Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
On-line collection of final grades is fast, efficient, secure, and convenient. It replaces the labor-intensive paper process, eliminates misplaced paperwork and reduces data entry error.
- Benefits to Faculty: Grades may be entered and submitted via MySlice from anywhere that the instructor has web access.
- Benefits to Students: Grades are posted to students’ records more quickly, and become available for viewing as soon as they are posted (at least twice a day during the grading period).
At Syracuse University, academic integrity is expected of every community member in all endeavors. Academic integrity includes a commitment to the values of honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, and respect.
These values are essential to the overall success of an academic society. In addition, each member of the university community has a right to expect adherence to academic integrity from all other community members.
(From Section 1.0, University Rules and Regulations.) “Syracuse University students shall exhibit honesty in all academic endeavors. Cheating in any form is not tolerated, nor is assisting another person to cheat. The submission of any work by a student is taken as a guarantee that the thoughts and expressions in it are the student’s own, except when properly credited to another. Violations of this principle include the following: giving or receiving aid in an exam or where otherwise prohibited; fraud; plagiarism; the falsification or forgery of any record; or any other deceptive act in connection with academic work. Plagiarism is the representation of another’s words, ideas, programs, formulae, opinions, or other products of work as one’s own either overtly or by failing to attribute them to their true source.”
The complete policy is available from Syracuse University’s Academic Integrity Office or by clicking here.
You grade point average (GPA) reflects your overall average college grade. It is calculated by dividing the sum of grade points earned in all courses by the total number of credit hours (the number of credits assigned to each course or unit of a course). Grade points for each course are derived by multiplying the number of course credits by the point value of the grade. Syracuse University employs a plus/minus grading system. Points are assigned as follows:
|A = 4.0||B- = 2.667||D = 1.0|
|A- = 3.667||C+ = 2.333||F = 0|
|B+ = 3.333||C = 2.0||I = 0|
|B = 3.0||C- = 1.667||WD (withdrawn)|
Only courses in which these grades are assigned may be counted toward your GPA. In the spring semester, calculations for your GPA and the number of credits earned will appear for both the spring semester and for all the SU courses you have completed, which is your cumulative average.
United States high school students register for classes online by logging into our secure site at https://pass.supa.syr.edu and choosing the appropriate heading (either SUPA Students or Syracuse City School District Students).
- After clicking on Create New Account, the student completes the application and chooses the course(s) for SU credit.
- The online course application form then must be printed and given to a parent/guardian to sign.
- Once it’s signed, the form is given to the instructor of the class, who will forward it to Project Advance for processing.
- After processing, an invoice will be generated and sent to the parent/guardian.
- For detailed registration information for Syracuse City School District students, click here.
- For detailed registration information for other US high school students, click here.
International students register for courses under the PASS heading of Global SUPA Students.
- After completing the online application and choosing the course(s) for SU credit, international students must pay for the course(s) in full by clicking on the Bill Pay link, which completes the registration process.
- Please refer to the Global Registrar’s Calendar that outlines the critical dates in the registration process, including registration and drop deadlines.
- For detailed registration information for international students, click here.
Previous unpaid balances with Syracuse University will prevent students from being able to register for future courses. If an application is made online and the balance is not paid by the end of the registration time period, the application will be deleted and the student will receive no course credit from SU.
There are several important registration dates to mark your calendar with. These include registration deadlines and the deadline for dropping a class. For a complete list of important registration dates, click here.
Students who have successfully completed prerequisite high school coursework are eligible to register for college courses. Syracuse University courses offered through Project Advance are most appropriate for students with at least a B average (overall and in the particular subject area) and demonstrated willingness to work hard. Courses are normally restricted to qualified high school seniors. However, students in their junior year are sometimes allowed to enroll in Project Advance sections with approval from the appropriate Project Advance administrator and University faculty coordinator. Students should speak to Project Advance instructors in their school or to their counselors if they have questions about their readiness for these courses. To receive SU credit, students must register and pay the required tuition.
SU courses taken in the high schools through Project Advance cost $110/credit hour. Specific courses vary in cost based on the number of credit hours. The number of credit hours can be found under the course listings.
Of course not! First of all, that credit and the educational experience are always yours. If you transfer to a different school, you may be able to transfer the credit to that institution. If you should leave college for some reason, the work you completed at SU will always be there for you. Whatever your situation, the coursework you took from Syracuse University will serve you well throughout your life.
Requesting a transcript to be sent to your college is the most important action you must take in seeking recognition for your Syracuse University coursework.
Your transcript is a comprehensive record of all SU courses taken. It will not be sent automatically to your college or university, as SU has no way of knowing where you are enrolling, unless you enroll at SU. Your request must go to the SU Transcript Office, not the Project Advance office.
You can have an official transcript sent by following these procedures:
- Find out exactly where your college wants the transcript to be sent (the admissions office, the registrar’s office, etc.) You can get this information from your college application, the college catalog, or the college admissions office.
- Obtain and complete a transcript request form, available here. (It is a good idea to request that an unofficial copy of the transcript be sent directly to you at the same time.)
- Mail your completed transcript request form to: University Transcript Office, 109 Steele Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1120, or fax it to (315) 443-7994.
Syracuse University policy and federal law protect access to student records. The student is the only person authorized to request an official Syracuse University transcript, and the request must be made according to the procedure detailed above. Transcripts will not be sent when the request is made by telephone, by e-mail, or by an individual other than the student.
Some other points to remember:
- When you get to your college, check with the person or office where you had your transcript sent to make sure it arrived.
- Do not try to negotiate credit transfer before you have sent your transcript. Courses in which you earned grades below a ‘C’ are usually not transferable.
- If your college is reluctant to give you recognition for your SU credits, contact our office either in writing, by phone, or by e-mail:
Be sure to find out the reason for your college’s reluctance; the more information we have the more helpful we can be. Although we cannot demand that another institution accept Syracuse credit, we can write letters and/or make phone calls on your behalf.