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Instructions for Completing the First-Term Enrollment Selections Form

Before you read the instructions for your major, be sure you have reviewed Start Here for FTES.

School of Art

Art Education

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: art education majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Courses for Art Education:
  1. SED 340: Participation in the Professional Development School (1 credit)
  2. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  3. FND 114: Special Topics in Foundation Drawing (3 credits)
  4. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  5. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  6. HOA 105: Art and Ideas (3 credits)
  7. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Art Education

Art education majors are required to be registered for 18 credits: SED 340, FND 100, FND 114, FND 115, FND 117, HOA 105, ART 340, and WRT 105. If you have received outside credit for WRT 105 or been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and selected that option on page 1, follow the instructions below to replace WRT 105 in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), you may move on to page 4.

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Ceramics

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: ceramics majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Ceramics:
  1. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  2. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  3. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  4. ART 112: Special Topics: Contextual Studies (3 credits)
  5. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Ceramics

Ceramics majors are required to be registered for 17 credits as part of the foundation program. In addition to your required courses (FND 100, FND 115, FND 117, ART 112, ART 340 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1. 

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Illustration

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: illustration majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Illustration:
  1. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  2. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  3. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  4. ART 112: Special Topics: Contextual Studies (3 credits)
  5. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Illustration

Illustration majors are required to be registered for 17 credits as part of the foundation program. In addition to your required courses (FND 100, FND 115, FND 117, ART 112, ART 340 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Jewelry and Metalsmithing

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: jewelry and metalsmithing majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Jewelry and Metalsmithing:
  1. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  2. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  3. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  4. ART 112: Special Topics: Contextual Studies (3 credits)
  5. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Jewelry and metalsmithing majors are required to be registered for 17 credits as part of the foundation program. In addition to your required courses (FND 100, FND 115, FND 117, ART 112, ART 340 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Painting

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: painting majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Painting:
  1. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  2. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  3. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  4. ART 112: Special Topics: Contextual Studies (3 credits)
  5. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Painting

Painting majors are required to be registered for 17 credits as part of the foundation program. In addition to your required courses (FND 100, FND 115, FND 117, ART 112, ART 340 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Printmaking

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: printmaking majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Printmaking:
  1. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  2. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  3. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  4. ART 112: Special Topics: Contextual Studies (3 credits)
  5. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Printmaking

Printmaking majors are required to be registered for 17 credits as part of the foundation program. In addition to your required courses (FND 100, FND 115, FND 117, ART 112, ART 340 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Sculpture

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: sculpture majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Sculpture:
  1. FND 100: Art Lab (1 credit)
  2. FND 115: 2D Creative Processes (3 credits)
  3. FND 117: Dimensional Arts (3 credits)
  4. ART 112: Special Topics: Contextual Studies (3 credits)
  5. ART 340: Visiting Artist Lecture Series (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Sculpture

Sculpture majors are required to be registered for 17 credits as part of the foundation program. In addition to your required courses (FND 100, FND 115, FND 117, ART 112, ART 340 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS)

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: for your CRS major you will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits for the fall semester.

Required Courses for Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS):
  1. CRS 181 Concepts & Perspectives in Communication Studies (3 credits)
  2. CRS 225 Public Advocacy (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS)

CRS majors are required to be registered for a minimum of 15 credits. In addition to your required courses (CRS 181, CRS 225 and WRT 105), you need to choose two academic electives to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3:

  1. First Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top three academic elective choices in the first box.
  2. Second Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top three academic elective choices in the second box.
  3. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your Fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your Fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your Fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

School of Design

Communications Design

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: communications design majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Communications Design:
  1. DES 101: Design Concepts (3 credits)
  2. DES 103: Intro to Design Thinking (3 credits)
  3. ART 113: History of Modern Design (3 credits) OR
    DES 201: Design, Cultural Traditions and the Environment (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Communications Design

Communications design majors are required to be registered for 15 credits as part of the design foundation program. In addition to your required courses (DES 101, DES 103, ART 113, DES 201 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Environmental and Interior Design

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: environmental and interior design majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Environmental and Interior Design:
  1. DES 101: Design Concepts (3 credits)
  2. DES 103: Intro to Design Thinking (3 credits)
  3. ART 113: History of Modern Design (3 credits) OR
    DES 201: Design, Cultural Traditions and the Environment (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Environmental and Interior Design

Environmental and interior design majors are required to be registered for 15 credits as part of the design foundation program. In addition to your required courses (DES 101, DES 103, ART 113, DES 201 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Fashion Design

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: fashion design majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Fashion Design:
  1. DES 101: Design Concepts (3 credits)
  2. DES 103: Intro to Design Thinking (3 credits)
  3. FAS 120: Fashion Skills and Techniques (3 credits)
  4. ART 113: History of Modern Design (3 credits) OR
    DES 201: Design, Cultural Traditions and the Environment (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Fashion Design

Fashion design majors are required to be registered for 15 credits (DES 101, DES 103, FAS 120, ART 113, DES 201 and WRT 105). If you have received outside credit for WRT 105 or been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and selected that option on page 1, follow the instructions below to replace WRT 105 in your fall schedule.

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Industrial and Interaction Design

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: industrial and interaction design majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Industrial and Interaction Design:
  1. DES 101: Design Concepts (3 credits)
  2. DES 103: Intro to Design Thinking (3 credits)
  3. ART 113: History of Modern Design (3 credits) OR
    DES 201: Design, Cultural Traditions and the Environment (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Industrial and Interaction Design

Industrial and interaction design majors are required to be registered for 15 credits as part of the design foundation program. In addition to your required courses (DES 101, DES 103, ART 113, DES 201 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio OR academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Studio or Academic Elective box – if you choose to take a studio elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list beginning on page 15 and enter your top three choices of studio courses in the boxes provided. If you choose to take an academic elective, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and enter your top three choices in the boxes provided. Do not combine studio and academic choices here – the boxes should be filled in with three studio courses, or with three academic courses.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Department of Drama

Acting

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: acting majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 16 credits.

Required Courses for Acting:
  1. DRA 090: Theater Lab (1 credit)
  2. DRA 115: Introduction to Theater (3 credits)
  3. DRA 121: Freshmen Actor’s Speech Practicum (2 credits)
  4. DRA 125: Introduction to Acting (3 credits)
  5. DRD 115: Introduction to Theater Production (2 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Acting

Acting majors are required to be registered for a minimum of 16 credits. In addition to your required courses (DRA 090, DRA 115, DRA 121, DRA 125, DRD 115 and WRT 105), you need to choose two academic electives to complete your schedule.

  1. Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in the first box. Do not select courses that have a symbol next to them. They will not fit into your schedule.
  2. Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in the first box. Do not select courses that have a symbol next to them. They will not fit into your schedule.
  3. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  4. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Drama B.S. Theater Management

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: drama majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Courses for Drama B.S. (Theater Management):
  1. DRA 090: Theater Lab (1 credit)
  2. DRA 115: Introduction to Theater (3 credits)
  3. DRD 115: Introduction to Theater Production (2 credits)
  4. DRM 194: Freshman Seminar (3 credits)
  5. DRM 251: Introduction to Stage Management (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Drama B.S. (Theater Management)

Drama majors are required to be registered for 18 credits. In addition to your required courses (DRA 090, DRA 115, DRD 115, DRM 251, DRM 194 and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3:

  1. Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in the first box. Do not select courses that have a symbol next to them. They will not fit into your schedule.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Musical Theater

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: musical theater majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 19 credits.

Required Courses for Musical Theater:
  1. DRA 090: Theater Lab (1 credit)
  2. DRA 115: Introduction to Theater (3 credits)
  3. DRA 125: Introduction to Acting (3 credits)
  4. DRD 115: Introduction to Theater Production (2 credits)
  5. DRA 100: Musical Theater Practicum (2 credits)
  6. DRA 100: Foundations of Musical Theater (2 credits)
  7. DRA 140: Ballet I (2 credits)
  8. DRA 100: Vocal Technique for Musical Theater Majors (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Musical Theater

Musical theater majors are required to be registered for 19 credits, which include DRA 090, DRA 115, DRA 125, DRD 115, DRA 100, DRA 100, DRA 140, VOC 110 and WRT 105.

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Stage Management

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: stage management majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 19 credits.

Required Courses for Stage Management:
  1. DRA 090: Theater Lab (1 credit)
  2. DRA 115: Introduction to Theater (3 credits)
  3. DRD 140: Introduction to Theater Crafts I (3 credits)
  4. DRD 141: Introduction to Design for the Theater (3 credits)
  5. DRM 251: Introduction to Stage Management (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Stage Management

Stage Management majors are required to be registered for 19 credits. In addition to your required courses (DRA 090, DRA 115, DRD 140, DRD 141 DRM 251 and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3:

  1. Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in the first box. Do not select courses that have a symbol next to them. They will not fit into your schedule.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Theater Design and Technology

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: theater design and technology majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 19 credits.

Required Courses for Theater Design and Technology:
  1. DRA 090: Theater Lab (1 credit)
  2. DRA 115: Introduction to Theater (3 credits)
  3. DRD 111: Media, Methods and Materials in Theatrical Design (3 credits)
  4. DRD 140: Introduction to Theater Crafts (3 credits)
  5. DRD 141: Introduction to Design for the Theater (3 credits)
  6. FND 113: Foundation Drawing OR an equivalent course (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Theater Design and Technology

Theater design and technology majors are required to be registered for 19 credits, which include DRA 090, DRA 115, DRD 11, DRD 140, DRD 141, FND 113 and WRT 105. If you have received outside credit for WRT 105 or been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and selected that option on page 1, follow the instructions below to replace WRT 105 in your fall 2014 schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), you may move on to page 4.

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Setnor School of Music

Music B.A.

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: music (B.A.) majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Music (B.A.)
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credits)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  5. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  6. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  7. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Music B.A.

Music B.A. majors are required to be registered for 17 credits. In addition to your required courses (MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Composition

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: music composition majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15-17 credits.

Required Courses for Music Composition:
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  5. MTC 051: Composition Seminar (0 credit)
  6. Composition (2 credits)
  7. Performance (1 credit)
  8. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Music Composition

Music composition majors are required to be registered for 15-17 credits. In addition to your required courses (MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, MTC 051, Composition, Performance Area, Large Ensemble and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Music Education

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: music education majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15-17 credits.

Required Courses for Music Education:
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credits)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  5. SED 340: Participation in the Professional Development School (0 credit)
  6. ENI 510: Large Band – Marching Band (Woodwind, Brass, String and Percussion only, 1 credit) or
    AMC 545: Diction in Singing (Voice, Piano, Guitar and Harp only, 2 credits)
  7. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  8. Piano OR Voice (1 credit)
  9. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Music Education

Music education majors are required to be registered for 15-17 credits, which include MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, SED 340, ENI 510 OR AMC 545, Principle Performance Area, Piano OR Voice, Large Ensemble and WRT 105).

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Music Industry

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: music industry majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Music Industry:
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credits)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  5. MUI 103: Music Industry Forum (0 credits)
  6. PSY 205: Foundations of Behavior (3 credits)
  7. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  8. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  9. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Music Industry

Music industry majors are required to be registered for 17 credits, which include MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, MUI 103, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble, PSY 205 and WRT 105.

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Organ

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: organ majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15-17 credits.

Required Courses for Organ:
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training (1 credit)
  5. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  6. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  7. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Organ

Organ majors are required to be registered for 15-17 credits. In addition to your required courses (MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble, and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Percussion

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: percussion majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15-17 credits.

Required Courses for Percussion:
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training (1 credit)
  5. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  6. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  7. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Percussion

Percussion majors are required to be registered for 15-17 credits. In addition to your required courses (MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble, and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Piano

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: piano majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Piano:
  1. AMC 525: Keyboard Skills (2 credits)
  2. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  3. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  4. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  5. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  6. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  7. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  8. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Piano

Piano majors are required to be registered for 17 credits. In addition to your required courses (AMC 525, MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries (Bandier Program)

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: Bandier majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17 credits.

Required Courses for Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries (Bandier Program):
  1. HOM 195: Performance Live (3 credits)
  2. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  3. MUI 310: Soyars Leadership Lecture Series (1 credit)
  4. MUI 103: Music Industry Forum (0 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

MATH REQUIREMENT: You must first complete the math placement exam (instructions for doing so are found under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams” on FTES page 1). The Bandier Program requires the completion of either MAT 121 Probability & Statistics for the Liberal Arts I or MAT 183 Elements of Modern Mathematics. Regardless of your score, please rank MAT 121 and MAT 183 in order of preference (you will only be enrolled in one, and every effort will be made to get your first choice).

 

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses. If you are not placed into a desired elective in your first semester, remember that you may take the course later in your college career.

Recording and Allied Entertainment Industries (Bandier)

Recording and allied entertainment industries majors are required to be registered for a minimum of 17 credits (or 18 depending on the math course you select). In addition to your required courses (HOM 195, MHL 071, MUI 310, MUI 103 and WRT 105), you need to select a math course (which you selected on page 1), a foreign language, and an academic elective.

  1. Foreign Language box – the Bandier Program requires that you complete through the 102 level of a foreign language. This can be accomplished by taking the 101 AND 102 level courses, or by submitting AP or other transfer credit. You may also test out of the foreign language requirement altogether if your placement exam results indicate that you placed into the 201 level or higher of a foreign language. Remember, you are required to take the placement exam for a language before adding it to your FTES form (the placement exam information can be found back on page 1, underneath “Resources”). To add your top foreign language choices, use the Courses Available to First Year Students list and select from the courses that are categorized with an “L” for language. Enter your choices in the boxes provided.
  2. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  3. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  4. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Sound Recording Technology

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: sound recording technology majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 17-18 credits.

Required Courses for Sound Recording Technology
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 051: Composition Seminar (0 credits)
  4. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  5. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  6. Principle Performance Area (2 credits)
  7. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  8. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
  9. Small Ensemble (0 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

CALCULUS REQUIREMENT: You must first complete the math placement exam (instructions for doing so are found under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams” on FTES page 1). The sound recording technology program requires the completion of MAT 295 Calculus. Please check the box for MAT 194 if you have no previous calculus/pre-calculus courses (either in high school or college) for which you expect to receive credit. You can check the box for MAT 295 only if you are expecting to receive external credit for AP Mathematics-Calculus.

 

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses. If you are not placed into a desired elective in your first semester, remember that you may take the course later in your college career.

Sound Recording Technology

Sound recording technology majors are required to be registered for 17-18 credits. In addition to your required courses (AMC 525, MHL 071, MHL 168, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principle Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble and WRT 105, and a math course (which you selected on page 1.)

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Strings

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: strings majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15-17 credits.

Required Courses for Strings

  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training (1 credit)
  5. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  6. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  7. Large Ensemble (1 credit)

Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Strings

Strings majors are required to be registered for 15-17 credits. In addition to your required courses (MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble, and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Voice

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: voice majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 19 credits.

Required Courses for Voice:
  1. AMC 545: Diction in Singing (2 credits)
  2. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  3. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  4. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  5. MTC 147: Ear Training I (1 credit)
  6. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  7. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  8. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Voice

Voice majors are required to be registered for 19 credits. In addition to your required courses (AMC 545, MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Wind Instruments

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: wind instruments majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15-17 credits.

Required Courses for Wind Instruments
  1. MHL 071: Weekly Student Convocation (0 credit)
  2. MHL 167: Introduction to Music History (3 credits)
  3. MTC 145: Diatonic Harmony I (3 credits)
  4. MTC 147: Ear Training (1 credit)
  5. Principal Performance Area (2 credits)
  6. Secondary Performance Area (1 credit)
  7. Large Ensemble (1 credit)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Wind Instruments

Wind instrument majors are required to be registered for 15-17 credits. In addition to your required courses (MHL 071, MHL 167, MTC 145, MTC 147, Principal Performance Area, Secondary Performance Area, Large Ensemble, and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3.

  1. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Department of Transmedia

Art Photography

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: art photography majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Art Photography
  1. TRM 151: Transmedia Colloquium (3 credits)
  2. TRM 153: Studio Concepts (3 credits)
  3. APH 261: Introduction to Art Photography (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Art Photography

Art photography majors are required to be registered for 15 credits. In addition to your required courses (TRM 151, TRM 153, APH 261 and WRT 105), you need to choose one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3:

  1. Academic Elective box - using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Art Video

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: art video majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Art Video
  1. TRM 151: Transmedia Colloquium (3 credits)
  2. TRM 153: Studio Concepts (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Art Video

Art video majors are required to be registered for 15 credits. In addition to your required courses (TRM 151, TRM 153 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio and one academic elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3:

  1. Studio Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top three studio elective choices in the first box.
  2. Academic Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top four academic elective choices in this box.
  3. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  4. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Computer Art and Animation

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: computer art and animation majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits.

Required Courses for Computer Art and Animation
  1. TRM 151: Transmedia Colloquium (3 credits)
  2. TRM 153: Studio Concepts (3 credits)
  3. CAR 101: Introduction to 3D Animation and Visual Effects (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Computer Art and Animation

Computer art and animation majors are required to be registered for 15 credits. In addition to your required courses (TRM 151, TRM 153, CAR 101 and WRT 105), you need to choose one studio elective to complete your schedule. Follow the steps below to complete page 3:

  1. Studio Elective box – using the list of Courses Available to First Year Students, fill in your top three studio elective choices in the first box. Studio elective options are found on the Courses Available to First Year Students list starting on page 15.
  2. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  3. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

Please continue to Important Dates/Next Steps

Film

FTES Page 1 – Required Courses and Student Data

Confirm that all of the information directly below your name is correct. Under the blue bar labeled “Please provide the following information”:

  • Verify if English is your first language.
  • Check any of the following you will be participating in:
    • Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange”: If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, please contact the band office at 315.443.2194 or email Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester with additional rehearsals during game week. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit. If you are at maximum credit load, your college will contact the band office for consent to register for band for zero credits.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under SUMB, mark an x in the appropriate box.
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC): The Army ROTC meets for two academic hours, two leadership lab hours, and three physical fitness hours each week, and the Air Force meets for three academic and three physical fitness hours each week. Army ROTC program consists of a combination of credit and non-credit courses. Air Force ROTC courses can be taken for credit or non-credit. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition and fees at Syracuse, as well as monthly stipends. Air Force ROTC also offers merit-based scholarships that pay for full tuition or partial tuition and fees, and gives each recipient a monthly stipend. In addition, all Army and Air Force scholarship winners receive an annual $9,500 Leadership Award from the University that can be applied to their room and board fees.

      Find the Special Categories area on the Course Selection Sheet. Under ROTC, mark an x in the appropriate box, either Air Force or Army. For information: Special Categories ROTC General Information: 1.800.295.7456.

      Air Force: 315.443.2461
      Email: afdet535@syr.edu
      Website: afrotc.syr.edu

      Army: 315.443.2462
      Email: armyrotc@syr.edu
      Website: armyrotc.syr.edu
  • Verify Division 1 athletic participation. If you are playing a Division 1 sport (even as a walk-on) during your first year at Syracuse University, indicate your intention here. A box will appear for you to specify the sport in which you intend to compete.
  • Enter the phone number that you can be reached at this summer in the box provided.

On the right side of the page, confirm that the major listed under “Intended Major” is correct. Next, find three important tools under the “Resources” heading:

  • Instructions: How to Complete This Form – this link is another way to get to the information you are reading now.
  • Courses Available to First Year Students – this is the link to the list of academic and studio elective courses that are available for you to take during the fall semester. Please use this list ONLY when selecting your electives. Do NOT select courses from the Fall Schedule of Classes found on MySlice, as those courses are not open to first year students and may delay your registration if included in your selections.
  • Telephone Assistance – 1.800.295.2515 is the toll free number that you should use to contact the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs between the dates of May 23–June 30, 2016. If you need to reach us during another time, our permanent telephone number is 315.443.2517.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Additional Program Information”: if you have been accepted into a Learning Community, or the Renee Crown University Honors Program, you will see information listed here.

  • Learning Communities: find more information at lc.syr.edu/
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program: if you have been admitted, please refer to the special “Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students” link found here. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you have read this material. If you have questions about selecting Honors courses, call 1.800.295.2537.

On the right side of the page, under the blue bar labeled “Placement Exams”: this link is for students planning to take a mathematics, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, or Spanish course at any time during their academic career. For the fall semester, you are required to take the placement exam available on this link before selecting a math or language course on page 3. If you do not plan to take a math or language course over the course of your academic career, you are not required to take the placement exam, but will also not be permitted to select a math or language course on Page 3. This area is also where you will be able to view your score, test date, and the math or language course(s) that you tested into.

“Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following)”: these are the courses that are required for your specific major during the first semester. You will be automatically enrolled in these, which means there is no further action required. If you are interested in viewing the descriptions of your required courses, visit the Course Catalog and click on “Courses” on the left side. Note: film majors will be enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Courses for Film:
  1. TRM 151 Transmedia Colloquium (3 credits)
  2. TRM 153 Studio Concepts (3 credits)
  3. ART 253 Survey of Film History (3 credits)
Writing Course Requirements:

“WRITING: Choose one of the following writing options”: WRT 105 Studio I – Academic Writing is required for all students in all majors. Read the options carefully and select the one that applies to you.

  • WRT 105 – Studio I Academic Writing (3 credits) – your primary language is English, and you have never taken a college level writing course. You will be automatically registered for WRT 105 if you select this option.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will not be taking this class – if any of the below is true for you, you should select this box:
  1. I took the AP English Language and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  2. I took the AP English Literature and Composition exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 4. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  3. I took the IB English Language and Literature, or the English Literature exam and received or expect to receive at least a minimum score of 5. Enter this information on page 2 of the FTES.
  4. I took the SU Project Advance WRT 105 class and received or expect to receive the grade of D or above. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  5. I took a writing class from an accredited university; I expect to receive at least a C and will forward a transcript to: Syracuse University, SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, 200 Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 13244, for review. Enter this information on page 2 of FTES.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking an alternative Honors writing class (Enter choices on page 3) - you will need to read the Supplemental Instructions for Honors Students under the blue “Additional Program Information” bar for assistance with selecting an alternative. You will enter your choices for this alternative on page 3 under “Writing Alternative.”
  • ENL 201 – Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers (3 credits) – English is NOT my primary language. I will take the English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) when I arrive on campus. – you must choose this option if English is not your primary language. You will be automatically registered for ENL 201 until you take the ELA exam during Syracuse Welcome (refer to the Syracuse Welcome schedule for times and locations).

FTES Page 2 – College-Level Credit

“Enter AP/IB/CLEP full examination title and score (if you know it) for any of the following tests you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

If you have test credits from AP, IB or CLEP, fill in the box AND have your official scores sent to Syracuse University. Not sure if you can get credit based on your score? Information on minimum scores and awarded credit can be found in the 2015-16 Undergraduate Course Catalog on the syr.edu website.

“Enter SUPA/SU course titles that you have taken or will take this summer”:

  • Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA)
  • Other Syracuse University Credits (SU)

If you have taken courses through Syracuse University, put the course name(s) in this box. You will not need to submit a transcript for any course that you completed at SU.

“Enter course title and college name for courses taken at other colleges”:

If you have earned college credit from an institution other than Syracuse University, include the course title(s) and the college name(s) in this box. IMPORTANT: You must submit an official transcript in order to receive credit. Official transcripts should be mailed to:

Syracuse University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Visual and Performing Arts
200 Crouse College
Syracuse NY 13244

FTES Page 3 – Additional Course Choices

“Additional Courses to be selected”: this is the area where you will choose any additional elective courses that are required by your department for your first semester. To see the options, find the list of Courses Available to First Year Students here. You can also find this list under Resources on the page 1 of the FTES form. The instructions for your major will refer to this list, so it is important to locate it and have it open when you’re reading through the following information.

IMPORTANT: The information you provide will assist advisors in building your fall schedule. Every effort will be made to place you in your choice of electives, as long as there are available seats and no scheduling conflicts with required courses.

Film

Film majors are required to be registered for 18 credits. In addition to your required courses (TRM 151, TRM 153, ART 253 and WRT 105), you need to choose one of the following options to complete your schedule.

Option #1: students interested in Production (technical aspects) should select one studio elective and one academic elective. To choose the studio elective, use the list of Courses Available to First Year Students (studio options start on page 14) and fill in your top three studio elective choices in the first box under “INTEREST IN PRODUCTION” on page 3. To choose the academic elective, use the list of Courses Available to First Year Students and fill in your top three academic elective choices in the second box under “INTEREST IN PRODUCTION.” You will be registered for one of each.

OR

Option #2: students interested in Narrative Filmmaking (directing/acting) should enter DRA 105 Introduction to Acting for Non-Majors and DRA 115 Introduction to Theater in the box labeled “INTEREST IN NARRATIVE FILMAKING” For course descriptions, see the Courses Available to First Year Students list.

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OPTION ONLY – DO NOT FILL IN THE BOXES FOR BOTH OPTIONS OR YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE DELAYED. After you choose your option, please continue with the instructions below.

  1. You need to complete the box labeled “Writing Alternative” only if you have determined that you will receive credit for WRT 105, or have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors program (for Honors program students, follow the special instructions found on page 1). The Writing Alternative course will take the place of WRT 105 in your fall schedule. Choose three additional academic elective choices in this box and keep in mind that these choices do not have to be writing-related courses. You are required to have a total of 15 credits in your fall schedule, and since you have already completed the WRT 105 requirement elsewhere (AP, IB, SUPA, or transfer credit), you want to replace the credits that WRT 105 would have taken up in your fall schedule. If you are planning to take WRT 105 or ENL 201 (and selected one of them on page 1), skip this step.
  2. Enter Notes Here”: the very last box on page 3 is a place for you to communicate anything you think our office should know. DO NOT pose questions here; if you have specific inquiries, call the office at 315.443.2517.
*Important Notes*
  1. If you already have credit for WRT 105, you may choose to not replace the class. This would leave you with three less credits for the fall semester, which is an acceptable option. However, you will be required to register for a Writing Alternative if you do not provide a score report or official transcript showing your earned credit for WRT 105 in a timely manner (before the end of the drop/add period in August).
  2. Extension ID – If you get an error message asking for an extension ID, further designation is required to ensure you get registered for the correct course section. Refer to the Courses Available to First Year Students list and find the ID number that starts with A underneath the course you are trying to input.
    Ex: REL 100 A01 – What is Belief?
    REL 100 A02 - Ecstasy and Transgression
    The A01 and A02 are the extension IDs for the different sections of REL 100 and should be input in the box that appears next to “catalog nbr” after the error message.

FTES Page 4 – Confirm Selections

Review all of the information that you have entered into the FTES. If you are satisfied with your selections, click the “Submit Final Course Selections” button in the top right corner of the screen. If you decide you aren’t yet ready to submit your form, click the “Save to Submit Later” button in the top right corner of the screen. Remember, your form MUST be submitted by June 10, 2016. Once you submit your form, we suggest you keep a copy for your records – to print the form, click the button that says “Click to Print This Page for Your Records” on the top left of the page.

Congratulations! You have finished filling out your FTES form! Your schedule will be available to view on MySlice beginning August 1.

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