During the two-week program, TSSP students will experience a taste of college life: spending four hours a day in lecture and lab taught by Tulane faculty and graduate students, eating in the student center, and meeting with Tulane science and engineering undergraduate students. In between class and lab, TSSP students participate in lunch-and-learn sessions with industry professionals, faculty, students, and university administrators. In the evenings, Tulane faculty open up their research facilities to the TSSP, allowing our students to get an up-close look at the innovative and cutting-edge research being conducted on campus.

It is a residential program, and students have the option to live on campus in a dormitory for an additional fee. For the students who opt to live on campus, there are some scheduled activities, which are included in the cost of living on campus. To provide the students with ample free time to read and study for the rigorous college-level courses, we do not over-schedule activities.

How to Apply

Applicants should be rising 10th through 12th graders and have a strong interest in science and mathematics. There is no application fee and tuition scholarships are available for Louisiana residents! Financial aid is awarded based on demonstrated need. Note: The extended application deadline for admission is May 3rd, 2019. Limited scholarships are still available, contact summer@tulane.edu for more information.

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

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

If you need assistance completing the application, please email summer@tulane.edu.

Summer 2019 Courses

This year's summer program includes THIRTEEN courses. 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.

Session Three

July 8 - July 19. 2019

  • Innovations in Chemical Engineering
  • Introduction to Conservation Genetics
  • Introduction to the MakerSpace
  • Exploration in Experimental Mathematics
  • Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Exploring Psychology *
  • The Cell, the Individual, and the Community

Session Four

July 21 - August 3, 2019

  • Innovations in Chemical Engineering
  • Python Programming: Intro to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Plants and Human Affairs
  • Introduction to Engineering Design with Lab
  • Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory
  • Computers and Musical Creativity
  • Introduction to Public Health
TSSP Course Descriptions

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