Answers to your questions about Adelphi’s Summer Pre-College Program.

Application and Admissions

All rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to participate.

Adelphi University’s Pre-College courses provide a hands-on opportunity to engage in college learning while still in high school. Developing academic, personal and professional skill sets, these courses will provide opportunities for students to gain three transferable college credits, learn in state-of-the-art facilities, experience the culture of nearby New York City and more! Get an inside look at Adelphi, and if you have chosen an on-campus experience, you will reside in our beautiful, new on-campus residence halls, enjoying meals in our various dining facilities and interacting with our esteemed faculty. Get a jump start on college!

Yes, there is a $25 non-refundable application fee for all summer pre-college programs at Adelphi (credit-bearing and certificate). This fee is due at the time your application is submitted.

Yes! Some courses will grant students three transferable college credits. Led by prestigious and nationally recognized faculty, each course provides an opportunity to gain college credits through expert lectures, hands-on experience and off-campus site visits.

All two-week credit-bearing, residential Pre-College programs will take place at Adelphi’s Garden City campus between July 17 through July 30, 2022. Please visit the programs page for more information.

You can apply online! Additionally, you will need to send:

  • A copy of your high school transcript AND
  • one completed Recommendation Form from a teacher, guidance counselor or another adult whom you feel knows you best.

All materials can be emailed to, faxed to 516.877.3039 or mailed to:

Adelphi University
Office of Summer and Intersession Programs
Swirbul Library, Room 114
Attn: Meghan Buckley
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue to be accepted until the program is fully enrolled.

The following stipulations apply to international Pre-College Program applicants:

  • International applicants currently in the United States maintaining valid F-1 status are eligible to enroll in this program over the summer.
  • International applicants currently in the United States for the primary purpose of tourism are eligible to enroll in this program incidental to status.
  • International applicants not currently in the United States should consult with their local U.S. Embassy or Consulate to determine appropriate travel documents necessary to participate in this program. Adelphi University is not able to issue the Form I-20 as a student for this program.

The suggested deposit deadline for accepted Summer Pre-College Program students is Friday May 27, 2022. A program slot is not considered reserved until the enrollment deposit and “Intent to Enroll” form is received. Remaining program balances are due by June 10, 2022.

Tuition and Financial Aid

There are some partial scholarships available for Pre-College Program students who are accepted to a for-credit, two-week program and who demonstrate financial need. Please email for more information.

Please click here to see the tuition and fees for Adelphi’s Pre-College Program.

Yes! As a former Pre-College Program student, you will automatically receive the Adelphi Advantage Award, a $1,000-per-year award that can be combined with other scholarships and/or grants.

Credit-Bearing Programs - Campus Life

Yes, all students in two-week, for-credit Pre-College Programs are required to live on campus in Residence Hall A, unless previously discussed and approved, due to extenuating circumstances by the director of early engagement programs.

Meals are served à la carte at our fantastic Ruth S. Harley University Center café, which boasts a grill, pizza and sandwich station, a full salad bar and a variety of daily offerings.

For the duration of the program, students will be supervised by peer assistants in the residence halls, as well as by faculty in all academic settings. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social and recreational activities, planned by our professional staff. Our goal is to ensure safety and a positive experience that is both fun and academic in nature.

Material will be taught at the college level, providing challenging, insightful discussions through each course, as well as a glimpse of college-level work for each participant. Faculty members will be available to assist in maximizing the academic experience for each topic.

Classes typically run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day with an hour set aside for lunch. Class hours include lecture, discussion, hands-on experiences and off-campus excursions when applicable.

Yes. All residential students in the Pre-College Program will have at least one roommate. Students can request to room with a friend (both students must indicate a preference to room with the other). Each suite has a private bathroom. All students will meet their roommates at check-in. Roommate assignments will not be distributed before the start of the program.

All students will meet their roommates at check-in. Roommate assignments will not be disclosed before the start of the program.

In previous years, students have toured New York City, visited Luna Park in Coney Island and seen Broadway shows. You can also expect to go on field trips with your class to meet with experts in the field. Some of these trips have included visits to start-up companies, hospitals, museums and even the United Nations!

One of the joys of college life is learning to do laundry! Free laundry machines can be found on each floor of the residence hall.

Yes! One full linen set consisting of a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, lightweight blanket, pillow, pillowcase, face towel, and bath towel can be purchased for an additional fee of $15 prior to summer Pre-College Program start. If you are an accepted student to this year’s program and are interested in the linen option please email by June 15, 2022.

Credit-bearing Programs - Getting Ready

All students enrolled in the Pre-College Program should plan on bringing casual wear suitable for high school, as well as any program-specific outfits listed on the Packing List. Don’t forget to bring your bedding, towels and toiletries!

Yes, it is strongly recommended that all SPC student participants pack a laptop and/or tablet with a keyboard. All SPC participants should pack for their credit-bearing experience with the awareness that they will be completing a 3-credit college course that will have readings, papers, and presentations. The majority of coursework material will be on Adelphi’s learning management system, Moodle. Throughout the university there are computers that students can use, but students should bring their own devices if possible.

You are responsible for all travel arrangements before and after the Pre-College Program. We’re conveniently located within 20 minutes of both John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports, so you’ll find it’s easy getting to our Garden City campus easy!

Please see the directions to Adelphi University for information on how to reach our Garden City campus.

Credit-bearing Programs - Policies and Procedures

In an effort to provide the best possible campus experience, and to provide for the safety of all students, we ask that visitors refrain from visiting students while the Pre-College Program is in session.

Students are required to be back in the residence hall by 9:00 p.m. and in their assigned room by 11:00 p.m. every night. Peer advisers will conduct nightly rounds to ensure all students are in their rooms.

Students in the Pre-College Program are not permitted off campus without supervision from our professional staff.

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