Summer Academy

Summer 2024 Dates
Session I: May 20 - June 29
Session II: July 1 - August 10

About Summer Academy
Summer Academy offers an immersive academic experience to enable students to improve academic performance, satisfy academic progress that may impact their ability to receive financial aid, and to make timely progress towards graduation. In addition to taking courses that count toward a program of study, Summer Academy students develop academic habits to ensure continued success. The program provides structured support, skills-based seminars, weekly one-on-one meetings with a Success Coach, access to tutoring, campus resources, and a supportive community of peers ensures that students have the opportunity to be successful.

Admission Requirements
It is important to note that there is no application/nomination process for Summer Academy participation. Summer Academy is a by invitation only program, limited and restricted to students who are either on academic probation, struggling academically, or falling behind in credit hours earned or students who require credit needed to ensure a timely graduation. Students who qualify for the program will be invited after Spring Break in March. A few spaces will be reserved for students who will be invited in late spring. Because we have more students than we are able to accommodate each year, we work closely with advisors to determine which students would benefit most from participation.

Housing and dining
Residing in campus housing during the summer is not a participation requirement of the program. On-campus housing on the Mount Vernon campus and a university meal plan may be covered for a limited number of Summer Academy participants who apply and qualify. Funding is based on a student’s financial need and available resources, with priority given to students with greatest financial need. If selected, two meals per day is offered to a limited number of students depending on funding available.

The costs of the course(s), weekly seminar, individualized coaching, tutoring and supplemental instruction will be covered by the program. Full funding for courses will be awarded to students based on financial need. Students will be responsible for course materials, food, travel, and housing costs if they are not eligible to receive a housing or book allowance. 

If you have additional questions, view a list of FAQs here.  Interested in Summer Academy? Email [email protected] with general questions and schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to detail your specific situation.