Summer Institute - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Summer Institute at Utica College?

 Summer Institute is a five-week residential program that prepares incoming freshmen for the Utica College experience. Participating students have the opportunity to develop college-level academic skills, meet fellow students, interact with faculty and staff, and participate in activities on and off campus.  

Q: Who can participate in Utica College's Summer Institute?

A: There are three groups of students who participate:

  1. Pioneer Scholars.  Freshmen who have been enrolled under the Pioneer Scholars program are required to take part in Summer Institute. For more information, visit the Pioneer Scholars program benefits page. Learn more > 
  2. Students in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) - Learn more >
  3. Students in the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) - Learn more >

Q: How long does the program last?

Summer Institute takes place over a five week period, principally during the month of July. Visit the S.I. home page for current year program dates.

Q: How many credits can I expect to earn?

A: Students who successfully complete Summer Institute can earn three to five academic credits.

Q: What does it cost to attend Summer Institute?

 Cost of attendance depends upon your admission status. If you are a Pioneer Scholar, attendance is free. To learn more, visit the Summer Institute benefits page.

Q: How do I register for Summer Institute?

A: The first step for any admitted incoming freshman planning to attend Summer Institute is to pay your tuition deposit for the Fall semester. Specific instructions are provided to students according to their admission status. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions. 

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