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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

What is the Summer Calculus Boot Camp?

The 2020 Summer Calculus Boot Camp (SCBC) is a 3-week residential program for freshmen and continuing students designed to improve their problem-solving abilities in a collaborative learning environment conducive to success in science, mathematics, and engineering. The topics covered during the boot camp include fractions, functions and their graphs, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, absolute value, polynomials, logarithms, exponentials, and trigonometry.   The dates for the SCBC are June 14th through July 3rd. Students attend class from 8 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. On-campus housing and meals are provided for all participants. The program provides students with a taste of university life while creating supportive relationships with other LSAMP students and staff. The SCBC provides an introduction to campus life, student services, and the surrounding community. Students experience living on their own for the first time and form life-long friendships. 

  • Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $500 stipend
  • Free graphing calculator and supplies
  • Free on campus housing 
  • Meals are provided 
  • Development of strong relationships with peers and teachers that will last throughout your college career

To be eligible for CSU-LSAMP, a student must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • An undergraduate with a declared major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, pursuing a baccalaureate degree (pre-nursing students are not eligible)
  • An individual who has faced or faces social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM

Please pay careful attention to the requirements:

  • You MUST have completed trigonometry with a passing grade
  • You must be ready to take a pre-calculus or calculus course in the fall
  • You must have earned High School GPA of 2.5 or higher

Steps to Apply

    Complete the application for the LSAMP Summer Program.
  1. Email a copy of your transcript* to

Applications will continue to be accepted until all spots are filled.