CU Denver Students at the Lynx Summer Academy

Lynx Summer Academy

Summer 2024

Summer 2024 interest form will be open for all first-year, first-generation students admitted for Fall 2024 beginning on January 22nd, 2024. If you identified as a first-generation student on your Fall 2024 CU Denver application, you will receive an email in January with the link to the interest form once it opens. 

 Lynx Summer Academy fills up quickly, be sure to apply early! 

The academy provides newly admitted first-year first-generation students who will start in the fall semester the opportunity to enroll in four credit hours over the summer. Students selected for Lynx Summer Academy must also have accepted their fall admission to CU Denver. And here's the added bonus—summer academy students don't have to pay tuition or fees! 

The 2024 LSA interest form will be sent out to all Fall 2024 admitted first-year, first-generation students starting January 22nd, 2024. Check your email! 

Space is limited and a spot in the program is not guaranteed. The Lynx Summer Academy Program runs June 24th through July 26th, 2024. Please note that if you are selected for Lynx Summer Academy, all classes are in-person. please plan your vacations or time away with your family early on, as attendance is mandatory for all weekly classes during this time. 

The Lynx Summer Academy provides different tracks for students to choose from to help them get a head start for college.

  • Learn the most effective ways to study and take tests
  • Utilize small class sizes to engage with faculty and peer mentors
  • Engage in learning experiences beyond the classroom
  • Explore majors and careers
  • Get an Introduction to research

Questions? Feel free to email us.

Summer 2024 Track Options

Track One: Major and Career Exploration (In-Person)

CourseUniversity ElectiveDay
TimeTotal Credit Hours

UNIV 1110: College Success

Elective Class

Friday

9:00am-12:00pm

 1 credit

UNIV 1112: Career and Major Exploration

Elective Class

Wednesday

9:00am-12:00pm

1 credit


Track Two: Financial Literacy (In-Person) 

 

CourseUniversity ElectiveDayTimeTotal Credit Hours

UNIV 1110: College Success

Elective Class

Friday 

9:00am-12:00pm

 1 credit

UNIV 2110: Financial Literacy

Elective Class

Wednesday

 

9:00am-12:00pm 

1 credit

Track Three: Pre-Collegiate Track Only (In-Person) 

 

The Pre-Collegiate Track in Lynx Summer Academy provides pre-collegiate students the opportunity to take seven college credits: one UNIV 1110 course and two core area courses (HDFR 1111 and MUSC 1111).

If you are a pre-collegiate student, you can learn more about these courses by selecting "yes" under the "Pre-Collegiate Student" question on the Lynx Summer Academy commitment form. If you have further questions about the pre-collegiate program, please email Norma Marquez at norma.marquez@ucdenver.edu .

 

Interested in joining Lynx Summer Academy? Applying is easy!

Interest form information will be sent to all admitted Fall 2024 first-year students who indicated they are first-generation beginning January 22nd, 2024Space is limited and a position in Lynx Summer Academy is not guaranteed - we recommend filling out the interest form early. The steps for officially joining Lynx Summer Academy are below: 

  • Apply to CU Denver and accept your offer of admission
    Reply to Admissions
  • Fill out the Lynx Summer Academy interest form that will be emailed on January 22nd, 2024 to the email address used for your CU Denver application 
  • If you are selected for Lynx Summer Academy, respond to your acceptance and follow the next-steps outlined by the First-Year Experience Office. Offers for a spot in Lynx Summer Academy will be sent out in May 2024
  • Attend Lynx Summer Academy Welcome (Dates TBD)

Also, make sure to complete your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA​) to receive fall and spring financial aid.

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