Online Application

College Science Enrichment Program

The College Science Enrichment Program (CSEP) is a six-week summer experience created for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career as a behavioral health clinician, clinical laboratory scientist, clinical mental health counseling, dentist (pre-dent), exercise physiologist, physician (pre-med), occupational therapist, physical therapist, or physician assistant (PA).

We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

HCOP professional studies programs include:

  • Biomedical sciences
  • Clinical laboratory science
  • Clinical mental health counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant studies
  • Dentistry


The summer curriculum is free of cost and provides a stipend which helps to offset lost summer wages while also helping to cover room and board. Travel reimbursement for one round trip to Milwaukee may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Programming Includes:

  • DAT and MCAT preparation
  • Professional development and interactions with faculty
  • Hands-on experiences
  • Cross-cultural competency training
  • Mock Interviews


To be eligible for the program you must:

  • Be educationally or financially disadvantaged (see CSEP eligibility details below)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.7

Educational Disadvantaged: You must meet at least one of the educational markers below:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Attended high school in Milwaukee Public Schools or Chicago Public Schools
  • Attended high school in a rural area (city population below 10,000)
  • Have below average academic performance needed (i.e. GPA, test scores) for admission into intended health profession program
  • Have an extreme personal, social, family, or environmental circumstance that you would like to explain in your personal statement

Financial Disadvantaged: Family Adjusted Gross income (AGI) must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline for a student’s family size to be admitted into HCOP programs.

2017 Federal Poverty Chart

Persons in Household
(Dependents reported on 1040 form)

200% of Poverty Guideline
(AGI reported on 1040 form)

















For families greater than 8 persons, add $8,640 per person


Application Process

Online Application

In order to apply, please have the following documents available:

  • A copy of your parents’ latest tax return (1040 or 1040A) and a copy of your latest tax return. Note: If you are at least 24 years old and have not been claimed as a dependent on your parents’ tax return for three years, then parent tax information is not required.
  • A copy of your official transcripts.
  • Two recommendation forms from your science professors.
  • A personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a health career. Also describe your volunteer and service work.
  • If you are not educationally disadvantaged, please provide a statement explaining what personal circumstances you believe we should consider in the review process.
  • If you are not a US Citizen, proof of residency is required (i.e. Permanent Resident Card/Green Card or passport).
Dr. Baker Lab


Program Staff

Dr. Lawrence Pan - Director
Kim Harris - Associate Director
Amber May - Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Dentistry