How To Apply

Let’s get started. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know to apply to any of the iSchool’s programs as an undergraduate, graduate, or transfer student.

Undergraduate

You’re ready to take the next step, and we’re excited to learn more about you. Apply for the B.S. in Information Management and Technology though the Syracuse University Undergraduate Admissions site. Once your application is complete, we’ll be in touch with next steps.

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Current Syracuse Undergraduates

Our programs prepare you to work across industries. Join the iSchool, add our undergraduate major, or add one of our minors. We’re here to help you through the process.

Current Syracuse University undergraduate students can apply to transfer into the School of Information Studies (iSchool) through the Intra-University Transfer program.

Early Consideration for fall 2021 admission: March 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

Final deadline for fall 2021 admission: May 6, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST

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To apply for a minor in the iSchool, fill out the appropriate minor application along with a transcript of your Syracuse University courses and grades.

The applications, along with complete instructions, can be found on Answers.

Submit your completed minor application form to iUndergrad@syr.edu.  If you have any questions, email Undergraduate Academic Advisor Shannon Marrero at smarch@syr.edu.

Transfer Students

Every student’s story is a little bit different, and we are excited to hear how yours led you to the iSchool. Learn more about how we support transfer students from other institutions, and how we can make the process as smooth as possible.

We welcome transfer students from across the globe, and are here to make the process as simple as possible. We encourage you to learn more about how we support transfer students, hear from other transfer students about their experience, and find out what’s required for your application.

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To make the transfer experience as seamless as possible, the iSchool has signed articulation agreements with a growing list of accredited universities and two-year institutions that offer similar programs at their colleges. These agreements ease the transition process by allowing specific completed course work to transfer in with students and be counted as completed college credits.

Articulation agreements are not a prerequisite; we accept applications from transfer students from any accredited school. Find out exactly how your courses will transfer by browsing Syracuse University’s Transfer Evaluation System.

We have articulation agreements with a variety of institutions. For more details regarding specific articulation agreements, please visit the Syracuse University Office of Admissions ​Community College and Institutional Partnerships page.

Graduate

Graduate study at the iSchool will elevate your skills and provide exceptional opportunities to advance your career. Each of our programs has unique requirements, so we’ve put together application checklists that will walk you through the process.

On-campus M.S. program applications are accepted for the fall and spring only. All M.S. applicants who submit an application will be considered for merit-based scholarships and awards.

For information about our online master’s programs, please visit our online programs website.

M.S. Application Deadlines
SemesterPriority Date*Deadline
FallFebruary 1June 1
SpringOctober 15December 15
Summer**April 1May 1

*M.S. applications are accepted beyond the priority date on a space-available basis until the deadline.
**The M.S. in LIS does not accept new students in the summer; International students who are not currently in the U.S. should plan to start in the fall or the spring terms.

SemesterPriority Date*Deadline
FallFebruary 1June 1
SpringOctober 15December 15
SummerApril 1May 1

*C.A.S. applications are accepted beyond the priority date on a space-available basis until the deadline.

Use this checklist to help you gather everything you’ll need to apply for one of our certificate programs. Note that only the C.A.S. in eGovernment requires a letter of recommendation.

Due to recent website technical issues, we recognize that you may have missed critical information needed to submit your application. As a result, we have extended our application deadline to Wednesday, January 6, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about the receipt of your application, please contact Bridget Crary.

Please review the Ph.D. Application Checklist for all application requirements.

The program is launching for Summer 2021 and will have an expedited admission process for year one. Applicants who apply by March 15, 2021 will be given priority. Additional applications will be accepted on a space available basis.

After 2021, the deadline to apply for the Doctorate of Professional Studies in Information Management (DPS) is November 30th. We will only admit one cohort a year for the summer term. We will not be accepting applications for fall or spring terms.

Please review the DPS Application Checklist for all application requirements.

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Online Programs

Our online graduate programs start four times a year, so the application process is slightly different than our on-campus programs. Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines for our online programs.

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