All students are required to take at least 7 credit hours, one of which is the SummerStart Seminar course (CAS 102). This course serves as an introduction to resources and services on campus.
Yes, all students are required to take the placement exams, which are used to advise students regarding their placement in the appropriate course. The Math placement exam is available via MySlice > Student Services > Placement Exams > Take Placement Exams.
All students will be contacted via their official Syracuse University e-mail (i.e. @syr.edu) by their school/college advisor approximately one to two weeks prior to arrival for the program to discuss options for their class schedule.
SummerStart attempts to limit class size to 20 students. The small group, seminar like class allows instructors to give students one-on-one attention and gives students a better transition to college coursework. However, if a student does not enroll in a SummerStart section, courses may be slightly larger.