Tulane Pre-College offers several courses within the humanities that give college-bound middle and high school students a transformative educational experience and a taste of college life at a renowned university. Students can explore a wide range of subjects, engage with Tulane instructors and faculty, and live and study alongside fellow participants who are similarly interested in better understanding the complexities of our ever-evolving world.

Explore diverse topics and grow as a scholar, writer, and thinker this summer.

The learning environment and structure of the courses give students the opportunity to delve deep into various issues, going far beyond the typical middle and high school curriculum. Students will develop the critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary understanding that are essential for success in college and beyond.

Program Highlights

Diverse academic exploration

Learn from Tulane instructors in the heart of New Orleans

Develop skills in writing, research and leadership

Multiple session dates—ideal for busy families

Reasons to Choose Tulane Pre-College in the Humanities

Studying the humanities involves thinking about philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history, and language. By exploring the humanities, students will gain a better sense of the world and grow as a global citizen. Develop your writing and research ability this summer and gain in-demand skills in creative problem solving, communication, research, and leadership through courses in debate, history, social work, political science, and social policy and practice.

In addition to classes, students participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life. Students live together in an undergraduate residence hall on campus, enjoy Tulane facilities, engage with faculty and meet other Pre-College students from around the country and the globe.

Courses in the Humanities

Tulane Pre-College offers both 1-week enrichment courses and 2-week credit courses in a wide range of academic disciplines within the humanities. All courses give middle and high school students the opportunity to explore the humanities and get an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked university.

Enrichment Courses

Students enrolled in our humanities enrichment courses participate in a variety of classwork, activities, and excursions designed to provide a challenging and engaging academic experience. Enrichment courses are open to middle and high school students and are offered as a residential or day option for students who live within commuting distance of campus.

Credit Courses

Rising juniors and seniors may enroll in college credit classes to explore topics with professors who are experts in their fields, study alongside Tulane undergraduate students, and earn transferable college credit. Pre-College credit courses are designed as a two-week residential session to expose students to co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and residential college life. Students who live within commuting distance of campus may also elect a day option. All college credit courses are two-weeks.

Whether you elect to take an enrichment course or a course for college-credit, Tulane Pre-College students have the opportunity to live in a vibrant, intellectual community and develop life-long friendships with other students who share their passions. Become a humanities scholar this summer and discover who you want to become as a college-bound student.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be teaching my class?

Distinguished Tulane faculty and instructors who are experts in their field.

Can I take more than one course?

Students who wish to take multiple courses can enroll in additional sessions.

Will there be tests and assignments?

College credit courses have graded tests and assignments. Enrichment courses generally do not require work outside of class.

Will I receive college credit?

Some high school courses are offered for college credit. Enrichment courses do not earn credit.

Do I need experience to enroll in a class?

The critical factor is that you are motivated and interested in learning about the subject.

What supplies do I need to bring?

All supplies are included in the Enrichment program. Students taking college credit courses should bring something to write with.

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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.

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