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How to apply

Complete an online application. You can simulataneously apply for the Bridge and Bio&ChemEXCEL programs on this application as well.

Here are the essay questions at the end of the application. Please limit all responses to 300 words per answer.

  1. Why do you want to participate in one of our preparatory programs? What are you hoping to get out of the experience?
  2. What do you think your long-term goals might be? It is ok if you are unsure at this moment, but what might you be interested in (medical school, graduate school, career)?
  3. What is the last problem you were stuck on and what was your strategy to try and solve it?

Applications for the 2017-18 class are now being accepted. The final date to apply for NU Bioscientist is June 30, 2017. Announcements will be made in the first and second week of July. If you have any questions, please contact the program director, Dr. Luke Flores, at

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