​Deadlines and Guidance

Be aware of the application deadlines for individual programs and enrollment options.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision (First-year students only) Early Decision II (First-year students only) Regular Decision (Fall) Spring Enrollment
Electronic application submission deadline Early Decision (First-year students only)

Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Jan. 1, 2017
Regular Decision (Fall)

First Year: Jan. 1, 2017 | Transfer: July 1, 2017*
Spring Enrollment

Nov. 15, 2016*
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Design, Transmedia** Early Decision (First-year students only)

Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Jan. 1, 2017 (online) | Dec. 22, 2016 (in-person)
Regular Decision (Fall)

Jan. 1, 2017 (Recommended online portfolio submissions: Dec. 19, 2016) Dec.22, 2016****, in-person review
Spring Enrollment

Nov. 15, 2016
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Drama** Early Decision (First-year students only)

Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Jan. 1, 2017, online submission | Feb. 12, 2017**, in-person audition
Regular Decision (Fall)

Jan. 1, 2017, online submission | Feb. 12, 2017**, in-person audition
Spring Enrollment

Nov. 15, 2016
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Music** Early Decision (First-year students only)

Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Jan. 1, 2017, online submissions | Feb. 4, 2017**, in-person audition
Regular Decision (Fall)

Jan. 1, 2017, online submissions | Feb. 4, 2017**, in-person audition
Spring Enrollment

Nov. 15, 2016
School of Architecture: In-person portfolio review Early Decision (First-year students only)

Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Jan. 5, 2017
Regular Decision (Fall)

Jan. 5, 2017
Spring Enrollment

Students may only apply for fall semester
School of Architecture: Portfolio postmarked/submission deadline (Portfolios should be mailed to the School of Architecture or submitted online through SlideRoom.)*** Early Decision (First-year students only)

Nov. 15, 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Jan. 5, 2017
Regular Decision (Fall)

Jan. 5, 2017
Spring Enrollment

Students may only apply for fall semester
Admission notification begins Early Decision (First-year students only)

Mid December 2016
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Mid-January 2017
Regular Decision (Fall)

Late March 2017
Spring Enrollment

Early November 2016
Candidates reply date Early Decision (First-year students only)

Feb. 15, 2017 (If admitted to first choice. If admitted to second or third choice, reply date is May 1.)
Early Decision II (First-year students only)

Feb. 15, 2017 (If admitted to first choice. If admitted to second or third choice, reply date is May 1.)
Regular Decision (Fall)

May 1, 2017
Spring Enrollment

Dec. 30, 2016

*Transfer applications will be accepted on a space available basis after November 15 for spring enrollment. Although the transfer application deadline for the fall semester is July 1, we encourage you to apply earlier. The earlier you apply, the earlier you will be notified. It is in your best interest to apply earlier for the fall semester as transfer students are admitted on a rolling basis beginning in late February and some programs are limited in space.

**Specific event dates and further instructions on submitting your portfolio/audition are available on the VPA website. Please note that an audition is not required if you are applying to the Bandier Program for Music and Entertainment Industries in the Setnor School of Music. If you have further questions please contact the College of Visual and Performing Arts at admissu@syr.edu or 315.443.2769.

*** For further instructions on submitting your architecture portfolio please visit the School of Architecture website.

****In-person portfolio submission at January NPD events in CA and FL will be considered on time.