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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.
Questions about part-time study at Syracuse University? We can help. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions, and if these don’t address your issues, please contact Student Academic Services Office or the University College Recruitment office.
Admission to SU degree programs is based upon demonstration of previous academic success or current academic and professional achievement. Qualified students may apply anytime during the year. An interview with a University College academic advisor is required of all candidates for admission to part-time study. A student may not simultaneously apply to University College and any other undergraduate division of Syracuse University. The general criteria for admission includes:
If an applicant cannot demonstrate academic success, that person will be required to complete a minimum of courses as a nonmatriculated student. Those courses will be determined based on the program to which the student is seeking admission. Upon successful completion of these courses, the students will be reviewed for admission to his/her intended program of study.
Yes. Financial aid resources include grants, scholarships, loans, and employment opportunities, which are designed to help students meet college costs. To qualify for most types of SU financial aid through University College, you must be a part-time student, matriculated (admitted to a degree program) through University College, demonstrate financial need (for most aid programs), and enroll for 1-11 credits during the fall, spring and/or summer (optional) semester. Students may qualify for loans, the UC Achiever Scholarship, and the UC Incentive Grant without demonstrating financial need. Students who borrow federal student loans must enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours) to borrow and to keep prior student loans in deferment status. See eligibility criteria under Applying / Renewing University College Financial Aid. Contact the University College Financial Aid Office to discuss your options.
The Admissions Committee awards UC Achiever Scholarships. This new merit-based scholarship is available to new matriculated undergraduates transferring to SU through UC with at least 30 units (credits) of transferable course work and a minimum GPA of 3.3. If you maintain the required GPA, you can continue to renew your Achiever Scholarship of 35% of tuition for 90 units, 6 years, or until you earn your bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. Please visit the Scholarships & Grants page to view all available opportunities.
A maximum of 90 credits of transfer credit or a combination of transfer credit and any other credit (e.g., AP exams, experiential learning) may be accepted (to include a maximum of 66 credits from a combination of credit from a two-year college and any other credit.) At no time may the total credit hours transferred to Syracuse University from college courses and testing programs exceed 90 semester hours. Syracuse University grants transfer credit based on content of courses previously completed, their applicability to the intended program of study, and the quality of the student’s performance.
A maximum of 11 credits per semester.
Please visit the Student Academic Services office for contact details, or use the provided contact form to get in touch with a staff member about scheduling an appointment
Yes, you may register – on a space available basis – for any course within the University, if you meet the requirements for that particular course.
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A matriculated student is one who has applied for and been formally admitted to a degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. A student must be matriculated in order to receive a degree from Syracuse University. A non-matriculated student is one who takes courses and has not been officially admitted into a degree program.
The student’s home college or school will evaluate and apply accepted credit to the degree program for AP and CLEP examinations. Schools and colleges will be guided by the recommendations of minimum acceptable score, awardable credit, and SU course equivalency made by the academic unit with principal responsibility for the examination subject. For more information about transferring credits, please visit the Transfer Student page.
The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at University College is a special admission program (funded by New York State Education Department and SU) for individuals whose financial and educational backgrounds would prohibit them from regular admission to Syracuse University.
Yes, students who have begun their college career though a special program such as SEEK, College Recovery, or EOP and who meet SU admissions criteria may transfer into HEOP.
Yes, upon completion of your program’s requirements you will receive a Syracuse University diploma.
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