Application Checklist for International Transfer Students

Use this checklist if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, have graduated from high school, and have earned or are currently earning college credits.

All interested international transfer applicants are encouraged to view or download our Viewbook for International Students.

International transfer students are encouraged to apply by January 1 if possible, to receive full consideration for admission and housing. Enrollment in some colleges and programs may be limited. International transfer applications will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee as they are received and become complete. Students wishing to apply for admission for the spring (January) semester are encouraged to submit their applications early in the fall (mid to late October).

To be admitted to Syracuse University, international transfer applicants must:

  • Demonstrate sufficient academic preparation to achieve success in their studies at Syracuse
  • Demonstrate the ability to pay for all educational expenses
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English Language

Follow these steps to complete your application:


Complete the Common Application onlineLink


Pay the Application Fee ($75)Link


Send your Official Academic Transcript(s) or credentials to Syracuse UniversityLink

Ensure that all your transcript/academic credentials are submitted by mail. This includes your most recent college transcript as well as your final secondary school transcript or Leaving Certificate. You may view our credentials and advanced credit policies for more information.

Any items submitted by mail should be sent to the appropriate mailing address.


Submit one academic recommendationLink


TOEFL or IELTS required (if English is not your native language)Link

In addition, we will consider results of the PTE Academic for English proficiency. The SAT/ACT is optional for international students studying outside of the U.S. For more information, review our English proficiency requirements.


Complete and submit a Financial Support Information FormLink


Submit the College Report FormLink

Available through the Common Application or download [PDF, 49KB] to submit. Syracuse University requires a College Report Form from each school that you've attended.


Check to see if your college requires any additional materialsLink


Review all Visa and immigration information.Link