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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.
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 also available through the schools and colleges.
Thousands of courses are offered each semester at SU. View a full listing of them at MySlice.syr.edu, where you can search by subject, session, or mode of instruction.
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.
These links will answer your Intra-university Transfer (IUT) questions about academics, student life, financial aid, and tuition and registration. Your advisor is also a great source of information for specific advice about these topics and how they relate to you.
If you are a full-time Syracuse University student and want to transfer to part-time status at University College, you will be required to begin the process with your home college. Then students must meet with an advisor at University College to review the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) paperwork and approvals required.
Part-time students might not be covered under their parents’ health insurance. Students should check with the insurance company for verification of this. If necessary, you may arrange to purchase health insurance through the Health Center by calling 315.443.2668.
Part-time students are not eligible to live in University housing.
University College handles paperwork for part-time students: Registration, Petitions, Financial Aid, Bursar, Degree Certifications, etc.
Yes. Syracuse University awards your degree.
You may qualify for the Last Semester Senior Rate Exception if you are a last semester senior with less than 12 credits to complete your degree, and have completed 8 full-time semesters at SU (10 for Industrial and Interaction Design and Architecture). You can then petition through your home college to register through Main Campus and pay the University College tuition rate. Details are available in the Syracuse University Bulletin Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies, address: bursar.syr.edu . If you qualify, for the Last Semester Senior Rate Exception, you are not eligible to transfer to University College.
Yes. As a part-time student, you can register for Main Campus classes.
Student-Athletes–Contact their Academic Coordinator in the Student-Athlete Support Services office, 315.443.2702. International Students– International undergraduate students in F-1 or J-1 visa status must submit a Last Semester Memo to the Slutzker Center. Forms are available on the Slutzker web site at international.syr.edu . Using Veterans Educational Benefits?–Inform the Veterans Resource Center (700 University Ave., Room 107, or firstname.lastname@example.org) of your status change.
Your financial aid is likely to change. University aid intended for full-time study will be cancelled (example: Dean’s, Chancellor’s, and Founders’ Scholarships or Syracuse University Scholarship or Grant). You may retain federal student loans. All forms of aid will need to be reviewed, in view of your reduced cost of attendance. You may wish to make an appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor in the University College Financial Aid Office, 700 University Ave., Room 107, to discuss your situation.
Students enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more) keep their loans in deferment status. Students who are enrolled less than half-time will be contacted by their loan servicing agency to establish repayment arrangements.
Yes. Part-time undergraduates pay less per credit at University College. Consult parttime.syr.edu or the current Part-time Course Schedule or the SU Bulletin Tuition, Fees and Related Policies for the current tuition rates.
If you already registered as a Main Campus student for the term, you will need to adjust your schedule to part-time status (less than 12 credit hours) within 7 days after notification that the transfer has been processed. Beginning one week before the start of the term, students have 24 hours after notification to schedule adjust to part time. If you have not registered, you should do so as soon as possible for the best class selection. Contact the University College Bursar/Registration Office at 315.443.4135 to speak with your Student Services Coordinator for information on University College registration policies and procedures.
Students who registered prior to the transfer must choose their University College payment option within 7 days after notification that the transfer has been processed. Beginning one week before the start of the term, students have 24 hours after notification to choose a payment option. The Student Deferred Payment Plan requires a down payment of 25 percent of tuition payable by credit card or electronic banking. Call the University College Bursar/Registration Office if you experience difficulty or do not have computer access. Part-time students who register after the IUT has been processed will select a payment option at the time of their registration.
Part-time students don’t pay the health fee; as a result, the student must pay for any visit and related fees at the Health Center. Part-time students don’t pay the student activity or co-curricular fee, which makes them ineligible for student ticket discounts and any other discounts for activities or events sponsored by student activity fee monies
University College students are required to pay all class fees and certain program fees. All fees are due at the time of registration. Students who registered prior to the transfer must pay all fees within 7 business days of submitting transfer forms. Consult the SU Bulletin Tuition, Fees, and Related Policies for current fee rates.