Admissions Policy

Syracuse 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 for select programs, and an admissions survey 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 and be in good academic standing. Students on academic probation are not eligible to apply. Some World Partner programs and some select additional programs require a 3.0 GPA or higher. 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 (where applicable), the admissions survey 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 Syracuse Abroad, you must remain a student in good standing (academic, financial, and judicial*) to participate in our programs.

*Please note that College of Engineering and Computer Science students at Syracuse University must not be on judicial probation during the time in which they complete their application. If a student is on judicial probation during the time in which they complete their application, the student will not be admitted to the program.

NOTE: Most Syracuse Abroad programs have a “rolling admissions” policy, which means applications are reviewed as they are completed, prior to all deadlines. To ensure full consideration, all students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as some programs have limited space. Some programs have deadlines that occur earlier than the standard deadline for the term. For exact deadline dates, please refer to the program’s specific application page. Date of application does not guarantee acceptance.