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Enrichment Courses

Pre-college classes can be particularly beneficial for young students who are eager to expand their academic horizons. The Tulane Pre-College summer programs allow middle and high school students the experience of living and studying on a college campus while exploring academic subjects without the pressure of exams and grades.

 

Academic Excellence Starts Early

 

Our one-week middle school enrichment courses encourage students to explore new ideas and fields of study. Middle school students participate in hands-on activities that immerse them in academic disciplines like biomedical engineering, coding and robotics, debate, NASA’s ASTRO CAMP®, and more.

 

The courses for high school students facilitate their transition from high school to college by exposing them to a higher level of learning. High school STEM enrichment courses allow students to enhance skills in specific STEM fields including neuroscience, sports medicine, biometrics, and coastal preservation. Pre-college humanities courses help students gain in-demand skills in creative problem solving, communication, and research.

 

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Enrichment Highlights

  • Hands-on courses in a variety of disciplines
  • Learn from talented instructors and faculty
  • Opportunity to experience college life in a safe environment
  • Multiple session dates—ideal for busy families
  • Residential and day options for middle and high school students

Pre-College Summer Enrichment Program

Our one-week enrichment courses are offered as both a Day or a Residential option. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm, and generally do not require additional work outside of class.

Residential students live together in a residence hall on campus and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life. Residential students enroll in two enrichment courses, one for each week of the residential session.

Day students who live within commuting distance of campus can enroll in one-week enrichment courses. Different courses are offered each week and students can enroll in more than one session.

Who Can Apply?

Tulane Pre-College accepts applications for our summer enrichment courses from rising 6th - 12th grade students. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and students are encouraged to apply early to ensure their seat in their selected courses. Admission to Tulane Pre-College summer programs is open to all individuals regardless of their immigration status.

2020 Sessions Dates
Session One (Day only) June 8 - June 12, 2020
Session Two June 15 - June 26, 2020
Session Three July 6 - July 17, 2020
Session Four July 20 - July 31, 2020

2020 Course Information

Session One Courses

June 8-12, 2020

Session One Enrichment
Day Only (M-F)
June 8-12, 2020

Coastal Conservation

Middle School courses

  • Marine Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering: Prosthetic Limbs
  • Astro Camp - Roving Mars

High School courses

  • Mysteries of Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering: Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Introduction to Video Game Development
  • Coastal Conservation
Session Two Courses
Session Two - Residential

Residential (2-weeks)
June 14-June 27, 2020

Arrive Sunday, June 14
Depart Saturday, June 27

Session Two - Day

Week A (M-F): June 15-19, 2020

Week B (M-F): June 22-26, 2020

June 15-19, 2020 (Week A)

Neuroscience

Middle School courses

  • Animal Behavior
  • Electrical Engineering: Exploring Clean Energy Solutions
  • Astro Camp - Lunar Habitats

High School courses

  • Animals in Research
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering: Biometrics
  • Biomedical Engineering: Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Climate Change
  • Electrical Engineering: Powering Energy Grids of the Future
  • LEGO Mindstorms: Cleaning Up After Mardi Gras
  • Neuroscience
  • Sports Medicine: The Team Approach
  • Newcomb Summer Session: Reproductive Rights in the Media
  • Newcomb Summer Session: Women Writing Out Loud
  • Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Advocacy

June 22-26, 2020 (Week B)

Middle School courses

  • Marine Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering: Prosthetic Limbs
  • Middle School Debate

Sports analytics

High School courses

  • Mysteries of Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Engineering: Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Electrical Engineering: Powering Energy Grids of the Future
  • Wetland Conservation
  • Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All
  • Introduction to Video Game Development
  • Newcomb Summer Session: Dismantling Rape Culture
  • Newcomb Summer Session: Women Writing Out Loud
  • Newcomb Summer Session: Programmers, Wired Women, and Techno-Feminists
Session Three Courses
Session Three - Residential

Residential (2-weeks)
July 5-July 18, 2020

Arrive Sunday, July 5
Depart Saturday, July 18

Session Three - Day

Week A (M-F): July 6-10, 2020

Week B (M-F): July 13-17, 2020

Robotics

July 6-10, 2020 (Week A)

Middle School courses

  • Animal Behavior
  • Astro Camp - Lunar Habitats
  • Are You a Maker? (Arduino)

High School courses

  • Animals in Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Engineering: Biometrics
  • LEGO Mindstorms: Cleaning Up After Mardi Gras
  • Climate Change
  • Sports Medicine: The Team Approach
  • Applied Mathematics

July 13-17, 2019 (Week B)

Zebras

Middle School courses

  • Biomedical Engineering: Prosthetic Limbs
  • Astro Camp - Roving Mars

High School courses

  • Mysteries of Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Infectious Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering: Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Electrical Engineering: Powering Energy Grids of the Future
  • Introduction to Video Game Development
  • Coastal Conservation
  • Sports Analytics: Moneyball for All
Session Four Courses
Session Four - Residential

Residential (2-weeks)
July 19-August 1, 2020

Arrive Sunday, July 20
Depart Saturday, August 1

Session Four - Day

Week A (M-F): July 20-24, 2020

Week B (M-F): July 27-31, 2020

July 20-24, 2020 (Week 4A)

Shark

Middle School courses

  • Electrical Engineering: Exploring Clean Energy Solutions
  • Marine Biology

High School courses

  • Animals in Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Engineering: Biometrics
  • LEGO Mindstorms: Cleaning Up After Mardi Gras
  • Climate Change

July 27-July 31, 2020 (Week 4B)

Middle School courses

  • Biomedical Engineering: Prosthetic Limbs
  • Are You a Maker? (Arduino)

LEGO Mindstorms

High School courses

  • Mysteries of Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering: Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Electrical Engineering: Powering Energy Grids of the Future
  • Introduction to Video Game Development
  • Wetland Conservation

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be teaching the classes?
Tulane staff, faculty, and experts teach the classes. Tulane students serve as teaching assistants and program counselors.

Do we have homework?
Generally, no. You may have a small writing assignment or work outside of the class for our upper level high school courses.

Do we have tests?
No tests are given in any enrichment classes.

Will I receive credit for enrichment courses?
No—and you don't get grades, either. Students learn more in an environment where there are no pressures; they learn because they are interested.

How much background do I need?
The critical factor is that you are motivated and interested in learning about the subject. There is a place for everybody—from the beginner to the very advanced.

I'm interested in applying to Tulane: what can I do while I'm there?
Students interested in applying to Tulane are encouraged to chat with their teaching assistants and program counselors about their Tulane experiences.

 

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