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Summer Intensive English Program

Learn English Over the Summer

SIEP 2024 Information Coming Soon!

Our three and six-week sessions are designed for undergraduates, graduate students, exchange students, and working professionals seeking to improve their academic English skills amongst other learners from all over the globe. Our program has a history of success and will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English.


Why SUNY Oswego?

  • Life on campus beautiful lakeside campus is fun & exciting, full of friends and things to do.
  • Gain confidence in your English skills from our experienced teachers
  • Make new friends from around the globe.  Our students hail from South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • Explore.  See the bright lights of New York City*, marvel at the wonder of Niagara Falls, and discover the playground of America's industrialists in the Thousand Islands.

*Due to Covid changes some trips could be affected.

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siep classroom instruction

What Will You Study

Classes meet four hours each weekday and focus on:

  • listening,
  • speaking,
  • pronunciation,
  • reading,
  • grammar 
  • and writing.
siep students collaborating

Placement and Evaluation

At the start of the program, students will be given an institutional TOEFL oral and  written exam to determine proficiency levels. Based upon test results, students will be placed in

  • beginner,
  • intermediate,
  • or advanced level classes

Throughout the program students will be given daily homework assignments, quizzes and finals to assess progress and proficiency.

siep classroom students

Practice English Beyond The Classroom

  • Students may participate in optional tutoring sessions scheduled in the afternoons as well as a conversation hour in the evening.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in activities on campus and in the Oswego community to further enhance learning opportunities.
SIEP student at Bishop Commons

 “Our residents really enjoy welcoming the students into their home and helping them to practice their language skills. It is remarkable to watch the exchanges and connections formed in a relatively short period of time.”

siep faculty


6 week program: Mid June - July

3 week program: July 

siep students travel to nyc

Cost & Credit

6 week program: TBD

Students can earn 6 college credits*

3 week program: TBD

Students can earn 3 college credits*

penciled library and Marano campus center summer


Students will stay in a campus residence hall. The residence hall has a game room, coin operated laundry and vending machines. Each room is designed for two students and is furnished with beds, mattresses, pillows, bedsheets, pillowcases, towels, hand towels, washcloths, bureaus, study desks, chairs, floor lamps, closets, and a room refrigerator to share. 

siep students bus trip


Students are expected to fly into the Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. The airport is 50 minutes away from the campus.  Flight costs are not included in the program fee.    SUNY Oswego will provide transportation to and from the airport on a reserved bus on the following specified dates and times.

Register & Pay

Step 1- Register and pay the $150.00 application fee

This non-refundable application fee is not an additional cost, it will be applied toward the total program cost.  Make sure you print out a copy of your confirmation page.

Coming Soon - questions email [email protected]

Step 2 - Complete The Release & Indemnification Form

In order to confirm your registration, SUNY Oswego must receive the Release & Indemnification Form as soon as possible.  


Step 3 - Complete the Insurance, Photo Release, Roommate Selection & Dietary Restrictions Form

In order to confirm your registration, SUNY Oswego must receive the Insurance, Photo Release, Roommate Selection & Dietary Restrictions Form as soon as possible. 


Step 4 - Set up your Laker ID

The SUNY Oswego Registrar's office will email you instructions for setting up a Laker ID. You will need this ID to upload your immunization records and complete your health history and meningitis fact sheet form.

Step 5 - Download and Complete the Immunization Form

You can download & complete our Immunization Form.  Your nurse at school or doctor can fill it out.  You can also use the standard immunization letter your school has.  It has to be in English and it has to cover all shots required in our form. The Immunization Form is uploaded in Step 6. 


Step 6 - Complete the Health History Form and Upload Your Immunization Record

You will be redirected to Health Services at SUNY Oswego. You will need your Laker ID to login. Locate the upload tab to submit your immunization record. Locate the forms tab to complete the Health History form. 

Mary Walker Health Center Patient Portal

Step 7 - Pay the Balance of Your Program Fee

Pay the balance of your program cost. 

Coming Soon 


Division of Extended Learning

337 Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315-312-2270
Email: [email protected]


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.