Admitted Undergraduate Students

Welcome and congratulations!

We are thrilled to have accepted you into our iSchool community!

This site is your source for important information you need to know before you get to the iSchool. We will also be sending along periodic reminders about important deadlines and details to your email.

Over the coming months, we are here for you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Admitted Student Events

You’re invited to explore the iSchool before you even step on campus next fall! Exploring your class options, learn about upcoming travel opportunities, or just get some questions answered. We hope you’ll connect with us this summer!

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Fall Semester 2022 – it’ll be here before you know it!

The Fall 2022 schedule will be announced soon. Check back here for further details.

Please consult the Syracuse University Academic Calendar for further details.

Stay Connected!

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

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Have questions about campus life? Ready to meet fellow members of the iSchool Class of 2026? Join the Class of 2026 Group Me!

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Technology Recommendations for First Year Students

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

  • 8GB RAM (16GB if attempting virtualization)
  • Intel i5/i7 processor
  • HDMI adapter
  • 25GB of storage reserved for iSchool courses

First Semester Schedule

You will receive emails to your Syracuse University email account prompting you to log into MySlice and complete an online form that lists the courses you are interested in taking your first semester. 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, but it is not always possible to do so.

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

Go to Myslice to complete your FTES Form

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.

You must complete the online form to be enrolled in courses. Please be mindful of all deadlines. Fall schedules will be released in MySlice in late summer.

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.

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.