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Post-Acceptance Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to Syracuse University! You are about to join a diverse, global community of students and scholars, representing more than 130 countries. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your transition to Syracuse.

We encourage you to arrive in Syracuse during the week before International Student Orientation.   This will allow enough time for you to check-in with the Slutzker Center, attend orientation, and complete the clearance process before classes begin.  Some graduate students may need to arrive even earlier to attend orientation sessions held by their academic departments.

After You Are Admitted

Receive your I-20 or DS-2019

  • If you indicated on your application form that you will be applying for an F-1 or a J-1 visa, you should receive your I-20 or DS-2019 form approximately two-to-three weeks after you are notified of your admission to Syracuse University by the Admissions Office (undergraduate students) or by the Graduate School (graduate students).  If it has been three weeks since you were notified of your admission, and you have not yet received your I-20 or DS-2019, please email the Slutzker Center at

Make sure the I-20 or DS-2019 is correct

  • When you receive your I-20 or DS-2019 form, review it carefully and make sure the information is correct.  Your name on the I-20 or DS-2019 must be entered in the same format as it appears in your passport.  
  • If there is a mistake on your I-20 or DS-2019, email the Slutzker Center at
  • If the mistake involves your name or date of birth, please attach a scanned copy of your passport to the email. 
  • If the mistake was due to information you entered incorrectly in your application for admission, you will need to pay for a corrected I-20 or DS-2019 be shipped to you.  For shipping instructions, please visit the Document Shipping Options page of our website.

Before You Arrive in Syracuse

Review Information on the Slutzker Center Website

Follow Instructions for Admitted Students

Begin the New International Student Check-In Process

  • Activate your NetID.
  • Log in to MySlice and under ‘Personal Services,’ update the following information:
    • add your current U.S. address while at Syracuse
    • add your U.S. mobile/cell phone number as a preferred number
    • add emergency contacts in the U.S. and your home country
  • Complete the online check-in form and submit it when you know the date you will arrive in Syracuse and where you will stay when you first arrive.

Check your Syracuse University Email

After You Arrive in Syracuse

Finish the New International Student Check-in Process