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Thank you for your interest in Syracuse University!

Applying is easy and only takes minutes using the Common Application or the Coalition Application, powered by Scoir.

Use the Common Application or Coalition Application to apply if you are a:

  • Domestic first-year or transfer student
  • International first-year or transfer student

Part-time on-campus or online undergraduate study is also available.


Graduate Students
Interested in applying to a graduate program? Explore deadlines and get started on your application.


Veteran and Military Connected Students
Veteran and military-connected students are encouraged to fill out our military specific application.


Application Deadlines

Be aware of the application deadlines for individual programs and enrollment options.

Already Applied?

You will receive an email confirmation from the University once your application is received. This can take up to 3-4 days from the time you submit your application. Once we process your application you will receive an email from Syracuse University with a temporary PIN and link to access your Syracuse University Applicant Portal. You will be able to check your application status via your portal. If you have not received confirmation after two weeks, you are welcome to email orange@vikingragenetwork.net to have someone in the office check for you. Please note: Syracuse University will begin uploading applications from the Common Application and Scoir in early September. If you submit your application prior to Sept. 1, it may be a few weeks before you receive confirmation.


Your admission to Syracuse University is contingent upon maintaining the same level of academic achievement, graduating from secondary school and having a record of good citizenship at all times. The University expects our students to conduct themselves in a manner that aligns with and is supportive of the educational mission of the institution. Integrity, respect for others and a commitment to intellectual and personal growth within a diverse, global society are fundamental to membership in this University community. Civic engagement is strongly encouraged. Admissions decisions will not be affected by participation in or disciplinary action associated with peaceful, meaningful protest.

How To Apply

Prospective students have three enrollment options to choose from. After deciding on an enrollment plan, it is important to review application deadlines because they differ depending on your program and enrollment option of choice. 

Select Syracuse University as a choice of school. Complete the Common Application or Coalition Application powered by Scoir, and submit to Syracuse University.

You may find it helpful to review what we look for in our applicants.

  • Fee Waiver: We strive to support all students and families who wish to apply to Syracuse University. If you present a financial hardship and are interested in a fee waiver, please have your school counselor request an application fee waiver. This request must come in writing on school letterhead and may be submitted as a PDF to orange@vikingragenetwork.net. Please contact us at orange@vikingragenetwork.net if you have any questions.
  • Optional First Semester Abroad: Applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences have the option of applying for Discovery Programs that allow students to spend the fall semester of their freshman year in Florence, Madrid or Strasbourg. Applicants to the College of Engineering and Computer Science have the option of spending the fall semester of their freshman year in Madrid. If you wish to apply for a Discovery Program, select "Yes" in the drop-down menu on the application. An additional Discovery Program application supplement is required and will be sent to you via email after you submit your application.
  • Veterans: Please use the veterans and military-connected students online application.

Begin your Common Application.

Begin your Coalition Application.

View our college-specific application requirements to determine if you need to submit any additional materials.

If you need to send additional application materials to Syracuse University, please use the appropriate application mailing address

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

Read more information on the extension of this policy.

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.

To self-report your test scores, you may do so via the Common Application or Coalition Application. Please submit your scores exactly as you receive them and we will superscore them.

To share your official SAT or ACT scores, please use the following codes:

  • SAT: 2823
  • ACT: 2968

Also of Interest

First-Year Requirements

If you are currently enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited secondary school, please apply as a first-year student.

Transfer Requirements

If you enrolled in an institution of higher education as a full-time student after graduating from secondary school and received graded credit in academic coursework, please apply as a transfer student.

Part-Time Study

We offer more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, most of which can be completed part time and on campus.

International Requirements

You're considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen, a dual citizen with the U.S., or a permanent resident of the U.S.

Veterans and Military Admissions

We’re grateful for your service and stand ready to assist you in making the transition from boots to books! Whether you’re looking to take courses part time, full time or online, we’ll help you find the flexibility you need to create the best path to your future.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Choose from more than 200 majors and over 100 minors and embrace the interdisciplinary nature of Syracuse University’s academic options.