Common App Troubleshooting - Apply

Applying as a transfer student? Although the application deadline is July 15, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Here’s why:

  • Admission notification for transfers students is on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll receive a decision.
  • Some programs are on a space-available basis, so the sooner you apply the better chance you have to be fully considered for your desired program.
  • Full consideration for financial aid. Aid is awarded as funds remain.
  • Housing for transfer students is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re interested in campus housing it’s in your best interest to apply early.


Check your application status online

You will receive email confirmation once your application is processed.

You may access your application status online through MySlice. You will not receive an admission decision through MySlice, but this will allow you to track receipt of your application material.  Once your application is uploaded on our system you will receive a confirmation e-mail with access to your SUID and the instructions below on how to check your application status online.

You may check the status of your application for admission via the “Admissions To Do Items” box at If you have not activated your NetID, you will need to do so to access MySlice – please visit, click on the “Activate Your NetID” link and follow the instructions. You will need your SUID to activate your NetID. Once you activate it, you will only need your NetID and associated password to access MySlice.

Admission notification will not be accessible through MySlice.  Admission notification is sent electronically only via email.

Please allow two to four weeks from the date you submit your materials for mailed items to be reflected as complete on our system. Contact us if you have any questions.

PROTECT YOURSELF: Don’t share your password with anybody, including your peers, friends, and family members. Nobody at Syracuse University, including Information Technology and Services (ITS), will ever ask for your password. Do not respond to any requests to reveal your password or other private information, including online and email requests. Create a strong password, change your password often, and report to ITS if anyone is using your account without permission ( or 315-443-2677). Treat your password like the PIN for your ATM card – as your secret!

Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents will receive notification by e-mail only. International applicants will receive notification by e-mail and mail.


Applying to Syracuse

Thank you for your interest in SU. Please follow the steps below to apply for admission.

1. Read instructions on how to apply, paying close attention to the checklist.

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 the Syracuse University questions and Writing Supplement.

Common Application

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