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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 2023 Updates

Coalition Application Now Accepted

Syracuse University is now a member of the Coalition Application and will begin accepting first-year and transfer applications via the Coalition Application for Fall 2024. We will also continue to accept the Common Application.

Teacher Recommendations

We have updated our required number of teacher recommendations from two to one. We continue to also require one counselor evaluation. Students may submit more than one teacher recommendation if they wish.

Test Optional Continues

SAT/ACT scores will not be required for students applying for Spring 2024, Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 admission. Students who choose not to submit test scores will not be disadvantaged and will remain eligible for merit scholarships.

Students who choose to submit SAT or ACT scores may share either self-reported or official scores. Students who self-report their scores will not be required to submit official score reports unless they are admitted and choose to enroll.

Early Decision II

We are offering an Early Decision II (ED II) option for applicants, the deadline for which is January 5, 2024. 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 to indicate their wish to be considered for Early Decision II. They will also need to submit the ED Agreement.

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 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, 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.