Conditional Admission for International Students

If you have received conditional admission, you must provide additional information in order to receive full admission to Syracuse University. 

Please refer to your letter to determine whether your offer of admission is pending proof of English proficiency, proof of financial support, or both, and follow the instructions below.

Once you have met your condition(s), you will be eligible for full admission and we will send your official admission papers and any appropriate immigration documents. We cannot guarantee that space will still be available at the time the conditions are met. Therefore, it is in your best interest to send this material as soon as possible in order to secure a place in your program of admission.

If you were selected to receive a merit scholarship, this award will be included in your conditional admission letter.

Note: This page is not an indication of conditional admission to the University. All students are officially notified by electronic and standard mail.

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Proof of English Proficiency

If you have been conditionally admitted for English proficiency, it was either because:

  • You have met the composite score, but not met the sub score requirements set by Syracuse.
  • You may fulfill the English Proficiency condition by submitting the appropriate TOEFL/IELTS or Cambridge score, or by enrolling in the English Language Institute(E.L.I.)

Please refer to our chart for the minimum TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge score requirements for the college to which you were admitted.

Proof of Financial Support

If you are an international applicant who requires an F-1 Student Visa to come to Syracuse, you must submit documentation that demonstrates the ability to fund your education for one full academic year.

International students intending to apply for an F-1 student visa must complete the Visa Information Form [PDF, 687KB] and submit it along with a bank statement or letter indicating proof of liquid funds. Photocopies of financial documentation are acceptable. Please include a copy of your passport with the financial documents you send us. Be sure to write your name, date of birth, and name of the program to which you are applying on all documents you send.

You may fax documents to +1.315.443.3423 or scan and e-mail to

Learn more about proving financial support.