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  • Why Early College?

    Match college courses to your current high school classes and earn college credit.

    Capital Region Sponsor a Scholar

    No risk.

    No payment is required until after a student passes a course, ensuring students aren’t charged for courses that won’t transfer to college (If the student does not pass, they do not pay). 

    Get ahead.

    Students can earn up to 30 credits at Russell Sage College, which may be transferable to other institutions.

    Low cost.

    $50 per credit, or $150 for a 3-credit course
    $25 per credit, or $75 per 3-credit course (students on free and reduced lunch)

    A Top Performer on Social Mobility

    (U.S. News & World Report)

    #12 of 50 Best Small Colleges in USA

    (Best College Reviews)

    “When you believe in yourself and take action, wonderful things happen. Our faculty and college community are committed to helping you pursue your greatest dreams. The time is now. The person is you.”

    John J. Pelizza

    Ph.D., Dean, Esteves School of Education and School of Management

    Partner Schools

    logos of participating schools
    Early College CourseGeneral Education AreaCounts towards Major(s)
    BIO 125
    Structure & Function of Living Forms
    Natural ScienceChildhood Education
    BUS 104
    Contemporary Business
    BUS 110
    Personal Finance
    BUS 211
    Global Business
    CHM 103
    Introduction to General Chemistry
    Natural ScienceNursing
    COM 110
    Media & Society
    CRM 105
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Social ScienceBiology (BS) Law & Society Track
    ECO 110
    Economic Analysis
    Social Science
    EDU 201
    Education & Society
    Childhood Education
    ENG 231
    Creative Writing
    HumanitiesEnglish, Writing & Culture
    HIS 105
    History of the United States I
    HIS 106
    History of the United States II
    Childhood Education
    LAW 101
    Introduction to Law
    Law & Society
    Biology (BS) Law & Society Track
    MAT 112
    College Algebra
    Quantitative ReasoningBiology (BS)
    MAT 113
    Quantitative ReasoningBiology (BS)
    MUS 111
    Basic Musicianship I
    Visual & Performing ArtsMusical Theatre
    Creative Arts in Therapy
    PBH 201
    Health & Society
    Social SciencePublic Health
    PED 225
    Concepts in Fitness & Wellness
    WellnessPhysical Education
    PHY 101
    General Physics I
    Natural ScienceBiology (BS)
    Doctor of Physical Therapy program requirement
    PSY 101
    Introduction to Psychology
    Social SciencePsychology
    Childhood Education
    SOC 101
    Introduction to Sociology
    Social ScienceSociology
    Law & Society
    SPA 101
    Introduction to Spanish
    SPA 102
    Continuing Introduction to Spanish
    HumanitiesChildhood Education
    THR 209
    History of American Theatre
    Visual & Performing ArtsTheatre
    Musical Theatre
    Creative Arts in Therapy


    Assistant Provost for Grants & Community Relations and Graduate Program Director