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Can I take one course? Can I take two courses?

Yes and yes! Students can attend week one (June 18-22), week two (June 25-29), or both. Students attending both weeks must choose two different classes. They cannot take two consecutive weeks of Women’s Literature. 

Which course(s) should I choose?

All three courses of Newcomb Summer Session foster leadership, collaboration, and college-level reading and discussion. If your favorite class is English or you enjoy reading in your free time, you might choose Women’s Literature. If you are interested in political science and/or business, you might choose Women Decision-Makers. If you are interested in communications and activism, you might choose Women’s Advocacy.

Is there homework?

You will be expected to read approximately 50 pages of provided text before the program begins. There will be additional reading assignments throughout each week; expect around 20 to 30 pages per day.

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 and your professor’s letter of recommendation.  

Who is eligible to apply?

Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing are eligible.

When is the application deadline?

April 16, 2018.

How much does Newcomb Summer Session cost?

Tuition is $495 for one week and $990 for two weeks. Tuition includes a full 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. program, lunch, snacks, and all materials. 

How do I apply for a need-based scholarship?

A limited number of scholarships are available. In your application, please upload a short essay describing why you need financial aid to attend Newcomb Summer Session. Your scholarship essay will remain confidential.

Can I stay on campus?

Newcomb Summer Session does not offer housing or transportation for the 2018 program. Last summer, students traveled from New Jersey, Kentucky, and Texas to attend the program, staying with a parent in a nearby hotel or house rental. We might have suggestions for accommodations; please contact the director, Prof. Molly Pulda, at, if you are considering traveling for Newcomb Summer Session.

What materials do I need to apply?

To apply, please fill out the application form. Indicate which week you want to attend, and which class(es) you are interested in taking: Women’s Literature, Women Decision-Makers, and/or Women’s Advocacy. We will do our best to accommodate each accepted student’s interests and scheduling needs.

You will need to enter your personal information, your parent’s information, and your school information. You will need a copy of your official or unofficial transcript. Also, please write a 250-word essay describing why you want to attend Newcomb Summer Session.


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