Can I take one course? Can I take two courses?
Yes and yes! Day students can attend week one (June 17-21), week two (June 24-28), or both. Residential students are strongly encouraged to attend both weeks. Two-week residential students will enjoy organized activities over the weekend between courses. Students who can only attend a one-week residential session must call Tulane’s Strategic Summer Programs office to apply: (504) 314-7619.
Can I stay on campus?
Yes, Newcomb Summer Session has a residential option; students may stay in dorm rooms on campus. We strongly encourage a two-week residential session. Residential students move in the Sunday before their first class (June 16), and they move out the Saturday after their final class (June 29).
Which course(s) should I choose?
All Newcomb Summer Session courses foster leadership, collaboration, and college-level reading and discussion. No matter which course(s) you take, you will learn about gender and social justice issues. If you want to explore leadership through the lens of New Orleans, past and present, you might choose Women Leading New Orleans. If you are interested in communications and activism, you might choose Women’s Advocacy. If you are interested in technology and/or history, you might choose Women in Technology. If you want to learn theoretical and practical approaches to addressing urgent social issues, you might choose Dismantling Rape Culture. If you enjoy reading and writing, or your favorite class is English, you might choose Women Writing Out Loud.
Is there homework?
Students will be expected to read approximately 50-100 pages of provided text before the program begins. There will be additional reading assignments throughout the program; expect around 30 pages per night.
Will I receive a grade?
You will not have the pressure of grades at Newcomb Summer Session.
Will I receive college credit?
Newcomb Summer Session does not offer college credit. You will receive a certificate of completion.
Who is eligible to apply?
Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing are eligible.
When is the application deadline?
The priority application deadline is February 15, 2019. The final application deadline is April 1, 2019. Students admitted in the priority round are guaranteed their first choice of course.
How much does Newcomb Summer Session cost?
Tuition, for one week, is $550 for day students. A one-week residential session is only available by request. For two weeks, tuition is $1100 for day students and $2750 for residential students. Tuition includes a full day of class, meals and snacks, and all learning materials.
How do I apply?
Please fill out the application form. Indicate which week(s) you want to attend, and which course(es) you are interested in taking. We will do our best to accommodate each accepted student’s interests and scheduling needs.
You will enter your personal information, your parent’s information, and your school information. Also, please write a 250-word essay describing why you want to attend Newcomb Summer Session.
How do I apply for a need-based scholarship?
In your application, please upload a short essay describing why you require financial aid to attend Newcomb Summer Session. Scholarships do not include transportation to New Orleans; therefore, students in the New Orleans area are especially encouraged to apply.
I am a male or nonbinary student. Can I apply?
Yes! Newcomb Summer Session welcomes all students who are motivated to study women’s leadership, feminist ideas, and social change.