Admissions Requirements

Enrollment and success at Gloucester Biotechnology does not require formal training in the sciences. We will provide the basic science and math skills necessary to work with confidence in a technical lab setting.

In order to apply, students must have a high school diploma or passing scores on all sections of the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or General Education Development (GED) exam.

We consider the following factors in the admissions process:

    1. Aptitude and inclination for hands-on work
    2. Enthusiasm for science
    3. Ability to follow detailed instructions and complete tasks on schedule
    4. Willingness to learn new things
    5. Comfort working independently and as part of a team

Application Process

Tuition fees are $9,000 in addition to $400 in lab fees. Generous, need-based financial aid is available and 85% of our students receive significant support. In addition, a laptop computer is supplied to all enrolling students and gifted to graduates upon successful completion of the program.

A complete application consists of the following:

    1. General Application Form
    2. Personal reflection describing why the applicant is a good candidate for the program (300 – 500 words)
    3. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, and/or employers
    4. Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    5. Financial aid application (FAST Application)
    6. Interview

Please submit the documents listed above via regular mail or e-mail to:

Dr. John Doyle, Education Director
Gloucester Biotechnology Academy
55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

978.491.5968 x202

You can also reach out to John Doyle to schedule a tour of the teaching lab.

Please direct questions related to tuition and financial aid to:

Jill Cluett, Director of Finance and Administration
978.879.4575 x108

Application Timeline

February 2022

Program and Financial Aid application available on website

Please check back for more information on applications for the Class of 2023

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Education Director John Doyle.