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.
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.
Academic Probation Policy
You may not apply for admission if you are on academic probation*. If you are on academic probation after acceptance to our program or prior to departure, you will be withdrawn from the program.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
SU 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).