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​Deadlines and Guidance

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


Application Deadlines

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

Please allow 3-4 days after submitting for your application to be processed. You will then receive an email providing access to your applicant portal.

Early Decision (First-year students only) Early Decision II (First-year students only) Regular Decision Spring
Electronic application submission deadline
Early Decision (First-year students only)
November 15
Early Decision II (First-year students only)
January 5, 2023
Regular Decision
First Year: January 5
Transfer: July 1*
Spring
November 15*
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Design, Film & Media Arts*** (Portfolio materials must be submitted online via the applicant portal.)
Early Decision (First-year students only)
November 15
Early Decision II (First-year students only)
January 5, 2023
Regular Decision
January 5
Spring
November 15
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Drama*** (Prescreen Audition Materials must be submitted online to Acceptd. Portfolio Materials must be submitted online via the applicant portal.)
Early Decision (First-year students only)

Prescreen submission (acting & musical theater only, online submission via Acceptd): October 1

Final virtual submission audition/portfolio materials: November 1

Final virtual interview: November 14

Final in-person audition: November 14

Early Decision II (First-year students only)
Not available for acting and musical theater. Portfolio materials for stage management, theater management and theater design and technology – January 5, 2023
Regular Decision

Prescreen submission (acting & musical theater only, online submission via Acceptd): November 1

Application deadline and final recorded (virtual) audition materials submission: January 5

Final virtual audition/ interview: TBD

Final in-person audition/interview: TBD

Spring
Limited***
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Music*** (Music Audition forms must be submitted online to Acceptd.)
Early Decision (First-year students only)

Online audition/materials submission via Acceptd: November 1

Music Audition & Interview: November 12 (in-person or virtual)

Early Decision II (First-year students only)
Submitted through Acceptd by January 5 (auditions will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis after the Acceptd form is submitted)
Regular Decision

Online audition/materials submission: January 5

Music Audition & Interview: (in-person/virtual) February 11

Spring
November 15
School of Architecture: Portfolio submission deadline (Portfolios should be submitted online via the applicant portal.)****
Early Decision (First-year students only)
November 15 (Final day for portfolio interview is November 15)
Early Decision II (First-year students only)
January 5, 2023 (Final day for portfolio interview is December 15)
Regular Decision
January 5 (Final day for portfolio interview is December 15)
Spring
Students may only apply for fall semester
Accelerated Scholars Program (in partnership with Upstate Medical University)
Early Decision (First-year students only)
November 15
Early Decision II (First-year students only)
December 1, 2022
Regular Decision
December 1
Spring
N/A
Admission notification begins (via email)
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Mid-December
Early Decision II (First-year students only)
Mid-January 2023
Regular Decision
Late March
Spring
Early November
Candidates reply date
Early Decision (First-year students only)
February 15 (If admitted to first choice. If admitted to alternate choice, reply date is May 1)
Early Decision II (First-year students only)
February 15, 2023 (If admitted to first choice. If admitted to alternate choice, reply date is May 1)
Regular Decision
May 1
Spring
December 30

*Transfer application deadline is December 1 with the preferred deadline of November 15. 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.

**Spring enrollment is not available for the School of Architecture, the Newhouse School of Public Communications or the Whitman School of Management and very limited for programs in sport management, health and exercise science, music, design, and transmedia.

***For further instructions on submitting your audition/portfolio for the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), please visit the VPA website. Applicants will have access to submit their portfolio in their applicant portal after submitting the Common Application. Prescreen audition is required for Acting and Musical Theater programs. Students who pass the prescreen will be able to apply for the Acting/Musical Theater programs. admissu@syr.edu or 315.443.2769.

****For further instructions on submitting your architecture portfolio please visit the School of Architecture website. Applicants will have access to submit their portfolio in their applicant portal after submitting the Common Application.