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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.
Federal regulations and Syracuse University policies require that all financial aid recipients must make steady progress toward completion of their degree requirements. Students must successfully complete (earn) a specified number of credit hours (quantitative measure) as well as attain and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (qualitative measure) by the end of their sophomore academic year and each semester thereafter.
Syracuse University conducts a review of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) tied to receipt of federal and institutional student aid at the end of each semester. Federal and institutional student aid programs include Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loans, Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans and Syracuse University grants and scholarships. For Direct PLUS Loans borrowed by parents of undergraduate students, the parent borrower’s eligibility to receive loan funds is dependent on the student’s SAP status. The information that follows applies to all undergraduate students (new and continuing students) who are requesting federal and/or Syracuse University institutional aid funds. For information regarding New York State Aid for Part-time Study Program (APTS), please read the Satisfactory Academic Progress — New York State Aid information found on this page.
In addition to meeting the standards for receiving financial aid, students must also meet the academic standards of their school or college at Syracuse University which may be lower. For further information, please visit the Registrar’s Office.
Requirements for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
Beginning in May 2017, a student will be notified at the conclusion of each semester, if he/she fails to meet SAP requirements. If a student fails to achieve satisfactory academic progress at that time, the student will be placed on Warning status and may receive financial aid for one semester only to provide an opportunity to regain eligibility. Should the student continue to fail satisfactory academic progress after this one semester on Warning status, Syracuse University may not award and disburse future federal/university program funds to the student.
To meet SAP standards you must:
Students who need more than one semester to comply with the SAP policy must include an academic plan with the appeal for waiver. The academic plan must contain:
Students who do not meet the SAP standards after the one semester Warning may appeal to University College’s Financial Aid Office for a SAP Financial Aid Waiver. Waivers may be issued for students who have experienced exceptional or extraordinary circumstances “beyond the student’s control” that resulted in the failure to satisfy the requirements and where there is a reasonable expectation that the student will meet these requirements in the future. Exceptional or extraordinary circumstances include family illness or death or personal illness. Supporting documentation will be required such as a death certificate, letter from doctor or counselor, statement from advisor, etc.
If an appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to receive financial aid for one semester only. If the student meets the conditions set forth in the approval letter and academic plan, if applicable, the student may continue to receive aid for subsequent semesters. If the appeal is denied through this process, the student will be notified in writing and will not receive financial assistance for the next period of enrollment or until the student is in compliance with SAP standards. The student may regain financial aid eligibility by enrolling in and completing sufficient credits to meet the standards described in the above policy without the benefit of federal or university funded financial aid.
Students may appeal only once for a SAP waiver unless they have different circumstances which led to the original failure.
Students who otherwise meet the SAP program standards, enroll and incur tuition liability but withdraw without earning academic credits for more than one semester, need to meet with a Financial Aid Office advisor. Semesters with unearned credits do not have to be consecutive for this policy to apply. University College reserves the right to place the students on probation or certify the student as ineligible for aid. NOTE: In addition to meeting the standard for receiving financial aid, students must also meet the academic standards of their college at Syracuse University. For more information, go to the Syracuse University Course Catalogue Academic Standing page.
Syracuse University strives to ensure that every student has the resources they need to earn a degree or take a class without undue financial hardship. Explore the many alternatives we offer for financing your education, and discover how affordable an SU degree can be!