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

The application for the Class of 2024 will be available in early 2023. Please check back for more information or reach out to Laura Richane.

The Academy recently announced that all tuition and fees will be waived in their entirety. Qualifying students will receive stipends to help support their 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 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. Optional application for needs-based stipends (FAST Application)
    6. Interview

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

Laura Richane, Director of Partnerships and Enrollment
Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

978.491.5968 x119

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

Application Timeline

To come

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Director of Partnerships and Enrollment Laura Richane.