Academic Credentials

Applicants must send transcripts from any post-secondary institution from which they have earned or will earn a degree. Please contact the Registrar’s Office from each higher educational institution that you have attended and have one copy of your transcript(s) sent to the Syracuse University Enrollment Management Processing Center. Address and submission instructions are below.

Applicants do not need to send transcripts from secondary schools as part of this application.

We will consider applications with unofficial transcripts; however we recommend that you send official transcripts. If you choose to submit an unofficial transcript, all offers of admission from Syracuse University are conditional pending receipt of official academic credentials showing that a U.S. bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) has been conferred upon you.


Exam Scores

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is optional for our M.S. programs (for Fall 2022) as well as some of our Ph.D. programs. It is waived for current students applying through the Syracuse University College of Engineering & Computer Science BS/MS program or the Syracuse University-LeMoyne College program.

Applicants must ensure that exam scores reach Syracuse by the applicable deadline. All scores for GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS are reported to a single location at Syracuse University. The institution code for Syracuse University is 2823 (no department code needed).


English Language Requirement (if applicable)

Applicants from countries other than Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom must submit a score from an approved English language test. Applicants who have studied for at least one year in a higher education institution in one of those countries may request an exemption from this requirement. Most students take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). We also accept scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Duolingo in place of the TOEFL.

If you would like to gain additional English language skills prior to enrolling in a program at ECS, Syracuse University’s English Language Institute (ELI) can help. The institute specializes in helping international students improve their written and spoken English language skills in order to be successful in U.S. graduate classes. Six-week and full semester programs are offered. For more information on the ELI, please visit: eli.syr.edu

Please contact us at topgrads@syr.edu with any questions.


Request To Waive TOEFL/IELTS Requirement

In addition to accepting TOEFL/IELTS, our M.S. programs are accepting Duolingo to determine Language Proficiency.

If you have completed an advanced degree taught at an accredited U.S. educational institution, your TOEFL/IELTS score requirement will be waived once your application reaches the review committee.

Please contact us at topgrads@syr.edu with any questions.


Sending Supplementary Application Materials

Application Mailing Address

Your application and supporting materials should be submitted online. If you need to send any additional items, please mail to:

Enrollment Management Processing Center
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13235-5060

Note: If you are sending materials using a package delivery company (i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL), please use this address:

Enrollment Processing-Graduate Admissions
Syracuse University
400 Ostrom Ave.
Syracuse, New York 13244