Colorado State University - Pueblo Offers Summer Scholars experience in July

Colorado State University - Pueblo Offers Summer Scholars experience in July

 PUEBLO - Incoming freshmen to Colorado State University-Pueblo have an opportunity to earn six college credits in four weeks this summer, July 15-August 14, while living on campus and experiencing the great Colorado outdoors as part of the University’s Summer Scholars program.

This dynamic summer bridge program allows students to accelerate their college career by earning six credits in a supportive, residential living environment with full access to student facilities and advisors.  The program teaches student success skills and time management for full-time enrollment by requiring students to live on campus and participate in scheduled classes and activities. Participating incoming freshmen will complete six credits, including general education and developmental courses, while experiencing college life and the great Colorado outdoors for a highly discounted price of just $2,500. This price for resident and non-resident students alike includes tuition, fees, books, housing, meals, parking, and outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or kayaking.

The Summer Scholars program costs may be covered in full or part by financial aid

The Summer Scholars Program offers:
  • Outdoor Pursuits opportunities including challenge course, rock climbing, mountain biking, peak ascent, and/or canoeing.
  • High-achieving students the chance to complete such general education courses as composition, Speech, math, or a general education elective, while students needing college preparatory courses in writing can complete those before the start of the Fall 2013 semester.
  • An easier transition to college living and learning environments by helping students become accustomed to the locations and feel of residence halls (new Crestone Hall), cafeterias, laboratories and classrooms.
  • A network of new friends to help you avoid the sometimes uncomfortable transition to starting a new life chapter.    

Interested individuals must complete a Summer Scholars Registration Confirmation and submit a $250 pre-payment within seven days of registration for the program. Complete information on the Summer Scholars or an application may be obtained at or by contacting Derek Lopez, Ph.D., Director - First Year Programs, (719) 549-2535, LARC 153, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO. 81001.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.