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 six 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.

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.

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!

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Summer College – On Location

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

Summer College – Research Immersion Programs

Work closely with research faculty on existing and new faculty led research projects both online and on campus. This highly selective program affords small cohorts of students the opportunity to gain college-level research experience.

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 semester.

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.