CU Denver Students at the Lynx Summer Academy

Lynx Summer Academy

June 19th, 2023 - July 30th, 2023

 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 2023 student who indicates you are first-generation on your CU Denver Fall 2023 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 2023 Track Options

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

CourseUniversity ElectiveDay
TimeTotal Credit Hours

UNIV 1110: College Success

Elective Class

Tuesday (class time)

Thursday (out of class requirements)

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

 

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 1 credit

UNIV 1112: Career and Major Exploration

Elective Class

Wednesday (class time)

Thursday (out of class requirements)

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

 

Thursdays: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

1 credit

Track Two: Financial Literacy (In-Person) 

CourseUniversity ElectiveDayTimeTotal Credit Hours

UNIV 1110: College Success

Elective Class

Tuesday (class time)

Thursday (out of class requirements)

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

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 1 credit

UNIV 2110: Financial Literacy

Elective Class

Wednesday (class time)

Thursday (out of class requirements)

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

Thursdays: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

1 credit

Interested in joining Lynx Summer Academy? Applying is easy!

Interest form information will be sent to all admitted Fall 2023 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 2023 and indicated you were a first-generation student on your original 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 April 2023
  • 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.