Michael J. Frasciello, Dean
700 University Ave.
About the College
University College (UC), is the home of part-time and summer studies at Syracuse University. UC offers a variety of credit and noncredit classes for part-time students during the fall and spring semesters, and for full-time, part-time, and visiting students during the summer. Part-time students receive Syracuse University degrees upon completion of their academic program.
UC also offers unique and valuable summer programs for high school students, administers educational programs for international students, is actively engaged in the University’s commitment to serving veterans and their families, and enhances the local community through its continuing education and outreach programs. UC serves its constituents throughout their lifespan, engaging a spectrum of people from elementary school students to retired professionals. It enriches their lives by applying the knowledge and resources of a major university toward community issues and problems. University College acts as a bridge between the academic purposes of Syracuse University and the interests and needs of the community.
The mission of University College is to deliver exceptional support and services to a diverse part-time student population seeking a Syracuse University education. To be an innovator of market-sensitive professional degrees, non-credit programs and executive education. To act as a connector and catalyst for excellence among the schools and colleges within Syracuse University.
Part-Time Graduate Education at UC
If you would like to pursue a graduate degree but are unsure of the area of study, meet with a UC academic advisor to get an overview of SU programs. You will then be referred to the appropriate academic department. If you want to take SU graduate courses as a non-matriculated graduate student, you must enroll through UC.
Important Note for Non-matriculated Graduate Students
The SU Graduate School’s regulations strongly encourage anyone enrolling at the graduate level to take no more than two courses (six credits) before being admitted to a graduate program of study. There are limitations on credits completed on a non-matriculated basis that may later be applied toward a specific graduate program. Students should consult the specific academic department. If you are about to enroll for courses that will take you beyond an accumulated total of 12 graduate credits (four three-credit courses), you should (1) take immediate steps to become a matriculated degree candidate, and (2) secure written permission from the appropriate academic department to continue to take its graduate courses as a non-matriculated student.
For an application for graduate study, call 315-443-4492 or visit the web site.
- MAYmester - an intensive, two-week session
- Six Week First - six weeks (mid-May to late June)
- Six Week Second - six weeks (early July to mid-August)
- Eight Week First - eight weeks (early May to early July)
- Eight Week Second- eight weeks (early July to Mid August)
- Combined Session - 12-week session (mid-May to mid-August)
Flex Format Sessions
- Long - Classes that meet equal to or more than 5 days
- Short - Classes that meet equal to or less than 4 days
Attending summer sessions enables students to take courses they couldn’t enroll in during other semesters. Additionally, students visiting from other colleges can, with permission from their home school, take courses at SU during the summer and transfer their credits to their own university.
The Summer Course Schedule is available at the beginning of March. Students may also search for classes in MySlice.
Winterlude is a four-week session between fall and spring semesters. All classes are either fully online or off campus, occurring at alternate domestic or international locations. Taking a Winterlude class provides students the opportunity to take a course they couldn’t enroll in during other semesters. Full-time SU students must receive permission from their home school/college prior to class registration. Additionally, students visiting from other colleges can, with permission from their home school, take an SU Winterlude class and transfer their credits to their own university. The Winterlude Class Schedule is available in October. Students may also search for classes in MySlice.
For more information, call 315-443-3261 or visit our web site http://winter.syr.edu
English Language Institute
David Lind, Director
700 University Avenue, Suite 207
English Language Institute (ELI) courses are designed for international students and professionals who are interested in short-term or long-term study to improve their English skills. This full-time intensive program is offered through University College. Five levels of Academic English courses are offered. Many of the students have been conditionally admitted to Syracuse University and need to increase their English proficiency before enrolling in a degree program. Completion of the level 4 (high intermediate) course will waive the university’s TOEFL requirement for most undergraduate and some graduate programs.
Courses of varying length can be designed for individuals or groups with specific needs and disciplines (e.g., architecture, business, engineering, etc.). The English for Lawyers program, offered every summer, is an example of this type of specialization where students can prepare before starting in an LL.M. (Master of Laws) program at an American university. The ELI also offers English for Architects and English for Information Professionals for students who will be pursuing a Masters’ degree in those areas at Syracuse University.
Highly qualified instructors, a great deal of personal attention, and intensive exposure to English language instruction enable students to make the necessary progress. Enrollment is limited and admission is by application only. For more information about the ELI, call 315-443-8571, email email@example.com, or visit the website at eli.syr.edu.
University College Honors
University College celebrates the accomplishments of those students who achieve extraordinary success in their studies with the following forms of recognition.
Alpha Sigma Lambda - Matriculated part-time candidates for the bachelor’s degree may be invited to join Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for continuing education students, represented at SU by the Beta Delta chapter. To qualify, part-time students who have earned at least 24 credits, have maintained a 3.2 GPA, and are in the top 10-20% of the class may be selected as initiates.
Dean’s List - Matriculated part-time students enrolled at University College are selected for the dean’s list at the end of the fall or spring semester, if they have enrolled in consecutive semesters with a total of 12 or more credits and earned a 3.4 GPA.
University Honors - Students who achieve superior cumulative GPAs are eligible to receive their degree with University Honors. This honor is based on a minimum of 60 credits of letter-graded classes taken at Syracuse University.
See the current issue of Academic Rules for a complete statement of University policies and requirements.