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Summer Scholars Academy

The Summer Scholars Academy is designed to help you be successful in college-level courses in the fall and to ease the transition to college.

Whether a student is 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 an alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money.

The Summer Scholars Academy will provide you with the opportunity to build confidence as a scholar while networking with fellow students and Anoka-Ramsey staff and faculty. 

Why Should You Participate

  • The program's courses build knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and/or math. Students will also gain success strategies such as time management, study skills, technology skills, and financial literacy. With individualized support from Anoka-Ramsey faculty and staff, this program will not only help attendees become stronger students, but can help students focus on the road ahead, potentially saving time and money.

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

  • In addition to preparing students for the future of starting college in the fall, the Summer Scholars Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Anoka-Ramsey can assist students in considering academic goals and career goals, and help map out the best path to achieving those goals.

  • Anoka-Ramsey is bursting with resources that can help students succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Scholars Academy, students have an opportunity to learn about opportunities and services for students such as tutoring, counseling, the Writing Center, workshops, campus events and more.

  • In addition to the time and commitment to the program, the Summer Scholars Academy requires a $75 application fee.* Students who meet all the program requirements will receive support for transportation costs. Students may also earn a $150 stipend upon successful completion of the Summer Scholars Academy when registered 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 should contact Merlita Lockman for information to explore possible assistance options


  • This program is intended for:

    • Newly-entering students or returning students with no recent college coursework.
    • Students with Accuplacer scores in the following ranges:
      • Reading and English, a score between 54-77
      • Math, Elementary Algebra, a score between 55-120; College Math, a score between  0-49

Supplementary Information

  • Contact

    Academy Admissions
    Fabiola Diaz

    Merlita Lockman

  • Location & Schedule

    Coon Rapids Campus

    July 10 to 21
    Monday - Thursday
    Reading: 8 to 10 am
    English: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

    July 24 to 28
    Monday - Thursday
    Math: 8 am to 12:30 pm


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