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If you are going to be a high school junior or senior this summer, with a ‘B’ or better GPA, you can take college courses at Ancilla College.

Our small class sizes and comprehensive student support make Early Bird classes a great way to start building a college transcript before even graduating high school. The classes you take at Ancilla can be used here to earn a degree when you graduate or transfer to any accredited college and university in the Midwest.

Previous Early Birds have gone on to earn degrees at Ancilla, Indiana University, Purdue, Grace and Bethel College. By earning college credits they were able to get a jump-start on college.

You need a letter from your guidance office recommending you for Early Bird classes and current transcript. We’ll do the rest. For more details:

Taking college-level classes in high school can introduce you to new academic interests. It can also help you:

  • Improve your chances of getting into the college of your choice.
  • Free up enough time in college for you to take part in programs like study abroad or to double major.
  • Improve your chances of qualifying for scholarships.
  • Graduate from college on time or early, which will save you money.

You can take online classes too!

Ancilla has launched a new version of Early Bird online called Jump Ahead. These are college courses offered entirely online that you can take from anywhere.

For a full list of courses for Summer Term One (begins May 15th) click here. For a list of Summer Term Two courses, click here.



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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