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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. How can a prospective student get information on Syracuse University?
    A. There are many ways for prospective students to gather information on the University and its many schools and colleges. The Office of Admissions offers a variety of suggestions.

    Q. How do I make arrangements for a future SU student to visit campus?
    A. The Admissions Office encourages prospective students and their parents to visit Syracuse University and experience a taste of campus life. Check out the visit options and register online, or call 315.443.3611 to schedule your appointment. Transfer applicants are encouraged to call for individual appointments.

    Q. Are there other ways to meet with the admissions staff?
    A. The staff of Syracuse University’s Office of Admissions is available to prospective students on campus, and in areas throughout the United States. For further details, check out how to meet us.

    Q. I’m a Syracuse alum and my son/daughter is applying to the University. Is admissions consideration given to family legacies?
    A. The Admissions Committee welcomes a family tradition at the University and gives every possible consideration to the children of alumni. However, it is important that applicants meet all the admissions requirements as outlined in the application for admission. In addition, the Admissions Committee recommends that all prospective applicants have a personal interview.

    Q. Are there ways an alum can assist the Admissions Office in recruiting prospective students?
    A. The Alumni Representative Program is a volunteer organization for recent graduates who are looking to share their experiences and enthusiasm for their alma mater. Representatives work with the Office of Admissions to recruit prospective students at college fairs and other activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact Peter Hagan, associate director of admissions, at 315.443.1595 or email

    Q. Are there ways for alumni to assist current students with their career selections?
    A. Students and new graduates can gain great insight into potential career paths by talking with experienced alumni. To offer your perspective and wisdom to Washington, DC-based career and professional networking programs, contact Mary Anagnost. To become involved with University-wide career programs and campus events, contact Jenna Turman. You should also join ’CuseConnect, a LinkedIn group designed to help students connect with alumni for professional guidance and advice.