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 will open November 1, 2022, and close May 1, 2023.
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)
- 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.