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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I choose Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Literature?

At Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Literature, you will join a strong community built around the exciting possibilities of women’s leadership. At Tulane University, Newcomb College Institute offers a woman-centered experience in a co-ed institution, encouraging women to dream bigger dreams and make their dreams a reality. Newcomb College Institute faculty, staff, and students will lead Summer Session’s fun, intellectually engaging program of seminar discussions, interactive workshops, collaborative projects, and multimedia presentations.

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What skills will I gain from this program?

At Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Literature, you will enjoy a sneak peek of the college classroom and hone the following skills:

  • Reading and discussing texts at the college level
  • Taking on leadership roles in the classroom, and finding ways to bring those leadership skills to your life beyond the classroom
  • Speaking confidently and giving effective presentations
  • Collaborating with your peers on projects and participating actively in workshops
  • Closing the so-called “confidence gap” between male and female students
  • Generating topics and structures for your college application essay

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What is the schedule of the program?

What is the schedule of the program?

Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Literature will run June 12 to 16, 2017 (Monday to Friday), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here is a typical day:

  • Morning: a seminar on the day’s reading assignment, with lively discussions of literary themes and styles, historical contexts, and relevance to life today
  • Midday: a daily “Leadership Lunch,” with Newcomb College Institute staff, students, and guest speakers addressing topics of women’s leadership in the 21st century
  • Afternoon: interactive workshops, collaborative projects, and multimedia presentations
  • On the afternoon of Friday, June 16, family members are invited for a reception and short presentation of student projects.

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Is there homework?

Is there homework?

You will be expected to read approximately 50 pages of a provided text before the program begins on June 12. There will be additional reading assignments throughout the week; expect around 20 to 30 pages per day.

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Will I receive a grade?

Will I receive a grade?

You will not have the pressure of grades at Newcomb Summer Session.

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Will I receive college credit?

Will I receive college credit?

Newcomb Summer Session does not offer college credit. You will receive a certificate of completion, as well as a personalized letter of recommendation from the director of the program, highlighting the strengths of your participation during the program. Your letter will be mailed out by the end of the summer.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Who is eligible to apply?

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

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When is the application deadline?

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline has been extended to April 15!

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How much does the program cost?

How much does the program cost?

Tuition is $395, which includes a full 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. program, lunch, and all materials.

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do I apply for a need-based scholarship?

How do I apply for a need-based scholarship?

Please upload a short essay describing why you need financial aid to attend Summer Session. Your scholarship essay will remain confidential.

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When will I find out if I got into the program?

When will I find out if I got into the program?

Notifications will go out by April 28, 2017. Tuition, $395, is due upon acceptance.

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Can I stay on campus?

Can I stay on campus?

Newcomb Summer Session cannot offer housing or transportation for the 2017 program.

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What materials do I need to apply?

To apply, please fill out the application form. You will need to enter your personal information, your parent’s information, your school information, and the name and email address of a teacher or counselor who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. (Please notify your recommender that you have a letter of recommendation due April 21.) Also, please write a 250-word essay describing why you want to attend Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Literature.

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