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 OpensJanuary 15, 2024
Financial Assistance and Scholarship DeadlineMarch 1, 2024
Application DeadlineMay 1, 2024

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 8, they must turn 15 before July 8.
  • Grade Level:
    • For our noncredit courses: Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status or a 2024 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 2024 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.

Students from Partner Organizations

Please follow the instructions below:

  1. The Summer College Partner application is hosted on Slate, with the link to the application on our Apply Now page.
  2. When students click the button on our Apply Now page to apply, they will be prompted to either login or create an account.
  3. A Slate account must be created. Use the name of the student when registering for the account (not the parent) and provide an email address that is checked regularly. This will be the primary mode of communication.
  4. After you establish your account, you will be required to click on the link in a confirmation e-mail sent to you by Syracuse University Graduate Admissions to activate the account.
  5. Once you login, remember to change your password, then click on “Start New Application.”
  6. On the application, there will be a section asking about partner organizations. Students will need to select which partner organizations they are associated with.
  7. Continue through the application steps.

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.

Go to the “Apply Now” page to start your application!