. 1 for Spring Early College courses (Accepts announced by Jan. 15)
June 1 for Summer Early College courses (Accepts announced by June 15)

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Have questions?
Call Nicole Christie, senior associate director of admission at (610) 921-7700 or email nchristie@albright.edu