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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.

Early Decision (First-year students only) Regular Decision (Fall) Spring Enrollment
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Electronic application submission deadline
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Nov. 15, 2021
Regular Decision (Fall)
First Year: Jan. 1, 2022
Transfer: July 1, 2022*
Spring Enrollment
Nov. 15, 2021*
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College of Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Design, Transmedia*** (Portfolio materials must be submitted via SlideRoom)
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Nov. 15, 2021
Regular Decision (Fall)
Jan. 1, 2022
Spring Enrollment
Nov. 15, 2021
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College of Visual and Performing Arts: Drama*** (Prescreen Audition Materials must be submitted online to Acceptd. Portfolio Materials must be submitted online to Slideroom.)
Early Decision (First-year students only)

Prescreen submission (acting & musical theater only): October 1, 2021

Final virtual submission audition/portfolio materials: Nov. 1, 2021

Final virtual interview: Nov. 13, 2021

Final in-person audition: Nov. 12, 2021

Regular Decision (Fall)

Prescreen submission (acting & musical theater only): November 1, 2021

Application deadline and final recorded (virtual) audition materials submission: Jan. 1, 2022

Final virtual audition/ interview: Jan. 29, 2022

Final in-person audition/interview: Feb. 4, 2022

Spring Enrollment
Limited***
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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: Nov. 1, 2021

Music Audition & Interview: Nov. 13, 2021 (in-person or virtual)

Regular Decision (Fall)

Online audition/materials submission: Jan. 1, 2022

Music Audition & Interview: Feb. 5, 2022 (in-person) or Feb. 12, 2022 (virtual)

Spring Enrollment
Nov. 15, 2021
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School of Architecture: Portfolio submission deadline (Portfolios should be submitted online through SlideRoom.)****
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Nov. 15, 2021 (Final day for portfolio interview is Nov. 15)
Regular Decision (Fall)
Jan. 1, 2022 (Final day for portfolio interview is Dec. 15)
Spring Enrollment
Students may only apply for fall semester
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Accelerated Scholars Program (in partnership with Upstate Medical University)
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Nov 15, 2021
Regular Decision (Fall)
Dec 1, 2021
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Admission notification begins (via email)
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Mid December 2021
Regular Decision (Fall)
Late March 2022
Spring Enrollment
Early November 2021
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Candidates reply date
Early Decision (First-year students only)
Feb. 15, 2022 (If admitted to first choice. If admitted to alternate choice, reply date is May 1)
Regular Decision (Fall)
May 1, 2022
Spring Enrollment
Dec. 30, 2021

*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. Prescreen audition is required for Acting and Musical Theater programs. 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.