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Educational Programs

Summer Scholars Academy

Succeed at MCTC

The Summer Scholars Academy is designed to help you be successful in college-level courses in the fall and to ease your transition to college. Whether you are an entering college freshman who recently graduated from high school or a student returning to school after time away, this program is designed to be a low-cost ($75 fee with the possibility of earning $150 toward your fall semester tuition) alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money. This program eases the transition to college life by providing you the opportunity to build your confidence as a scholar while networking with fellow students and MCTC staff and faculty.

Why you should participate

Program courses are focused on building knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and/or math. You will also gain success strategies such as time management, study skills, technology skills, and financial literacy. With individualized support from MCTC faculty and staff this program will not only help you become a stronger student, but can help you focus on the road ahead, potentially saving you time and money.

The Summer Scholars Academy is ideal for getting to know peers who can support you during the program and beyond. The program enrolls a small cohort of students, providing ample opportunity for you to get to know other college students as you work, learn, think, and have fun together.

In addition to preparing you for the near future of starting college in the fall, the Summer Scholars Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. MCTC staff can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them.

MCTC is bursting with resources that are at your disposal and can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Scholars Academy, you have an opportunity to learn about resources for students such as tutoring in the Learning Center, counseling, advising, student clubs and more.

In addition to your time and commitment to the program, the Summer Scholars Academy includes a $75 fee.* However, choosing to invest in yourself pays. If you meet all the program requirements, you will receive support for transportation costs. You may also earn a $150 scholarship toward your fall semester tuition upon successful completion of the Summer Scholars Academy when you register for fall courses at any college or university that is part of Minnesota State.

*Individuals who wish to participate in the Summer Scholars Academy, but are facing financial hardship may explore possible assistance options during the registration process with an advisor.

Am I eligible?

The Summer Scholars Academy is available to:

  • Newly-entering students who have been accepted to MCTC or returning students with no recent college coursework
  • Students with Accuplacer scores in the following ranges:
    • Reading and English: 54-77
    • Elementary Algebra: 55-120
    • College Math: 0-49
    • ESOL: 110-120

Program dates

The Summer Scholars Academy runs from July 24-27 and July 31-Aug. 3 for a total of 16 hours per course.

Interested? Let us know!

Complete the Summer Scholars Academy interest form and a representative at MCTC will contact you.


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