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Spend Your Summer with Andrews University!

The Early College Experience is an in-person summer program for rising high school Juniors and Seniors as well as incoming Freshmen. Come join us for three weeks of learning and fun on the campus of Andrews University. Each student will take one, 3-credit hour college course in addition to participating in seminars, activities, and local travel.

The 2024 Early College Experience will take place July 28-August 16.



Admissions requirements for the summer 2024 Early College Experience have been changed. 

All applicants must fill out and submit the online application. Students must have a 3.25 High School GPA with a college prep curriculum.* ACT, SAT or PSAT scores preferred. Students can be admitted without test scores, but must meet high school curriculum requirements. For questions, please email explore@andrews.edu

*Rising juniors must submit additional test scores. Please contact the program director for special inquiries.

2024 Courses

College Writing I*
Communications Skills
World Civilizations*
Scripture* (general education religion)
*honors eligible courses


Students can apply for the Early College Experience online following the instructions below. In addition to the application you will need to submit a copy of your high school transcript and the relevant standardized test scores.

The easiset way to apply is to use our fillable applicaiton. Click the link below and download the form. Fill it out and send it back to us via email at explore@andrews.edu.


If you want to apply online, visit the online application right here or by visiting andrews.edu/apply. Choose the undergraduate application and be sure to apply for the Main Campus as a high school guest student. You must apply as a high school guest to get the special rate. In addition, make sure you choose the summer term and click "yes" for Early College. The rest of the application is simple and should only take a few minutes to complete.

After we receive the application and additional documents, we will review your information and you will receive a decision letter. If you have already been admitted for the fall term, we will have your documents on file. If you are admitted to the program, you will receive an acceptance letter with instructions on your next steps and payment information. Please remember, acceptance to the Early College Program is not an admission to Andrews University as a full-time student. If you have any trouble with the application or have questions, please contact us at explore@andrews.edu.

Fees and Travel

The Early College is a single package price of $1295. This covers all costs, including tuition, housing, food, books and activities. There are no hidden costs or additional fees.

We are able to provide transportation to and from South Bend regional airport at no extra charge. Please work with the Explore Andrews office for arrangments. Students should arrive on Sunday, July 28 for move in. No late arrivals are allowed.

Summer Camps

Not yet ready for the Early College Experience? Check out our summer camps for middle school students right here.