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Summer Programs for High School Students


Hi Potential Summer Program Participant,

Thank you for your interest in the Summer Programs at Louisiana Tech. We admire your desire to spend a part of your summer with us and gain a top-notch educational experience while living on our beautiful campus. Due to the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana Tech University has decided that First Session Summer Classes (June 3 – July 8) will be moved to all-online formats. As a result, we will be unable to offer the residential Summer Program to high school juniors and seniors during the first-half of the summer.

Our goal with the summer programs is to offer an authentic college experience to our participants, and the absence of in-person instruction hinders that experience. At the moment, Second Session Summer Classes (July 13 – August 13) will still take place on-campus as planned. Please check back as further changes to the Summer Quarter will be communicated to students through this webpage.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Summer Programs Office by email at or by phone at 318.257.2547.

Your College Track:

College. It’s finally here and Louisiana Tech wants you to get an early start. Our summer programs help you fulfill general freshmen education requirements before the official start of the new academic year in September. Our courses prepare you for the rigors of academia in a college classroom. They also provide a firsthand glimpse into the future of your college experience. College is a time for you to explore your interests, all of them. After class, meet up with new friends and head to Tolliver Hall or the Student Center, home of The Tech Table and other delicious dining options cooking up home-cooked meals everyday. Next, follow your inner adventurer and explore the City of Ruston, where you can check out local shops and restaurants that fit every taste. Later, hit the treadmill at the Lambright Intramural Sports Center, Tech’s sports complex that boasts state-of-the-art aerobic and weight-training equipment.

The Summer Programs open up a world of opportunity to you as begin your college journey rights here at Louisiana Tech!

Program Eligibility:

All eligible students will receive a one-time, tuition-only scholarship for the summer quarter only. To be eligible, you must meet the requirements below and pay for summer housing, a campus meal plan, and any additional fees. Availability is first come, first served. For more details, including a breakdown of expenses, click on the session you are interested in below.

Graduating Seniors (Class of 2020) – 23+ ACT (1130+ SAT) and must meet ALL regular freshman admission requirements.

Rising Seniors (Class of 2021) – Students between their junior and senior years in high school qualify with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA.

What’s Offered?

General Education Required courses spanning multiple disciplines. Most courses fulfill requirements in any of our 80+ degrees. Course offerings are listed through the links below. Classes listings may vary and are subject to change prior to the start of the Summer Quarter. Students may take up to two classes or six total credit hours per session up to a maximum of 12 credit hours for the summer.

When do the sessions start?

The courses are offered in three-, six- and twelve-week sessions. Click on the individual sections to see what courses are offered.

You may choose to attend any combination of sessions and earn up to 12 hours of college credit over the summer!

How much do the Summer Programs Cost?

Summer Program Estimated Expense Sheet
Program Fees 3-Weeks 6-Weeks 12-Weeks
Admissions Application Fee $20 $20 $20
Housing Application Fee $150 $150 $150
Total Due Before Arrival $170 $170 $170
Tuition $2,320.00 $2,320.00 $3,595.00
Residence Hall $368.00 $735.00 $1,470.00
Meal Plan $307.00 $613.00 $1225.00
Summer Program Fee $76.00 $136.00 $252.00
Technology Fee $30.00 $30.00 $60.00
Energy Surcharge $60.00 $60.00 $80.00
Sub-Total $3,161.00 $3,894.00 $6,682.00
Tuition Scholarship (-$2,320.00) (-$2,320.00) (-$3,595.00)
Total Due Upon Arrival $841.00 $1,574.00 $3,087.00

Register Now

For more information contact:
Elton Taylor
Phone: (318) 257-2547

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