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There's a lot going on at Syracuse University in the summer, and we welcome you to take part in it.

No matter what kind of student you are—full time, part-time, visiting from another college, a high school student, or not officially a student at all—there’s something for everyone during Summer at Syracuse. Explore the options available this summer—on campus, online, and abroad.

Summer Sessions

Summer study provides opportunities to boost your GPA and stay on track for graduation or prepare to enjoy a semester abroad. Shorter sessions allow you to earn credits before your summer job even starts.

If you're a transfer students or attend other colleges during the regular semesters, you're welcome to attend Syracuse Summer Sessions. Academic options for visiting students include on-campus and online courses as well as study abroad programs. Be sure to check with your home college to be sure your transfer credits will be accepted.


Current students can register via MySlice. Students who attend other colleges should follow the College of Professional Studies' instructions to search and register.

Dates and Deadlines

Whether you want to squeeze in a few credits before heading off to your summer internship or spend three months soaking up the sun in Syracuse, you're sure to find a summer session that will fit your schedule. We offer courses as short as two weeks and as long as 12.

For information about summer session dates and deadlines, review the Academic Calendar.

Add/Drop Deadlines

It is your responsibility to know the financial implications associated with dropping a class. The deadlines related to a particular class are available in several locations on MySlice, including class search, your class schedule and financial deadlines.

Financial Aid

Summer is a separate term from the academic year, and completion of a separate aid application is required if you plan to attend classes in the summer term.


Full-time matriculated students: Contact the Main Campus Registrar’s Office at or 315.443.2422.

Part-time undergraduates, non-matriculated students, and graduate students matriculated in the IDD&E online program: Contact the College of Professional Studies at or 315.443.4135.


SummerStart is an exclusive opportunity for incoming first-year students to get ahead prior to starting their fall semester at Syracuse University. Easing the transition to college life, students will get ahead by earning credits toward their degree, making friends, experiencing all that campus life has to offer, and connecting with faculty and staff — all before the fall semester has started!

Learn more about SummerStart.

Summer College for High School Students

For more than 60 years, we have provided exceptional and transformative pre-college experiences to high school students from around the world. As a Summer College student, you'll have the unique opportunity to explore potential college majors and pursue academic interests in a variety of credit and noncredit courses. You'll participate in high-level instruction, have access to campus offerings and resources, and are welcomed into an engaging and supportive community.

Learn more about Summer College for high school students.

Summer Study Abroad

Students choose to study abroad during the summer for many reasons. Maybe you can’t commit to an entire semester away from your home college campus, or you need to catch up on credits, or the class you want to take is only offered in a faraway venue. Summer Study Abroad can give you an international perspective, enhance your resume, and give you memories that last a lifetime.

Learn more about Summer Study Abroad.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Syracuse University provides the opportunity for non-native English speakers to improve their academic English skills. The ELI offers exceptional instruction in several areas of English language development such as reading and writing, speaking and listening, and grammar skills. During the summer months, we offer several programs, including our core Academic English program and specialized programs such as English for Lawyers and English for Architecture. Whether you are conditionally admitted to Syracuse University or just want to heighten your English skills, the ELI is a great place to pursue your goals of English language learning!

Learn more about ELI.