Study Online at Syracuse University Summer College

Summer College was the best two weeks of my life… As a international student, I felt really welcomed not only by the staff, but also by other students!   ~ 2019 Summer College Student from Belgium

For 60 years, Syracuse University Summer College has maintained a rich history of drawing high school students from all over the world; giving them the opportunity to experience college at a traditional American university. Summer 2020 programs will be administered online only.

In 2019, 11% of our students were from 25 countries including:

  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Costa Rica

  • Guinea
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan

  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau
  • Montenegro
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Slovakia

  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine
  • Zimbabwe

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Application Requirements for International Students

Application Deadline for International Students taking a Credit Course: April 1, 2020

English Proficiency Requirements

All international students are required to complete the associated section of the online application. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language are required to provide evidence of English proficiency.

This may include:

  • TOEFL/IELTS scores*
    • Preferred TOEFL Score= 85
    • Preferred IELTS Score= 6.0
  • documentation that the primary language of instruction is English at the school
  • or a phone/video interview with the director of the program**

*A TOEFL/IELTS score is not required if you are attending a school in the U.S., or one outside the U.S. where the language of instruction during your entire secondary schooling has been English and you are demonstrating strong academic performance.

**Phone or video interview requests can be sent via email to or by calling 315.443.5000


All students are required to upload a full high school transcript in the Slideroom Application. If you are an international student, ensure your transcript has been translated into English.

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Scholarship & Aid for International Students

Scholarship & Aid for International Students

The deadline for scholarships has passed. International students are eligible for discounts including the Legacy Alumni Discount and Multi-Program Discount. For more information on discounts for online programs, view our Scholarship & Discounts page. International students are also encouraged to reach out to their local Embassies to determine if there are any scholarships or aid available.

View all Scholarships & Aid Opportunities Full General Breakdown of Tuition and Fees


Virtual Campus Life, Safety, and Services for International Students

The Center for International Services

The Center for International Services is an office on the Syracuse University campus devoted to helping international students, scholars, and their dependents. The staff and programs at the Center help international students with the transition to the online experience at Syracuse University.

Virtual Activities and Events

Summer College students will have the opportunity to engage in exclusive virtual activities and online events to make connections with students outside the virtual classroom.

Learn More About Virtual Campus Life


Admitted International Student Responsibilities

Required Actions

Please refer to the Admitted Students page to see other necessary tasks that you must complete before you arrive on campus.