TLU Summer Scholars Academy Releases 2013 Course Offerings, Name Change

3/18/2013
Two-week residential program for high school students offers courses for college credit
 
SEGUIN, TX – March 18, 2013 – The Texas Lutheran University (TLU) Summer Scholars Academy (SSA), formerly the Lone Star Scholars Academy, announces its 2013 course offerings during its two-week residential program taking place July 7-19 on the TLU campus.
 
Offerings have been split between morning and afternoon classes to allow for more students to get into their first choice courses. Morning classes include: hands-on psychology to boost brainpower, printmaking of comics to graffiti to painting, Windows Live Move Maker skills, and DNA discovery. Afternoon classes include: college composition writing; social effects and psychology behind mobile-based games and RPGs, American Sign Language and deaf culture, and college-level critical thinking.
 
The name change from Lone Star Scholars Academy to Summer Scholars Academy represents the university’s dedication to making higher education more accessible to high school students. In addition to the name change, the tuition cost for the two-week program has been lowered to allow for more students to get the high quality college experience attendees have come to expect.
 
“We wanted to open up this experience to more students who are interested in getting a head start on their college education,” said Tom Oliver, TLU vice president for enrollment services. “We believe the value of a college education goes beyond the price tag and that shouldn’t be a deterrent for any student who wants to pursue it.”
 
The two-week academy is $1400 and includes tuition, room, board, books, and all associated activity fees and material costs. Need-based financial aid is available. Preferred application deadline is April 1; Regular application deadline is May 15; Late application deadline is June 25. Online application and payment options are available at www.tlu.edu/ssa.
 
SSA is a two-week residential program that offers university-level courses for transferable college credit to academically gifted high school students. Each SSA student participates in two courses taught by select TLU faculty. Small classes, field trips, evening activities and a group service project offer high school students an opportunity to experience college life first-hand.
 
For more information, visit www.tlu.edu/ssa or contact TLU Admissions at 800-771-8521.