Early Decision II – deadline January 1

Due to very high interest in Early Decision at Syracuse, the University is offering an Early Decision II option.  The deadline to apply ED II is January 1, 2016.  By applying ED II you will affirm your desire to attend Syracuse University and receive notification by early February at the latest.

If you have already applied to Syracuse Regular Decision or can only apply Regular Decision using the Common Application at this point, you may send an e-mail at orange@syr.edu to indicate your wish to be considered for Early Decision II.  Don’t forget to submit the Early Decision Agreement (see instructions at the bottom of this page).  If you are applying for financial aid you must also submit the CSS/PROFILE and the FAFSA by the application deadlines.

Apply for Early Decision II

Early Decision

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.

Why Early Decision?
  • Your application will stand out

The University appreciates and recognizes your commitment to the institution. Plus, there is a much smaller pool of applications for Early Decision compared to Regular Decision.

  • There’s a greater chance of admission

The admit rate is higher for Early Decision. You have the opportunity to list a second and third choice of college/program on your application and are guaranteed to be reviewed for your second and third choice.

  • You’ll receive full consideration for financial aid

All Early Decision applicants receive the same consideration for financial aid and merit scholarships as Regular Decision applicants. Should you be admitted, you’ll receive your financial aid award by January.

  • You’ll have a decision earlier

Get the application process out of the way and enjoy the rest of your senior year! Save on application fees – if you’re admitted you don’t have to submit applications to other schools.

  • Apply earlier to residential Learning Communities

Every year more freshmen request to live in a Learning Community. Acceptance into a Learning Community is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early Decision students have early access to the housing application.

Learn why students applied for Early Decision.

Important Information

Early Decision is binding, but only if you’re admitted to your first choice of college/program. If you’re admitted to your second or third choice, you’ll have until May 1 to reply to the offer of admission.  As noted on the ED Agreement, if you apply for financial aid are not offered an award that makes attendance possible you may decline the offer of admission and be released from the ED commitment.

Early Decision Agreement:  Submission of the ED Agreement can be done electronically through the Common Application, or by filling out the PDF and submitting by mail, by fax to 315-443-8427, or scan and send to orange@syr.edu.