The university has decided to move the rest of summer classes online, so the Summer Scholars program will be shifting to online as well. While we know it is disappointing to delay coming to campus until the fall semester, we are excited to offer an engaging virtual version that will still help you with the following, and more!
As a 2020 Summer Scholar, you will:
Get ahead by earning seven college credits that count towards your degree requirements (this is a change--see below for details)
Form lasting relationships with other Summer Scholars
Acquire “college knowledge” from and become friends with the peer mentors
Learn the VCU campus and surrounding community (yes, even virtually!)
Build connections with professors and administrators
Enter a supportive community that you’ll be a part of through graduation
Benefits of starting college in the summer:
You’ll take classes, earn credits and build a group of close friends before starting your first semester in the fall. VCU offers more than 800 courses each semester.
This program is by invitation only. Class size is limited.
Why do students take summer classes?
Save money by finishing on time or in under four years.
Add summer minors or a second major and still graduate on time or early
Reduce fall and spring course loads to add an internship or to give tough classes more attention
Experience a "quieter" campus: zip through Starbucks, have your choice of available gym equipment, and snag your favorite library spot.
Get to know your professors better in smaller class sizes.They're cool!
The Summer Scholars program is a great chance to get familiar — and comfortable — with VCU and the Richmond community. Don't wait! Apply online today to be a Summer Scholar.