Welcome iSchoolers!

Welcome to the iSchool!

Over the summer, we’re here to help you prepare for your arrival. Use this page to connect with classmates, get all the details you need to prepare for fall, and contact us if you need help with anything.

iSchool Class of 2025 GroupMe

This group was created just for you, incoming iSchool students. You can ask questions and get answers quickly and get to know your classmates online before you arrive.

Using your Syracuse Email, SUMail

We will be sending all communications to your Syracuse University (@syr.edu) email account, SUmail. Important information will be directed to that account and not to the email account you used in your application.

Email communications will go only to you and not to your parents and/or guardians. Be sure to check it often!

Creating Your Fall Schedule

On June 1, 2021, you will receive an email notification that your MySlice account is open. In MySlice, you will be able to access the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) form and select course preferences so that advisors can begin building a schedule for you. Please select your course preferences by June 21, 2021.

Once we receive your preferences, it will take us some time to build you a schedule. You will be able to access your schedule sometime between late July and mid-August.

For more details, visit the Course Enrollment page.

Tutorial on how to log in to MySlice and fill out your FTES form coming soon!

You will be enrolled in:

  • IST 101
  • IST 195
  • FYS 101
  • WRT 105
  • Quantitative skills 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 FTES form to select courses that sound interesting to you. You must complete the online FTES form by the deadline to be enrolled in courses.

On the FTES form, you can indicate if you have credit that will transfer into your academic program. You can review the score requirements in the Course Catalog.

We create your schedules assuming you meet the score requirements. Don’t worry if you took a later AP exam; we get a full report from the College Board in early August.

If you do not meet the score requirements, an advisor will adjust your schedule accordingly.

All iSchool students must take a math placement exam. There is a link on the FTES form mentioned above. The results of your placement exam will decide which level math you will be enrolled in. You will be given the option to take either calculus or statistics; you choose your preference.

If you would like to take a foreign language during your time at Syracuse, you should plan on also taking a foreign language placement exam.

If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you will take a language exam. More details on the placement exam will be sent to your SUmail.

Students that are dually enrolled between the iSchool and Whitman will follow the iSchool enrollment processes.

Students that are dually enrolled between the iSchool and Newhouse will follow the Newhouse enrollment process, which can be found on the Course Enrollment page.

During Syracuse Welcome, Academic Advisors and Peer Advisors will be available to assist you in making schedule changes. The goal is to educate you on how to make these changes on your own, while having someone to make sure these changes are made correctly.

Communications including dates and times regarding this event will be sent to your SUmail.

Meet the Office of Student Services

Before you know it, your experience as an iSchool student will begin! We’re here to help you navigate through your transition to college. The Office of Student Services is a one-stop-shop for a variety of your needs like:

  • Assisting you with class selection and registration
  • Explaining your graduation requirements
  • Guiding you in academic and personal growth

Use the links below to learn more about us.

Kathy Allen

Kathryn Allen

Assistant Dean of Student and Career Services

Lora CarlsonLora Carlson

Student Records Specialist

Shannon Marrero

Undergraduate Academic Counselor

Tiffany Schultz

Tiffany Schultz

Student Success Counselor

Natasha WoodsNatasha Woods

Office Coordinator

Fall 2021 begins on Monday, August 30.

The Fall 2021 semester is expected to follow the following schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 30: First day of classes
  • Friday, Dec. 12: Last day of classes
  • Friday, Dec. 17: Last day of the semester

Please consult the Syracuse University Academic Calendar page for further details.

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

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

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.