Summer Academic Program

Can’t wait to go to college?
Well you don’t have to!

Transylvania University is offering a new summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as incoming first-year Transylvania students where you can potentially earn both high school and college credit in exciting classes on our downtown Lexington campus.

For approximately half the price of standard tuition, you can enjoy all the benefits of a Transy student—personal attention from dedicated professors, access to the library and more. This experience will not only give you an academic advantage, but give you a taste of college life and the quality of a Transylvania education.

It’s never too early—come see what it means to Be A Pioneer!

Become a Pioneer

The Summer Academic Program can be your first step toward a life-changing college experience. Continue your college education at Transy, and you’ll receive a scholarship equaling your course fees for two courses (up to $3,000 over four years, for first-time first-year students who earn a C or higher), in addition to the credits you’ve already earned.

Admission Requirements (Register by May 15)

I am a...

Rising High School Junior or Senior

Senior who has been admitted to Transy

College student from another institution

Other guidelines:

  • Rising juniors, rising seniors and fall incoming Transy first-year students are permitted to take two courses each summer for a maximum total (after three potential summers) of six total courses.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to check with their high school to ensure that the course credit can count toward their high school requirements.

Office of Admissions

Hannah Piechowski, Student Transition Coordinator


Summer 2017 Courses
Course Description

General Psychology
Mark Jackson

June 5-30
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

This course is a prerequisite to all other psychology courses. A combined theoretical, experimental, and clinical approach to the science of human behavior. An introduction to the rudiments of psychology from a social science perspective.

Principles of Microeconomics
Rod Erfani

June 5-30
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

A study of the microeconomic analysis of the individual firm and consumer, price determination, and market structures.

Principles of Macroeconomics
Rod Erfani

June 5-30
1:30-3:30 p.m.

A study of the macroeconomic analysis of the economy and its banking system, income determination and its fluctuation, and monetary and fiscal policies.

Environmental Science
Josh Adkins

June 5-30
1:30-3:30 p.m.;
T,Th 8:30-10:30 a.m.

A broad overview of the structure and function of environmental systems and the impact of human cultures on these systems. The complexity and multidisciplinary nature of environmental issues involving, for example, population growth, air and water pollution, biogeochemical cycles, and energy demands and alternatives, are considered, but emphasis will be placed on our scientific knowledge of these issues. 

Public Speaking
Gary Deaton

June 5-July 7
M-T, Th-F
1:30-3:30 p.m.

A study of the selection, organization, preparation, and presentation of public address. Develops research skills, as well as skills in verbal and non-verbal communication of messages.

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