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University College of Syracuse University is located on the Syracuse University campus at 700 University Avenue. It is easily accessible from downtown Syracuse, Route 81, and Interstate 690.
Every year, the Thursday before the Syracuse University Commencement ceremony in the Dome, University College conducts a Convocation and Commencement Celebration for its part-time undergraduates who will be receiving diplomas that year.
You can choose from more than two hundred degrees at Syracuse University, with bachelor’s degree, associate degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. options. A number of certificate programs that provide a valuable credential for career advancement are available through the schools and colleges, as well as the TEDCenter.
You may be determined to finish a degree you started years ago but never completed. Or maybe you never went to college but find yourself limited in your employment options and unfulfilled in your career aspirations. We welcome you and your goal to study part-time at Syracuse University.
Part-time students can earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate from Syracuse University in a wide range of majors and disciplines. Find the program that works for you.
Once you’ve been admitted to University College, you’ll need to choose your classes and register for them. It’s best to get started early – some classes fill quickly and you don’t want to get closed out of the ones you need for your degree program.
Keep an updated copy of the academic calendar, and highlight the dates and deadlines. It is imperative that you meet all deadlines for registration, dropping or adding a class, applying for financial aid, etc.
All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Additional requirements for completing financial aid applications depend on which type of aid applicant you are.
University College offers a number of scholarships and grants for need-based and merit-based students, and student veterans.
Permissions are used to allow students to register for a course from which they have been blocked because either the course is closed or there are specific restrictions on the course. Some or all of the spaces in a course may be restricted to students in certain years of studies, courses, colleges, campuses, majors, minors, or programs.
Other courses always require special permission for enrollment. Consult the Time Schedule of Classes . Restrictions and requirements are indicated in the Comments/Notes field of the class listing.
Permission is always required for students in the following circumstances: graduates who wish to register for undergraduate level courses, undergraduates who wish to register for graduate level courses, or part-time undergraduates who wish to take more than 11 credits in one semester.
Students seeking permission to enroll in a closed Uxxx section must e-mail the instructor indicating name and SU ID. If the request for permission is granted, the instructor will authorize the UC program director to enter permission on MySlice. The student will then be notified to register for the class.
An Elect/Rescind Grading Option Application is required if you want to take a credit course for Audit or Pass/Fail. You cannot audit courses which require a Proposal for Independent Study, for experience credit or studio art courses. Certain courses cannot be graded pass/fail and graduate students cannot take courses for pass/fail. You must obtain the appropriate signature on the Elect/Rescind Grading Option Application. Submit the form to the University College Bursar and Registration Operations by the Elect/Rescind Grading Option deadline of the semester in which you are enrolling.
Students may also change enrollment in a course from an audit/pass-fail to a letter grade basis through the Elect/Rescind Grading Option deadline for the course. You must submit an Elect/Rescind Grading Option Application form with the appropriate signature, by the Elect/Rescind Grading Option deadline, rescinding the audit or pass/fail option. There is no exception to this deadline. Petitions to extend this deadline will not be accepted.
A petition for undergraduates to register for graduate courses and graduates to register for undergraduate courses (except PED and DTS courses) is required. Registration for courses outside your career level will be processed by the University College Bursar/Registration Office. Payment arrangements must be made at the time of registration. For additional information, call 315.443.4135.
University College undergraduate students, both matriculated and nonmatriculated, are limited to a maximum of 11 credits per semester. If necessary, students may petition through their UC Advisor to take more than the maximum credits. Approval is based on academic consideration, and the student will be notified of the decision.
All students registering for individualized independent study or experience credit must make arrangements with a faculty sponsor prior to registration. The Proposal for Independent Study course form must be signed by the faculty sponsor, the department chairperson in which the student is taking the course, the student’s advisor and the dean of the student’s primary college. The completed ISP must accompany registration. Graduate students do not need the dean’s signature.
Note: Certain courses may have associated fees.
Contact the Setnor School of Music , 215 Crouse College, 315.443.5892, to obtain course and instructor assignment before registering. University College students must bring the Applied Music Registration Form to University College for registration. Payment arrangements must be made at the time of registration and must include all Applied Music fees.
Uxxx section classes give priority to University College student scheduling needs. A limited number of spaces are available to main campus students.
Once those open spaces are filled no further registration by main campus students can occur. Main campus students who need a particular UC section are advised to register as early as possible.
Any unused restricted seats may become available to main campus students on the first day of classes.
For Uxxx sections requiring department or instructor consent all students must seek permission directly from the instructor or department via e-mail indicating name and SUID. If the request for permission is granted, the instructor or department will authorize the UC program director to enter permission on MySlice . The student will then be notified to register for the class.
For Mxxx section class permissions, see the Time Schedule of Classes , or contact the department offering the class.
No matter what questions you have about part-time study, there is always someone at University College who can answer them for you. Feel free to contact us via e-mail, phone, or live chat – you can access them at the bottom of this page. You can also attend an Information Session at our University Avenue location, where you’ll be able to talk with academic and financial aid advisors and take home materials packed with information about part-time study at Syracuse University.