Apply to Summer College – On Campus


We are so excited that you are interested in applying for Summer College – On Campus! Please ensure to view the information below. We look forward to receiving your application!

Important Application Dates and Deadlines

Applications are reviewed and approved on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly encouraged as all courses have enrollment limits!

Application OpensDecember 15, 2021 at NOON ET
Financial Assistance and Scholarship DeadlineMarch 1, 2022
Application DeadlineMay 1, 2022
Deadline Extension for Session III!June 1, 2022
Students will receive an admissions decision within two-weeks of submitting a completed application.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Syracuse University will require all eligible students, faculty and staff who routinely access any Syracuse University campus location or facility to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot prior to the start of their pre-college program, or as soon as they become eligible.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, view the Syracuse University Stay Safe page.

How to Apply

1. Choose your Summer College – On Campus course

Consider your interests and review our Summer College – On Campus course offerings! Select your course(s) of choice and ensure you can attend the required session dates. Be sure to review the cost and aid information as well.

2. Create a Slideroom Account

Use the name of the student when creating the account (not the parent) and provide an email address that is checked regularly. This will be the primary mode of communication. After you establish your account, you will be required to click on the link in a confirmation e-mail sent to you by SlideRoom.

3. Log In and Begin!

Click on “Start a New Submission”, then under “Category,” select “2022 Summer College – On Campus Application.”

If you are being sponsored by a partner institution, you will submit the partner application that does not have the $65 fee.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Age Requirement: All students must be ages 15 or over by their move in date. For example, if their course begins on July 3, they must turn 15 before July 3.
  • Grade Level:
    • For our noncredit courses: Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status or a 2022 high school graduate* for noncredit courses.
    • For our credit courses: For credit-bearing courses, students must be of rising junior or senior status or a 2022 high school graduate*.

      *Graduating seniors are only able to apply if they are not attending Syracuse University in the fall as a matriculated student.
  • GPA: Students applying to Syracuse University Summer College – On Campus are expected to be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • A Completed Application! See requirements for our application below under the Application Checklist.

Application Checklist

A completed application for Summer College – On Campus includes (click the + to view details):

This includes biographic, demographic, and school information as well as your parent and guardian information.

Complete one essay response in 250 – 500 words. There are three prompts to choose from including:

  • Do you have a background, interest, or talent that is especially meaningful? If so, please tell us about it.
  • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth or a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

These may be unofficial or official, and must include at least one full year of grades. If you are a rising sophomore (current freshman) and do not have a full year of grades, please include your most recent report card with all grades from high school thus far.

This can be from a teacher, school counselor, or coach. The letter of recommendation addresses the applicant’s maturity, self-discipline, and potential for success in a college-level coursework. We recommend attaching a letter of recommendation if you do not meet the GPA requirement. This recommendation can be sent up to a week after the application has been submitted. Recommendation letters from family members are not accepted.

Please refer to the International Students page for a list of application requirements.

The application fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of application processing.

Note that this fee is waived for students who are being sponsored by a partner institution.


Ready to apply?

Begin your application today!


Students from Partner Organizations

Partner students should complete the Summer College – On Campus Application 2022 (Partner Application/Sponsored Students). Please follow the instructions below:

  1. The Summer College Partner application is hosted on SlideRoom.
  2. A SlideRoom account must be created. Use the name of the student when creating the account (not the parent) and provide an email address that is checked regularly. This will be the primary mode of communication.
  3. After you establish your account, you will be required to click on the link in a confirmation e-mail sent to you by SlideRoom.
  4. Once you login, click on “Start a New Submission.”
  5. On the left, and under “Category,” select “Summer College – On Campus Application 2022 (Partner Application/Sponsored Students)”
  6. Continue through the application steps.

The partner student application is for students who are attending Summer College – On Campus through a partnership with an outside organization or program ONLY.  If you are not attending through a partner organization, please complete the 2022 Summer College – On Campus Application listed above. Please read the instructions carefully.

Partner students are required to have one recommendation from a teacher, school counselor, or coach that addresses the applicant’s maturity, self-discipline, and potential for success in a college-level course of study. Recommendation letters from family members are not accepted.