Admissions Policy

Syracuse University Abroad welcomes applications for a semester, year, or summer of post-secondary study from qualified students at accredited U.S. or international institutions. A complete application includes an official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended, an academic letter of recommendation, and a personal statement describing your interest in and expectations for your study abroad experience. Some programs have additional application requirements. For example, a portfolio for studio art or design programs, or a language recommendation for a student applying to an advanced language program.

To be considered for admission to our programs, you should have at the time of application a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Some World Partner programs and some select additional programs require a 3.0 GPA. Meeting or exceeding the minimum cumulative GPA requirement, however, does not guarantee admission to our programs. We make admissions decisions based on a full review of the application, including the academic recommendation, the personal statement, and any disciplinary sanctions. Students must not be on disciplinary probation (or campus equivalent) during their time abroad and/or have any outstanding judicial sanctions. Once admitted to SU Abroad, you must remain a student in good standing (academic, financial, and judicial) to participate in our programs.