First Year Requirements
  • You must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school. If you are a home-schooled student, please review the home-school requirements/policies.
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT with writing section) are required if you are a domestic student or an international student studying in the U.S. or studying overseas in an American or international school.  Syracuse University does not require or consider the SAT subject tests.
  • Although not a requirement for admission, the best way to academically prepare for college is to take a college preparatory curriculum, including four years of each English, science, social studies, and mathematics (through geometry and intermediate algebra), and minimum of three years of a foreign language.


What is required to apply?

  • Common Application
  • Official Secondary School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grade Report
  • Standardized test scores: SAT or ACT, including the writing section
  • Secondary School Counselor Evaluation
  • Two Academic Recommendations
  • Early Decision Agreement (if you are applying ED)
  • See College Requirements for any additional items for the college to which you are applying.

Applying for a Discovery Program? You will indicate this on the Common Application.  Due to visa application requirements, students applying to a Discovery Program for the fall 2015 semester must be at least 18 years of age by July 1, 2015.