Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Beginning this summer, Transylvania University will offer area high school students the opportunity to get a head start on their college careers in its new Summer Academic Program.

Rising high school juniors and seniors can take courses on campus, taught by Transy faculty, that can earn them college credit and potentially count toward their high school curriculum requirements. They will learn alongside current and entering Transylvania students and will get all the benefits of being a Pioneer, including personal attention from professors and access to the library and its resources.

Students will pay approximately half the price of standard tuition rates, and those fees can be earned back in the form of a scholarship to Transylvania.

“We look forward to working with some of the brightest young minds in the area, preparing them for success in their college careers while showing them the tremendous value of a Transylvania education,” said Laura Bryan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university.

The Summer Academic Program has 10 classes available in its first year, with subjects including politics, public speaking, economics and environmental science. It is open to rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as current high school seniors who have been admitted to Transy, and students from other institutions. For class information and registration, which is open until May 15, go here.