Syracuse Abroad Admissions Policies

Admissions Policy

We make admissions decisions based on a full review of the application, including the academic recommendation (for select programs), the admissions survey, and any disciplinary sanctions. To be eligible for Syracuse Abroad admission, students must not be on disciplinary probation (or campus equivalent) during their time abroad and/or have any outstanding judicial sanctions. Once admitted to Syracuse Abroad, you must remain a student in good standing (academic, financial, and judicial) to participate in our programs.

Learn more: Syracuse Abroad Admissions Policy

Low GPA Petition Process: Syracuse Abroad Center Programs

Students who have a GPA lower than 2.5 must petition for approval to study abroad. Petition documents must be submitted in their entirety to Syracuse Abroad at least 2 weeks in advance of your program application deadline. The Academic Review Committee at Syracuse Abroad will be responsible for reviewing applications and making a final determination.

Learn more: GPA Petition Process: Syracuse Abroad Center Programs

Academic Probation Policy

You may not apply for admission if you are on academic probation*. If you are placed on academic probation after acceptance to our program or prior to departure, you will be withdrawn from the program. You may also be subject to a financial penalty for a late withdrawal in alignment with our refund policy.

*Academic probation should not be confused with academic integrity probation. If you are on academic integrity probation you may apply for and participate in our programs.

Special Petitions: Semester Programs not Affiliated with Syracuse Abroad

Syracuse University undergraduate students who can document a strong academic rationale for wanting to go abroad on a semester-long non-affiliated program may use a special petition process. If the petition is approved, students receive SU credit, calculated into their GPA, pay SU tuition, and receive SU financial aid (if eligible).

Learn more: Syracuse University Special Petitions Policy

Under the Age of 18

Students participating in a Syracuse University Center based semester program must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start date of the program.  Please note that students under the age of 18 prior to the start of the program may be required to take additional steps in order to obtain a student Visa.