Transfer Applicants

Whether you’re coming from another college at Syracuse University, or another college anywhere in the world, the Newhouse School welcomes your application to continue your education with us.

Transferring to Newhouse from outside Syracuse University

Every year, the Newhouse School welcomes up to 30 transfer students from other colleges and universities. Admissions decisions for external transfer students are made by the SU Office of Admissions using the Common Application. If you wish to transfer to Newhouse for the fall semester, we encourage you to submit your application to Admissions by Jan. 1 in order to receive full consideration for admission and financial aid. Applications will continue to review completed transfer applications after Jan. 1 on a space-available basis. Enrollment in some programs may be limited and transfers are only accepted in the spring if space is available.

Transferring course credits

The Newhouse School accepts a maximum of 12 transfer credits in communications. These credits must be judged applicable to your major and meet general University criteria for transfer credits.

Learn more about transferring to Newhouse>>

Intra-University Transfer (from another SU college) for students who matriculated BEFORE Fall 2021


Students who matriculated (started at SU) Fall 2021 or before , please refer to Newhouse School intra-university transfer application rules.

Interested students must attend a Newhouse IUT information session, which are held throughout each semester.
 
Fall 2021 IUT Sessions
Friday, Sept. 17: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 101 Newhouse 1
Thursday, Sept. 30: 4 – 5 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Wednesday, Oct. 6: 3 – 4 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Tuesday, Oct. 19: 4 – 5 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Monday, Oct. 25: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Friday, Oct. 29: 10 – 11 a.m., 101 Newhouse 1

Juniors (60+ credits completed) and seniors are ineligible to transfer.
Students wishing to major in photography or graphic design must have five semesters on Main Campus to complete these majors.
Students may apply for internal transfer into all majors. However, acceptance does not guarantee access to limited enrollment programs (i.e. Bandier).

To obtain an application please
1. Go to eForms to obtain the Application for Undergraduate IUT Form
2. Complete the form.
3. Email the completed form to nhadvise@syr.edu for consideration.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fall semester entry: April 1
Spring semester entry: November 1

Intra-University Transfer (from another SU college) for students who matriculated Fall 2021 or LATER


Students who matriculated (started at SU) Fall 2021 or after, please refer to Newhouse School intra-university transfer application rules.

MINIMUM GPA
Admission is based upon cumulative GPA, rigor of academic coursework taken at Syracuse University, engagement on and off campus, a writing sample and performance in two required classes.
 
REQUIRED COURSES AND CREDITS
To transfer into the Newhouse School from another school or college of the University, the student must complete a minimum of 30 graded (not P/F) credits at SU before they are eligible for internal transfer. Students must also have earned a “B’ or better in COM 107 (open to all students in the spring semester) and an approved writing course which includes WRT 105, WRT 109, ENL 211, ENL 213 (or an equivalent transfer course) with a  “B” grade. (AP and IB credits with acceptable scores may also fulfill this requirement).
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION
In addition to completing the two required courses with a “B” grade or higher, to apply for intra-university transfer, students must submit the following:

• a writing assignment of no more than 500 words on a prompt to be determined the first week of each semester
• a résumé
• the name of one Syracuse University reference

Interested students must attend a Newhouse IUT information session, which are held throughout each semester.

Fall 2021 IUT Sessions
Thursday, Sept. 30: 4 – 5 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Wednesday, Oct. 6: 3 – 4 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Tuesday, Oct. 19: 4 – 5 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Monday, Oct. 25: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Friday, Oct. 29: 10 – 11 a.m., 101 Newhouse 1
 
Juniors (60+ credits completed) and seniors are ineligible to transfer.
Students wishing to major in photography or graphic design must have five semesters on Main Campus to complete these majors.
Students may apply for internal transfer into all majors. However, acceptance does not guarantee access to limited enrollment programs (i.e. Bandier).

To obtain an application please
1. Go to eForms to obtain the Application for Undergraduate IUT Form
2. Complete the form.
3. Email the completed form to nhadvise@syr.edu for consideration.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Fall semester entry: April 1
Spring semester entry: November 1

Application Process FAQ

Do I need to attend an Intra-University Transfer information session?

Yes. Here is the list of Fall 2021 IUT Sessions:

Thursday, Sept. 30: 4 – 5 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Wednesday, Oct. 6: 3 – 4 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Tuesday, Oct. 19: 4 – 5 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Monday, Oct. 25: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 432 Newhouse 3
Friday, Oct. 29: 10 – 11 a.m., 101 Newhouse 1

Do I need 30 graded credits from Syracuse University to apply?

Yes, a minimum of 30 graded (non-pass/fail) credits is required for applying to IUT. If you took Project Advance SU courses through your high school, they do count toward the minimum 30 graded credits. IB and AP credits do not count.

I was an External Transfer from another University; can these credits count toward the 30 graded credits?

No, even external transfer students must take a minimum of 30 graded (non-pass/fail) credits from Syracuse University.

The only exception is if you are a junior and brought in 40 credits or more from your prior university. IB and AP credits do not count toward the 40 external credits. These students can apply with an exception to the 30 graded credit rule if they are enrolled in at least 15 credits at SU and complete the Petition to Faculty form found on our Forms and Procedures page to accompany your application form. All other requirements must be met to apply as well.

Do I have to take COM 107 before I apply?

If you matriculated to SU Fall 2021 or later, then yes, you must enroll in COM 107 during a spring semester, as this class is open to all non-Newhouse students during the spring.

You must receive a grade of “B” or higher in COM 107 for consideration.

What classes do I register for next semester?

Register like you are in your current school / college. If in the event you do not get into Newhouse, you need to have registered for your current major, therefore you will not fall behind in that curriculum.

Can I have an in-person interview to discuss my application?

Not at this time.

When will I hear back from the Newhouse admissions committee on their decision?

If applying for a spring semester, you will hear back by email the end of the second week in January.

If applying for a fall semester, you will hear back by email in late June or early July.