Muhlenberg College launched the first of its Red Door Initiatives—The Muhlenberg Extended Learning program to provide a limited number of grants for students to take free summer courses online—at the end of April 2020. These programs combine funds and resources from Muhlenberg College, the Muhlenberg Student Government Association, the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and gifts from alumni to help Muhlenberg students most in need of support as a result of COVID-19 disruptions.
Available Red Door Initiatives are listed below along with details about each program and associated resources.
Muhlenberg Extended Learning (MXL) Program
As a result of the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, the College moved all face-to-face summer courses online. This increased opportunities for our students to engage in their course work and prompted us to create the MXL program. This program allows both incoming first-year and current students to apply for grants to take one summer course online for free. For new students, this is an excellent introduction to the College's rigorous academic program and allows students to get a headstart on their degree program. First-year students can also enroll in Muhlenberg's Personal and Professional Development course. This required first-year foundations course may be taken on its own or paired with an academic course.