Consider earning SU credits online and part-time!

Congratulations on your admission to Syracuse University! Did you know you have an opportunity to get a head-start on your core coursework in advance of matriculating to Syracuse University full time?

You are eligible to earn Syracuse University credit ahead of your new admission term!

This opportunity offers:

  • Options for lower division core coursework that will transfer seamlessly into your matriculated degree program.
  • A competitive fee structure
  • Unique online course format with regular live sessions where you can interact directly with instructors and classmates.
  • 8-week class sessions, enabling you to create a flexible schedule across one full semester.
  • An interactive one-credit seminar to welcome and introduce you to the Orange community.
  • The opportunity to earn credits ahead of your matriculation, discounting the cost up to one full semester.

Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Full academic advising and student support in the online environment to ensure your success.
  • Better preparation to excel when you become a full-time student.
  • The opportunity to become part of the Syracuse University community ahead of your matriculation term.

We hope you will consider this unique option to begin your Syracuse University experience. Please contact us at to state your interest and we will promptly connect with you to start the process. We wish you and your family well during this unprecedented time.

Available Course Options

We have designed a unique, one-credit course for your specific group of students to build community with your peers, with faculty advisors and other members of the SU community.  This course will help you to develop friendships and a sense of belonging before arriving on campus.

BPS 100 – Orange Experience

This one-credit, graded (A-F), seminar course is designed to provide new students with an orientation to the academic, social, and cultural life at Syracuse University. The seminar is designed to help students develop and hone university-level skills in critical analysis, writing, and dialogue that will enable them to effectively participate in the Orange community.

Student Learning Objectives include:

  1. To discuss the history, culture, and mission of Syracuse University and how they serve as a foundation for the student experience.
  2. To identify and apply strategies to effectively manage time and priorities.
  3. To engage with campus resources and opportunities to develop the habits of becoming a successful college student.
  4. To analyze the multiple dimensions of social identity and how these shape perspectives and relationships with people who are similar to and different from themselves.
  5. To examine and develop strategies that promote health and wellness for a college student.

Fall 2020 – 8-Week University College Online Offerings

Fall Session I: August 31 – October 22, 2020

  • WRT 105 – Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing SEC: U700 Class #: 13562
    • Study and practice of writing processes, including critical reading, collaboration, revision, editing, and the use of technologies. Focuses on the aims, strategies, and conventions of academic prose, especially analysis and argumentation.
  • PSC 121 – American National Government and Politics SEC: U700 Class #: 22016
    • American political institutions. Basic principles embedded in structure and practices of American government. Practical consequences of this political system for the citizen.
  • REL 101 – Religions of the World – SEC: U700 Class #: 22018
    • The nature and significance of religion within human culture and existence as evidenced in various religions of the world both past and present.
  • GEO 155 – The Natural Environment – SEC: U700 Class #: 22017
    • Patterns of the physical phenomena at and near the surface of the earth. Surface configuration, climate, vegetation, and soil and their areal interrelationships.

Fall Session II: October 26 – December 17, 2020

  • SOC 101 – Intro to Sociology – SEC: U700 Class #: 20693
    • Principal concepts, methods, and findings in sociology. Societal structures, processes, institutions, and social roles from both macro- and microanalytic human behavior perspectives.
  • REL 103 – Religion and Sports – SEC: U700 Class #: 22021
    • The religious/ceremonial origins of sports; importance of sports in human culture; issues of identity, gender, race, ethnicity as defined by sports. Special emphasis on lacrosse.