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Apply to Syracuse University

Thank you for your interest in Syracuse University!

Applying is easy and only takes minutes using the Common Application.

Begin your application 

Use the Common Application to apply if you are a: 

  • Domestic first year or transfer student
  • International first-year or transfer student

How to Apply

1. 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. 

2. View your application checklist

3. Complete your application through the Common Application

Select Syracuse University as a choice of school. Complete the Common Application and submit to Syracuse University.

Begin your application 

  • Fee Waiver: We strive to support all students and families who wish to apply to Syracuse University. If you are interested in a fee waiver, please review the eligibility requirements and instructions. Please contact us at orange@syr.edu if you have any questions.
  • Optional First Semester Abroad: 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. Applicants to the College of Engineering have the option of spending the fall semester of their freshman year in Madrid. 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

4. Check to see if your college requires any additional materials

View our college-specific application requirements.

If you need to send additional application materials to Syracuse University, please use the appropriate application mailing address

5. Send your standardized test scores to Syracuse University

Please use the following codes:

  • SAT: 2823
  • ACT: 2968

Fall 2021 Note: Given the extraordinary circumstances facing high school students and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAT/ACT scores will not be required for students applying for fall 2021 admission. Students who are unable to submit test scores, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged and will remain eligible for merit scholarships. Please read the full details surrounding this update here.


Already Applied?

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 orange@syr.edu.


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.