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Spelman College Summer Programs

Summer Program: Early College Program

2023 Program Dates and Costs

  • Four-Week Residential Program
  • Dates: June 16 – July 14
  • Tuition & Fees: Biology or English $4,400
  • Deadline to Apply: March 31

* * The application for 2023 Early College Program is now closed.


Summer Program Info Session Webinar

Please click the link below to view the webinar recording to learn about the 2023 Summer Programs

Webinar Recording

The Early College Program (ECP) is a four-week residential program for female high school students, who are currently in the 11th grade, 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 and Biology for current high school juniors and seniors. A cumulative 3.0 GPA along with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in English and Science 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 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 grade students.

Summer Programs FAQs


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.