Accelerated Semester Online

Get ahead by taking a college course online during the school year!

Credit-bearing online 8-week courses are open to high school students during the academic year. Semester-based Syracuse University courses in the fall are typically 15 weeks in length. The 8-week online courses are therefore accelerated and more time-intensive.

Students participate in one weekly 90-minute synchronous (live) session with the course instructor. Students will also have 8-10 hours of asynchronous work per week, which may include watching videos, reading, and completing assignments.

These courses consist of high school students and undergraduate students.

Make a Payment

Need to make a payment to Accelerated Semester Online? Log in with the student’s SUID number (found on the top right corner of their admit letter) and birthdate to the payment portal below.

If you would like to pay by check, EBT, or other payment method, please contact the Office of Pre-College Programs.

Browse All Accelerated Semester Online Courses

Choose to enroll in one or more courses for the 8-week terms.


High school students applying to enroll in Syracuse University online courses are expected to be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students must be of current high school junior or senior status or a 2024 high school graduate. Some courses may have additional requirements.


The per credit cost is $695. Therefore, 3-credit courses cost $2,085, and 4-credit courses cost $2,780. There is a nonrefundable $35 application fee that covers the cost of application processing. Financial aid and discounts are not available for Accelerated Semester Online courses.


All high school students enrolled in an Accelerated Semester Online course will receive advising and support from the Office of Pre-College Programs.

Are you ready to apply?

Applications for 2024 are now open!