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Knox Early College

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Knox Early College offers high-achieving high school seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while taking courses in subjects not otherwise available in high school—astronomy, biochemistry, Chinese, Japanese, or philosophy, for example—or to pursue higher levels of study in fields such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or Spanish.

In the Knox Early College program, you’ll take college-level classes on the Knox College campus, learning alongside a world-class faculty of scholars and researchers and bright, talented students of diverse backgrounds from across the country and around the world.

Benefits

  • Enroll in one course in each of Knox’s three terms (fall, winter, spring) during your senior year.
  • Receive a Knox Early College Scholarship to cover the full cost of tuition for each course. (The cost of books, course materials, or private lessons are not included.)
  • Earn college credit—up to 10 semester hours—that is transferable to other colleges and universities.
  • Use your Knox College ID to access to campus facilities—the library, computer labs, even the fitness center—and campus activities.

Eligibility

  • At the time of application, you should be a junior attending a partner high school (or a home school within Knox or Warren County).
  • Rank in the top 10% of your high school class or have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.8 (or its equivalent).

Application

Admission to the Knox College Early College program is competitive, and space is limited. To be considered, we must receive the following:

Dates to Remember

  • February 15: Application available online
  • April 1: Application, Statement of Support, and high school transcript must be submitted by this date
  • April 15: Applicants notified of decision

Other Benefits

  • If you do well in your Early College Courses—and successfully complete your high school diploma—you’ll be automatically eligible for admission to Knox. We’ll use your Early College Application and a few additional pieces of information, including your most recent transcripts, to complete your application.
  • If you decide to attend Knox after high school, you’ll receive merit scholarships—$30,000 per year—to recognize your talents and achievements. You’d also be eligible to apply for need-based financial aid.

Knox College Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Fall Term: September 12 – November 20  
Winter Term: January 3 – March 12  
Spring Term: March 22 – May 30

Knox’s standard class periods are 70 minutes long:
Period 1:  8:00 – 9:10 a.m.
Period 2:  9:20 – 10:30 a.m.
Period 3:  10:40 – 11:50 a.m.
Period 4:  12:00 – 1:10 p.m.
Period 5:  1:20 – 2:30 p.m.
Period 6:  2:40 – 3:50 p.m.

For more information, talk with your high school counselor or a Knox College admission counselor. 

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