For nearly 30 years Lee University has sponsored a one-of-a-kind college experience for academically talented high school juniors and seniors. This two-week program is an authentic encounter that prepares students to face the academic and social challenges of college life.Students also receive a head start on their college career by earning six hours of academic credit. While outside of the classroom, students will experience a wide variety of social activities they can expect to find at Lee. For the 120 or so students selected to participate, Summer Honors is two weeks to learn, grow, laugh, and connect.
How Do I Qualify?
To be eligible for Summer Honors, you must meet the following two qualifications:
Also, you will need to submit a letter from your guidance counselor or school administrator verifying your academic record. We accept the first 120 qualified applicants, so go ahead and make your plans to attend.
Are These Legitimate College Courses?
Summer Honors courses are uniquely created for this program and are taught by some of Lee University’s most outstanding professors. These courses are intensive, pass/fail college courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the courses, you will be awarded six hours of academic credit toward your college degree.
When should I arrive?
You should plan to arrive on the Lee University campus on Sunday, June 14, in time for registration, which begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Paul Conn Student Union. (http://www.leeuniversity.edu/uploadedImages/Content/Life/leemap-lg.jpeg). At registration you will select your classes, receive your Summer Honors shirt, and receive your room assignment. Pictures will be made of all Summer Honors students at registration, so come dressed accordingly. If you plan to arrive by plane or bus and need someone to pick you up at the Chattanooga airport or bus station or at the Cleveland bus station, please provide the necessary information for your pick-up with the Response Form. Please indicate your flight number, date, and time of arrival.
What are the rules while I am a student at Summer Honors?
Since you’ll be an official Lee University student, you’ll be required to abide by our expectations set forth in our Student Handbook. While the Handbook provides specific parameters, the following guidelines will help guide you during Summer Honors:
That’s it. Everything else falls under the category of “Check with Your RA.”
What should I bring that might not be obvious?
What should I leave at home?
What do I wear?
Students attending Summer Honors are expected to adhere to the dress regulations applicable to all Lee University students. Hats and shorts are not permitted in the classroom, but basically anything else is okay. Outside of the classroom, shorts and t-shirts are appropriate. We simply ask that students be modest (not prudish) in their dress while at Summer Honors.
What if I need money during Summer Honors?
There are two ATMs on campus for your convenience.
Will I be able to talk to someone about my academic schedule?
Yes. If you are a 2015 graduate planning to attend Lee in the fall, make sure we have your ACT/SAT scores as well as high school transcripts. All high school graduates will be given the opportunity to complete Advance Class Selection if they have not already done so.
How can someone reach me while I am at Summer Honors?
Everyday we will have a general session during which we will make announcements, hand out mail, and get everyone on the same page for that day. If someone wants to send you mail, they can simply address it to:
When should I plan to leave?
Your last class will be over on Friday, June 26, at 3:00 p.m. After your RA checks your room and signs off on its condition, you will be given your dorm deposit, and then you are free to go. Please do not schedule your departure time before then. We will go over this checkout procedure the day before you leave, so don’t worry about all of that stuff right now. If you need to make additional lodging arrangements either before or afterSummer Honors, please notify us.
People to Know
Mike Hayes, Ed.D., VP for Student Development and Director of Summer Honors, firstname.lastname@example.orgJill Welborn, Director of Student Development, email@example.com Rosie Adams, Administrative Assistant for Student Development, firstname.lastname@example.orgAll of these people may be reached at the same phone number: (423) 614-8406.Also, to simplify things, you may wish to use the general email email@example.com.
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