TOEFL or IELTS Score
All international applications are required to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score. You may submit one score or the other; you do not need to submit both.
- Applicants who are citizens of the following English-speaking countries are not required to submit TOEFL scores: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.
- For more information on TOEFL scores, whether you need to submit your scores, and other common questions for international applicants to Syracuse University, please visit the International Student FAQ page.
We request that you notify us if you have taken the IELTS so we can update your record.
NOTIFY US ABOUT IELTS TEST
If you have completed an advanced degree taught at an accredited U.S. educational institution, it is possible to waive the TOEFL/IELTS score requirement.
REQUEST TO WAIVE TOEFL/IELTS REQUIREMENT
All admitted international applicants must show evidence of having secured sufficient funding for at least the first year of graduate study in order for Syracuse University to issue your visa eligibility document (also known as an I-20), which is required in order to have your student visa authorized.
Your financial documents have no bearing on your consideration for scholarships or awards. Program application reviewers do not have access to view your financial documents.
Applicants who choose to submit financial statements after an offer of admission is made may experience processing and delivery delays that can impact the receipt of the I-20 and the schedule of your visa appointment.
Requirements for financial documentation
- If you are a privately-sponsored applicant: you’ll need to demonstrate acceptable evidence of your funding. This consists of a certified current bank statement on official bank letterhead, signed by an authorized bank official, indicating sufficient funds exist to meet at least first-year expenses in U.S. dollars as per Syracuse University’s current estimate.
- If you are a government-sponsored applicant: you’ll need to submit an original award letter or a certified copy of an award letter. The letter must state the annual amount of the award in U.S. dollars. All financial documents must be written in English and valid within one year of the start of the semester.
How to submit financial documentation
- By email: You can scan your financial documents and email them to Syracuse University Enrollment Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By fax: You can fax your funding documentation to 315-443-3423
On all documents you send via fax, please include:
Your full name
Date of birth
Name of the program you are applying to
Your SU I.D. number (this is issued to you after you submit your application)
Please visit the website of the Slutzker Center for International Students for additional information.
Special note to International Applicants
Please be advised that any inconsistency in the spelling of your name or inclusion of an invalid address may delay the processing of your application materials. It is strongly recommended that the spelling and order of names be consistent with the applicant’s passport.
Where to Send Supplementary Application Materials
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials arrive at Syracuse University before applicable deadlines. An applicant interested in applying to more than one program must submit a complete set of application materials for each program. Transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation, personal statement of purpose, and other required materials should be sent to the following address:
Graduate Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 35060
Syracuse, New York 13235-5060
Any packages sent by a package delivery company (FedEx, UPS, DHL) can be sent to:
Enrollment Management Processing Center
Graduate Admissions Processing
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, New York 13210