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Undergraduate Transfer Students


Congratulations on your admission to Syracuse University! The staff of the Slutzker Center for International Services (SCIS) stands ready to assist you as you begin your studies at Syracuse University. 

Syracuse University enrolls 15,218 undergraduate students, of which 1,868 are international students. There are also more than 2,255 graduate international students and an international scholar population (visiting faculty, researchers, post-docs, etc.) on the SU campus, for a total international population of more than 4,123 individuals from more than 120 countries.   

The Slutzker Center works closely with the Admissions Office, the Office of First Year and Transfer Programs, and SU’s Schools and Colleges to assure that students enrolled at SU can achieve their academic objectives and become part of the SU academic community. The SCIS is the place to go on campus if you have questions regarding immigration regulations, passports, visas, insurance, employment, and travel. If you have personal, social, academic, health, housing, or financial problems, the SCIS staff offers advice and counseling.

Your first year at SU will be exciting and challenging as you explore your interests, improve your study skills and take advantage of the many opportunities provided on campus to interact with students, scholars and faculty from around the world to fulfill your potential and make the most of your time at Syracuse University.

First Year and Transfer International Student Orientation

The mandatory orientation for international undergraduate students will be held on January 12, 2017.  You must register for the First Year and Transfer International Student Orientation program. 

The Orientation program offers topics on immigration, adjustment, and a variety of other subjects. It will give you time to take care of necessary paperwork and important issues such as purchasing cellphones, opening bank accounts, and shopping for daily necessities before classes begin. More importantly, you will have the advantage of becoming familiar with college life and campus resources to ease the transition to college in the United States.

You will be able to move into your residence hall starting on January 11th, at your own cost. All new undergraduate international students are required to arrive on campus no later than January 11th.

Orientation Schedule - click here


The Spring 2018 Orientation Registration form - click here


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