Re-Admission

Graduate Readmission Instructions

In addition to being approved for readmission by your academic department and the Office of Student Assistance, you may need additional approval if you have one or more of the following holds or issues:

  • Financial holds (Bursar, Student Debt Management, Library, Bookstore, etc.)
  • Medical hold (you must have a letter from your Medical Doctor certifying your ability to continue studies - Please contact the Office of Student Assistance at 315-443-4357 or studentassistance@syr.edu to discuss returning from a medical leave process)
  • Judicial hold (must have letter from Judicial Affairs certifying eligibility to continue studies)
  • Academic Probation or Suspension

Please follow the instructions below to apply for readmission and obtain a new immigration document.

Step 1 – Complete an application for readmission. Contact your Academic Department by letter or email and identify their procedure for requesting readmission. Most departments will use a general Petition to the Faculty form for readmission. This is a three part (carbonized) form.

If your Petition is approved by your academic department, it will be sent to Student Assistance for final signature and then the Registrar for processing. The Registrar will then enter your readmission into the University’s computer system.

Step 2 – When you are notified of your readmission, please send an e-mail to lescis@syr.edu with the subject of “Readmission”.

Step 3 – Once you have been readmitted, the Slutzker Center will request from you certification of your financial support and a photocopy of your passport. You can fax your financial support to 315-443-3091 or e-mail it to your Slutzker Center advisor. You must study in the United States for one academic year again to be eligible for Practical Training (Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training).

Step 4 – After receipt of financial support information, the Slutzker Center will issue and send to you a new I-20. We can send the new I-20 to you by regular mail, which will take 4 – 6 weeks to reach you, or you may wish to have the new I-20 sent via express mail. In that case, Syracuse University’s Slutzker Center for International Services uses an express mail service that will allow you to receive your I-20 through DHL or FedEx in 3-5 days.  For instructions on processing the shipment of your documents, please see this page: Document Shipping options.

Step 5 – You will need to apply for an F-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate if your F-1 visa has expired or if you have been out of the United States for more than five months. Use the new I-20 we will send to you.

Step 6 – Upon return to the U.S. you must check-in to Slutzker Center to check-in, verify your information for SEVIS, and update your records.

 

Undergraduate Readmission Instructions

In addition to being approved for readmission by your academic department and the Office of Student Assistance, you may need additional approval if you have one or more of the following holds or issues:

  • Financial holds (Bursar, Student Debt Management, Library, Bookstore, etc.)
  • Medical hold (you must have a letter from your Medical Doctor certifying your ability to continue studies - Please contact the Office of Student Assistance at 315-443-4357 or studentassistance@syr.edu to discuss returning from a medical leave process)
  • Judicial hold (must have letter from Judicial Affairs certifying eligibility to continue studies)
  • Academic Probation or Suspension

Please follow the instructions below to apply for readmission and obtain a new immigration document.

Step 1 – Complete an application for readmission. Please e-mail your home college and send a copy of the e-mail to the Office of Student Assistance by including studentassistance@syr.edu in the CC field of your e-mail. Your home college will forward your readmission application to the Office of Student Assistance. You will be contacted by a staff member from Student Assistance by e-mail to follow up on the readmission application.

Step 2 – After your readmission application is signed off, a Student Assistance staff member will send you a confirmation e-mail and notify the Slutzker Center of your readmission. You will receive a readmission notification letter from Student Assistance via email. Please keep it for your visa interview.

Step 3 – Once you have been readmitted, the Slutzker Center will request from you certification of your financial support and a photocopy of your passport. You can fax your financial support to 315-443-3091 or e-mail it to your Slutzker Center advisor. You must study in the United States for one academic year again to be eligible for Practical Training (Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training).

Step 4 – After receipt of financial support information, the Slutzker Center will issue and send to you a new I-20. We can send the new I-20 to you by regular mail, which will take 4 – 6 weeks to reach you, or you may wish to have the new I-20 sent via express mail. In that case, Syracuse University’s Slutzker Center for International Services uses an express mail service that will allow you to receive your I-20 through DHL or FedEx in 3-5 days. For instructions on processing the shipment of your documents, please see this page: Document Shipping options.

Step 5 – You will need to apply for an F-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate if your F-1 visa has expired or if you have been out of the United States for more than five months. Use the new I-20 we will send to you.

Step 6 – Upon return to the U.S. you must check-in to Slutzker Center to check-in, verify your information for SEVIS, and update your records.