Congratulations on your admission to Syracuse University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts! As a matriculated student, you most likely have many questions about the process from now until when you start your studies. Syracuse University offers a Graduate Admissions Checklist that will help ensure that your admission acceptance is complete. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the VPA Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 315.443.2769 or 

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Accepting an Offer

Once you are admitted to one of our programs, you will receive an email from with your Intent to Register form. Please complete this form and email it to no later than April 15 to confirm your spot. Please note that the College of Visual and Performing Arts does not require a tuition deposit. If you prefer to mail your form and please send to: Syracuse University Graduate Enrollment Management Center 716 East Washington St., Suite 200 Syracuse, NY 13210 Please note that the College of Visual and Performing Arts does not require a tuition deposit.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

You will receive an official letter of admission, along with an Intent to Register form, by mail. Please complete both sides of the Intent to Register form, then mail it back to us using the enclosed envelope. VPA programs do not require an advance tuition deposit, but we do require the form to be returned to us by April 15.

International Students

Our Slutzker Center for International Services will prepare your I-20 form and the Graduate Enrollment Management Processing Center will mail it along with a hard copy letter of admission.

Deferring Admission

SU allows admitted students to defer their admission one time by one year. For instance, if you were admitted for Fall 2018, you may defer until Fall 2019. If you do defer, please note that any merit-based awards you receive will be forfeited, and cannot be guaranteed for the next year. You will be reconsidered for merit-based awards the next year. If you are interested in deferring admission, please email us at .

Declining an Offer

Please email us at to let us know that you will not be attending and return your Intent to Register form to .