Early Bird Program

Jump Start Your Journey With Ancilla College!

Who Are Early Birds?


  • Exclusively for above average high school & home schooled juniors and seniors
  • Accredited 100- and 200-level courses
  • Part of Indiana’s Statewide General Education Transfer program
  • Classes transfer to colleges and universities in Indiana and beyond
  • Some courses may count toward your college degree AND your high school diploma
  • On-campus & Online class options
Admissions Criteria

To be considered an Early Bird, a student must:

  • Be a high school or home school junior or senior
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Have a home computer with internet access
  • Complete College Placement Testing (if applicable)
Admissions Requirements & Application Process

Step 1: Complete the online Ancilla College application. Obtain written approval from high school guidance counselor or home school liaison. 

Step 2: Students interested in online summer courses can select “Summer” and “Early Bird” on the free online application in order to be enrolled in the program. Student must be a rising junior or senior. 

Step 3: Submit an official high school transcript

Note: Some courses may have specific prerequisite requirements, and student may be required to submit documentation that those have been met prior to registration.

Typical Courses Offered
  • Writing I
  • Writing II
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • General Astronomy
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Art Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • American Literature to 1865
  • American Literature from 1865
  • Introduction to Literature
  • And many more! Contact us to find out!

 Note: Courses are subject to change without notice.


Tuition and associated fees for the Early Bird program varies from year to year, refer to our Tuition & Fees page for the current cost.


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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