CU Denver Students at the Lynx Summer Academy

Lynx Summer Academy

June 8, 2021 – August 1, 2021

 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! 

Due to the overwhelming response to our interest form and our limited number of spots for the Lynx Summer Academy program, the interest form has closed on the March 2nd priority deadline. If you would like to be placed on our waitlist, please email Please note that due to our limited space, there is no guarantee that we will have a spot for everyone on our waitlist.

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

The Lynx Summer Academy provides two 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.

Gold Track


HDFR 1111: You Got This: Learning to Lead

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

UNIV 1110: College Success

 Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Silver Track


COMM 1011: Fundamentals of Communications

Behavioral Science Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UNIV 1110: College Success

 Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Interested in joining Lynx Summer Academy? Applying is easy!
Priority will be given to students who apply to the Lynx Summer Academy by March 2, 2021

  • Apply to CU Denver and accept your offer of admission
    Reply to Admissions
  • Apply to Lynx Summer Academy (interest form has closed as of March 2nd, 2021)
  • If you are selected for Lynx Summer Academy, respond to your acceptance and follow the next-steps outlined by the First-Year Experience Office
  • Attend Lynx Summer Academy Welcome May 18th, 2021 at 5:00pm MST. 

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