Experience college life while you’re still in high school!

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 renowned pre-college program. In Summer College – On Campus, students navigate daily life much like a college student – they take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in social activities and events on the Syracuse University campus.

After successfully completing the course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion from Syracuse University and will have the option to purchase a credit or noncredit transcript.


High school students who are 15 years or older by their move in date are eligible to attend Summer College – On Campus. Students who have graduated high school in 2024 are also eligible if they are not matriculating into Syracuse University in the fall.

Summer College student standing on campus in front of the Hall of Languages

“Summer College – On Campus prepared me for success by teaching me how to live independently, interact with my professors, and take advantage of opportunities that I wouldn’t have done in the past. I not only grew as a person, but as a student as well!”

— Petey P., Summer College On Campus 2018 Sport Management student

Summer College – On Campus 2024 Dates

1-week Session I: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024
1-week Session II: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 2024
2-week Session I: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 19, 2024
2-week Session II: Monday, July 22 – Friday, Aug. 2, 2024
3-week Session: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 26, 2024
4-week Session: Monday, July 8 – Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

Credit and Noncredit Courses

Summer College – On Campus offers courses in ten of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges. All courses are taught by Syracuse University faculty and staff and are engaging and academically rigorous.

The On Campus Experience

What is there to do on Syracuse University’s campus? A lot! Summer College students have full student access to Syracuse University’s world-class facilities. From ice skating to field trips, you will find a lot to do outside of class time!

Cost and Aid Information

Course costs vary based on duration. Scholarships and discounts are available.

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