Early College Program

Early College Program



Admission to the Early College Program is limited to students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled full time in high school or in an approved home-school program.

Applications to the Early College Program will be assessed using the same criteria for admissions to Goddard’s Undergraduate Program. Criteria includes an assessment of the following:


1. Application

You have two choices for completing your application.

2. Transcripts

3. Personal Essay

Write no more than 1,000 words addressing the following: Write about your readiness for undergraduate study in a program that is largely self-directed and writing-intensive. What life and academic experiences have inspired and prepared you to undertake undergraduate study? What do you intend to study? Please describe possible learning goals for your first semester. What resources might you turn to for grounding and guidance? What elements of your intended degree concentration are attractive to you?

4. Recommendations

One (1) letter of recommendation must be submitted in support of your application. Letters can be from a teacher, mentor, advisor, or someone else familiar with your work.

You must also ask your guidance counselor to submit a Secondary School Report Form.

Recommenders may submit letters of recommendation online.

5. Interview

All applicants to Goddard’s undergraduate programs are required to complete an interview with an admission counselor. The interview is designed to help the counselor assess your understanding and readiness or self-directed study. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about the low-residency model or other aspects of the Goddard curriculum. Interviews are generally done over the phone and are 20-30 minutes in length.