Congratulations and welcome to Summer College – Online! If you were admitted into Summer College – Online, you must complete the EIGHT steps below to ensure a smooth transition to the online classroom environment and virtual community.

1. Reserve Your Seat

In order to secure your seat in a Summer College course, a $500 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of the acceptance letter being sent to you (via email).. If you received your acceptance letter after June 8, your $500 deposit is due within 48 hours of the email send date. Additionally, the full payment is due within 7 days of receiving the email. If you do not wish to accept your offer, please let us know via email so we can offer your seat to a waitlisted student.

If you are a sponsored student, you do not need to pay the $500 deposit. However, you do need to email the Office of Pre-College programs to confirm your intention to attend Summer College.

Once you confirm your attendance and/or pay your deposit, requests to change/switch courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Office of Pre-College Programs if you have questions.

In the rare event that a course must be cancelled, the student may choose a different course to attend or receive a full refund.

Important Dates and Deadlines

September 9: Grades Due By Faculty

2. View the Technology, Textbook and Supply Requirements

Make sure to set up the general required technology before you start your online course. You will need:

  • Access to a computer or laptop with webcam
  • Reliable internet access
  • A space conducive to taking an online class (without distractions)

Many courses have textbook and supply requirements. Most course textbooks and supplies can be purchased via the SU Bookstore.

3. Submit Required Forms

In order to obtain access to course materials, all students and their parents or guardians must complete the Office of Pre-College Programs Policies and Procedures Form. Using the computer mouse as if it were a writing instrument, sign your name. If you have any problems accessing or signing the forms, please contact our office at The button below will take you to the form.

All Summer College – Online students will be mailed a ‘Syracuse Pre-College Pack’ between July 5 and August 10, 2021. The pack is filled with fun gifts and a t-shirt, and will be mailed to the address that was entered in your Slideroom application (unless otherwise specified). Please complete the form below to tell us your t-shirt size and if your address has changed since completing your application.

4. Activate Your NetID

Complete seven to ten business days AFTER paying your deposit or confirming your attendance. Business days only include Monday – Friday (not Saturday and Sunday). For example, if you paid your deposit or confirmed your attendance on March 1, you will not be able to activate your NetID until at least March 10 (seven business days later).

Your NetID allows you to access your Syracuse University email address. Your program instructors will only be able to email you using your email address, so don’t forget to check it often. Your NetID also gives you access to the many online resources available to all Syracuse University students.

If you cannot activate your ID ten business days after paying your deposit or confirming your attendance, please email us at

5. Visit your Syracuse University Email Account

Available 48 hours after activating your NetID.

It is Syracuse University policy that we are unable to give your professors/instructors access to your personal emails (,, etc.) used when completing the Summer College – Online application. However, you are provided with an official Syracuse University email account. The Syracuse University email policy requires that all official university e-mail communications be sent to this email address- so be sure to check your Syracuse email OFTEN!
Your official email account is established in a system called SUmail. SUmail is managed by the University and utilizes Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud services. All official Syracuse University communication will be sent via email to your SUmail address. 
To log into your SU Mail, go to:

  • Type in your SUMail email address. Your SUMail email address is your For example if your NetID is  xyzsmith  your SUMail email address would be 
  • Type in your password. SUmail uses the same password that you set up for your NetID. To manage your NetID, including passwords management, activation and two-factor authentication, visit

Need to add SUMail to personal devices like your smartphone or tablet? Check out our step-by-step instructions on the SUMail Configurations page.

6. Request Additional Services (if needed)

If you are in need of special accommodations this summer, please complete the Office of Disability Services Registration Form. Be sure to indicate that you are a Summer College student. You will be contacted by the Office of Disability Services(ODS) via email prior to the start of your course.

7. Complete your Asynchronous Orientation.

To access your asynchronous orientation modules, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure that you have activated your NetID (you will have access 24 hours after NetID activation)
  2. Visit
  3. Login with your NetID and password
  4. Click ‘Organizations’ in the top right in the orange toolbar
  5. Click ‘Summer College – Online’
  6. In the blue toolbar on the right in the Summer College Online organization, you will find Virtual Orientation. Click that to get started.

8. Attend an Admitted Student Info Session (optional)

Shareable Images & Zoom Backgrounds

Show off your accomplishments on social media with our shareable images or download the Zoom backgrounds to use in your synchronous class!