College Credit

EXPLO Pre-College + Career

Earn College Credit + Gain Professional Experience With Industry Experts

Explorers always have their eye on what’s next. At EXPLO, we don’t think students should have to choose between gaining hands-on career experience or earning college credit for competitive college and university admission.

That’s why we’ve created a first-of-its-kind Pre-College + Career program that offers intellectually curious and highly motivated high school students the opportunity to earn college credit from one of the best liberal arts college in the U.S. while completing real-world projects alongside experts who are shaping the future of their fields.

Sarah Lawrence College Main Campus

Maximize Your Career Exploration with College Credit from Sarah Lawrence College

New in 2021, 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.

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 due by August 31, 2021

Why Earn Credit Through Sarah Lawrence

When selecting a partner institution to provide college credit for EXPLO programs, we knew it needed to be a place that shares our commitment to teaching and learning that shapes the future.

Sarah Lawrence College, a prestigious coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the United States, not only shares these values — they rank among the best in higher education. 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:

  • A deep commitment to teaching and learning
  • A pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni
  • Recognized by the Princeton Review as a leader in undergraduate liberal arts education and classroom experiences

Benefits of Earning College Credit 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 how EXPLO Pre-College + Career credit programs with Sarah Lawrence College can help set you apart:

  • Challenge yourself with a college-level research and writing assignment
  • Complete a professional 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
  • Have an official Sarah Lawrence transcript sent to any college where you submit an application

How to Apply for College Credit at EXPLO Pre-College + Career

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.

  1. Choose a Pre-College + Career Concentration
  2. Submit your application at
  3. After you are 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

Details about the research and writing assignment will be provided to students at the start of the program. Please contact our registrar with any questions or for additional details.