First Year Summer College

First Year Summer College
Cazenovia College's First Year Summer College, a five-week program held on campus from early July through mid-August, allows incoming first year students to get an early start on their transition from high school to college. Summer College at Caz provides students with an ideal opportunity to:
  • adapt early to college life and become familiar with all the campus has to offer;
  • meet and get to know fellow students and Caz professors;
  • earn 7 college credits;
  • improve learning skills;
  • improve grade point average;
  • enjoy four and a half weeks of summer in a beautiful lakeside community.
The cost of $900 includes academic instruction, room and board, plus several social and cultural events.

Additional Benefits
  • Academic Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Tutorial Services
  • Cultural Activities
  • Developmental Courses to prepare for college-level subjects
For more information or to enroll, contact the Admissions Office by phone at 1-800-654-3210 or by email at You mays also contact Jesse Lott, Dean of the First Year Program by phone at 315-655-7161 or by email at

[ Download the First Year Summer College Timeline (pdf) ]

1. Who may participate?
Any incoming first year student may attend the First Year Summer College Program. The following are some reasons for attending:
  • Some students who attend this program seek to complete developmental courses (non-credit courses that remediate basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics) before the fall semester starts.
  • Some students who attend this program seek to complete some academic course work before the start of the fall semester.
  • Students who attend this program experience a structured living and learning environment that helps prepare them for the first year transition from high school to college.
Returning students interested in participating should contact Jesse Lott.

2. What is the cost?
The 2015 cost for tuition, room, and board is $900. Students enroll in seven credits.

3. What are the dates?
In 2015, students arrive on Sunday, July 5 and depart on Wednesday afternoon, August 5.

5. What courses are offered?
The courses offered for the 2014 program were CM 121 Effective Speaking (3 credits), SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) and SM 100D Fundamentals of College Mathematics. In addition, students took a one credit course, SB 109 Current State of the World, that is offered exclusively to Summer College students. Developmental courses to prepare for college-level subjects, as well as Math and English courses are available to students as needed.

4. How do I enroll?
Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-654-3210 or; or
Jesse Lott, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, at 315-655-7161 or