Prerequisites

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy prerequisites:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Age requirement, 18-26
  • Resident of Greater Cape Ann region (including Ipswich, Hamilton/Wenham
    and Beverly)
  • Aptitude and experience with hands-on work.
  • Ability to read and comprehend specific instructions.
  • Curiosity about science and analytical data methods.
  • Maturity to excel in a culture that requires detailed methods, meticulous notes,
    precise timing, and conscientious follow through.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Application Process

Applications for the classes beginning in September 2019 will be accepted starting in January 2019

A completed application consists of the following:

  • General Application Form
  • Personal reflection (300-500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview (contact John Doyle to schedule)
  • Completed financial aid application

Please submit the documents listed above to:

John Doyle, Education Director
Gloucester Biotechnology Academy
55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930
978.491.5968

john.doyle@gmgi.org

Please feel free to contact John Doyle at any point in the application process with questions.

Notification letters will be sent to applicants after completing the application process. Accepted students are asked to sign and return the Letter of Commitment to secure a place in the class.



Application Schedule

January 28, 2019: Application period begins

January 28 - March 15: Schedule interview

March 15, 2019: Full application due

Completed application (General application form, personal reflection, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts) is due.

April 1, 2019: Admissions and financial aid decisions available

Notification letters sent out to all applicants, including financial aid decisions

May 1, 2019: Enrollment date

Signed Letters of Commitment and initial deposit sent to Gloucester Biotechnology Academy.

March 16 – July 31: Rolling application period

Applications will be accepted after March 16, 2019, if space permits. Evaluation and decisions will be made based on the order in which the applications are received.

July 31: Application period ends

No further applications will be accepted after July 31, 2019.


Tuition and Financial Aid

In an effort to ensure that tuition is not a barrier for attendance, Gloucester Biotechnology is committed to providing generous, needs-based financial aid to students who qualify.


Financial Aid Policy

At Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, we believe that our program should be affordable to all families. We are proud to offer need-based financial aid up to 100% of tuition.

We want to bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and what a family can afford to pay, and expect many of our students will receive financial aid grants to offset tuition. We understand and appreciate the financial commitment students and families undertake when deciding to attend Gloucester Biotechnology Academy (Academy).

To objectively and fairly assess what a family can comfortably contribute towards the cost of education, we use an independent, third-party organization, Financial Aid and School Tuition (FAST).Generous need-based financial aid will be available to all applicants who qualify.We highly encourage all interested applicants to apply for financial aid with FAST through their on-line application process. The active link below will direct you to the FAST application portal. We’ve arranged for the FAST application fee to be waived for Academy applicants.

Immediately after a student has submitted their Academy General Application Form and Personal Reflection Statement, students and families should complete the online FAST application and submit required financial information, including W2 and tax returns to FAST.Families are also encouraged to file their 2017 tax returns by March 15th, as final financial aid awards cannot be made until FAST has received and verified the tax information.

Financial aid award decisions will be communicated to students and their families generally upon acceptance to the Academy. All financial aid information and decisions are kept strictly confidential.

Financial assistance is made possible through generous donations from individuals, foundations, and other supporters.


Certificate

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy is licensed through the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure as private occupational school (License #: 13100372). The Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Certificate, awarded to students who:

  • Complete Semesters I and II, meeting technology skills assessment requirements.
  • Complete a paid-internship at local biotech company.
  • Demonstrate career skills necessary for employment in a professional work environment.
  • Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

    Gloucester Marine
    Genomics Institute

    417 Main Street
    Gloucester, MA 01930
    info@gmgi.org
    978-879-4575

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