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 five pre-college programs:

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 2023 are now open!

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 are now closed.

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 are now closed.

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.

SULA Building with many students outside waving

Summer College – On Location

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

Applications for Summer College – On Location are now closed.

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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.