Course Enrollment

Placement Exams

Before registering for classes, some schools and colleges, depending on your program, will require a Mathematics Placement Exam. If you are taking a foreign language course, you may need to take a Foreign Language Placement Exam. All students whose dominant language is not English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

  • Using your NetID and password, log in to MySlice.
  • Select the “Students Services” link and then the “Placement Exam” link.
  • Then complete needed exams.

For additional information, please visit the Placement Exams webpage or contact the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs.

All students whose dominant language is not English must take the English Language Placement Exam.

  • Fall 2020 exams will be hosted online.
  • Please complete the registration form by Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Students are asked to only select one date.
  • After completing the registration form, students will be contacted and provided additional instructions.

For additional information or questions, please contact an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Coordinator, Dr. Matthew Hammill by email at mjhammil@syr.edu,  Dr. Youmie Kim by email at ykim27@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.9484.

In advance of testing, students who will require placement exam accommodations are asked to please contact the Center for Disability Resources at 315.443.4498 or by emailing examsods@syr.edu.

First-Year Course Selections and Registration

The course selection and registration process at Syracuse University is called First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). Each school or college conducts this process differently and has a different deadline. Pay close attention to your school’s or college’s deadline for completing your FTES.

Prior to Syracuse Welcome, schools and colleges may contact students to register for classes. Within communications from your school/college, you will find class registration instructions. Please note, failure to submit your Immunization and Health History Form (a Required Task) may hinder the ability to view your schedule.

During the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) process, you will have the opportunity to select course titles and topics. You will not be able to select the specific course section. Following completing FTES, an advisor from your home school/college will use your FTES to register you for your first semester classes and as a result creating your course schedule.

  • Fall 2020 Course Schedules: Will be available on MySlice on or about Monday, Aug. 3
  • Course Schedule Changes: During Syracuse Welcome, you will have time to meet with your advisor to discuss changes.
  • Honors Students: Within FTES, you will find a link for Honors Students additional information.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the School of Architecture at 315.443.3464 or by emailing archreg@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 (Please note, enrollment will not begin until Monday, May 18, 2020.)

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

  • If you are dually enrolled in Arts and Sciences and Newhouse or you are a combined student in Arts and Sciences and Engineering and Computer Science, you will follow the Arts and Sciences registration process.
  • If you are dually enrolled in Arts & Sciences and Whitman, you will have specific instructions on the Whitman site.

Contact: Students will be assigned a college advisor by mid-May. Your advisor will be in contact with you via your Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) and available for any questions. For additional information or questions, please contact your assigned advisor or email casadvising@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Early Childhood Special Education – If dually enrolled in the School of Education and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, you will follow the School of Education course selection process.
  • English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, or Spanish Education – If dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education, you will follow the School of Education course selection process.
  • Art or Music Education – If dually enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education, you will follow the College of Visual and Performing Arts course selection process.
  • Inclusive Elementary and Special Education or Selected Studies in Education – You are singly enrolled and will follow the School of Education course selection process.

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the School of Education at 315.443.9319.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020 (Please note, you will also receive your welcome letter in the mail and by email (i.e. @syr.edu) mid-May.)

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Complete: Please read website instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password.

  • Click “First Term Enrollment Selections.”
  • Please complete the Math Placement Exam.
  • Then select elective or replacement courses.
  • When completed, click “Submit.”

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the Student Records Office at 315.443.5191 or by emailing undergradrecords@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020 (Please note, students that submit early will have first priority for course selection. Additionally, you will receive your welcome letter in the mail and by email (i.e. @syr.edu) mid-May.)

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at 315.443.3144 or by emailing falkss@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020 (Please note, students that submit early will have first priority for course selection. Additionally, you will receive your welcome letter mid-May.)

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020 (If dually enrolled in Newhouse and the iSchool, you will follow the Newhouse registration process.)

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the School of Information Studies at 315.443.6137 or by emailing ischool@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

  • If dually enrolled in Newhouse and the iSchool, follow the Newhouse course selection process.
  • If dually enrolled in Arts and Sciences and Newhouse, follow the College of Arts and Sciences course selection process.
  • If dually enrolled in Whitman and Newhouse, follow the Whitman School of Management course selection process.

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office at 315.443.4722 or by emailing nhadvise@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 (Please note, on Friday, May 1, 2020, you will receive a welcome email sharing an important timeline highlighting summer expectations and course selections.)

  • If dually enrolled in Whitman and Newhouse, you will follow the Whitman course selection process.
  • If dually enrolled in the iSchool and Whitman, you will follow the iSchool course selection process.
  • If dually enrolled in Arts & Sciences and Whitman, you will have specific instructions on the Whitman website.

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the Whitman Undergraduate Office at 315.443.2361 or by emailing whitmanadvising@syr.edu.

To avoid missing important information, students are asked to check their Syracuse University email account (i.e. @syr.edu) often.

Anticipated Instruction Email Date: Monday, May 18, 2020 (Please note, in early May you will receive a welcome email sharing important information surrounding course selections.)

Course Enrollment Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020

Complete: Please read email instructions carefully. When ready, navigate to MySlice and log in using your NetID and password. Then click “First Term Enrollment Selections,” complete and submit.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 315.443.2517 or by emailing vpaosa@syr.edu. A toll-free phone number is available Monday, May 18, through Friday, June 12, 2020, by calling 1.800.295.2515.