Congratulations on your admission to Syracuse University and the College of Visual and Performing Arts! As an admitted 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  .

Admitted Student Virtual Events

Sessions are for intended for admitted students only. Please register for the session with the email you used on your Syracuse University application.

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Accepting an Offer

After your admission has been processed by our Graduate Enrollment Management Center, you will receive an email from  (an automated account) with the instructions and the form needed to reserve your spot.

International Students

Processing your admission takes longer due to the required SEVIS information the office needs to complete. Your email will not be sent until you have provided the required financial documentation.

What you need to do:

1) Pay an advance tuition deposit of $500. Payments may be made with a check or money order made out to Syracuse University or by credit card via MySlice. (Please note there is a service charge of $13.50 for credit card payments.) This deposit is non-refundable. It will be applied to your first tuition bill once you enroll.

2) Complete the requested information on the Intent to Register email form and send it back to .
If you prefer to mail your form and payment, please send to:
Syracuse University
Enrollment Management Processing Center
Syracuse University
Graduate Admissions Processing
400 Ostrom Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244

Please note that it will take 2-3 business days to confirm receipt of your payment and form. Your form must be returned, and your deposit must be paid by April 15.

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 .