Tuition

Tuition is commensurate with participant goals

Academic Calendar 2020-2021; 2021-2022

Fall Term – Research Preparedness: Option 1

Oct. 16th – June 6th, logic and analytical thinking for future research projects using coursework
Tuition: $9,995

  • Coursework – Participate in logic training and competition preparation courses listed below (3 courses):
  1. Research Methods
  2. Advanced Chemistry
  3. Advanced Statistics
  • Homework and assignments reviewed and assessed by course faculty
  • Limited access for staff and faculty

Fall Term – Research and Competition Preparedness: Option 2 (Best option for new researchers/those without prior research/competition experience – 2 years)

Oct. 16th – June 6th, weekend coursework and weekend/weekday competition meetings/execution
Tuition: $12,500; year 1

  • All aspects listed in Option 1
  • Competition (1) preparedness, training, and completion
  • Competition (1) review with Dr. McCalla
  • Dr. McCalla group sessions (project preparation and mentoring)

Sept. 20th – June 4th, 2021-22; weekend coursework and weekend/weekday competition meetings/execution
Tuition: $15,500; year 2

  • All aspects listed in Option 1
  • Competition (1) preparedness, training, and completion
  • Competition (1) review with Dr. McCalla
  • Dr. McCalla group sessions (project preparation and mentoring)
  • One-to-one mentor meetings with Dr. McCalla for summer 2022 research project prep

Fall Term – Research, Competition, and Project: Option 3

Oct. 16th – June 6th, building projects using trained skills under iResearch Academy mentorship; virtual, meetings are weekdays and weekends 
Tuition: $22,000

  • All aspects listed in Option 1 & 2 (year 1) including one-to-one sessions with Dr. McCalla
  • Periodic in person meetings*
  • Preparation, design, and support to complete a research project
  • Personal mentorship by an iRA mentor to complete a data science, Omics, or bioinformatics project

Fall Term – Completed Research Project Support for Competition: Option 4

Oct. 16th – June 6th, bring your own project for one-to-one support with Dr. McCalla (virtually), weekdays and weekend, preparation focus for Regeneron ISEF and Regeneron STS.
Tuition: $17,000

  • One to one sessions with Dr. McCalla to review a completed research project*
  • Periodic in person meetings*
  • Personal Essential Question (EQ) reports to enhance project-based learning
  • Personal mentorship by Dr. McCalla to design and practice research presentations
  • Personal mentorship by Dr. McCalla to design, edit, and critique a research project paper

Additional Course - $2,495 for competition preparation and analytical thinking

*This information is subject to change if required by public health guidance and the calendar for in-person and one-to-one (virtual) meetings will be established after acceptance. The calendar will allow for some flexibility.