Get $600 in FREE College Classes and Earn College Credit

SMCC’s Summer Academy program is designed to help newly accepted SMCC students get ahead academically and connect socially.  Students meet faculty and fellow students while taking free classes designed to ensure their success and speed their graduation. Each student is assigned a dedicated Success Coach who works with them over the summer and throughout the year.

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Why should you enroll in Summer Academy?

  • Get your first college classes for FREE! Two required classes are offered as part of the program tuition-FREE with FREE textbooks–a student success course and one academic course
  • Meet fellow incoming students, build friendships and feel right at home
  • Get a dedicated Success Coach who helps you plan and succeed
  • Plus, FREE lunch on full-day sessions and a FREE bus pass for the summer

Limited overnight housing may be available on weekdays to students who need it on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact to learn more.

Who is eligible to participate in Summer Academy?

To be accepted to Summer Academy, you need to:

Who is eligible for free tuition and financial support?

Free tuition to the program is provided to in-state students with financial need. In order for us to determine financial need, you will need to:

  • Complete your FAFSA application school code 005525), or
  • Complete our online Financial Need Estimator.

We can help. Fill out the application form and we will contact you!
Students who are not eligible for support may be asked to pay tuition of $500.

When will Summer Academy be held?

English or Math, 4 weeks

July 10-Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

ESOL, 6 weeks:

June 25-July 3, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:35 p.m., 1/2 days
July 9-Aug. 2, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., full days