Welcome, future iSchooler!

As a newly minted iSchooler, you’re becoming part of our community of innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs and future leaders. We can’t wait to welcome you this Fall! But we don’t have to wait until then to get to know each other.

  • We’ve got a ton of fun events planned so that you can get to know fellow students, faculty and staff.
  • If you haven’t already, head over to our socials to connect with us and get in on the iSchool vibe.
  • And use this page as a checklist to make sure you’ve prepped everything you need before you arrive on campus in August.

If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Undergraduate Admissions Team. We look forward to connecting with you in the coming weeks!

Upcoming Events Just For You

Join us to meet other incoming students – your future classmates and friends. Hear from current students. Meet the faculty and staff who will support you through your iSchool career. And start getting excited for Fall 2024!

Date: 4/9/2024
Time: 8:00PM ET

Join our online Zoom call hosted by the iSchool for accepted students and their parents. Get practical information, meet faculty, and connect with future classmates. This is your chance to ask questions and prepare for the academic journey ahead. Don’t miss out on the essentials – see you there!

Register Today

Date: 4/16/2024
Time: 8:00PM ET

Engage in a virtual mock class with Professor Jeff Rubin, founder and CEO of Sidearm Sports and esteemed iSchool professor!

Rubin is the CEO of SIDEARM Sports, and brings his real-world expertise directly to the classroom. In this virtual version, you’ll discuss new advances in AI, and how this new technology is reshaping the sports industry. You’ll get the full iSchool experience, exploring leading-edge technologies and their impact on organizations and society.

Dive into practical examples and discussions, gaining insights from his dual role in the industry and academia.

Don’t miss this chance to explore the academic landscape with Professor Jeff Rubin – see you in the virtual class!

Register Today

Date: 4/23/2024
Time: 8:00PM ET

Join our virtual event designed exclusively for accepted students, where you’ll have the chance to connect with current students and gain valuable insights into campus life. Get real perspectives on academics, student activities, and the overall student experience.

This interactive session is your opportunity to ask questions, hear firsthand stories, and build connections with your future peers. Don’t miss this chance to get a preview of what awaits you as an iSchooler!

Register Today

Date: 4/30/2024
Time: 8:00PM

Join us for a last-minute Q&A session tailored for accepted students and their families. Get the answers you need before making your final decision! Our team will be available to address any lingering questions about academics, campus life, and the overall student experience.

Don’t miss this chance to gather valuable insights and make an informed choice about your academic journey!

Stay Connected!

Follow us on Instagram @iSchoolSU and use #ischoolbound to meet fellow new iSchoolers!

We’re constantly posting new photos, videos, and stories about life at the iSchool!

Technology Recommendations

iSchool students must have a laptop with Windows 10 or MacOS. Chromebooks or tablets are not adequate for the technical demands of your coursework.

Many of your classes will require you to use Microsoft Windows applications. Mac users can work with these applications in our Hinds Hall computer labs, or via virtualization. A Windows laptop is recommended.

Hardware Minimum Specifications

  • 16GB RAM
  • Intel i5/i7 processor
  • HDMI adapter
  • 256GB of storage reserved for iSchool courses

Your First Semester Schedule

You will receive emails to your Syracuse University email account prompting you to log into MySlice and complete an online form to choose the courses you are interested in taking your first semester. Please be sure to check your new SU email early and often for updates! Fall schedules will be released in MySlice in late summer.

You will be enrolled in:

  • IST 101
  • IST 195
  • SEM 100
  • WRT 105
  • Quantitative skills course

If you are bringing in any type of transfer credit (AP/IB and/or course(s) taken at another institution), there is an option to indicate this within MySlice and your schedule will be made accordingly.

Make sure to take your math placement exam to be placed into the appropriate course.

The rest of your credits will be liberal arts courses offered through the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences. You will use the online form to select courses that sound interesting to you. An advisor will use the information you provide in the online form to create your fall schedule and enroll you in courses. We do our best to grant your first preference in classes.

First year students take approximately 16-17 credits in their first semester (dual degree students may be enrolled in up to 19 credits).

If after you receive your schedule you want to make edits, we have dedicated meeting times for you to make adjustments to your first semester schedule during Welcome Week. There is no need to set-up an individual appointment before Welcome Week. Scheduling adjustment times will be printed in the Welcome Week program.

Placement Exams

All new Syracuse University students are expected to take all applicable placement examinations before registering for classes. Mathematics and Foreign Language placement exams are available online. Non-native English speakers must take the English Language Assessment Exam once you arrive on campus.

For details on how to take placement exams, please visit the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs website.

Fall Semester 2024 – it’ll be here before you know it!

It’s not too early to start planning your Fall. For all the important dates, check out the Syracuse University Academic Calendar!

Helpful Links

As a newly admitted student to the Syracuse University iSchool, you probably have a lot of questions! Here are a few commonly used resources that might help answer some of your questions.