For more than 60 years Syracuse University’s Office of Pre-College Programs has been giving high school students the opportunity to explore potential college majors and careers in its renowned pre-college programs. Students not only learn about what it’s like to be a college student, they leave the program with more confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of being ready for college. Students can choose from over 100 courses in one of our four pre-college programs:

Summer College – On Campus

Immerse yourself in the full college experience: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in field trips, college tours, and activities on campus.

Applications for Summer College – On Campus 2022 Session III have been extended! Apply now!

Summer College – Online

Explore college life before stepping foot on campus! High school students can enroll in a college-level course, pursue their academic interests, and meet like-minded students in daily virtual events and activities.

Applications for Summer College – Online 2022 have been extended! Apply now!

Summer College – Hybrid

Expand your knowledge in a 6-week hybrid course. Live on the Syracuse University campus for two-weeks and then complete the final four weeks of your course online from the comfort of your own home – or wherever life takes you!

Applications for Summer College – Hybrid are now closed.

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Summer College – On Location

Explore course options in one of Syracuse University’s homes on the west or east coasts! The Office of Pre-College Programs has expanded to several of Syracuse University’s academic centers with Summer College – On Location in New York City, NY or Los Angeles, CA! Commuter students, only.

Applications for Summer College – On Location are now closed.

Accelerated Semester Online

Earn college credit in online classes while still in high school! Syracuse University 8-week credit-bearing courses are open to high school students who want to get ahead during the fall or spring semesters.

Applications for Spring 2022 are now open!

Not sure where to start?

Syracuse University Summer College precollege Architecture student

“My pre-college experience at Syracuse University was honestly AMAZING.”

— Michelle B., Summer College – Online Architecture student, 2020.

Pre-College Starts Here.