Syracuse University

Admitted Student FAQs

International Students

In addition to the information provided in the frequently asked questions below, we encourage you to visit the Admitted International Students web page  through the Slutzker Center for more details on making the transition to Syracuse University

I am an international student. When may I move in?

International student orientation for the Fall 2013 semester will begin on Sunday, August 18 and continue through Wednesday, August 21. You will then participate in SU Welcome 2013, August 22-25, with all other students admitted for the fall semester.  Plan to arrive on campus by Friday, August 16 to complete the required clearance procedures.  Please visit the International Student Orientation web page for more information.


Where do I send my advance payments by mail?

By mail:

If you will be sending your advance payments using a package delivery company (i.e., FedEx, UPS, DHL), please send to the following address:

Admission Acceptance Processing
Syracuse University
716 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210

By Credit Card or Wire Transfer:

You also have the option to submit your advance payments by credit card or wire transfer.  You may authorize your banking institution to transfer funds through the Federal Reserve (U.S. banks) or the SWIFT system (foreign banks), in accordance with the following instructions:

JPMorgan Chase
New York, NY
ABA#: 021000021
Credit: Syracuse University
Account #: 018-000-1182 ATTN: Upstate Syracuse Account
SWIFT Code: CHASUS33 (required for foreign banks only)
Reference: (include your student ID number)

Should you need to provide a physical mailing address to complete a wire transfer, please use:

JPMorgan Chase
500 Plum St
Syracuse, NY 13204

Using a secure online connection and browser, you may use your credit or debit card to make a payment on your Bursar account.  You may use MasterCard or Discover credit cards, or debit cards with the MasterCard logo.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NelNet Business Solutions, an independent third party contractor that accepts tuition and other payments made using credit and debit cards, charges a non-refundable convenience fee.

Further information is provided on your Admission Acceptance Form (AAF).

As an international student, what do I need to do when I arrive at Syracuse University?

As an international student, the Slutzker Center for International Services is the office that will help you most at Syracuse University. Upon arrival, you must report to the Slutzker Center to start your orientation and clearance procedures.  They have prepared a checklist to help you make a smooth transition into life at Syracuse University.

When do I take the ELAE exam?
If required, international students must take the ELAE exam.  You may take the exam upon arrival, prior to the beginning of classes.  Visit the Slutzker Center web site for more information.

As an international student, how do I ship my luggage to the U.S.?

You may ship your luggage and boxes to Express Save Industries (ESI) in Syracuse. To do this, you must send a fax to ESI with the following information:

your name
phone number
fax number
e-mail address
your anticipated date of arrival
number of boxes and bags.

The fax number for ESI is 315-454-0292. The charges will be a minimum of $10 monthly storage fee for each package less than 2x2x2 feet. To have the bags delivered to the front door of your residence or residence hall, there will be an additional charge. Further questions can be addressed to ESI at the fax number above.

What if I can't find the answers to my questions here?

If you have questions which are not answered here, please contact the Slutzker Center for International Services at or visit their web site for more information.