High School Admissions FAQs
QUESTIONS? Contact our academic coordinator for high school admissions.
Welcome and thank you for choosing Shoals! Please note that even if you graduate in June, you are still considered a high school student.
Shoals courses especially for high school students (10-12th grade)
- BIOSM 1620: Marine Environmental Science (section 1)
Monday, July 6 - Monday, July 20, 2015
- BIOSM 1620: Marine Environmental Science (section 2)
Monday, June 22 - Monday, July 6, 2015
- I'm a high school student; how do I to get into a course at Shoals?
It's easy! Just register online.
- I'm an international student; what do I need to do to get into a course at Shoals?
It's easy! Just register online. Shoals welcomes international students into all credit courses. AFTER you are accepted, please follow this link to complete the Cornell Summer Session I-20 Request Form; your request must be received by Cornell within 6 weeks of the start of your Shoals course. Regarding language requirements: Shoals Marine Laboratory follows the policy of Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. If your first language is not English, and you are applying from a school outside the USA, you need to have received the following test scores to attend Summer Session: a TOEFL score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test or 600 on the paper test or an IELTS score of at least 7 on the IELTS. These required scores reflect the minimum level of English proficiency you need to take Shoals credit courses. Questions or need help? Contact our academic coordinator for high school admissions.
- I'm a home-schooled high school student; what documentation do I need to apply for a course at Shoals?
It's easy! Just register online. Shoals welcomes home schooled, high school students. In place of high school transcripts, please provide: course syllabi and textbooks used for all science courses; standardized test scores, including state exams, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement exams (as appropriate); and (if available) a high school certification of the home-school curriculum.
About Financial Aid
- Request financial aid as part of the Shoals registration process.
Follow the instructions! Limited aid is available for high school students.
Middle school / high school teachers and students, please consider participating in this year's Ocean Awareness Student Contest. The theme "Our Oceans, Our Plastic" allows students to explore and interpret the connections among the ocean, plastic pollution, society, and you. Artwork from the 2014 contest, provided by our partners at From The Bow Seat.
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