Class of 2025 applications are now being accepted! See below for details.

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.

The Academy welcomes applicants from across the US, however, we are unable to provide housing for students who are relocating closer to Gloucester. As a job training program and not a college/university, we do not have dorms or provide student housing.

*If you have questions on housing needs, please reach out to Laura Richane at

All Academy students must be able to legally work in the U.S.

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

The application for the Class of 2025 is now live! Interested students can apply directly through the website.

All tuition and fees will be waived in their entirety for students in the program. Stipends may be available to some students to help with living expenses, and a laptop computer is supplied to all enrolling students and gifted to graduates upon successful completion of the program.

A complete application consists of:

  • Online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal reflection
  • Transcripts
  • Interview
  • Tour of the labs 

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Laura Richane.

You can also reach out to Laura Richane to schedule a tour of the teaching lab.

Upcoming Events

Class of 2025 Applications Open
January 2024

Cohort Two Graduation 
August 29, 2024

Class of 2025 Cohort 1 Start Date
September 3, 2024

Class of 2025 Cohort 2 Start Date
January 6, 2025