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College Credit

Tulane Pre-College gives high school students the opportunity to take college-credit courses in the summer taught by Tulane faculty. Classes for college credit are selective and geared toward rising 11th- through 12th-grade students interested in a challenging academic experience. Rising sophomores who demonstrate academic maturity are also encouraged to apply. Pre-College students typically earn three hours of general education credits and an official Tulane transcript.


Academic Excellence Starts Early


Courses in science, engineering, architecture, and humanities are offered each summer and have a workload similar to that of a Tulane freshman course. During the session, students can participate in co-curricular activities like lunch-and-learns with guest speakers and tour many of our libraries, labs, studios, and facilities, including the Tulane Makerspace.


College-credit courses are offered as part of a residential or day program. Students who opt to live on campus will reside in one of our undergraduate residence halls. We offer scheduled activities both on and off campus for residential students while providing free time to read and study. All activities are included at no additional cost.


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Course and lab offerings in science, technology, mathematics, engineering and public health taught by Tulane’s distinguished faculty.

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College Credit Highlights

  • Hands-on courses in numerous disciplines
  • Learn from Tulane faculty, instructors, and professionals
  • Opportunity to experience college life in a safe environment
  • Multiple sessions—ideal for busy families
  • Diverse course options for high school students

Discover Tulane Pre-College

Tulane Pre-College offers a selection of residential credit courses each summer for motivated high school students who wish to pursue their academic interests while strengthening their college applications. The courses are designed to mirror the rigorous academic content of classes offered in a regular Tulane Freshman semester, in a safe and supportive environment. The aim of Tulane University Pre-College is to develop students both inside and outside of the classroom.

In the Classroom: Students not only experience a real college classroom and complete Tulane coursework, they also get a glimpse of what it takes to interact with professors, classmates and a roommate at a level they may have not yet encountered.

Prepare for College: Students who have participated in Tulane Pre-College return to high school with a much better sense of what they need to do in preparation for college, or what college setting they may now either like or dislike. They may feel more confident about going off to college.

Outside of the Classroom: In addition to academics, Tulane Pre-College is a great social opportunity in addition to challenging academics. Weekend events let students explore the city in an exciting, but supervised atmosphere. Students have the opportunity to meet others from all over the country and the world. Bonds between classmates and roommates can last long after the summer.

College Credit Courses

Architecture students

This summer, get a head start on college and earn credit at Tulane. Our college credit courses ease your transition into the college learning environment through a blend of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on application. You’ll have the opportunity to take classes alongside talented students from around the globe, learn from prestigious Tulane faculty, and engage in challenging coursework that will prepare you for success in college and beyond. Choose from a diverse selection of courses in STEM, architecture, and the humanities in a two-week residential or day session.

Course Options

College credit courses are designed as a two-week residential experience to expose students to the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that are part of residential college life. Students who opt to live on campus arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday after the session concludes.

A day option is also available to students who live within commuting distance of campus. Due to the extended studio time and co-curricular activities, Career Explorations in Architecture is only offered as a residential option.

Session Three: July 6-July 17, 2020
2020 Session Three Dates

Residential Program: July 5-July 18 (Su-Sa)

Day Program: July 6-July 17 (M-F)

Architecture students

(Tentative Course Listing)

  • Architecture: Tactile Design
  • Innovations in Chemical Engineering
  • Intro to Conservation Genetics
  • Intro to MakerSpace
  • Exploration in Experimental Mathematics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Exploring Psychology
  • Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory
  • Intro to Courts and Law
  • Social Policy and Practice
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
Session Four: July 20-July 31, 2020
2020 Session Four Dates

Residential Program: July 19-August 1 (Su-Sa)

Day Program: July 20-July 31 (M-F)

Plants Study

(Tentative Course Listing)

  • Architecture: Digital Design
  • Innovations in Chemical Engineering
  • Python Programming
  • Introduction to Plants and Human Affairs
  • Introduction to Engineering Design with Lab
  • Basic Neuroscience with Laboratory
  • Computers and Musical Creativity
  • Drug Abuse Among College and Inner-City Residents
  • Global Health

How to Apply

Tulane Pre-College accepts applications from rising 11th - 12th graders for College Credit courses, as well as rising 10th graders who demonstrate academic maturity. Applying is easy! Go to our online application and submit before the published deadlines to ensure a seat in our most popular courses. Admission to Tulane programs is open to all individuals regardless of their immigration status.

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Live and learn in the heart of New Orleans

Get a head start on college

Earn credit from a world-renowned academic institution

Set yourself apart from your high school peers

Engage with distinguished faculty in small, focused classes

Study with students from around the world


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