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PRE-COLLEGE + CAREER PROGRAM | Grades 10-12 How to Earn College Credit at EXPLO

This summer, you can earn two college credits while you gain professional experience with industry experts.

EXPLO Pre-College Overview

OVERVIEW Maximize your summer learning experience

EXPLO has an exclusive partnership with Sarah Lawrence College to offer college credit for Pre-College + Career Program students who choose to participate in this unique résumé-enhancing opportunity for immersive career exploration. Students in EXPLO’s Pre-College + Career program can earn two college credits from Sarah Lawrence for a combination of the work they undertake at the program and a post-program research and writing assignment.

COLLEGE CREDIT BENEFITS Why earn college credit through Sarah Lawrence?

Sarah Lawrence College is a prestigious college recognized by The Princeton Review as a leader in undergraduate liberal arts education and classroom experiences. Sarah Lawrence not only consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the United States — but they also share our commitment to teaching and learning that shapes the future. Both their undergraduate and graduate programs are steeped in experiential learning and lauded for their academic rigor. EXPLO Pre-College + Career Concentrations have been carefully reviewed by the Faculty Curriculum Committee to ensure the programs meet the high standards of the college, including a deep commitment to teaching and learning, a pioneering approach to education, a rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni.

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Get a head start at EXPLO Pre-College + Career

Earning college credit is a great way to enhance your college application and gain experience with college-level coursework. But not all pre-college credit programs are created equal. Here’s what you’ll do at EXPLO Pre-College + Career that can help set you apart:

  • Complete a college-level research and writing assignment that you can share with prospective internship employers
  • Enhance your college application by checking off and submitting your college-level course for credit on the Common Application
  • Draw on the dynamic combination of experiences on-campus and post-program to enrich your college application essays and interviews, and to demonstrate your interest in the field of study

PRE-COLLEGE + CAREER PROGRAM How to apply for college credit at EXPLO

In order to earn college credit through EXPLO, you must first be accepted into the Pre-College + Career Program. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Choose a Pre-College + Career Concentration.
  2. Create an account and submit your application in the Application Portal.
  3. After you’re accepted to and enrolled in the Pre-College + Career program, complete the form in the Student Portal to add the college credit option; a $400 fee* will be applied to your final tuition and fees.

*EXPLO has a long history of enrolling students of strong scholastic merit who go on to be leaders, innovators, and explorers in their fields. Given the strength of the EXPLO student body, Sarah Lawrence has discounted the fee for EXPLO Pre-College + Career scholars.

LEARN MORE Your questions about college credit at EXPLO, answered

College credit is available for the following concentrations:  

  • Psychology + Neuroscience 
  • Surgical Interventions + Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Trial Law + The American Justice System
  • Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning
  • Medical Rotations
  • Crime Scene Investigation + Forensic Science

Sarah Lawrence College offers EXPLO Pre-College + Career students two college credits — the equivalent of one course. Students taking multiple concentrations or who have earned Sarah Lawrence credit through an EXPLO program in the past are not eligible to receive additional credit.

No. You must opt-in for college credit, which requires an additional fee and the completion of a research and writing project of six to eight pages, which will be done after the on-campus portion of the program has concluded (due by August 31, 2022). The research and writing assignment is an exploration of a challenge that practitioners in the field could encounter in the near future. The work builds on the on-campus experience, combined with individual purpose, research, and interest to develop and connect the ideas of the Concentration. Details about the research and writing assignment will be provided to students during the program.

Absolutely. You’ll also get an official transcript for the credit to include with your college applications.

Yes. That said, every college has its own requirements for transfer credit, and students will need to confirm with each institution as to how they would deal with this credit option.