Forms and Procedures

The forms and procedures on this page are for singly-enrolled Newhouse students, and students pursuing a dual degree with Newhouse and the iSchool.

Arts and Sciences or Whitman dual degree students should visit their home college for more information on their forms and procedures.

Instructions for each form/procedure are listed below.

Forms that are available online are linked; email nhadvise@syr.edu for forms without a link.

Consult the Academic Calendar for appropriate deadlines. Note: Courses that do not run the entire semester have unique deadlines!

FAQ

What are the requirements for my major?

Students can view major requirements on the Guidebook webpage. Choose your matriculation year (the year you entered SU) from the dropdown menu and click on “Major Sheets” (available for all years through 2019). If you matriculated in 2020 or after, major sheets are located within the “Undergraduate Guidebook” under “Major Requirements.”

How do I add a class using a permission number?

Permission numbers are sent via email from NHWait@syr.edu. Check your @syr.edu email account regularly during the waitlist period. Once you’ve received a permission number, follow the steps below to add the class:

Sign onto MySlice with your NetID and Password

Click “Enroll in a Class”

Choose “add” at the top of the page

Enter the 5-digit class number on the left-hand side (in the box below “Enter Class Nbr”)

Hit “enter;” the class will appear in your Shopping Cart to the right

Once the class is in your Shopping Cart, click on the blue highlighted class name (Ex: ADV 200, Section 1, Class # 31391)

Enter the permission number in the box to the right (labeled “permission number”)

Click “next” (green button)

Click “enroll” (green button)

If you followed the above steps, but are still having difficulty, double check that you have entered the permission and class numbers correctly. If you are still having difficulty, contact NHWait@syr.edu.

What are the technology requirements for Newhouse?

To ensure you can actively engage in your course work at the Newhouse School, you will need to have access to equipment that meets the following requirements:

• A computer that is no older than 4 years old (2016), with at least 16GB of RAM and 128GB of free drive space
• Minimum operating system requirements: MacOS Sierra (10.12.x) or Windows 10
• A portable 1TB hard drive or larger with USB3 and Thunderbolt connectors to store files on
• A smart phone no older than 4 years old with a working camera and microphone

Note: Students who enroll in production-level courses (e.g. AR, VR, Photography, Design and Video Editing) tend to have portable computers with screens no smaller than 15″, equipped with 32GB of RAM and a 512GB solid state drive.

If you are looking to purchase a new computer we encourage you to go through the manufacturer (e.g. Apple, Dell, HP) or the SU bookstore.

When purchasing a new computer it is recommended to invest in the manufacturer’s extended warranty coverage to provide phone support and repair service options while at school.

Students are also encouraged to consider obtaining personal belongings insurance coverage for personal property and any equipment in their possession. Please refer to the university partner Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc for additional information.

Newhouse Forms

Add/Drop

Students can add courses on MySlice until the add deadline. If you need to add a course after the add deadline, contact your academic adviser to determine if you are eligible to submit a Request to Late Add a Course. Late add requests will only be supported for students with extenuating circumstances.

Dropping a class means it will be removed from your schedule as if you never took it. You may not drop a class if it will bring you below 12 credits. In this case, you can withdraw.

Students can web drop classes on MySlice thorugh the Academic/Financial Drop deadline.

Flexible format courses
Flexible format courses (i.e., PED, HEA, COM 344, 5-week courses) have unique deadlines. Refer to your class schedule on MySlice and click the calendar icon to view deadlines. At this time, main campus undergrad students do not have the ability to add/drop flexible session classes in MySlice.  This form should be used for enrollment changes for classes in which the deadlines have not passed.

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Add/Drop Flexible Session Class Form
2. Obtain a signature from the instructor of the course. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF.
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu for School approval.

Notes:
Students will not be able to drop below 12 credits (full-time status).

Sections swaps will not be allowed after the add deadline.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand the impact of dropping a course on their academic plan, as it may affect their progression toward degree and delay graduation; students are strongly encouraged to check with their Newhouse academic adviser before dropping a course.

Restrictions:
Newhouse students only
Graduating seniors cannot web drop courses their last semester without permission from the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office.

Advertising Emphasis Petition

1. Review the Choosing an Advertising Emphasis packet.

2. Email nhadvise@syr.edu for a copy of the Advertising Emphasis Petition and complete the petition.

3. Obtain a signature from your Newhouse faculty adviser. We will accept an electronic signature or email.

4. After your Newhouse faculty adviser has signed, obtain a signature from the advertising department chair. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
5. Sign and save completed document as a PDF.

6. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Change Faculty Advisor

1. Request the Change Faculty Adviser form from nhadvise@syr.edu and complete the form.
2. Obtain a signature from your new faculty adviser. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Note: Students should declare a faculty adviser within their major by the beginning of their junior year. 

Course Overload

Students pay the same tuition rate between 12 and 19 credits per semester. In rare cases, it may be necessary to take more than 19 credits in a single semester.

Students can request a course overload from their home college. Registration for courses beyond 19 credits is subject to extra tuition charges.

Tuition Exemption: Juniors and seniors who receive permission from their home college for a credit overload may request a tuition exemption for additional credits (over 19) if they meet the following criteria:

1. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the beginning of the semester for which the overload was approved.
2. No outstanding incomplete grades.
3. Registration as a full-time student at Syracuse University for two previous semesters.

To request Course Overload:
1. Go to eForms to obtain the Petition to Faculty Form
2. Complete the form. Include how many credits you plan to take during the term
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
5. The Undergraduate Advising Office will send a copy of the approved form to the student.
6. Student should send a copy of the petition form approving the overload to the Office of the Bursar, where the determination of eligibility for this rate exception will be made.

Exception: Winterlude course tuition is charged separately, even though Winterlude courses appear in the spring term. Tuition exemption cannot be used to cover Winterlude tuition.

Singly enrolled Newhouse students or dually enrolled Newhouse/iSchool students may consult Suzanne Maguire for advice on this process.

Declaration of Major

1. Request the Official Major Declaration form from nhadvise@syr.edu.
2. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
3. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Declaration of Minor

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Declaration of Minor Form
2. Complete the form.
3. Obtain a signature from the minor coordinator. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
• Be aware of application deadlines and requirements for your intended minor; deadlines and requirements are listed on each minor’s home college website
4. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Note:
View all Syracuse University minors>>

Early Participation in Commencement

Students graduating in December may petition to participate in the May commencement ceremonies prior to their December graduation date.

1. Request the Petition for Early Participation in Commencement form from nhadvise@syr.edu.
2. Consult with your Newhouse academic adviser to confirm eligibility; the following criteria is evaluated on a case-by-case basis:
• Student needs 18 credits or less to complete their degree.
• Student has developed an academic plan with their Newhouse academic adviser to finish their degree by December.
3. File your Diploma Request in MySlice as a December graduate.
4. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Note:
Participation in convocation and commencement ceremonies does not indicate that degree requirements have been completed. Conferral of degree occurs once all degree requirements are satisfactorily completed.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Go to eForms and fill out the Authorization to Release Educational Information Form if you want to disclose (verbally or in the form of written copies of records) your educational records, including but not limited to: personally identifiable information from your education records to individuals, other universities, employers or third parties that you authorize Syracuse University to release.

The Authorization to Release Educational Information Form will includes a security access code (word or number) that the student determines and can provide to parents or other authorized individuals.  This will enable discussions to take place easily with instructors and administrators regarding the student’s courses, registration, grades and academic progress, while protecting the student’s authorization to release their academic information.

Incomplete Grade Request

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Request for Incomplete Grade Form
2. Complete Part A of the form.
3. Have the course instructor complete Part B of the form.
4. The course instructor will sign the form and send it directly to the department chair for signature. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
5. The department chair will sign and send the form directly to the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office at nhadvise@syr.edu. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
6. The student is responsible for completing all outlined course requirements by the date specified on the form.

Independent Study Proposal

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Proposal for Independent Study Form
2. Work with your faculty sponsor to complete the form; obtain a signature from your sponsor. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
3. Obtain a signature from the department chair of the course. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
4. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Internship Proposal/Agreement

1. Review the Steps to Internship Credit Registration sheet.
2. Go to eForms to obtain the Internship Proposal Agreement Form
3. Complete Page 1 of the form.
     • Newhouse internships are always registered as COM 470.
     • Indicate the number of credits and whether you’d like to take the internship pass/fail or for a letter grade.
4. Find a Newhouse faculty sponsor. Work with your Newhouse faculty sponsor to complete Page 2 of the form. Obtain a signature from your Newhouse faculty sponsor once Page 2 is complete. We will accept an electronic signature or email. We do not need a signature for your faculty adviser or the department chair.
5. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
6. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
7. Register your internship on Handshake.

Note: Tuition for internship registration during Winterlude/Summer is NOT included in the full-time academic year tuition charge. The cost of Winterlude/Summer internship credit is in addition to academic year tuition charge.

Intra-University Transfer (IUT)

For current Newhouse students transferring out of Newhouse or adding a dual major:
1. Attend an IUT information session for the program you wish to transfer into. Contact individual schools and colleges to see when and how sessions will be handled this term. 
2. Go to eForms to obtain the IUT application. Some schools and colleges have their own application so be sure to check with them directly.
3. Complete the application and collect Newhouse signatures (if necessary):
     • For students transferring out of Newhouse, a Newhouse signature is not necessary.
     • For students adding a dual major, obtain a signature from the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office at nhadvise@syr.edu.
4. Submit the IUT form to the college you wish to transfer into/add by the application deadline.
     • Be aware of IUT application deadlines and requirements; deadlines and requirements are listed on each college’s website.

For students transferring to Newhouse from another Syracuse University school or college:
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.
     • Completed 30 (graded, not P/F) credits at Syracuse University.
     • Receiving a B or higher in one of the following: WRT 105, WRT 109, CAS 100, ENL 211, ENL 213. NOTE: For spring ’21 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: Go to eForms to obtain the IUT application. No other materials are required.
Submission: Sign and save completed document as a PDF. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
Deadlines: May 1 for fall semester and Dec. 15 for spring semester.
General Inquiries: Email nhadvise@syr.edu with any questions.

Note: Photography and Graphic Design majors may require a minimum of six semesters on main campus.

Fall 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.

Fall 2020 IUT Sessions
Friday, Sept. 18: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Leave of absence

To initiate a request for a leave of absence from the University, contact your home college’s Undergraduate Advising Office directly. Singly enrolled Newhouse students or dually enrolled Newhouse/iSchool students may contact nhadvise@syr.edu.

Pass/Fail

The University is allowing students to request or rescind a pass/fail through the Grading option deadline to elect or rescind pass/fail date.

To request or rescind a pass/fail:

Go to eForms and fill out the Pass/Fail Grading Option Form (this form will be available at the end of August 2020).

Note: A pass/fail course may not be used to satisfy any requirement for graduation unless that course if offered as a pass/fail course. Otherwise, pass/fail courses can be used only as free electives. 

Petition Form

Petition to Faculty is used when petitioning an exception, exemption or substitution. Each petition is reviewed on an individual basis. The supporting documentation and signatures required for each petition differ depending on the request. You should discuss your request with your academic adviser before submitting your petition.

Example: Students who would like to ask for a substitution for a requirement—Student took a class that was not listed on the global experience requirement list but that class is very similar in content to other classes on the list.

Example: Singly enrolled Newhouse students whose native language is not English may ask for an exception from taking any foreign language classes. They are still required to complete the Arts and Science minimum requirement.

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Petition to Faculty Form
2. Complete the Petition
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF.
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
5. You will receive confirmation via email once your petition has been approved or denied.

Rate Exception (ninth semester senior)

Seniors who have completed eight regular semesters as a full-time student and who have 11 or fewer credits to complete toward their bachelor’s degree may petition to take the remaining credits during their last (ninth) semester at the University College tuition rate. Students who are able to complete their degree requirements in fewer than eight regular semesters (e.g. due to increased course loads per semester or course work completed during summer) are not eligible for this rate exception.

Singly enrolled Newhouse students or dually enrolled Newhouse/iSchool students may email nhadvise@syr.edu to inquire about this tuition rate exception.

Readmission/Termination of Leave of Absence

Go to eForms and fill out the Readmission/Termination of Leave of Absence Form (this form will be available at the end of August 2020)

Note: Readmission deadlines
     • July 15 for fall readmission
     • Dec. 1 for spring readmission

Registration Advising Form (to remove advising hold)

If you are currently a first-year student or a sophomore singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled in Newhouse and the School of Information Studies, you will need to fill out a Registration Advising Form and email it to nhadvise@syr.edu to be cleared for registration.

This form must be e mailed to nhadvise@syr.edu at least 48 hours (not including weekends) prior to the time you wish to register so that we may declare you eligible and remove an advising “hold.”

If you are currently a junior or senior, you do not need to fill out this form; you are eligible to register. (The only exceptions are students on probation, all of whom are also required to be in contact with their academic advisers. Of course, you should always see your academic advisers if you need assistance.)
 

Transfer Credit Petition

Before registering for the transfer course:
1. Contact nhadvise@syr.edu to send you the Transfer Credit Petition form.
2. Complete the petition and obtain a course syllabus for the transfer course.
3. Submit the petition and the course syllabus to the corresponding SU Department for review. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
4. Once the course is approved and the Department’s signature is obtained, save the petition and the syllabus into one PDF document. 
5. Submit the combined Transfer credit Petition form and the attached Syllabus PDF to nhadvise@syr.edu for review.
6. You will receive confirmation via email once your petition has been approved or denied.

After completing the transfer course:
7. You must earn a C or better in the course for the credit to transfer.
8. Once you receive a grade for the course, have an official transcript sent from the transfer institution directly to Newhouse.

Electronic transcripts may be emailed to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Hard copy transcripts may be mailed to:
Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Undergraduate Advising Office
215 University Place
316 Newhouse 3
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100

Withdrawal Petition

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Withdrawal Petition Form.
2. Complete the form.
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
4. We only need your signature on this form.
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu by the withdrawal deadline.
6. You will receive confirmation via email once your petition has been approved or denied.