Local high school seniors (in the Salem area) can take advantage of Corban’s pre-college program to get a jump start on their college education with significant tuition savings.

Earn up to 14 credits at a special rate of just $65 per credit. That’s an even better value than community college, and you’ll get to learn from professors who share the same Christian beliefs as you and incorporate them into each class.

As an added benefit, pre-college students in good standing are automatically admitted to Corban upon graduation from high school with qualifying SAT, ACT, or CLT scores. Pre-college credits can be applied to degree programs at Corban with no additional charge, saving you up to an entire college semester of time and tuition.


To apply, please submit:

  • Application
  • $40 application fee
  • Personal Faith Statement
  • Christian Character Reference
  • Current high school transcript (minimum 2.7 GPA)

SAT, ACT, or CLT test scores are not required.


Enrollment takes place one to two weeks prior to the start of fall semester (late August) and spring semester (early January) classes.

Costs and Credits

Pre-college students may take a maximum of 14 semester credits (7 credits per semester).

  • $65 per credit hour
  • $40 technology fee per semester
  • Private lessons, science labs and some other courses also have additional fees.


Available classes typically include 100 and 200 level general education courses that apply to all majors and do not require prerequisites. Currently enrolled undergraduate students have priority in class selection, and then pre-college students may select and register for classes. Please check with your admissions counselor for more information on class selection.