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Set yourself apart this summer with the Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Academy.
The NTC Summer Academy invites rising high school seniors to spend their summer studying at Tulane University in the heart of New Orleans. NTC Summer Academy students will explore our academics while challenging themselves alongside Tulane undergraduates.

Program Details

  • Learn from anywhere! The 2021 Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Academy will be virtual.
  • Challenge yourself with Tulane's undergraduate courses and taught by Tulane faculty.
  • Take a course in one or both of our 5-week sessions:
    • NTC Early Summer Session: June 1 - July 2, 2021
    • NTC Late Summer Session: July 6 - August 6, 2021
  • Earn up to 8 hours of college credit!

Program Requirements

  • NTC Summer Academy students must be rising high school seniors.
  • Interested students need to fill our the online application and participate in an admissions process. Application requirements can be found on our Admission and Enrollment page

Summer Academy Application

Course Offerings

Art History

ARHS 1010 Art Survey I: Prehistory to Middle Ages
Late Summer Session Dates: July 6 - August 6, 2021
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
$20 Course Fee

3 Credit Hours

Description: An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Old Stone Age through the ancient Mediterranean world to the end of the medieval period in Western Europe. Considers issues including technique, style, iconography, patronage, historical context, and art theory.

Latin American Studies

LAST 1010: Introduction to Latin American Studies
Early Summer Session Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm


3 Credit Hours

Description: This course provides a basic historical, cultural, and socio-political introduction to the study of Latin America, including the Latinx influence on US culture and society. The class seeks to find cultural and historic continuity within this vastly diverse region relative to a complex history of exchange and interchange with the US and Europe. Students discuss the influence of foreign perceptions on our understanding of Latin America and Latinx America and survey how Latin American and Latinx artists, writers and intellectuals represent their nations and cultures to themselves and to the world. The class equips students for more advanced coursework on the region in a wide array of disciplines at Tulane. Focusing on the development of cultural understanding and intercultural communication and creating the foundations for area expertise, the class provides critical skills for numerous professions an increasingly globalized society and economy including business, social policy, public health, law and advocacy, among others.


SOCI 1080: Deviant Behavior
Early Summer Session Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 2:45pm

3 Credit Hours

Description: Examines forms of human behavior that have been defined as deviant by the larger society. An emphasis is placed on understanding the social construction of such definitions, especially their cross-cultural variations, as well as motivations and social implications for those whose behavior is judged as deviant.




If you have been accepted into Tulane for the fall and are interested in taking a summer course, visit us here.

If you have questions about our application, the admissions process, or are a faculty member interested in teaching a course, contact the Summer School office at summerschool@tulane.edu.


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Summer Academy Tuition and Fees


Full Summer, Early Summer, Late Summer $1,140 per credit hour ($3,420 for a 3-credit course)
Maymester and Augustmester  $875 per credit hour ($2,625 for a 3-credit course)

Rates are for tuition only.

Course Fees

A student may be charged a laboratory or other supplemental fees per course. These fees are calculated to cover the costs of materials and supplies used in the course and are established by the department faculty offering the course.  Course fees are listed on the Schedule of Classes.

Room and Board

All room charges on your account are posted and managed by Tulane University Housing and Residence Life (HRL). A full description of available summer housing options and pricing can be found at https://housing.tulane.edu/housing-logistics/summer-housing

All Board (Meal Plan) charges on your account are posted and managed by Tulane University Dining Services. A full description of available meal plan options and pricing can be found at http://www.diningservices.tulane.edu/. Contact Dining Services at (504) 865-5629

Understanding Your Bill

Tulane University billing statements are rendered on a monthly basis. An email notification will be sent to student’s Tulane e-mail address each time a new statement is available to view online. Student must log in to Gibson Online to view bills and current activity, authorize others to have access, or to request paper statements if required. Paper statements are mailed only to those students who have made this request on Gibson Online.

  • Summer tuition and fee assessment begins April 2, and continues daily as new registrations are added through the last date to register/add.

Students who register by April 15 will receive notification by April 16 that a new account statement is available to view online. Your April statement will include new tuition and fee charges, with a due date of May 15. Students registering after April 15 will receive a May 15 statement with new charges, due June 14. A FINANCE CHARGE will be assessed if any portion of the amount due remains unpaid after the due date indicated on your statement. Click here for more information.

Accounts Receivable

Contact Accounts Receivable with any questions you may have about tuition and fee rates at acctrec@tulane.edu, (504) 865-5368 or toll free (800) 798-7633.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is managed by the University Financial Aid department. Financial Aid has comprehensive information on their website about eligibility, cost, and procedures to apply for and receive financial aid. To find out if financial aid is available for a Special Program or Institute, contact that program office.  


Summer 2020 Withdraw Dates

Session Last Day for 100% Refund Last Day for 75% Refund Last Day for 50% Refund Last Day for 25% Refund Last Day to Withdraw Without Record/Change Grading Rules Last Day to Withdraw
Full Summer May 18 May 26 June 2 June 9 June 9 June 19
Maymester May 12 - May 14 May 15 May 15 May 18
Early Summer June 3 June 5 June 8 June 12 June 12 June 15
Late Summer July 3 July 8 July 13 July 20 July 20 July 24
Augustmester  August 4 - August 6 August 7 August 7 August 10


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