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Spelman College Summer Programs

Virtual Summer Program: Early College Program

The application for 2021 Summer Programs is now closed. The 2022 Summer Programs application will be available on February 1, 2022.

The Early College Program (ECP) is a four-week virtual program for female high school students, who are currently in the 11th and 12th grades, and are seeking an early college experience. Since 1989, ECP has been chosen as the program to launch the college career of hundreds of exceptional young scholars.

ECP is an intense academic program that offers college credit courses in English, biology and math for current high school juniors and seniors. A cumulative 3.0 GPA along with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in English, science and math courses is required.

Eligible students may select and attend one of the following modules:

Spelman Summer Programs ECP English
ECP English 101 offers a college credit course earning (4) college credits.  This course provides opportunities for the student to learn how to read, think and write critically in preparation for a First-Year Composition course. The course emphasizes analysis, logical fallacies, reasoning and writing under a timed circumstance.  A minimum grade of "C" is required to earn credit and generate a college transcript.

Open to current 11th and 12th grade students.

Spelman Summer Programs ECP Bio
ECP Biology 100 offers a college credit course in The Biology of Women earning four (4) credits. This course provides perspectives on the distinct biology of women. The roles of science in society and women’s empowerment through knowledge of their bodies will be examined. The course features lectures and laboratory. A minimum grade of “C” is required to earn the credit and generate a college transcript.

Open to current 11th and 12th grade students.

ECP Math
ECP Math 107 offers a college credit course in Contemporary Mathematics earning three (3) credits. This is an introduction to mathematics in the real world, including elementary probability and statistics, financial and consumer mathematics, with emphasis on quantitative reasoning skills and problem solving. A minimum grade of "C" is required to earn credit and generate a college transcript.

Open to current 11th and 12th grade students.

Math 107 will NOT count for the following majors
Biochemistry, Computer Science, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Undecided Science, Biology, Environmental Science (not Studies), Health Science, Pre-med/Pre-health (major or minor in any area)  

Math 107 WILL satisfy the core requirement for the following majors
Anthropology, Art, Comparative Women's Studies, Dance Performance and Choreography, Documentary Film Making, Education, English, Environmental Studies (not Science), Foreign Languages, History, International Studies, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theater and Performance, or Undecided Non-science


Admission Policy

Spelman College, a Historically Black College whose missions is to serve high-achieving Black women, will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman does not admit male students, including students who self-identify and live consistently as men, regardless of gender assignment at birth. If a woman is admitted and transitions to male while a student at Spelman, the College will permit that student to continue to matriculate at and graduate from Spelman.

Application to a high school pre-college summer program is not an application for admission to the degree programs of Spelman College. No promises are made regarding admission to the first-year class. Parents/guardians must give their permission for students to participate in summer programs and activities.


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