Begin your application below or read on to find out more about the application process.
Veteran and military-connect students should use the veteran's application.
Note: The following programs are no longer accepting transfer students for Fall 2018:
- Architecture (School of Architecture)
- Film (College of Visual and Performing Arts)
- Acting (College of Visual and Performing Arts)
- Musical Theater (College of Visual and Performing Arts)
- All programs in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
How to Apply
Review our enrollment options and application deadlines
Prospective students have three enrollment options to choose from. After deciding on an enrollment plan, it is important to review application deadlines because they differ depending on your program and enrollment option of choice.
View your application checklist
Complete your application through the Common Application
Optional: Applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences have the option of applying for Discovery Programs which allow students to spend the fall semester of their freshman year in Florence, Madrid, or Strasbourg. If you wish to apply for a Discovery Program, select "Yes" in the drop down menu on the Common App. An additional Discovery Program application supplement is required and will be sent to you via email after you submit your Common App.
Veterans: Please use the veterans and military-connected students online application.
Check to see if your college requires any additional materials
If you need to send additional application materials to Syracuse University, please use the appropriate application mailing address.
Send your standardized test scores to Syracuse University
Please use the following codes:
Note: Syracuse University requires either the SAT or ACT, except for select programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse University does not require the essay section of the SAT, nor the writing portion of the ACT.
Note: You will not receive an admission decision through MySlice, but will be able to track “My Missing Application Materials” within the Admissions To Do items of MySlice. An admission decision notification will be sent via e-mail and is sometimes followed by notification in the mail.
Please allow up to seven days from the date your materials are submitted for items to be reflected as complete in our system. We will send you e-mail notices as key application materials are received and, therefore, completed.
Your admission to Syracuse University is contingent upon maintaining the same level of academic achievement, graduating from secondary school, and having a record of good citizenship at all times. The University expects our students to conduct themselves in a manner that aligns with and is supportive of the educational mission of the institution. Integrity, respect for others, and a commitment to intellectual and personal growth within a diverse, global society, are fundamental to membership in this University community. Civic engagement is strongly encouraged. Admissions decisions will not be affected by participation in or disciplinary action associated with peaceful, meaningful protest.
Review the admission notification timeline and check your application status online. You can track the status of your application online through MySlice. In order to access your MySlice account you must first activate your NetID and password, which will require your SUID. Your SUID was included in the email sent to you from Syracuse University confirming receipt of your application. If you did not receive this email (be sure to check your spam folder), please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What parts of the Common Application are required for Syracuse University?
- How do I submit my application if I have a fee waiver?
- I'm applying Early Decision. Where do I find the ED Agreement form?
- Will I receive confirmation when Syracuse University receives my application?
- What is the word count max/min for the questions in the Additional Information section?
- Do I have to select three choices for college/plan?
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