UL Lafayette's Academic Enrichment Program was
established in 1975 and has become one of the
nation's largest and finest summer opportunities
for academically and artistically talented students.
Each year the university faculty and master teachers
from area schools offer summer mini- courses in
computer programming, modern languages, and other
areas in the sciences, arts, and humanities, for
qualified preschool through 8th grade students.
Students who have entered the 11th grade are encouraged
to participate in the Summer Early Admissions
Program, offered through the University Honors
Program (call 337-482-6700 for further information
on the University Honors Program).
addition to the regular Academic Enrichment Program,
a special inter-session "Challenge" program is
offered periodically. Challenge classes last only 8-9
days (revolving around the July 4 holiday). These
outstanding classes are taught by graduate students
who are completing their credentials to teach
the academically gifted; since their operational
cost is lower, they are available at lower tuition
cost for qualified students.
who have been classified as academically gifted
are automatically eligible for the Academic Enrichment
Program; others must come to UL Lafayette for
testing or present school documentation of high
academic or artistic ability (qualifying scores
on mental ability or academic achievement tests,
portfolios of creative or artistic products, records
of school leadership, etc.). Once a student
has qualified for the program, further testing
is not necessary.
For further information, click below:
Program Eligibility and Application Procedures
Schedules and Fees
Academic Enrichment Program Information Letter: click on this link for qualifications and dates for the program.
Academic Enrichment Program Application Form: click on this link to print out the application form. You can send this form to our office with your applicaiton fee. (We do not accept credit cards)