Applying to Syracuse University

Syracuse University uses the Common Application to apply. Below is important information on Falk College application dates and deadlines.
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Early Decision: November 15

If Syracuse University is your first choice, consider applying for Early Decision (ED). As an ED candidate, you agree to enroll at Syracuse University if admitted to your preferred college. You may apply to other colleges and universities through regular decision, with the understanding that you will withdraw these applications if admitted to Syracuse University. ED candidates are typically notified of their admission decision prior to January 1.

As part of the ED application, you will be required to submit your e-signature on the Common Application agreeing to the terms of ED. Your parent and guidance counselor will need to sign off as well.

If you are applying for financial aid, you will receive an early estimated financial aid award package. While Early Decision is binding, we understand that financial considerations may affect a student’s ability to enroll.

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Regular Decision: January 1

Most applicants to Syracuse University apply for a Regular Decision (RD). To have the best opportunity to be notified of an admission decision in late March, be sure to complete all admissions requirements (including auditions and portfolio reviews) by required deadlines. The deadline for Regular Decision is January 1.

Transfer Students (Fall): July 1

Transfer students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Syracuse University suggests transfer students who would like to apply for fall should apply by July 1. Transfer applications received after January 1st will be accepted on a space-available basis. Notifications will begin late February on a rolling basis as application reviews are completed. Spring semester transcripts may be required, but applicants should not wait until the conclusion of the semester to apply. Students will continue to be aided as funds remain.

Check out SU’s Transfer Applicants section

Spring Admissions: January 1

Both high school and transfer applicants are welcome to apply for the spring semester. We recommend applications should be submitted no later then January 1. Transfer applicants are encouraged to apply by this date, and any applications submitted after this date will be considered on a space-available basis. Transfer students should also submit fall transcripts as soon as possible; credit evaluations will follow the admissions notification.

For high school students wanting to take time off or pursue part-time study prior to starting college, spring admission is an option. Spring orientation is available for students entering midyear, and on-campus housing is available.

International Students

Students from around the world choose to enroll in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics every year. Diversity is important in the college, and international students bring cultural knowledge and experience that greatly enhances the college experience for all students.

International students must meet the same academic requirements and standards as domestic students.

For more information about international undergraduate admissions, contact the Office of University Admissions at 315-443-3611.

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Syracuse University is committed to supporting those who have served our country, and is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. SU has established the Veterans’ Resource Center to provide the services veterans need as they pursue their education. Application fees are waived for all veterans.

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