For more than 60 years, Syracuse University has been giving high school students the opportunity to learn about potential careers and college majors through its nationally recognized pre-college program, Summer College.
Syracuse University continues its commitment to welcoming and celebrating a diverse student body by providing financial incentives to students from a variety of communities for its upcoming 2023 Summer College program.
The Office of Pre-College Programs has announced generous discounts for high school dependents of employees (20%), alumni (20%) and veterans or active service members (50%), as well as local CNY (20%) and Native American and Indigenous (50%) high school students.
In Summer College, students can explore potential college majors and academic interests by taking one (or more!) of the over 100 credit or noncredit-bearing college-level courses taught by expert Syracuse University faculty and instructors. From July through August 2023, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors can experience college life on campus, online or in a hybrid format during 6-week, 3-week, or 2-week sessions.
High school students from more than 55 countries and 50 states have enrolled in a Syracuse University pre-college program, and 98% report that their experience prepared them for academic life and beyond. Students leave the program with a greater sense of independence and confidence, better prepared for college, and with a unique differentiator on their college applications.
Applications are currently open and will close on May 1, 2023. Students are encouraged to apply early as many courses fill before the deadline. To learn more about Summer College, join un upcoming virtual information session.
2023 Summer College Discount Information
- Syracuse University Employee 20% Discount
To qualify, the student must be a child or dependent of a current Syracuse University employee. This discount has no association with the general dependent tuition options offered by Syracuse University and is offered independently by The Office of Pre-College Programs. This discount provides a 20% discount on the total cost of attendance for each course enrolled.
- Syracuse Legacy Alumni 20% Discount
To qualify, the student must be one of the following: a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of a Syracuse University Alumni, a sibling of a student currently enrolled at Syracuse University, a former pre-college student, or a current or past SUPA (Syracuse University Project Advance) student. This discount provides a 20% discount on the total cost of attendance for each course enrolled.
- Central New York Resident 20% Discount
To qualify, students must be residents of Onondaga County, New York or the immediate surrounding counties (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, and Oswego) and live on campus for the duration of the course as a residential student. Commuter students are not eligible for this discount. This discount provides a 20% discount on the total cost of (residential) attendance for each course enrolled.
- Veteran and Military 50% Discount
Syracuse University is proud to have a tradition of service to veteran and military families. Summer College will continue this tradition by offering children of veterans or active service members a discount. Documentation is required to qualify for this 50% discount on the total cost of attendance for each course enrolled.
- Native American and Indigenous Student 50% Discount
Our campus is just minutes from the heart of Haudenosaunee territory, and we are committed to empowering and supporting Indigenous students of any tribe or nation. Summer College will continue this tradition by offering indigenous students from any tribe or nation a discount. Documentation is required to qualify for this discount. This discount provides a 50% discount on the total cost of attendance for each course enrolled.
- Multi-Program and Sibling 20% Discount
To qualify, students must either enroll in more than one Summer College course in 2023 or have a sibling attending a Summer College course in 2023. This discount provides a 20% discount on the total cost of attendance for each course enrolled.
To qualify for any discount above, applicants will be instructed to provide the necessary information as part of the Scholarship and Discounts section in the online application. Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined. The Office of Pre-College Programs will offer the award that provides the maximum benefit to the student in situations where more than one discount or scholarship applies.