“Get ahead” college-level courses are available at reduced fees for high school and entering college students headed to any institution.

Stephens College has announced an Early College program for Summer 2020 designed to help high school students and entering college students “get ahead” in their college coursework. The Early College program will comprise four online course options, available to men and women, at a reduced course fee.

We selected courses that we know from experience are commonly required by most colleges and universities. This is an opportunity to get ahead, even for those students not coming to Stephens.”

Dr. Leslie Willey, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Those offered courses are as follows: English Composition, Art History, Introduction to Psychology and Chemistry in Everyday Life.

“Stephens courses are taught at the same time every day for continuity and enhanced learning,” Willey said. “Students ‘zoom in’ with teachers and classmates, and classes are small to allow the same level of attention you’d expect from an in-person class. This is particularly important for those with little or no college-level experience. Their learning needs to be personal and not overwhelming — and that’s our specialty. Small matters, because we can provide the attention students need.

“We have experienced, engaging Stephens professors and instructors teaching these courses, and they are excited to be working with incoming students and high school students in a real-time virtual classroom.” 

It’s important to note that while Stephens is traditionally an undergraduate residential women’s college, these online courses are available to both men and women.

“We wanted to help students make the most of this very different kind of summer by helping them to get ahead,” Willey said.

Those interested in the program should visit and register online by Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

There are no guarantees of transferability and all students should check with their selected institutions for further information. Students must be at minimum rising high school sophomores and meet GPA qualifications as outlined on the registration forms.

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