Summer Completion Academy

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About the Academy

Summer Completion Academy is a rigorous one-week program that allows First-Time Freshmen admitted into Tennessee State University for fall 2019 the opportunity to complete one Learning Support Requirement based on ACT/SAT scores while receiving quality instruction, college success information, campus and peer engagement, and academic development. Students can remediate one Learning Support Requirement based on ACT/SAT placement (Writing, Reading, OR Math) during the week of their attendance.

What are the dates of SCA?

SCA is offered in two, one-week sessions. Students can remediate one area of Learning Support (Writing, Reading, OR Math) per week of the SCA session.  Students are limited to choosing one 2019 SCA session.  However, if maximum attendance is not reached in the sessions, students may choose more than one week of SCA to remediate additional Learning Support Requirements.

Session 1: June 23 - 29, 2019      APPLICATION DEADLINE for Session 1 is June 9, 2019
Session 2: July 14 - 20, 2019      APPLICATION DEADLINE for Session 2 is June 30, 2019

How much does it cost for the academy?

The academic classes, workshops, learning activities, engagement activities, and other services will be provided  at a cost of $50 for the session you attend.   On-campus housing for 2019 SCA is included in your $50 session fee .  You must also register for the New Student Orientation session held the Saturday after your SCA session (June 29 for the June 23 - 29 session OR July 20 after the July 14 - 20 session).   The fee for New Student Orientation is $50.

Is the academy a residential program?

All students participating in the 2019 Summer Completion Academy will reside in on-campus Residence Halls. On-campus housing for 2019 SCA is included in your $50 session fee.  

When should we be there?

The first activities of (SCA) will start on Sunday afternoon.  There will be an opening ceremony for students and parents that will cover expectations of the academy, the schedule of the week, and the opportunity to meet instructors and campus administrators.

Will students be able to leave campus at night?

Due to the rigorous schedule of SCA, students will not be able to leave campus. Students must receive permission from the Director to leave campus in the event of an emergency.  We will confirm the emergency with parents and/or guardians.

Where will students stay and what will they eat?

All students participating in 2019 SCA will live in our on-campus Residence Halls.  On-campus housing for 2019 SCA is included in your $50 session fee Students will receive a key to their room and an ID card which must be worn at all times while on campus. The ID card will also have their meal plan on it. All students participating in the academy will eat in our main cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What will a day look like in the academy?

The day will start early with breakfast at 7:30 am and a morning debrief meeting where you will learn more about TSU history, the alma mater, and other TSU items.  Students will then start classes for the day from 9 am - 12 pm.  Students will have lunch and then complete study hall/lab time and a college success workshop until 4:30 pm. Students will have dinner after their workshop.  Students residing on campus will have the option to participate in an engagement activity with SCA Peer Leaders. Lights out at 11 pm each night! 

What do I have to do to be accepted into SCA?

There are a few requirements of students prior to being accepted to attend SCA. Please see the following checklist to see qualifications for the camp and the actions needed prior to acceptance status.

SCA is an option for students who are required to take one or more Learning Support courses based on their entrance exam scores. This is an invitation only program. If you qualify, you will receive an email invitation to the program.

If you believe that you qualify for this program and have not received information about it, please contact the SCA program office.

 Actions Needed Prior to Being Accepted to SCA:

Contact Information:
(615) 963-5531

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