This section outlines what you need to do to complete your application if one of the following describes you:

  • You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and have attended an institution of higher education for any period of time after graduating from secondary school and received graded credit in academic coursework.
  • You earned a high school diploma/GED, enrolled in a degree program at another college or university, and completed at least 12 credit hours

If you have taken college classes without enrolling in a degree program, or will have less than 12 credits when you plan to enroll at Syracuse University, you should apply as a first-year student.  Transfer students are evaluated primarily on the basis of their college-level work. If you’re unsure of your status, contact us at

Note: The 2014 online Common Application is now closed. If you wish to apply for the 2014 fall semester you must do so manually. Links to PDFs of the required documents are included in the application checklist below. Applications, application fee, and supporting documents should be mailed to: Syracuse University Undergraduate Processing Center, 716 East Washington Street, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13210


Application Checklist

Items to Complete Your Application:

Review College Requirements for any additional items that may be required for your application


Information to Review:

  • First, please review our Enrollment Options and Application Deadlines.
  • Review our Transfer Requirements—note that if you have completed fewer than 30 credits of college-level academic coursework, you must also submit an official copy of your high school transcript along with official ACT/SAT score reports.
  • When you have chosen an enrollment option and intended program of study, it is time to begin the Common Application.
  • After you complete the Common App and SU Supplement, check to see if your college requires any additional materials: College Requirements