Ringling College’s PreCollege is a transformational experience for emerging artists and designers ages 16-18. During the four-week intensive, students follow a robust curriculum of core classes for fundamental skill building, as well as two selected immersions for a deeper investigation of areas reflective of their interests in the College’s 13 degree programs. PreCollege offers a rich co-curricular series of mini-workshops, as well as Student and Residence Life activities. First-time students who complete PreCollege successfully receive three elective college credits.

2024 Information

PreCollege 2024 will be held on campus from June 23-July 20.

Applications are now closed.

For Accepted PreCollege Students


Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

PreCollege 2024 Parent/Student Webinar

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Application Requirements

High school students between 16 and 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in grades 10-12 are eligible to apply. A complete application includes:

  • A completed PreCollege application form
  • A $50 application fee (non-refundable) For Waitlist use code PC23WV_2
  • A recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
  • A 250 word statement about your creative experience and aspirations


The application period opens Nov. 1 each year. Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to apply early.


  • Application fee $50
  • Program deposit upon acceptance $500
  • Balance due May 15 $5,650
  • Refundable residency/damage deposit $300


Above totals include all standard supplies and fees. Additional supply and/or lab fees may apply based on immersion enrollment.

Scholarship and Grant Information

Through the generosity of Ringling College donors, a limited amount of need-based financial support is available. Those opportunities are detailed as part of the application process. To be considered, applications (including scholarship requests) must be received by March 3.

  • Need-Based Financial Grant Application NOW CLOSED


Transcripts can be ordered from the National Student Clearinghouse.


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The Need-Based Financial Grant and Scholarship Applications are now closed.

PreCollege Application Instructions

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Do not click the orange “Apply” button in the top right-hand corner of

STEP 1: Pay the Application Fee and Set-up Student Profile

When prompted by the link below, the STUDENT will create an Augusoft account. Retain this login information to access your account for future payments.

Help with Augusoft:

  1. Add the correct “PreCollege Application Fee” to Cart
  2. Select CREATE NEW PROFILE under New Students.

  3. Select NO THANKS in the Membership Drop-down menu, membership is not required. Check ‘Student Profile (single user)’. It is recommended to not create a household account with parents, but a single account for the student (learner). Click Submit.

  4. Enter the student’s information when you CREATE NEW STUDENT PROFILE
    • Take a photo of each screen as you complete them, to save for your records, as you will need this login information for future payments.
    • Your contact and mailing information must be up-to-date, if you have a change of address prior to PreCollege please email

  5. Click Submit.
  6. In the top right hand corner, click View Cart to confirm you have added the PreCollege Application Fee to cart. Verify that you are registering for either the On-Campus or Online program.

  7. Click Checkout and follow the prompts to process payment.
  8. You will then receive two emails (from a receipt and a confirmation. 

    Be sure to Record the Transaction ID on top of your receipt, this is required to complete the PreCollege Application.

STEP 2: Complete the PreCollege Application 

To Complete the PreCollege 2022 Application, click below and follow the steps below through Google Forms:

  • To fill out the On-Campus Application Click: here.


  • After filling out your section of the PreCollege Application, you will need to invite your required Recommender by copy and pasting the correct link below in an email, with a request to complete the form on your behalf within 10 days. PreCollege Applications are not complete until the Recommendation has been submitted.
  • The PreCollege application fee must be paid in advance of completing the PreCollege Application. You will be required to enter the Transaction ID number. Please have this ready when you begin. See STEP 1.

Early application is strongly advised to secure your seat in higher ranked Immersions

May 8, 2022 all PreCollege Applications Due 
May 15, 2022 all PreCollege Payments and Forms Due

*REMINDER* You must email your Recommender when you finish your section of your Application. Copy and paste the correct link in an email to your recommender:

On-Campus Applicants Recommender link:

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