CU Denver Students at the Lynx Summer Academy

Lynx Summer Academy

June 6th, 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, you will receive an email 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 two to 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 2021 Track Examples

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!
Interest form information and deadlines will be posted here in mid-Fall 2021. 

  • Apply to CU Denver and accept your offer of admission
    Reply to Admissions
  • Apply to Lynx Summer Academy via the interest form (link to come mid-Fall 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 (Summer Dates TBD)

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