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Bio&ChemEXCEL is an intensive five-week summer program for incoming students to the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

About the Program

Bio&ChemEXCEL is designed to prepare students for the typical course load of a pre-med or science major at Northwestern University. Our courses include preparation in chemistry, calculus, biology, and leadership, and are offered at multiple levels to accommodate students with different academic backgrounds.

Outside of coursework, students will also participate in virtual social hangouts with their fellow students led by our undergraduate counseling team. The counselors are former program participants who will give you honest, meaningful advice on how to be successful at Northwestern University.

Students who complete the program will receive two academic credits (with letter grades), and will get preferred admission to NU Bioscientist, our first-year research preparatory program, and/or the Arch Scholars Peer Mentoring program, which pairs students with upperclassmen mentors to help guide and support them through their transition to Northwestern.

The program is free to attend.

VISIT THE Bio&Chem EXCEL webpage

2021 Program Dates

June 20 to July 23, 2021

For more information, contact Dr. Luke Flores, Assistant Director of First-Year & Transition Programs at