The 2018 Application Deadline has now passed.

Important Information Regarding the Application Process:

  1. The Summer College online application is hosted in association with Summer at Syracuse.
  2. An account must be created. Use the name of the student when creating the account (not the parent) and provide an email address that is checked regularly. This will be the primary mode of communication.
  3. After you establish your account, you will be required to click on the link in a confirmation e-mail sent to you by SlideRoom.
  4. Once you login, click on “Start a New Submission.”
  5. On the left, and under “Category,” select “Summer College for High School Students.”
  6. Select the Summer College Application for your desired program of study and continue through the application steps.
  7. Note the $60 application fee is non-refundable .

Admissions Criteria

Students applying to Summer College are expected to be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in day of their selected program. Rising Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply to any Summer College program. Rising sophomore are only eligible for non-credit courses.

All Summer College applications must be completed online via SlideRoom and consist of the following:

The Summer College application procedure asks students to complete the online application through SlideRoom, and includes the following:

  • Bio, demographic, and school information
  • Two essay responses
  • Submission of a teacher, guidance counselor, coach (non-family) recommendation that addresses the applicant’s maturity, self-discipline, and potential for success in a college-level program of study is strongly encouraged
  • A high school transcript supplemented with a copy of the most recent report card. These may be unofficial or official, and must include at least one full year of grades plus most recent report card

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants for Acting and Musical Theater are required to submit audition materials as listed on the program page.
  • 2D and 3D Art: Portfolio required, please submit 3 – 6 photos of recent work which can be uploaded with your application.

Application Deadlines

  • The deadline for scholarship applications is April 1, 2018
  • The deadline for completed applications has been extended to JUNE 1st

Earlier applications are strongly encouraged, as all programs have enrollment limits. All applications are processed in the order they are completed in full. An application is marked complete once submitted and all external documents are received (i.e. transcripts, recommendation letters).


Summer College offers need-based scholarships for admitted students. Scholarships are only available to domestic students, and provided on a first-come, first-serve basis as funds are limited. In order to be considered, students must submit their family’s most recent tax returns with their application showing an Adjusted Gross Income of $75,000 or less.

*Scholarships cannot be combined with multi-program, employee, or alumni discounts. If a student is eligible for multiple forms of aid, then s/he will be deemed eligible for the singular form of financial assistance providing the greatest benefit to the student.

The following is a guideline of the maximum potential award.   Awards may be in any amount up to the cap listed below according to program length.

  • 6-week program: $
  • 4-week program: $
  • 3-week program: $
  • 2-week program: $

Scholarships for Student Sponsoring Organizations

Student sponsoring agencies should contact our office directly to discuss potential scholarships and financial assistance opportunities.