How do I apply to the Ashbrook Academy?
You may apply online after we open up applications in mid-January. The application is relatively easy to complete. We just need some basic information about you, such as name, address, contact info, GPA, and test scores. We also require a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you academically and an essay from you explaining why you are interested in attending the Academy.
May I apply to more than one academy?
Certainly! You may apply to all of them if you would like. Some of the academies are offered concurrently with another academy. In those instances, we ask applicants to provide us with a preference for which of those two Academies they would like to participate in. However, it is possible to apply, be accepted to, and attend up to three academies in the same summer.
What do the Ashbrook Academies cost?
Each Ashbrook Academy costs $750. These fees cover all expenses related to the program including instructional materials (other than travel) and two elective credits in Political Science from Ashland University.
After I apply, how soon will I know if I have been accepted?
We review and accept applications on a rolling basis. Most applicants will receive an acceptance decision within a month of their application being completed. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than 30 days prior to the start of the academy for which they have applied.
Are there specific GPA or ACT/SAT/CLT score requirements to be accepted into the Academy?
No. While we do consider these factors in our acceptance, they are only one piece of the puzzle. Much more important to us is a student's interest level and commitment to working hard and studying the material with us.
Where will participants be housed during the Academy?
All participants in the Ashbrook Academy will be housed in air-conditioned double-occupancy dormitories at Ashland University. Each room has a bed, a desk, a wardrobe, and a dresser for each resident. The dormitories utilize community bathrooms and have access to a kitchen and laundry machines.
Do I have to use the college credit that I earn through the Academy at Ashland University?
No. The credit you earn will be transferrable to other institutions. However, we believe that Ashland University is one of the best universities in America for students interested in Political Science and History. We encourage you to explore our programs and, specifically, the <a href="http://AshbrookScholar.org">Ashbrook Scholar Program</a>.