Professor Michael Schoonmaker assists a student with a camera in the studio.

Transferring to Newhouse

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 to Newhouse from another  SU school or college (Intra-University Transfer)

Students may apply to transfer into Newhouse from other Syracuse University schools/colleges. Please refer to Public Communication intra-university transfer application rules.
Admission Criteria:

  • Your cumulative Syracuse University GPA required for admission varies each semester, depending upon the number of spaces available and the number and strength of the applicant pool.
  • Completing a minimum of 15 graded credit hours at SU and a minimum of 30 credits earned at SU. NOTE: This requirement applies to fall ’20 admission only in response to the University’s pass/fail policy for the spring ’20 semester.
  • Receiving a B or higher in one of the following:  WRT 105, WRT 109, CAS 100, ENL 211, ENL 213. NOTE: For fall ’20 applicants only, we will accept a “pass” in this class if taken in the spring ’20 semester.
  • Space availability (this has no relation to the major you choose)

Application: Click here to obtain the IUT application.  No other materials are required.
Submission: Email your completed IUT form to  Send a PDF or take a clear photo.  We will except your electronic signature.
Deadlines: May 1 for fall semester and Dec. 15 for spring semester.
General Inquiries: Email with any questions.
Note: Photography and Graphic Design majors may require a minimum of five semesters on main campus.

Spring 2020 Virtual IUT Information Sessions:
For Syracuse University students interested in applying to Newhouse, all seminars will be held online through Zoom; attendance is not required to be eligible to transfer.

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.

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