ADVANCE program taking applications


NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA – Northwestern State University will host the 31st summer session of the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars July 7 – 27.


The ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars (ADVANCE) at Northwestern State is a three-week residential program that academically challenges and socially engages gifted students who are currently in 7th – 11th grades. ADVANCE is a collaborative program with Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).



Admittance to ADVANCE is based on minimum ACT or SAT scores. If students have not taken an ACT or SAT, or their scores do not meet or surpass ADVANCE’s eligibility criteria, they may apply through the program’s alternate admissions policy.



Courses being offered include the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences with laboratory components, and computer science. By working with carefully selected instructors and teaching assistants (TAs), and limiting class enrollment to 15 students, each student is given the opportunity to attain maximum academic growth.



While the academic program at ADVANCE is top-notch, the residential program sets ADVANCE apart from other similar summer programs. The residential assistants (RAs) offer a wide variety of social and recreational activities to assist students in forming lasting friendships, strengthen the ADVANCE community, and help all students have a great time.



Applications are now being accepted. For further information visit or call (318) 357-4500.