CU Denver Students at the Lynx Summer Academy

Lynx Summer Academy

June 20th, 2022 - July 30th, 2022

 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! 

If you are a first-year incoming Fall 2022 student who indicates you are first-generation on your CU Denver Fall 2022 application, or if you are part of the CU Denver Pre-Collegiate Program, you will receive an email if you are accepted to CU Denver with more information on how to fill out the interest form. 

Space is limited and a spot in the program is not guaranteed.

The Lynx Summer Academy provides three 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 2022 Track Options

Track One: Leadership and Social Justice (In-Person)

TimeTotal Credit Hours

HDFR 1111: You Got This: Learning to Lead

Social Science Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  3 credits

UNIV 1110: College Success

 Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.1 credit

Track Two: Cultivation of Foods and Identity (Remote Synchronous Track) 
TimeTotal Credit Hours

ETST 1111: Food Culture and AAPI Identity

Social Science

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3 credits

UNIV 1110: College Success



9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1 credit

Track Three: Come Together (The Beatles) - Music and Communication (In-Person)
CourseCoreDayTimeTotal Credit Hours

COMM 1011: Fundamentals of Communication

Behavioral Science

Monday and Wednesday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3 credits
MUSC 1111: The Beatles, Popular Music, and Society Arts Tuesday and Thursday9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.3 credits

UNIV 1110: College Success



9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1 credit


Interested in joining Lynx Summer Academy? Applying is easy!
Interest form information will be sent to all admitted Fall 2022 first-year students who indicated they are first-generation. Please check your email! 

  • Apply to CU Denver and accept your offer of admission
    Reply to Admissions
  • Apply to Lynx Summer Academy via the interest form sent to you if you are accepted to CU Denver for Fall 2022
  • 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 March 2022
  • 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.