Tulane Science Scholars Program

TSSP is offered as a two-week program in both day and residential formats, and a different selection of STEM courses is scheduled for each week. In the mornings and afternoons, students will spend their days attending lectures and participating in labs instructed by esteemed Tulane faculty and graduate students. Between classes and coursework, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Eat in the dining commons
  • Attend lunch-and-learn sessions with industry professionals, faculty, students, and university administrators
  • Take tours of campus research facilities and experience the cutting-edge research being conducted at Tulane

For the students who opt to live on campus, TSSP offers safe, supervised activities both on and off campus on evenings and weekends.

Your Future Is Bright With Tulane Pre-College

If you have a strong interest in science, math, or related fields and have demonstrated academic proficiency in high school-level STEM courses, TSSP will provide you with the resources to explore your talents, broaden your knowledge base and skill set, and discover potential career options. We encourage you to apply early to secure a seat in the program of your choice.

You'll need the following items for your online application:

  • A personal essay
  • Your school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Teacher recommendation

Limited tuition scholarships are available for Louisiana residents, and financial aid is awarded based on need. In order to be considered for our scholarship opportunities, you must submit your scholarship application by the financial aid application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application or have questions about scholarships, email summer@tulane.edu for more information.

Advancements in science, technology, and engineering continue to positively impact our society, and it's up to today's rising STEM stars to continue this work into the future. Apply for college-credit courses now and experience a summer of STEM with Tulane Science Scholars Program at Tulane Pre-College.

Summer 2020 Courses

Courses for Summer 2020 will be available before November 1, 2020. Each course is offered for three hours of Tulane credit which may be transferable to another university. More information can be found about each course and the daily schedule by clicking the Course Descriptions button below.

TSSP Course Descriptions

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Professionals offer career advice to summer program students

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STEM program brings teens to Tulane

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) gives high school students from around the country the opportunity to take college-credit courses in science and engineering during the summer. Read more...

STEM program sweetened with a taste of campus living

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) welcomes 104 high school students from all over the United States and China this summer to take their first steps toward pursuing STEM careers. Read more...

Talking energy

For two days in July, exuberant groups of high school students enrolled in the Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) gathered in Joseph Merrick Jones Hall on the uptown campus to discuss the ways our world uses energy and why STEM fields are important. Read more...

The Tulane Science Scholars Program: Creating the Scientists of Tomorrow

In today's competitive academic environment, students face more pressure than ever to find the right university, the right major, the right internship, and the right career choices. To many students, the questions can seem daunting, even insurmountable—how will they choose the right program? Read more...

Science draws high school students to campus

Elizabeth Lefrere, a senior at De La Salle High School in uptown New Orleans, would like nothing more than to major in psychology at Tulane University. So when she learned about the 2014 Science Scholars Program at Tulane, she knew she wanted to spend at least part of her summer on the uptown campus — and earn three hours of college credit in the process. Read more...

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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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