Applying to Syracuse

Thank you for your interest in Syracuse University. Please use the Common Application to apply. If you are a veteran or military-connected student, please use the Veterans and Military Students Application (instructions are included within the form.)

Regular Decision

Most applicants to Syracuse University apply for a Regular Decision (RD). The deadline for Regular Decision is January 1, 2016.  However, we continue to accept transfer applications for fall 2016 on a space-available basis.

Instructions to apply

1. Click below to view the application checklist that applies to you.

Domestic Applicants (U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident)

International Applicants

2. Register through the Common Application and select Syracuse University as a choice of school. Complete the Common Application and submit to Syracuse University.

3. Review the College Requirements to find out if you need to submit any additional materials.

4. Check out our Common Application FAQs.

To have your standardized test scores sent to Syracuse University, please use the following codes:
SAT: 2823
ACT: 2968

Note: Syracuse University does not require the essay section of the new SAT, nor the writing portion of the ACT.

Already applied?

Check your application status online

You may track the status of your application online through MySlice at In order to access your MySlice account you must first activate your NetID and password, which will require your SUID.  Your SUID was included in the email sent to you from Syracuse University confirming receipt of your application.  If you did not receive this email (be sure to check your spam folder), please write to us at

You will not receive an admission decision through MySlice, but will be able to track “My Missing Application Materials” within the Admissions To Do Items of MySlice. Please allow up to seven days from the date you submit your materials for items to be reflected as complete in our system. We will send you e-mail notices as key application materials are received and, therefore, completed.

Visit the graduate admissions page to apply at the graduate level.