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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 2022 Updates

Test Optional Continues

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 2023 or Spring 2024 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.

Early Decision II

We are offering an Early Decision II (ED II) option for applicants, the deadline for which is January 5, 2023. By applying ED II, your students will affirm that Syracuse University is their top choice and receive an admission decision by early February.

Please encourage interested students to apply ED II and contact us if they have any questions. If a student has already applied to Syracuse for Regular Decision and is now interested in ED II, they may e-mail us at orange@syr.edu to indicate their wish to be considered for Early Decision II. They will also need to submit the ED Agreement.

New Regular Decision Deadline

Syracuse University has changed its Regular Decision deadline from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5.

We hope this update allows students and counselors extra time and convenience around the turn of the new year. Our Early Decision deadline of November 15 remains unchanged. View application deadlines and guidance.

Virtual Counselor Updates

Tuesday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Wednesday, January 18 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern

High school, CBO and independent counselors are invited to join one of our Virtual Counselor Updates to learn what's new at Syracuse this year. Discussion of opportunities for undergraduate students and what's new on campus will be followed by time for Q&A. We look forward to connecting!

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 information. 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.

Personal Interviews

We continue to offer optional personal interviews to any interested applicant. All interviews are conducted virtually via Zoom and are available from July through mid-December.

Contact Us

General Questions: Contact us by email at orange@syr.edu or by phone at 315-443-3611.

You may also contact your regional representative.

Mailing List: If your student would like to join our mailing list, please encourage them to complete our Request for Information Form.

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.