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.

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.

GPA Petition Process: Syracuse Abroad Center 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).

Syracuse University Special Petitions Policy