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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.

2023 Information

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

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.

PreCollege Brochure


How-To Video

Questions? Contact us at:

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

PreCollege Application Instructions

Please save precollege@ringling.edu and scs@ringling.edu in your email contacts to assure all email is delivered to you and not diverted to your spam folder.

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

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 precollege@ringling.edu.

  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 scs@ringling.edu): 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: https://forms.gle/GHkxTdA29wv2Zgzu9

Questions: Email us at precollege@ringling.edu


Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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