College officials said they're making the classes available to motivated high school juniors and seniors or their home-school equivalents.
"For many participants, despite years of being in school, a college class can be that first spark that really sets their intellectual growth on fire," said Ariel Brooks, director of non-degree programs at Marlboro. "In addition to experiencing the teaching methods of inspired college faculty, students work alongside academically driven peers with a broad range of experience."
It worked out that way for student Britte Cornish.
"Taking a class at Marlboro College has given me the chance to experience what a class here feels like," said Cornish, who took Comparative Study of Religion last fall semester.
Classes offered to the younger students range from music and art to philosophy, astronomy, computer science and religion.
Applications for the classes must be completed by Aug. 27 for the fall term, which runs from Sept. 3 to Dec. 18.
More information is available at www.marlboro.edu/freeclass .