Ringling College’s PreCollege program is a transformational experience for young emerging artists. During the intensive four-week program which is held on campus each summer, students live in on-campus housing. Participants follow a robust curriculum of core classes for fundamental skill building, as well as immersions based on the college’s 13 degree programs for a deeper investigation of areas that interest them most. The program offers a rich co-curricular series of mini-workshops, as well as access to Ringling’s state-of-the-art facilities. First time students who complete the program receive three elective college credits.
PreCollege 2023 will be held on campus June 18-July 15, 2023.
Applications for 2023 are accepting WAITLIST ONLY.
Use code PC23WV_2 to bypass the Application Fee requirement.
For Accepted PreCollege Students
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
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