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Discover What Summer Can Be

Tulane University understands that the world is facing some big challenges. To inspire the next generation to think, learn, act, and lead, we are offering students an opportunity to participate in Tulane Pre-College programs this summer.
Tulane Pre-College offers middle and high school students the opportunity to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions while experiencing college life. With both credit and enrichment options, our two-week and three-week online course sessions provide students with an introduction to Tulane University, where young minds can explore academic disciplines, build their resumes, and imagine making an impact.

Our application for Summer 2021 is officially closed.

Our application for Summer 2022 courses will open later this fall. Subscribe for updates and receive all the latest info for next summer.


Tulane Pre-College at a Glance


GibsonOnline Experience

Looking to learn online this year? Our online courses connect you with the experience and expertise of a leading accredited institution virtually.

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GibsonCollege Credit Courses

College credit courses are selective and for rising 11th and 12th grade students seeking a challenging academic experience.

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GibsonEnrichment Courses

Enrichment courses allow rising 6th through 12th grade students expand their academic horizons and explore academic subjects without the pressure of exams and grades.

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Find the Program that’s Right For You

Our diverse academic programs fit a wide variety of student needs. Whether you're in middle school or high school, interested in social justice or neuroscience, we have a program for you.

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Featured Courses in 2021

NASA’s ASTRO CAMP® - Roving Mars

Is it safe for humans? Students will explore how astronautical engineers design robots to discover the suitability of taking humans to Mars. As students investigate the challenges NASA engineers face, they will learn how to program and build LEGO MINDSTORM robots to successfully build rovers and navigate a simulated Mars environment.

Animals in Research – What it Means to Care

Do you really know what it takes to care for the animals being used in research? Students will explore the complexity of animal research – it’s value to society, the regulations regarding treatment and care of the animals, as well as the multitude of people whose work is vital to functioning of a research facility. They will be challenged to look at BOTH sides of animal research as they debate its future.

Mysteries of Medicine

“I am going to be a doctor” … Ok, what type? From diagnosis to treatment, students will explore the complexity of modern medicine and the different medical specialties that intricately work together to solve each patient’s medical mystery. Through case studies, guest speakers, and field observations, students will develop a better understanding about what it means to “be a doctor”. They will be challenged to use their knowledge to diagnosis and prescribe treatments to their own medical mystery.


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