- Online Common Application Form
- Common Application Supplement
- $70 Application Fee
- Official Secondary School Transcript
- Senior Year Grade Report
- Standardized Test Scores, SAT or ACT, including writing section
- Secondary School Counselor Evaluation
- Two Academic Recommendations
- First, please review our Enrollment Options and Application Deadlines.
- If you have not already chosen a program of study, be sure to review our Academic Options (Colleges/Majors). Many of our schools and colleges allow you to apply as undecided majors, if you wish.
- When you have chosen an enrollment option and intended program of study, it is time to begin the Common Application and Syracuse University Supplement.
- Once the above items are completed, please review our College Requirements to find out if you need to submit any additional materials (portfolio, audition, etc).
- Meet with your guidance or college counselor to discuss how your academic credentials will be sent to Syracuse University.
- You will be able to monitor the status of your application materials online using your Syracuse University ID (SUID) number beginning this fall. This number will be printed on mailed items we have sent to you, or you may call our office (315-443-3611) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will be glad to provide this number to you.
- Please allow 2-5 weeks after items arrive on campus for them to be reflected in your online status.
- Do not forget about applying for Financial Aid! Syracuse University requires students who wish to be considered for need-based aid to complete both the FAFSA and CSS profile.
- Early Decision applicants can expect to receive their admissions notifications via e-mail and standard mail prior to January 1. Regular Decision applicants can expect to receive their admissions notification via e-mail and standard mail in late March - early April.
The SU commitment to affordability
Syracuse University has a history of enrolling bright students from diverse economic and social backgrounds. Guided by a belief that an SU education should be available to any student whose performance and potential are a good fit, we've recently made college even more affordable. Here's how:
Meeting financial need
The University works closely with families to build a partnership to make SU affordable. Each year, Syracuse University invests millions of dollars in scholarships attempting to meet the full need of entering freshman for four years. Financial need is determined by the information provided on your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications.
Increasing aid to middle-income families
Nearly every family finds meeting the cost of college a challenge. Last year alone, nearly two-thirds of SU students received over 206 million dollars in Syracuse University grants and scholarships. This assistance was provided to students from across the economic spectrum, and included enhanced support to middle-income families. In addition, our Scholarship Office can work with you once you are enrolled to find additional funding. Visit the Office of Scholarship Programs for more information.
Planning for manageable debt
Student loans are an expected part of paying educational costs. Syracuse University makes every effort to ensure that students who invest in their education by borrowing student loans graduate with reasonable debt levels. Students are offered personalized loan counseling sessions throughout their college career, especially at the time of graduation. The sessions provide tips to avoid excess loan borrowing and strategies to manage loan debt once he/she enters repayment.