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No matter when you join our family, we’re here to help you feel at home.

If you’ve completed at least 12 credit hours while enrolled in a degree program at another college or university, you’re considered a transfer student.

If you’ve taken college classes without enrolling in a degree program, or will have less than 12 credits when you plan to enroll, you should apply as a first-year student.

Ready to learn more? Our dedicated student team is here to help.

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Transfer Student Requirements

If you enrolled in an institution of higher education as a full-time student after graduating from secondary school and received graded credit in academic coursework, please apply as a transfer student.

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Application Checklist

If you are intending to apply to Syracuse University as a transfer student, use this checklist to complete your application.

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Contact us at or call 315.443.3611.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Choose from more than 200 majors and over 100 minors and embrace the interdisciplinary nature of our academic options.

Office of New Student Programs

The Office of New Student Programs is devoted to helping you make a successful and fulfilling transition to our University. Learn more about their resources.

How Will Your Courses Transfer?

Use the Transfer Evaluation Self-Service (TESS) to see how your courses from a selection of other institutions may apply to your intended degree program.