Summer Residential Program

In collaboration with Tulane Pre-College, the LCCA Summer Program helps demystify the college search process and provides an immersive college experience. Louisiana rising juniors and seniors spend two weeks living on a college campus, taking classes, and learning the ins and outs of the college application process. In addition, they will visit a variety of colleges and universities from community colleges, public universities, private universities, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

During the two-week program, students will learn from the experts about finding the right college fit, acing the essay and standardized tests, as well as how to navigate financial aid. The program is designed to support Louisiana students who are first in their families to attend college or who may not have access to college readiness resources. Thanks to a generous gift from Alec Cecil and Diane Zultkowsky, every student admitted to the LCCA Summer Program will be awarded a scholarship covering most or all the cost of attendance.

Application Deadlines:

  • December 1st – Application opens
  • March 1st – Application deadline
  • April 5th – Decisions released
  • May 1st – Commitment fee of $50 due

2024 LCCA Summer Residential Program dates: June 9-June 22

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LCCA Summer Program FAQs

What is the LCCA Summer Residential Program?

The program is designed to support rising junior and senior Louisiana high school students who are the first in their families to attend college or who may not have access to college-readiness resources. It will provide students with a glimpse into residential college life and will provide key information and resources to assist with the college search and application process.

What does a typical day look like?

Following breakfast in the dining hall, students attend a college workshop at 9:00 a.m. During the first week, students attend class from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an hour-long lunch break. Courses often include field excursions and guest speakers related to the academic content of the course. During the second week, students will participate in a variety of workshops in the morning and tour different college campuses after lunch. Activities will be offered in the evenings and students will have free time to take advantage of campus amenities

What is the duration of the program?

The program is for two weeks from June 9-22, 2024.

Are transportation costs included?

No, transportation costs are not included.

What are enrichment courses? 

Our enrichment courses are not credit courses. Students will explore different subjects without the pressure of exams and grades. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course

What types of colleges and universities do students visit during the program?

Participants will visit community colleges, public and private universities, and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas

How is the program funded?

The program is funded through a gift from Alec Cecil and Diane Zultkowsky.

LCCA Summer Application FAQs

How many spots are available in the 2024 LCCA Summer Residential Program?

Our goal is to enroll approximately 25 students

What kind of students are you looking for?

We are looking for rising junior and senior Louisiana high school students who have a strong desire to attend college, but who may not have access to the resources and information needed to navigate the college admission process. Students who are first in their family to attend college, part of groups that are historically underrepresented, or those without the financial resources needed to attend college are ideal candidates for the program

What are the academic requirements?

There is no standardized test score requirement; however, students are expected to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to be considered for the program. We are seeking students who have demonstrated the academic ability to succeed in a two or four-year college program.

What should my transcript include?

All coursework reflected on your 2022-23 academic year transcript

Can students from outside of Louisiana apply?

The LCCA Summer Residential Program is specifically for Louisiana high school students. Students from outside of the state are encouraged to explore Tulane Pre-College Programs

What is the cost of the LCCA Summer Program? 

The cost for the two-week program is $4,495; however, all admitted students are provided with scholarships covering most of the cost

Are scholarships available? 

Yes. Thanks to generous donors, each student admitted to the program receives a scholarship covering 75% to 100% of the program’s cost.

How are scholarships awarded? 

Scholarships are awarded based on the student’s application and demonstrated financial need