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Requirements and Deadlines

What You Need

You're eager to apply, and we're here to make this process easy. Here is what you'll need during the application process:

  • Copy of your current transcript
  • Scanned copy of your passport 
  • Admissions survey: In 200 words or less, answer a reflective question to help us get to know you a little better!
  • Yes, there is a $70 application fee. Be prepared to pay the fee once you start your application. Contact us if you have any questions about the application fee.

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GPA Requirements

Syracuse Abroad Centers

Syracuse Abroad centers, extensions of the Syracuse University campus, are widely recognized for their focus on student success, the quality of their academic and cultural programming, and their innovative experiential learning opportunities.

A 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission to most Syracuse Abroad centers. For some limited-enrollment programs (such as drama or design in London), the minimum GPA may be higher than 2.5, and priority enrollment may be given to those with a GPA of at least 2.75.

Local Universities

Some center programs require or offer the option of enrolling at a local partner university. A 3.0 minimum GPA is required for enrollment in programs with a local university course component.

World Partner Affiliated Programs

For most World Partner programs, the required GPA is 3.0, based on the program’s published GPA requirements and/or Syracuse Abroad’s evaluation of the program’s academic expectations. There are some World Partner programs whose GPA requirement ranges from 2.5 to 3.3. Please refer to each program’s page for its exact requirements.

Most programs require an academic recommendation letter.

Note: Syracuse Abroad reserves the right to adjust the requirements for World Partner programs as it deems appropriate.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Programs

  • Mar. 15

Spring Semester Programs

  • Oct. 1

Short-Term Programs: Academic Breaks

  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Fall: Mar. 15

Short-Term Programs: Summer

  • Feb. 10

Learn more about the Syracuse Abroad admissions policy.

Some programs have deadlines that occur earlier than the standard deadline for the term. For exact deadline dates, please refer to the program’s specific application page. Date of application does not guarantee acceptance.

Schedule an Appointment with a Syracuse Abroad Advisor

If you’re interested in learning about a specific program, schedule a 15-minute appointment with a Syracuse Abroad advisor to get the details.

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Visit our office at 106 Walnut Place or drop by SyracuseAbroad@Bird (Bird Library, lower level room 002), Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for general advising. Or schedule an appointment to meet with a Syracuse Abroad advisor.

Meet with Your Academic Advisor.

Whether you're still deciding if studying abroad is right for you or you've already made a decision to study abroad, meeting with your academic advisor early in the process can help you to select the program that best fits your academic track.

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