Admitted to Summer College – On Location


I was admitted into Summer College – On Location. What’s next? Complete these eight steps to success below!

1. Reserve Your Seat

In order to secure your seat in a Summer College – On Location course, a $500 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of the acceptance letter being sent to you (via 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. You will need to complete the Admit Acceptance Form found in your Application Student Portal to confirm your intention to attend Summer College. This form is due within one week of receiving your letter of admission.

Full payment and refund deadlines can be found on the Cost and Aid page here.

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.


2. Submit Required Forms

In order to participate in our On Location program, all students and their parents or guardians must complete the required forms. 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 precollege@syr.edu.

All required forms are officially live! All forms can be accessed through the application portal.


3. Activate Your NetID

Complete 14 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 21 (14 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 syr.edu 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 NetID 14 business days after paying your deposit or confirming your attendance, please email us at precollege@syr.edu.


4. 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 (@yahoo.com, @gmail.com, etc.) used when completing the Summer College – On Location 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 @syr.edu 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 SUMail, go to:

  • SUMail.syr.edu
  • Type in your SUMail email address. Your SUMail email address is your NetID@syr.edu. For example if your NetID is  xyzsmith  your SUMail email address would be  xzysmith@syr.edu 
  • 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 netid.syr.edu.

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


5. Submit your SUID photo

Use your SUMail and NetID to submit a photo for your SUID! Follow these directions on how to submit a photo. SUID photo submissions are due no later than June 16, 2023.


6. Request Additional Services (if needed)

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

Do you have a food allergy, dietary restrictions due to medical reasons or religious observances, or stay away from certain kinds of foods? For questions regarding special dietary needs such as food allergies, vegetarian and vegan, issues, or general nutrition questions pertaining to your meal plan, contact Campus Dining by emailing mealtalk@syr.edu.


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 blackboard.syr.edu
  3. Login with your NetID and password
  4. Click ‘Organizations’ on the left in the blue toolbar
  5. Click ‘Summer College Orientation”
  6. You can click the orange link on the Announcement page or find “Orientation” in the gray toolbar on the left to get started.

Students are uploaded to Blackboard on a weekly basis! Please wait 7 days to access the orientation after confirming your seat!


8. Review Covid-19 Safety Information

Stay informed on the masking status, isolation/quarantine requirements, and all other Covid-19 related updates. Click here to visit the Stay Safe website.


Additional Steps for International Students

If you are enrolled in a noncredit course: Students enrolled in a Summer College – On Location, short-term non-credit program do not qualify for F-1 immigration sponsorship. International students are encouraged to enter the United States in a temporary visitor status that allows for participation in a short, non-credit, course of study. For citizens of countries requiring a visa to enter the U.S., participants should obtain a B-2 “Visitor for Pleasure” visa to enter the U.S. Citizens of countries who enjoy the benefits of the Visa Waiver Program should obtain ESTA clearance and enter the U.S. in WT “Waiver Tourist” status. Please note – On Location courses are commuter courses, only. You must have your own lodging AND transportation to and from the academic center.


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!