Tulane University understands that the world is facing some big challenges—addressing the shortage of STEM professionals, cultivating healthcare leaders of the future, and informing the next generation of talented historians, to name a few. In order to inspire the next generation to tackle these complexities, we offer exceptional students an opportunity to participate in a Tulane Pre-College program. Here, young minds can explore academic disciplines to imagine a future where they can make an impact. Tulane University’s Pre-College programs, with both credit and enrichment options, have helped inspire students each year, giving them an opportunity to build their resumes and get a taste of college life within a safe environment.



The Tulane Pre-College Enrichment Program in STEM aims to inspire students to pursue future careers and academic disciplines within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Tulane Pre-College STEM classes are designed to provide students with hands-on experience in coding, robotics, animal behavior, and more.



Women's Leadership

Newcomb Summer Session is a selective program in women’s leadership. Young men and women are encouraged to participate and join a community centered on feminist issues and social change.




Students spend two weeks exploring architectural ideas, methods, and issues with Tulane professors and local architects. The program includes lectures, studio time, digital workshops, field trips, discussions, and more.




Humanities students have an opportunity to explore a variety of subjects, such as medieval literature, social policy, and criminology.



Hands-on learning in numerous disciplines

Learn from Tulane instructors and professionals

Opportunity to experience college life in a safe environment

Chance to acquire college experience and expand resumes

Multiple session dates—ideal for busy families

Diverse course options for middle and high school students

Unique Characteristics of the Tulane Pre-College Programs

Tulane University academic staff members designed the Pre-College residential experience to immerse students in the fields of humanities, STEM, and the arts. Various on-campus activities are included in the cost of the residential program.

Select courses are offered for three hours of transferable Tulane credit. Tracks are available for middle and high school students, and the curricula are designed to match students’ academic levels. The learning environment at Tulane is unique, because it aims to accomplish the following:

  • Provide students with problem-based learning that addresses an authentic 21st-century learning
  • Design, create, and test solutions for real-world problems
  • Foster interest in important fields such as the arts, architecture, sciences, and mathematics
  • Provide students with models of professionals—engineers, writers, photographers, and scientists—to help them imagine their future careers
  • Showcase the ways researchers at Tulane are advancing technology and conservation efforts

Not only will students have access to an innovative learning environment, but they will also reside in New Orleans—a cultural and technological hub. Home to some of the most talented musicians, entrepreneurs, and artists, New Orleans is a prime location to inspire creativity and foster development in any young adult.

What Makes Tulane Summer Courses Unique?

Several features set the Tulane Pre-College experience apart from other learning opportunities:

  • Unique courses: Every year, Tulane’s Pre-College Summer Programs focus on an array of exciting coursework.
  • Hands-on experience: Whether students are interested in robotics or history, Tulane University provides hands-on learning opportunities that are active and engaging.
  • Lab and experimental training: The best pre-college programs focus on addressing real-world problems, and the Tulane University summer courses are no exception. In addition to having the option to earn college credit, Pre-College participants design practical solutions for the challenges facing the world today.
  • Experienced staff, diverse community: Tulane’s Pre-College programs bring together talented students with exceptional potential. Courses help nourish such talents and give students a roadmap for building careers in their fields of choice.
  • On-campus activities: Being a university student is much more than just going to classes. This is why Tulane University’s summer programs include a residential component. The on-campus experience gives students a real taste of college life.
  • Safety: Safety is always a concern when a student travels away from home for the summer, but Tulane’s Pre-College Summer Programs give students a glimpse of both college life and one of America’s best cities within a secure and supervised environment.

How to Apply

Please visit Apply Now to see the specific application by area of study. For questions about a particular summer program, or if you have questions about course selection, admission criteria, or how to submit an application, please contact summer@tulane.edu or call 504-314-7619.

Request Info

Founded in 1834, Tulane University has the academic traditions and background in the scientific fields, humanities, and the arts to ensure the excellence of its programs. Dedicated staff and faculty, ties to the local community, and hands-on learning come together to provide a transformative educational experience for Pre-College students.

Tulane Advantage