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Early College Folio: Call for Submissions



Early College Folio is currently seeking submissions for Volume 2, Issue 1, titled “Milestones.” 2001 was a pivotal year in the development of the early college idea, with the expansion of Bard’s early college work into public school districts and major investment by the Gates Foundation. This is an opportune moment, then, to look back at two decades — and more — of collaboration between colleges and high schools, the development of dual enrollment and other models, and the increased accessibility of early college to a broader range of students. What historical moments stand out as turning points or trip hazards? How have early college scholars and students changed our world? What possibilities are cresting the horizon to create the milestones of tomorrow? We are interested in reflections and remembrances, lessons learned and lessons well taught, and even a bit of extrapolation and exploration from where we find ourselves now. We invite you to explore novel approaches to format, taking advantage of our digital platform to push the boundaries of scholarly publication.

All perspectives are welcome: administrators, faculty, librarians, student life staff, registrars, medical/health services, etc. Please submit materials to the journal by creating a Digital Commons account through the "Submit Article" button on the website. For questions or other submission needs Digital Commons cannot accommodate, please contact Formal essays and articles are encouraged, but the editors are also interested in considering experimental formats. Options may include:

  • 3,000- to 7,000-word longer-form essays/articles
  • 1,000- to 3,000-word shorter-form pieces
  • Creative content: poetry, fiction
  • Pedagogical reflection upon collaborating on work created with students
  • Interviews/curated conversations
  • Letters to the editors and op-eds
  • Data sets and data visualizations
  • Podcast episodes
  • Short film

Recurring sections for which the journal is also accepting submissions include:

  • Signature lesson plans and scripts
  • Upcoming events
  • Early College in the news
  • Publication announcements (alumni, current and former faculty)
  • Book reviews and excerpts

The editors will begin reviewing submissions on August 1, 2022.

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If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer, guest editor, or as a member of the advisory board for the journal and/or ECRI, please contact We hope to engage those with ties to early college or who have expertise in the following fields: publishing, libraries and archives, education, and administration.