Honors Summer Academy

APPLY NOW for HSA 2019!  Join us July 14th-19th.

"New friends, new passions, and new purpose." - HSA Alum

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Apply Now to Honors Summer Academy

2019 HSA features classes in Engineering, Bible, Humanities, and Sciences with a new course, in Business and Finance.

Oklahoma Christian University Honors Summer Academy is an annual, one-week college experience hosted by OC's Honors Program to encourage the pursuit of excellence by gifted and talented students presently in 9th-11th grade in Fall 2018. It is held on the OC campus.   

The program accepts high school students who already have demonstrated excellence in academics seeking to develop those skills for exceptional university performance. By the end of the program, students will have developed the confidence to continue their academic trajectory of excellence, linked academics to their faith, and demonstrated the impact of experiential learning in academic and in service activity.

We believe confidence in these core skills will contribute to increased resilience and persistence necessary to achieve exceptional performance following high school graduation.

Program Description

Each participant may earn two hours of transferable university credit by selecting two courses from the appropriate grade level. Credits are based on face-to-face instruction time as well as Blackboard/internet activity before the time in residence at OC. HSA faculty are OC Master Teachers.


High school students in 9th-11th grade with a minimum score of a 21 ACT; or 1040 on the new SAT or 1020 on the new PSAT including Reading, Math, Writing; or a 20 on the pre ACT. Many high school students have not taken tests yet and can send a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor to apply to the Academy. The application and $100 deposit (refunded if you are not accepted) will serve to differentiate you from the other candidates, helping us to select the final participants.  (Please email honorssummeracademy@oc.edu if you need assistance.)


The cost for 2019 is $600. Total value is over $1,400, but OC provides tuition remission scholarships valued at over $800 to bring the cost to $600. A $100 deposit is required when you apply. Apply before December 31st for an early $50 discount and/or get a friend to apply for a $50.00 discount.

Returning students use the email address you originally applied to Honors Summer Academy with and your password to log in.  Email honorssummeracademy@oc.edu  if you need assistance.

Dr. Jim Baird, Honors Summer Academy Director

Celeste Dvorak, Managing Director

For more information about Honors Summer Academy or to nominate a student, please email honorssummeracademy@oc.edu or call (405) 425-5300.

*We reserve the right to modify course offerings due to enrollment needs.

Apply now to reserve a spot in the two classes of your choice!!