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Welcome Counselors

Syracuse University recognizes the vital role school counselors play in the lives of their students! We strive to make the college search and application process as smooth as possible. Please reach out to us if we can assist you or your students at any point.

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Fall 2021 Updates

We realize that the college search, application and decision process is constantly changing due to COVID-19. We continue to closely monitor the situation and offer the following updates to assist you and your students.

The University is holding a fully in-person Fall 2021 semester. We will remain vigilant and cautious, follow all public health guidance related to COVID-19 and continue to take care of those who remain at risk. For additional updates related to COVID-19, please visit our Stay Safe webpage.

Campus Visitation

The Office of Admissions welcomes students and their families to schedule an in-person campus visit. Please visit our Campus Visits webpage for registration and information about COVID-19 safety guidelines. In addition to student-led tours, we also offer a self-guided and virtual tour.

Students are also invited to join us for one or more of our virtual sessions, including general information sessions and school/college sessions. Additional themed sessions and student panels will be added throughout the semester.

We invite counselors to contact their regional representative to schedule a visit or other virtual program.

Additional Information

  • 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 2022 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.
  • We are pleased to announce that Syracuse University will begin accepting the Coalition Application in fall 2022 (for students entering fall 2023).
  • For students who are not able to access a TOEFL or IELTS testing center, we are now accepting the Duolingo English Test.

Please know how much we appreciate your dedication and partnership, especially during this uncertain time. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, reach us by email at orange@syr.edu or by phone at 315-443-3611.

To contact your regional representative, please visit our Meet Your Admissions Representative page.

Quick Links

Preparing Applications

Common Application

Syracuse University utilizes the Common Application and a holistic review process. We encourage students to utilize our application checklist and MySlice portal to ensure submission of all required documents.

Test Scores

International applicants must submit an English proficiency examination score. Learn about accepted English proficiency exam scores.

Fee Waivers

Syracuse honors College Board and ACT fee waivers, NACAC fee waivers, and requests from school counselors documenting financial hardship.

Submitting Documents

Application materials not submitted through the Common Application can be emailed to orange@syr.edu, faxed to 315-443-4226 or mailed to:

Syracuse University
Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
400 Ostrom Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

Dates & Deadlines

Review our enrollment options, dates, and deadlines for further instructions on submitting applications.

Please note our college-specific requirements for additional application items and due dates, such as portfolios and auditions.

FAFSA and CSS Profile applications are due at the time of application. For additional information regarding need-based aid, please contact our Office of Financial Aid.