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High School Counselors

Thank you for the important role you play in helping students find a good fit based on their academic interests and goals. Below you’ll find information about Syracuse University and the application process.

For more information or to join the University’s counselor/school mailing list: 315.443.3611 or .


Over  200 majors and 100 minors  are offered throughout Syracuse University’s nine undergraduate schools and colleges. There is usually more than one path that a student can take to achieve their academic goals.


Syracuse University uses the Common Application exclusively. Students need to indicate the specific college and/or program to which they wish to be considered for admission. They are able to select up to three separate college/program choices on the application, which can include single programs or  dual/combined enrollment  programs.
There are several  admission plans : Early Decision, Regular Decision, or Spring Admission. Early Admission is offered for high school juniors.


All students will receive electronic notification, some students will also be notified by mail. International students who are admitted will also receive receive their I-20 information with their hard copy in the mail. Notification timelines:
  • Spring: begins late October
  • Early Decision: begins mid December
  • Regular Decision: begins mid- to late March