How Does the Academy Work?

  • Once accepted to IUP, students are invited to participate in the five-week academy, which runs from early July through early August. First-year Summer Scholars enrolling in two 3-credit courses and a 1-credit seminar will live as a community in Wallwork Hall, one of the suite-style residence facilities on campus. 

    A variety of academic enrichment programs, including finals preparation and study sessions, a service-learning project, recreational and outdoor activities, and field trips to regional attractions such as Ohiopyle, Gettysburg, and Kennywood Park will be offered as part of the Academy programming (dependent on group interests).

    “This experience has motivated me to make an impact here on campus as well as outside of college.”

    —Previous Summer Scholars Academy participant