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Office of

Summer Programs for High School Students

Registration Opens March 1, 2018

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 for Tolliver Hall, home to campus eateries that dish up pizza, tacos, and pastries. Or, follow your inner adventurer to downtown Ruston, where you can check out more than 40 retail shops and 27 local restaurants. Later, hit the treadmill at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Sports Center, Tech's sports complex that boasts state-of-the-art aerobic and weight-training equipment. Your student ID opens doors for you everywhere at Tech. You will have the opportunity to live on campus with other students, and best of all, you could receive a scholarship.


Louisiana Tech offers three types of programs:

Summer Scholars - Graduating seniors with a 23 or higher ACT composite and who also meet the freshman admission requirements.

Private Pilot's Certificate (Limited Space) - Only open to incoming freshmen who have already been ACCEPTED into the 2018-2019 Aviation Program (decisions will be made known February 2018). Selected students will be able to sign-up for the Summer Program on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Summer Enrichment at Tech (SET) - Students between their junior and senior years in high school with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. (Transcripts must be submitted for an evaluation). At the end of the summer term, students in this program can decide whether they want their grade(s) placed on their college transcripts.

What's Offered?

More than 20 freshman-level courses are offered. Most courses fulfill requirements of the general education curriculum. They are all listed below and represent a sampling of the 60+ degree programs offered at Louisiana Tech. You can take two classes (6 credit hours total) 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. 

Three-Week Session
July 9 - July 27

Six-Week Sessions
May 31 - July 6 
July 9 - Aug. 10 

Twelve-Week Sessions 

Private Pilot's License: May 31 - Aug. 10

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

What about scholarships?

tuition-only scholarship is available to any student who participates in the Summer Programs and resides on campus. Students must live in and pay for the on-campus apartment, a 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.

Register Now

For more information contact:
Elton Taylor
Email: summerprograms@latech.edu
Phone: (318) 257-4917

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