University College of Syracuse University provides academic programs and services to a varied, international community of part-time learners who search for change and empowerment via knowledge.
Admission to SU degree programs is based upon manifestation of earlier educational success or current academic and professional realization. Eligible students can apply anytime throughout the year. An interview with a University College educational counselor is necessary for all applicants to part-time study. A student cannot apply to University College and any other undergraduate division of Syracuse University at the same time. The common criteria for admission include:
• Graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED exam. If the applicant has taken college level work, then the student's performance will be evaluated to make sure that he/she is ready for study in a degree program.
• An applicant's volunteer work and working history are assessed to recognize not just the relationship to the student's academic and career objectives, but also how they demonstrate the person's managerial and leadership skills.
• An admissions essay by the applicant is utilized to show writing ability and to present information about objectives, interests, and ideals.
• The personal interview, certainly the most significant step in the process, offers the opportunity to individalize the application and establishes eligibility for admission.
If an applicant is unable to show educational success, that person will have to complete a minimum of six academic courses as a nonmatriculated student. After successful completion of these courses, the students will be considered for admission to his/her planned program of study.
All students may qualify for financial assistance that embraces grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities. The University College Financial Aid Office manages financial assistance for such student groups as:
1) Part-time undergraduate students who are admitted to an SU degree program via one of these programs:
• Syracuse Course Programs
• Distance Degree Programs
• Higher Education Opportunity Program
• Non-matriculated students
2) Part-time graduate students admitted via one of the following programs:
• Distance Degree Programs
• Non-matriculated graduates
• Master's certificate programs
Every year Syracuse University develops Cost of Attendance information, measuring non-tuition expenses connected with attending the University. For planning intentions, please note that while education expenses represent real charges, all other things are based on a episodic survey of local costs. All higher education institutions have to provide this information to the U.S. Department of Education on annually.