Is the Central Summer Academy TRULY free?
Because it is sponsored by a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the Central Summer Academy is free for students
Central Summer Academy saves you money to help jump-start your education. Don't miss this opportunity! Spots
are extremely limited.
Can I stay home and drive in?
All Central Summer Academy participants will live on campus for the duration of the
program to have the full college experience.
Which classes will I take?
Students will take MATH 1000/1010 - Co-Requisite Mathematics (5 cr.) OR HIST 1351
- History of the United States from 1877 (3 cr.) and a University Special Topics
course (2 cr.). Students will also enroll in ECEL 2110 Diversity and Social Justice
(3 cr.). Students will earn a total of eight credit hours of general education college
credit. You will be ahead of many of your peers when fall starts.
What happens when the Summer Academy is over?
Students will return home and enjoy the rest of their summer until Kickoff events
later in August. During that time, all Central Summer Academy participants will have
a reunion to celebrate.
How do I get in?
Students are selected based upon their eligibility and need for the Central Summer
Academy. Spots are limited. Early application is encouraged.
How do I know if I am eligible?
We can help you figure this out, but
If you plan to be the first in your family to earn a bachelor’s degree,
- OR - you are eligible to receive the Pell Grant,
- OR - your ethnicity is historically underrepresented at colleges and universities
- AND - your ACT placement scores require you to take Co-Requisite Math or English, you are
What are the living arrangements like?
The Central Summer Academy is designed to be a full college experience. You will have
a suitemate, share a restroom, have a twin bed, a desk, and clothes storage areas.
Rooms are climate controlled and have cable/internet access. Participants are encouraged
to pack only essentials for the duration of the program.
What will we do when we aren't in class?
The Central Summer Academy will feature a variety of activities that will give students
a robust college experience. There will be plenty to keep you busy, introduce you
to other students and staff at the university, and make you feel like you belong at
Will all students be living together?
Summer residence halls will be coed. If you have specific needs or questions regarding
living arrangements, please contact University Housing at 660-543-4515.
Can I go home on the weekend?
Students are expected to participate in all Central Summer Academy activities which
may include some scheduled weekend activities. At least one weekend will be free for
students to visit home, rest, or study independently.