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Tulane program offers college credit to high school students

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By Barri Bronston

High school students with exceptional talent in the sciences and mathematics are invited to earn Tulane credit hours at the annual Tulane Science Scholars Program this summer at Tulane University.

The program is divided into four sessions, with each offering a different discipline – materials science and engineering, introduction to biotechnology, exploring psychology and basic neuroscience with laboratory. Each session is offered for three hours of Tulane credit.

“This program allows high school students to gain a college experience while taking for-credit courses in science and engineering,” said Michelle Hewlett Sanchez, professor of practice and director for K-12 STEM Outreach at the Tulane School of Science and Engineering.

“As a former participant in the Tulane Science Scholars Program, the exposure to these courses helped solidify both my career path and college choice,” she said.

The fee is $1,250, which is due upon acceptance into the program. Tuition waivers may be available for students demonstrating high need.

To be considered, applicants must currently be in the 10th or 11th grades. In extraordinary cases, exceptional ninth graders may be considered. An essay, teacher recommendation and school transcript are also required.

 

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