Admission Guidelines and Eligibility

Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, usually within one week after completed applications are received. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis based on course availability.

While a strong academic profile is normally needed for acceptance, students may be accepted into courses where they have already demonstrated a strong background or ability in a specific field or subject.

Students who will be between 15 years and 18 years of age at the time of the summer college program are welcome to apply. Current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply to the summer college program.

Acceptance into Ithaca College's summer college program does not guarantee admittance into Ithaca College.

International applicants whose native language is other than English are required to submit proof of English proficiency.  Adequate command of written and spoken English is critical to your success at Ithaca College. Courses are taught in English and you must be able to effectively communicate with faculty members, fellow students, your roommate, and others to succeed at Summer College.

The following are acceptable means to demonstrate proof of English proficiency:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • iBT 80

    • Paper-based 550

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    • 6.0

  • Three years of attendance at a high school where English is the principal language of instruction.

Acceptance into Ithaca College's summer college program does not guarantee admittance into Ithaca College.