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How to Apply

What we are looking for in a PRECS participant

PRECS is focused on providing research experiences to enthusiastic and passionate community college students who are a good match to prospective faculty mentors. We value students who have demonstrated resiliency, a strong work ethic, and future potential. Previous research experience is not required. Students from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


  • Full time commitment to 10 week program
  • Current community college student
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Successful completion of General Biology I and General Chemistry I is preferred

Required application materials

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: January 15
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 15
  • Pre-program Activities Deadline: May 21
  • Program Session: May 24, 2022 - Aug 2, 2023

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