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 $30 non-refundable application fee for all summer pre-college programs at Adelphi. This fee is due at the time your application is submitted.


Yes! All Summer Pre-College Program 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 credit-bearing, residential Pre-College programs will take place at Adelphi’s Garden City campus. 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.

These last two items can be uploaded directly onto your application emailed to or mailed to:

Adelphi University
Office of Summer and Intersession Programs
Levermore Hall, Room 307B
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 final day to apply for the 2024 Summer Pre-College Program is June 14, 2024.


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.


Yes, Adelphi University requires all non-native English speakers to take and pass one of several available proficiency exams.

Scores are valid for two years from the date of the exam.  All test results must be received as official documentation from the testing institution (authentic links are accepted).
Acceptable English proficiency exams scores (TOEFL, IELTS, or DET):
  • 80+ on the TOEFL iBT (We will accept TOEFL MyBest scores)
  • 6.5+ on the IELTS
  • 110+ on the web-based Duolingo English Test (DET)
You can submit your TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (DET) results to Both TOEFL and DET are currently available online, offering greater flexibility for completion.


The deposit deadline for accepted Summer Pre-College Program students is Friday June 21, 2024. A program slot is not considered reserved until the enrollment deposit and “Intent to Enroll” form are received. As program spaces fill quickly, we strongly recommend that students who have been accepted to the Summer Pre-College Program submit their program deposit and Intent to Enroll form within 2 weeks of their acceptance to reserve their space. Remaining program balances are due by June 26, 2024.


Effective May 11, 2023, Adelphi University will no longer require students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Initial series and boosters are recommended (not required) for all students and employees in accordance with CDC guidance. Summer Pre-College Program students are not required to be vaccinated and/or boosted against Covid-19.


Credit-Bearing Programs- Earning and Transferring Credits



You will be registered for a 3-credit course that corresponds to your chosen program discipline. The course number, title, and/or instructor of record per concentration may vary by summer.


No. Due to the condensed and intensive nature of the summer Pre-College Program curriculum, students are not permitted to take more than one course or participate in more than one academic concentration per summer.


Yes. All summer Pre-College Program students will receive a letter grade (A-F) for their associated pre-college course. Grades are posted to Adelphi’s CLASS portal within the eCampus system after the program concludes.


To transfer those credits to your current high school or future university you will need to order a transcript. You can order your official Adelphi University transcript and have it sent directly to your school. Transcripts can be sent either electronically as a PDF or via USPS.


Every university and college set their own policies about whether to accept credits from another institution of higher learning. We recommend you keep your Pre-College Program course syllabus in addition to the official Adelphi University transcript that you request directly from the University’s Transcript Ordering System.


Tuition and Financial Aid



Regrettably, Adelphi is unable to offer financial aid or scholarships to Summer Pre-College Program participants.


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 and Campus Life



All students in the Summer Pre-College Program are highly encouraged to live on campus in Residence Hall A to make the most of their pre-college experience, though commuter options are available.


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.


All students are closely supervised by their assigned academic teaching assistants and Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs live in the residence halls on the same floor as students and receive extensive training on student safety, well-being, and engagement. The RAs are available as a resource 24/7 and a representative from the University’s Auxiliary and Events staff sits in the security booth of Residence Hall A from 8 p.m. to midnight each evening. RAs conduct curfew and bed checks each night.

While we do maintain close supervision of our program participants, we are a pre-college program that encourages our students to be independent and reach out to our team as they need support. Like life in college, it is important to note that students may not be supervised at all times, such as during free times and unscheduled breaks or if they choose to not participate in planned activities.


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.


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.


One of the joys of college life is learning to do laundry! Laundry machines can be found on each floor of the residence hall. The fee is $2 to wash a load and $2 to dry a load; payment can be made using the CleanPay mobile app. Students who wish to do laundry during the program should bring their own laundry detergent.

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.


No. All students must adhere to the program’s check-in times on the day of program orientation and move-in as we do not permit you to check in prior.


Upon submitting your deposit for the Summer Pre-College Program, you will be emailed a link to create your Adelphi University eCampus account. All students will have access to their course schedule within the CLASS portal of your eCampus account. Your course’s syllabus will also be posted by your professor in Moodle and will include all class times and meeting locations.


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, residential Summer Pre-College Program students wishing to go off-campus during the program outside of a designated program excursion may be signed out by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult 18 or older designated in writing by the student’s parent or legal guardian. This request must be sent to and approved by the Pre-College Program director, preferably 3 days or more prior to the intended sign-out. Requests can be sent to


Students are required to be back in the residence hall by 9:00 pm and in their assigned room by 11:00 pm every night. Resident Assistants 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.


You are expected to manage your individual medications and are responsible for dispensing your own medications during your time at Adelphi.


Most courses require at least one to two hours of preparation/study time for each hour in class.


Yes, class attendance is mandatory and you are expected to be on time for all class meetings. Given the intense academic nature and truncated timeframe of a course, attendance and participation concerns may be used as factors in determining dismissal from the program.


While individual course schedules and expectations may vary, you should expect to study at least six hours a week per three-credit course. Faculty design their courses with this expectation in mind, but evaluate you on the basis of your achievement. Instructors will make detailed course syllabi available to you by the start of each course.


Adelphi’s Student Access Office assesses accommodations for students with disabilities based on documentation from a medical professional. Review of documentation may take three to four weeks; hence, students should submit documents to the Student Access Office in a timely manner, preferably prior to the start of the program. As part of the interactive process, accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis following review of the medical documentation and a discussion with an Student Access Office administrator.

Accommodations via Adelphi’s Student Access Office are free of charge. Any student who requires more intensive accommodations may add Learning Resource Program or Bridges to Adelphi support services. These add-on services carry an additional fee and entail more individualized academic and social support.

For questions regarding the accommodation process or the documentation guidelines, please contact the Summer Pre-College Program director, Meghan Buckley, at 516-877-3410 or


Residential Students in the Summer College are required to have a Leave Request form submitted by their parent or guardian in the event that they would like to leave campus during their participation in the program. This form can be obtained by contacting the Summer Pre-College Program staff at 516-877-3410 or and must be submitted at least three business days prior to the requested leave in order to guarantee that it will be reviewed. We will do our best to review requests received with less notice, but cannot guarantee the ability to do so. Please note that requests that conflict with scheduled academic time will not be approved. Any student found to have left campus without prior approval will be subject to immediate dismissal from the program.


For all academic or housing issues Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., please contact the Summer Pre-College Program office at (516) 877-3410 or


Adelphi has security guards stationed at all major residence hall access points around campus. All security guards are supervised by Adelphi’s Public Safety Department. Additionally, Adelphi University Resident Assistants (RAs) and the Office of Auxiliary and Events Services are available to assist students 24/7. The University also operates an emergency response team 24 hours a day to respond in the event of significant emergency situations.


The check-out process begins the night before the last day of the program. On that night, you are responsible for packing your belongings, cleaning your room, and removing all trash. By 10 a.m. the morning of your last day, you are expected to check out of your residence hall room prior to the closing ceremony. Luggage storage will be provided for you in a designated area.


No. You must check out of the residence hall by 10 a.m. the morning of the last day of the pre-college program and depart campus after the closing ceremony.


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