Dates and Deadlines

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Application deadlines

Applications for the fall semester should be postmarked or submitted electronically by Jan. 1. However, we will continue to consider applications after Jan. 1 on a space-available basis. 

Early Decision

As an Early Decision 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. Early Decision candidates typically receive admissions notifications prior to Jan. 1.

Learn more about Early Decision 

Regular Decision

Most applicants to Syracuse University apply for a Regular Decision. Applications for the fall semester should be postmarked or submitted electronically by Jan. 1. Applications postmarked after Jan. 1 are considered only as space remains.

Notification of admission
Students who fulfill all admissions requirements by required deadlines are more likely to be notified of an admission decision in late March.

Applying for spring semester

We welcome both high school and transfer applicants for the spring semester. Applications should be submitted by Nov. 15; we will consider all transfer applicants after this date on a space-available basis.

Find out more about applying for spring semester

Syracuse University uses the Common Application

Syracuse University only uses the Common Application. It is excepted that students will submit their application and any supporting materials electronically using the common application.

For more information about the Common Application visit: admissions.syr.edu/apply/commonappfaqs/

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