Forms and Procedures

The forms and procedures on this page are for singly-enrolled Newhouse students, and students pursuing a dual degree with Newhouse and the iSchool.

Arts and Sciences or Whitman dual degree students should visit their home college for more information on their forms and procedures.

Instructions for each form/procedure are listed below.

Forms that are available online are linked; email nhadvise@syr.edu for forms without a link.

Consult the Academic Calendar for appropriate deadlines. Note: Courses that do not run the entire semester have unique deadlines!

FAQ

What are the requirements for my major?

Students can view major requirements on the Guidebook webpage. Choose your matriculation year (the year you entered SU) from the dropdown menu and click on “Major Sheets” (available for all years through 2019). If you matriculated in 2020 or after, major sheets are located within the “Undergraduate Guidebook” under “Major Requirements.”

I would like to go to DC, LA, or NYC. Where can I find more information?

Visit our Special Opportunities page for details about each program. You can find course offerings via the answers page here, just select the appropriate program on the left hand side. For additional information, contact Shelly Griffin, Associate Director of Off-Campus Programs, or make an appointment with your Newhouse academic adviser.

How do I add a class using a permission number?

Permission numbers are sent via email from NHWait@syr.edu. Check your @syr.edu email account regularly during the waitlist period. Once you’ve received a permission number, follow the steps below to add the class:

1. Sign onto MySlice with your NetID and Password
2. Click “Enroll in a Class
3. Choose “add” at the top of the page
4. Enter the 5-digit class number on the left-hand side (in the box below “Enter Class Nbr”)
5. Hit “Enter” the class will appear in your Shopping Cart to the right
6. Once the class is in your Shopping Cart, click on the blue highlighted class name (Ex: ADV 200, Section 1, Class # 31391)
7.Enter the permission number in the box to the right (labeled “permission number”)
8. Click “next
9. Click “enroll

If you followed the above steps, but are still having difficulty, double check that you have entered the permission and class numbers correctly. If you are still having difficulty, contact NHWait@syr.edu.

What are the technology requirements for Newhouse?

To ensure you can actively engage in your course work at the Newhouse School, you will need to have access to equipment that meets the following requirements:

• A computer that is no older than 4 years old (2016), with at least 16GB of RAM and 128GB of free drive space
• Minimum operating system requirements: MacOS Sierra (10.12.x) or Windows 10
• A portable 1TB hard drive or larger with USB3 and Thunderbolt connectors to store files on
• A smart phone no older than 4 years old with a working camera and microphone

Note: Students who enroll in production-level courses (e.g. AR, VR, Photography, Design and Video Editing) tend to have portable computers with screens no smaller than 15″, equipped with 32GB of RAM and a 512GB solid state drive.

If you are looking to purchase a new computer we encourage you to go through the manufacturer (e.g. Apple, Dell, HP) or the SU bookstore.

When purchasing a new computer it is recommended to invest in the manufacturer’s extended warranty coverage to provide phone support and repair service options while at school.

Students are also encouraged to consider obtaining personal belongings insurance coverage for personal property and any equipment in their possession. Please refer to the university partner Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc for additional information.

What tutoring/academic support services are available to Newhouse students?

Please visit our resources page for information regarding support services.

Am I eligible for SSUI?

Supporting undergraduate student success and degree completion, Student Success Initiative (SSUI) partners with Syracuse University’s schools and colleges, to provide the opportunity to get back on track academically.

Do I qualify for Over The Line?

For qualifying students who need 11-credits or less to graduate, the Over the Line initiative reduces per-credit tuition rates.

Newhouse Forms

Add/Drop

Students can add courses on MySlice until the add deadline. If you need to add a course after the add deadline, contact your academic adviser to determine if you are eligible to submit a Request to Late Add a Course. Late add requests will only be supported for students with extenuating circumstances.

Dropping a class means it will be removed from your schedule as if you never took it. You may not drop a class if it will bring you below 12 credits. In this case, you can withdraw.

Students can web drop classes on MySlice through the Academic/Financial Drop deadline.

Flexible format courses
Flexible format courses (i.e., PED, HEA, COM 344, 5-week courses) have unique deadlines. Refer to your class schedule on MySlice and click the calendar icon to view deadlines. At this time, main campus undergrad students do not have the ability to add/drop flexible session classes in MySlice.  This form should be used for enrollment changes for classes in which the deadlines have not passed.

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Add/Drop Flexible Session Class Form
2. Obtain a signature from the instructor of the course. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF.
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu for School approval.

Notes:
Students will not be able to drop below 12 credits (full-time status).

Sections swaps will not be allowed after the add deadline.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand the impact of dropping a course on their academic plan, as it may affect their progression toward degree and delay graduation; students are strongly encouraged to check with their Newhouse academic adviser before dropping a course.

Advertising Emphasis Petition (students matriculated fall 2020 and prior)

1. Review the Choosing an Advertising Emphasis packet.

2. Email nhadvise@syr.edu for a copy of the Advertising Emphasis Petition and complete the petition.

3. After your Newhouse faculty adviser has signed, obtain a signature from the advertising department chair. We will accept an electronic signature or email.

5. Sign and save completed document as a PDF.

6. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Change Faculty Advisor

1. Request the Change Faculty Adviser form from nhadvise@syr.edu and complete the form.
2. Obtain a signature from your new faculty adviser. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Note: Students should declare a faculty adviser within their major by the beginning of their junior year. 

Course Overload

Students pay the same tuition rate between 12 and 19 credits per semester. In rare cases, it may be necessary to take more than 19 credits in a single semester.

Students can request a course overload from their home college. Registration for courses beyond 19 credits is subject to extra tuition charges.

Tuition Exemption: Juniors and seniors who receive permission from their home college for a credit overload may request a tuition exemption for additional credits (over 19) if they meet the following criteria:

1. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the beginning of the semester for which the overload was approved.
2. No outstanding incomplete grades.
3. Registration as a full-time student at Syracuse University for two previous semesters.

To request Course Overload:
1. Go to eForms to obtain the Petition to Faculty Form
2. Complete the form. Include how many credits you plan to take during the term
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
5. The Academic Advising Office will send a copy of the approved form to the student.
6. Student should send a copy of the petition form approving the overload to the Office of the Bursar, where the determination of eligibility for this rate exception will be made.

Exception: Winterlude course tuition is charged separately, even though Winterlude courses appear in the spring term. Tuition exemption cannot be used to cover Winterlude tuition.

Singly enrolled Newhouse students or dually enrolled Newhouse/iSchool students may consult Suzanne Maguire for advice on this process.

Course Override Request

Click here or information on our course override portal, policies, and important deadlines. Formerly known as the Newhouse Wait List.

Declaration of Major

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Major Declaration Form
2. Complete the form.
3. You will receive confirmation via email once your form has been approved or denied.

Declaration of Major Track (ADV, MND, PHO, TRF and VIS majors)

1.Go to eForms to obtain the Major Declaration Form
2. Select – New Major
3. Complete the form, include the track or subplan from the dropdown list.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, there should be a checkbox at the bottom that you will need to check.
5. Then select the Submit button.
6. You will receive confirmation via email once your form has been approved or denied.

Dual Majors:
1.Go to eForms to obtain the Major Declaration Form
2. Select – New Major
3. Select – Newhouse
4. Complete the form, include the track or subplan from the dropdown list.
5. Scroll to the bottom of the page, there should be a checkbox at the bottom that you will need to check.
6. Then select the Submit button.
7. Email nhadvise@syr.edu to let us know you have submitted the form.
8. You will receive confirmation via email once your form has been approved or denied.

Declaration of Minor

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Declaration of Minor Form
2. Complete the form.
3. Obtain a signature from the minor coordinator. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
• Be aware of application deadlines and requirements for your intended minor; deadlines and requirements are listed on each minor’s home college website
4. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Note:
View all Syracuse University minors>>

Diploma Request

In order to be awarded a graduate degree by the University, you must File a Diploma Request via MySlice. You need to verify your name as it should appear on your diploma, your diploma mailing address, and the date you expect to graduate. There are four available graduation dates for master’s students: Spring (May), Summer (June or August), and Fall (December). This date is not a reflection of the graduation ceremony, but rather the date by which you will complete all degree requirements.

1. Go to MySlice then Academics.
2. On the lefthand side of the screen, select “Diploma Request”.
3. Select your program listed on the screen.
4. Choose your Expected Graduation Term and complete the form from there.


*Your diploma is mailed approximately six weeks after your master’s degree is certified.

Early Participation in Commencement

Students graduating in December may petition to participate in the May commencement ceremonies prior to their December graduation date.

1. Request the Petition for Early Participation in Commencement form from nhadvise@syr.edu.
2. Consult with your Newhouse academic adviser to confirm eligibility; the following criteria is evaluated on a case-by-case basis:
• Student needs 18 credits or less to complete their degree.
• Student has developed an academic plan with their Newhouse academic adviser to finish their degree by December.
3. File your Diploma Request in MySlice as a December graduate.
4. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Note:
Participation in convocation and commencement ceremonies does not indicate that degree requirements have been completed. Conferral of degree occurs once all degree requirements are satisfactorily completed.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Go to eForms and fill out the Authorization to Release Educational Information Form if you want to disclose (verbally or in the form of written copies of records) your educational records, including but not limited to: personally identifiable information from your education records to individuals, other universities, employers or third parties that you authorize Syracuse University to release.

The Authorization to Release Educational Information Form will includes a security access code (word or number) that the student determines and can provide to parents or other authorized individuals.  This will enable discussions to take place easily with instructors and administrators regarding the student’s courses, registration, grades and academic progress, while protecting the student’s authorization to release their academic information.

Independent Study Proposal

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Proposal for Independent Study Form
2. Work with your faculty sponsor to complete the form; obtain a signature from your sponsor. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
3. Obtain a signature from the department chair of the course. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
4. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Internship Proposal/Agreement

1. Review the Steps to Internship Credit Registration sheet.
2. Go to eForms to obtain the Internship Proposal Agreement Form
3. Complete Page 1 of the form.
     • Newhouse internships are always registered as COM 470.
     • Indicate the number of credits and whether you’d like to take the internship pass/fail or for a letter grade.
4. Find a Newhouse faculty sponsor. Work with your Newhouse faculty sponsor to complete Page 2 of the form. Obtain a signature from your Newhouse faculty sponsor once Page 2 is complete.
5. Obtain a signature from the department chair of the course.
6. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
7. Register your internship on Handshake.

*We will accept an electronic signature or email.

Apply for Internship Funding Assistance
Clements Internship Award
Internship Funding

Note: Tuition for internship registration during Winterlude/Summer is NOT included in the full-time academic year tuition charge. The cost of Winterlude/Summer internship credit is in addition to academic year tuition charge.

Leave of absence

To initiate a request for a leave of absence from the University, contact your home college’s Academic Advising Office directly. Singly enrolled Newhouse students or dually enrolled Newhouse/iSchool students may contact nhadvise@syr.edu.

Pass/Fail

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Grading Option Form for Pass/Fail.
2. Complete the form. Make sure to check that the correct term is selected.
4. Print a copy for your records.
5. Submit the form by the pass/fail deadline.
6. You will receive confirmation via email once your form has been approved or denied.
7. Once processed by the Registrar’s Office you can view your grading option in MySlice on the “View My Grades” tile or “My Class Schedule” tile.

To qualify for Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded credit hours and earn at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Note: A pass/fail course may not be used to satisfy any requirement for graduation unless that course is offered as a pass/fail course. Otherwise, pass/fail courses can be used only as free electives.

Petition Form

Petition to Faculty is used when petitioning an exception, exemption or substitution. Each petition is reviewed on an individual basis. The supporting documentation and signatures required for each petition differ depending on the request. You should discuss your request with your academic adviser before submitting your petition.

Example: Students who would like to ask for a substitution for a requirement—Student took a class that was not listed on the global experience requirement list but that class is very similar in content to other classes on the list.

Example: Singly enrolled Newhouse students whose native language is not English may ask for an exception from taking any foreign language classes. They are still required to complete the Arts and Science minimum requirement.

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Petition to Faculty Form
2. Complete the Petition
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF.
4. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu.
5. You will receive confirmation via email once your petition has been approved or denied.

Rate Exception (ninth semester senior)

Seniors who have completed eight regular semesters as a full-time student and who have 11 or fewer credits to complete toward their bachelor’s degree may petition to take the remaining credits during their last (ninth) semester at the University College tuition rate. Students who are able to complete their degree requirements in fewer than eight regular semesters (e.g. due to increased course loads per semester or course work completed during summer) are not eligible for this rate exception.

Singly enrolled Newhouse students or dually enrolled Newhouse/iSchool students may email nhadvise@syr.edu to inquire about this tuition rate exception.

Readmission/Termination of Leave of Absence

Go to eForms and fill out the Readmission/Termination of Leave of Absence Form.

Note: Readmission deadlines
     • July 15 for fall readmission
     • Dec. 1 for spring readmission

Registration Advising Form (to remove advising hold)

If you are currently a first-year student or a sophomore singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled in Newhouse and the School of Information Studies, you will need to fill out a Registration Advising Form. To complete the form you will need to sign in with your Syracuse University Google Account (netID)@g.syr.edu  

Once you have completed the form you will automatically be emailed a copy. You must then forward that email to your academic adviser at least two business days prior to your registration date/time

If you are currently a junior or senior, you do not need to fill out this form; you are eligible to register. (The only exceptions are students on probation, all of whom are also required to be in contact with their academic advisers. Of course, you should always see your academic advisers if you need assistance.)

Report Religious Observance Date

1. Go to MySlice
2. Click on My Class Schedule
3. Click on Term Information
4. Click on My Religious Observances
5. Add a Notification
6. Enter Date and Event Description

Click here for more information on the Religious Observances Policy

Transcript Request

To obtain an official transcript from SU, you may submit your request through:

MySlice-> Academics -> Transcript-> Official Transcript

You may order up to three free transcripts while you are enrolled. A cost of $12 per transcript plus delivery fees will apply after that. You also have the option of printing your own unofficial transcript from MySlice.

Transfer Credit Petition

Before registering for the transfer course:
1. Contact nhadvise@syr.edu to send you the Transfer Credit Petition form.
2. Complete the petition and obtain a course syllabus for the transfer course.
3. Submit the petition and the course syllabus to the corresponding SU Department for review FIRST. We will accept an electronic signature or email.
4. Once the course is approved and the Department’s signature is obtained, save the petition and the syllabus into one PDF document. 
5. Submit the combined Transfer credit Petition form and the attached Syllabus PDF to nhadvise@syr.edu for review.
6. You will receive confirmation via email once your petition has been approved or denied.

After completing the transfer course:
7. You must earn a C or better in the course for the credit to transfer.
8. Once you receive a grade for the course, have an official transcript sent from the transfer institution directly to Newhouse.

**We will only accept transcripts that come through a verifiable service, like Parchment. Please select the option that will allow you to send to another recipient – this is located under the search bar.**

Electronic transcripts may be emailed to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Hard copy transcripts may be mailed to:
Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Academic Advising Office
215 University Place
316 Newhouse 3
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100

Withdrawal Petition

1. Go to eForms to obtain the Withdrawal Petition Form.
2. Complete the form.
3. Sign and save completed document as a PDF. 
4. We only need your signature on this form.
5. Submit the form to nhadvise@syr.edu by the withdrawal deadline.
6. Once processed by the Registrar’s Office you can view your withdrawal in MySlice on the “View My Grades” tile or “My Class Schedule” tile.

Resources

Blackboard

Blackboard is the supported Learning Management System at Syracuse University. Students and faculty can communicate with each other, submit assignments, participate in discussions, and more.

Degree Works

Degree Works is an online degree audit tool to help students and advisers monitor progress toward degree completion. The system combines Syracuse University’s degree requirements with completed coursework information into an easy-to-read worksheet that shows what courses and requirements still need to be completed.
Degree Works is easy to access through MySlice. Locate the Degree Works link found in the Student Services/Advising section to view your personal audit worksheet.

MySlice

MySlice is SU’s online portal for critical information resources and administrative matters at Syracuse University. Students can register for classes, view grades, access and submit forms, pay Bursar bills, select housing and meal plans, and more.

Orange SUccess

Orange SUccess is an online advising tool that connects students with Syracuse University support resources. It allows faculty to track student progress throughout the semester to ensure the right people can identify, intervene, and help the student.

Students may schedule appointments with members of their success network (including their Newhouse Academic Adviser) through the Orange SUccess portal. Students can click the My Success Network icon on the Home page to display their personalized network. For each person or service listed, students will find contact information, supporting websites, and, if online scheduling is enabled, a link to make an appointment.

Orange SUccess is easy to access through MySlice. Locate the Orange SUccess link found in the Student Services/Advising section to view your personal success network.

SUMail

Syracuse University has established email as the primary vehicle for official communication with students, faculty and staff. The University expects that students will receive and read email in a timely manner. Failure to receive and read email in a timely manner does not absolve recipients from knowing and complying with the content of such communications.

Tutoring

Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) offers in-person small group (1 – 6 students) tutoring for students enrolled in selected large undergraduate courses that have traditionally created hurdles for students. You can find more information on group tutoring here. Group tutoring takes place in 348 Bird Library.

Individual tutoring is also offered through CLASS and Newhouse will cover the cost. Find a SU tutor that covers the course(s) you need via the Tutor Matching Services website. If you are unable to find a tutor for a course, SU’s CLASS office can assist in finding a tutor. Once you have selected your tutor, email Assistant Dean, Karen McGee, at nhadvise@syr.edu to get a voucher code, which is needed to set up a tutoring session. Newhouse begins with a $50 voucher and most tutor charge between $15-$17/hour range. Learn more about individual tutoring here.

Writing Coach

Professor Terry Egan
Email: ttegan@syr.edu
Phone: (315) 443-4232
Office: 360F Newhouse 2

-Help with grammar and spelling
-Check content and flow of paper
-No paper is too small or too long
-Free to Newhouse students

Welcome, Class of 2028!

Welcome to Newhouse! This page serves as a resource for information about courses, advising, registration and other academic topics.

Check out the University’s Required Tasks on the Becoming Orange website. Familiarize yourself with these websites as they include important information and deadlines.

To Do List

Step One – Set up your NetID and @syr.edu email as soon as possible. You will need your SUID# to activate. 

Step Two – Take the foreign language and the mathematics placement exams by Friday, May 31, 2024.

Students whose dominant language is not English, are required to 
register for the ELAE placement exam by Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Step Three – On Monday, June 3, 2024, you will receive an email on your (@syr.edu) account with a unique Qualtrics survey link to complete by Monday, June 10, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email the Advising Office at nhadvise@syr.edu.


Using your Syracuse Email (SUMail)

We will be sending all communications to your Syracuse University (@syr.edu) email account, SUmail. Important information will be directed to that account and not to the email account you used in your application.

Email communications will go only to you and not to your parents and/or guardians. Be sure to check it at least once a week!

AP/IB/Transfer Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Contact College Board to have your scores sent to SU (college code 2823).

Refer to the AP Examination Table for score requirements and a list of SU equivalent courses.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Contact IB to have your transcript send to nhadvise@syr.edu.

Refer to the IB Credit Table for score requirements and list of SU equivalent courses.

Transfer Credit

Send copies of syllabi for any Newhouse and/or Foreign Language courses to nhadvise@syr.edu for review.

Contact the institution where the class was taken to have your official transcript sent to the Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office.

Electronic transcripts may be emailed to nhadvise@syr.edu.
(If ordering through Parchment, please select “I’m sending to myself or another individual”, located under the search bar. This will allow you to send transcripts directly to our office for review.)

Hard copy transcripts may be mailed to:
Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Undergraduate Advising Office
215 University Place
316 Newhouse 3
Syracuse, NY 13224-2100

Additional Resources

Newhouse Undergraduate Advising Office

Newhouse School Technology Requirements

Newhouse Visitors Center

New Student Programs

Parents and Families

Registration

Dates, questions and contact information to help you prepare for registration.

Summer 2024 registration begins March 20, 2024

Fall 2024 registration begins April 4, 2024

Contents

Advising holds

Important notes

Registration steps

FAQ

Still have questions?

Advising holds

All singly enrolled or dually enrolled iSchool students* will have an advising hold put on their registration every semester until they have completed 60 credits. For first-year students, a representative from the Academic Advising Office will come to your COM 100 class during the fall semester to explain the process in detail and answer any questions.

To remove your advising hold, you must do the following:

Any student on probation will be required to meet with Suzanne Maguire before registering, regardless of class standing.

*Dually enrolled students with Arts & Sciences and Whitman should refer to their home school’s registration policies.

Important Notes:

Summer & Fall 2024 Registration Dates

Course Search Available

Course search opens on MySlice

Monday, March 4

Shopping Cart
Opens

Shopping cart opens in MySlice for students to start planning

Tuesday, March 19

Summer & Fall 2024 Enrollment Dates Available

Check MySlice for your specific date/time under “Enrollment Dates” in the Enrollment Tile”

Tuesday, March 12
5pm ET

Registration opens for Summer 2024

Check MySlice for your specific date/time under “Enrollment Dates” in the Enrollment Tile

Wednesday, March 20

Registration opens for Fall 2024

Check MySlice for your specific date/time under “Enrollment Dates” in the Enrollment Tile

Thursday, April 4

Registration Steps

1. Check enrollment appointments
Check your assigned registration day and time on MySlice. It can be found in the enrollment section under “Enrollment Dates” in the Enrollment Tile

2. Check holds
Check “View Holds” on MySlice to be sure you don’t have any holds on your registration. 

3. Select Newhouse course(s)
Select your Newhouse course(s) for the semester. Make time to discuss courses with your faculty or academic adviser.

4. Select non-Newhouse course(s)
Select your non-Newhouse courses for the semester. If you are a first-year or sophomore student who is singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies, check Degree Works to see where you stand with requirements and contact the Academic Advising Office with any questions. Dually enrolled students with Arts and Sciences or Whitman should check with their home colleges to determine core requirements.

View additional major requirements on Degree Works or in your Newhouse Guidebook.

Juniors and seniors should review the degree audit sent via email by your academic adviser and visit Degree Works to determine which courses you still need to complete. Your faculty adviser can assist you in selecting Newhouse electives.

5. Research course(s) on MySlice
Search courses and times on MySlice to create a schedule. Make several schedules with backup Arts and Sciences/core courses in the event courses or sections close.

FAQ

What do I do if I have an advising hold on my registration?

The following students will receive an advising hold on their MySlice account:

• First-year students who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies
•Students who have earned less than 60 credit hours AND meet one of the following criteria: singly-enrolled in Newhouse OR
dually enrolled in Newhouse and Information Studies
• Students in all years who are on probation are required to meet with Suzanne Maguire before registering.

To remove the hold, students must complete a Registration Advising Form and email it to nhadvise@syr.edu at least two business days prior to their registration date/time.

Important Notes:
Students who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies and have earned 60 or more credit hours do not have advising holds but are strongly encouraged to meet with their Newhouse Academic Adviser to ensure that course requirements are being fulfilled.

Newhouse students dually enrolled with Arts and Sciences or Whitman must follow the advising requirements of that college. Dual students should still consult with their Newhouse Academic Adviser on questions that affect their Newhouse major.

Students are responsible for preparing course selections by reviewing Degree Works and scheduling appointments with their Academic Advisers through Orange Success. Allow ample time before your online enrollment appointment begins to meet with your adviser.

If students are unable to complete a schedule and need assistance, they should meet with their Newhouse Academic Adviser before the end of the term.

If students are unable to meet with their academic adviser, please contact Suzanne Maguire, director of Academic Advising.

Other university holds cannot be lifted by Newhouse.
Advising holds often take 48 hours to be cleared.

Where do I obtain a Registration Advising Form?

The following students will receive an advising hold on their MySlice account:

• First-year students who are singly enrolled in Newhouse or dually enrolled with Information Studies
• Students who have earned less than 60 credit hours
• Students in all years who are on probation are required to meet with Suzanne Maguire before registering

To remove the hold, students must complete a Registration Advising Form and email it to nhadvise@syr.edu at least 48 hours prior to their registration date/time.

How, where and when do I register?

You will register online according to class year:

• Graduate students
• Seniors
• Juniors
• Sophomores and First-year students register together

Check your assigned registration day and time on MySlice. It can be found in the enrollment section under “Enrollment Dates” in the Enrollment Tile

Search courses and times on MySlice to create a schedule.

If you need help using the registration system, check out the online registration tutorial or call the help line at 315-443-2422.

What if I am closed out of a class in my Newhouse major?

Newhouse classes often have limited enrollment or have restrictions. If you are closed out of a Newhouse class during registration you will need to fill out a override request form.

If you have questions or concerns about staying on track, please contact your Newhouse Academic Adviser. We can lay out your semesters, showing you how you will progress in your major.

What should I do if the course is open and I am not able to register for it?

There are three common situations that may block you from registering for an open course:

1. If a course is restricted, and you do not meet the restrictions, you will not be able to register for the course without seeking permission. Check the course restrictions in the online class search in MySlice. Many Newhouse courses are restricted by major. Some are also restricted by class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student) and by alphabet (last name A-K or L-Z). If you have not declared a major, you can remedy this situation by contacting nhadvise@syr.edu to send you the electronic change of major form. Fill out this form and return it to nhadvise@syr.edu.  If you wish to be considered for a class for which you do not meet the restrictions, you will need to fill out a wait list form.

2. If a course has a prerequisite, you may not register for the class without having completed the prerequisite. The system will allow you to register for a fall class if you are currently in the prerequisite this spring, even though you have not passed it yet. If the course has a co-requisite, you may not register for the class unless you have taken the co-requisite or you register for the co-requisite in the same semester as the course, which lists the co-requisite.

3. Unless you are in the Honors Program, you are restricted to a 19-credit schedule. The registration system will not allow you to register for more than 19 credits, even if the class is open and you meet the restrictions. Under these circumstances you must drop or swap a course to add a course. (Juniors and seniors may petition for a course overload to register for more than 19 credits.)

What if I only get into two classes and cannot get a full schedule?

You can register and adjust your schedule through the end of the registration period. There will be movement as students come off waitlists, change their minds, etc. The key is to keep checking MySlice. Seats in classes open periodically, so check at different times of the day: early morning, mid-day, late at night. The person that keeps at it—looking for openings in a preferred class right up until the day registration shuts down—is the person who gets their ideal schedule.

Where do I go for help if I am unable to complete my registration?

If you have not been able to register successfully, contact your Newhouse Academic Adviser. They will help you with options.

Still have questions?

Newhouse Rules and Regulations

The Newhouse School Undergraduate Rules and Regulations are meant to supplement the University Rules and Regulations found in the Syracuse University Undergraduate Course Catalog.

A. Admission to Majors (current Newhouse students only)

To be eligible for admission to a major, a student must:

B. Advanced Standing

Students who enter the University with professional experience in any field of communications may apply to the chairperson of their department for examinations to qualify for admission with advanced standing. Before giving approval, the chairperson may require students to do additional work.

Students must declare in writing before taking an examination for advanced standing that they do not wish credit hours (a decision which shall not be changed later), and that they are taking the examination in order to proceed to more advanced work.

C. Academic Standards

The Newhouse School follows the Syracuse University Academic Integrity Policy. Teachers who wish to supplement that policy with class-specific rules and guidelines must do so in writing, in the course syllabus or with similar notice to students.

It is not permissible for any student to submit the same material, with substantially the same style, structure, or wording, to instructors in two or more courses.

A student may not repeat a School of Public Communications course in which a passing grade of D or higher has been received.

Any Public Communications course in which a student has received a grade of F may be repeated. However, a grade of F will only be flagged once for a repeated course.

The pass/fail grade option may be used only for elective courses not required for a major, minor, concentration, specialization, or Core requirements. Pass/fail courses may be used only as free electives.

No more than 24 credits can be taken with a pass/fail grade.

D. Cross-Listed Courses

A course cross-listed between Newhouse and another school, college, or program will be counted as a Newhouse course. Students must register for such courses under the Newhouse course number.

E. Graduation Requirements

Dually Enrolled Students – A student dually enrolled in the School of Public Communications and another school or college of the University must fulfill the course requirements of both schools.

Majors and Minors in Communications – Students may not pursue two major programs or one major and a minor program simultaneously in the School of Public Communications.

GPA – To be eligible for graduation, a student must earn a 2.00 overall grade point average and a 2.00 grade point average in courses taken in the School of Public Communications.

F. Graduation Honors

Graduation honors shall be awarded to students whose cumulative grade point average places them in the highest quartile of the graduating class, subject to the following conditions:

Have earned at least 60 credit hours at Syracuse University.

G. Internship (Experience) Credit

  1. Internship credit will be allowed only for work that has been approved by the Newhouse Academic Advising Office. Students seeking academic credit for prospective work experiences should contact the Newhouse Academic Advising Office, unless the desired internship is offered through a 3 credit course other than BAN 403, COM 400, COM 470, MND 535, PRL 525, or TRF 475.
  1. The following students will be eligible to complete experience credit coursework in the communications area:
  1. Newhouse students will not be allowed to take more than six credit hours of experience credit in the communications area. No more than three of these credits may consist of COM 470 and no more than three internship credits may be earned in a single semester. Experience credit earned in the communications area will be counted as part of the students’ Newhouse credit hours.
  1. Each academic department at Newhouse will decide whether it will allow its students to earn a maximum of three or six experience credits. If a department chooses to allow six credits, it must offer a structured three-credit internship class. Students in that department who wish to take more than three experience credits must take three of their total number of experience credits through the structured class (e.g. BAN 403, COM 400, COM 470, MND 535, PRL 525, or TRF 475.).
  1. Singly enrolled Newhouse students may enroll for experience credit in an area outside of communications, but those credits will not count within the minimum 122 credits needed to graduate. Dually enrolled Newhouse students may enroll for non-communications experience credit coursework if such coursework is approved by their dual colleges.
  1. Students should take communications experience credit for letter grades (A-F) if they intend to count those credits within their major degree requirements.
  1. Undergraduate Students will register for communication internships under COM 470 unless involved in a special internship class set up to deal with experience credit in a specified communications field (such as BAN 403, COM 400, MND 535, PRL 525, or TRF 475.).
  1. Internship credit will not be given for work with organizations that are largely or entirely student-run, including, but not limited to, The Daily Orange, the Onondagan, University Union, NYPIRG, Citrus TV, or WJPZ.
  1. At least 45 hours of work experience are required for each credit hour earned.
  1. Each student enrolled in experience credit coursework in the communications area must have a faculty sponsor who is a member of the School of Public Communications faculty and who has expertise in the field of communications involved in the internship. The student must communicate regularly with their faculty sponsor.
  1. The organization or company at which the student is interning must provide professional supervision of the student’s work and must send regular written professional evaluations of the student’s performance on the job to the student’s academic supervisor.
  1. A student who wishes to enroll in COM 470 must complete an internship proposal form for experience credit on which there is a description of the work activities and academic assignments that will be completed as part of the course. This form must be submitted and approved by the faculty sponsor and the School before the work experience may be undertaken. As part of the requirements for COM 470, each student must write a paper of acceptable academic quality or complete a special project approved by the faculty sponsor. The faculty sponsor may also make other academic assignments and require interim reports.

H.  Newhouse Dean’s List

At the end of each semester a student’s academic achievement is evaluated to be considered for the Dean’s List.

I.  Probation Policy

Good academic standing: A student shall be considered to be in good academic standing by the Academic Standards Committee if he or she has:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  2. Made acceptable progress by earning the appropriate number of credit hours to correspond with the number of full-time semesters attended at Syracuse University.
  3. Earned a cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all Public Communications courses.

Limited progress: A student shall be considered to be making limited progress if he or she has not earned a minimum of:

Public Communications Academic Warning: A student shall be issued a Public Communications Academic Warning regardless of cumulative GPA when he or she has a cumulative GPA below 2.00 for all Public Communications courses. Public Communications courses below 2.00 in two consecutive semesters may result in the student being declared ineligible to register in the School of Public Communications.

Probations: A student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.00 is automatically placed on Academic Probation.

  1. Has not met the conditions of a probationary status (First Probation, Second Probation or Extended Probation).
  2. Has been cleared of Second Probation and whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 again.
  3. Receives a semester GPA under 2.00 for three consecutive semesters.
  4. In the judgment of the Committee shows extreme academic deficiency.

External Credit

Test Credit

The following rules apply to singly enrolled Newhouse students and dual Newhouse/iSchool students. Dual Arts & Sciences/Newhouse and dual Whitman/Newhouse students should refer to their home colleges for more information.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

Syracuse University accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credit for many courses. To receive AP credit, students must have taken the AP examination, earned the appropriate minimum score, and sent official AP scores to Syracuse University. Students can send their official AP score report electronically to Syracuse University via the College Board website. The Syracuse University school code is 2823.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Syracuse University accepts International Baccalaureate (IB) credit for Higher Level examinations with a score of 5 or higher. No credit will be awarded for IB Standard Level exams. To receive IB credit, students must have taken the IB examination, earned the appropriate minimum score, and sent an official IB transcript to Newhouse. Students can send their official IB transcript to Newhouse via the International Baccalaureate website. Students should choose “Syracuse University – S.I. Newhouse School” from the drop-down menu.

Notes

A maximum of 30 test credits may be applied toward the undergraduate degree.

Students cannot take the equivalent course at Syracuse University for any test credit received. If students take the equivalent course at Syracuse University, the test credit will no longer count toward their degree.

If awarded test credit in a foreign language, students may not receive credit for a lower level course or equivalent course in the same language.

A maximum of 8 credits may be awarded for qualifying AP Calculus scores.

Project Advance

Project Advance credit, taken at selected high schools in the United States, is Syracuse University credit. These courses appear on the Syracuse University transcript and affect the Syracuse University GPA. If students pass a Project Advance course, they will receive credit for it and should not register for the same course again. The Project Advance course will fulfill the same requirements as the campus version of the course.

Transfer Credit

The following rules apply to Singly Enrolled Newhouse students and Dual Newhouse/iSchool students. Dual Arts & Sciences/Newhouse and Dual Whitman/Newhouse students should refer to their home colleges for more information.

Newhouse accepts up to 66 transfer credits from a two-year institution (including 30 test credits); up to 90 transfer credits from a four-year institution (including 30 test credits); or up to 90 transfer credits combined from two- and four-year institutions (including 30 test credits).

Non-Matriculated Students

College-level coursework completed prior to matriculation at Syracuse University is eligible for transfer credit. The Newhouse Academic Advising Office evaluates potential transfer credit for all incoming first year and external transfer students.

Matriculated Students

Potential transfer credit courses must be reviewed prior to taking the course. Students must submit a Transfer Credit Petition and a course syllabus to the corresponding Syracuse University department for approval. Once approved by the department, the Newhouse Academic Advising Office evaluates and gives final approval for transfer credit courses.

Internal Transfer Students

The Newhouse Academic Advising Office re-evaluates all existing transfer credit for students who internally transfer to Newhouse. Newhouse reserves the right to reject any transfer credit that does not meet our criteria.

Notes

Courses must be taken at accredited institutions.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for the credit to transfer. Pass/fail grades are not accepted.

Internship/experience credits are not accepted.

Courses taken at two-year colleges cannot be used to meet upper-division requirements.

Students may transfer 12 credits maximum of communications coursework.

Students must have an official transcript sent directly to Newhouse from the college or university:

Electronic transcripts may be sent to:

NHAdvise@syr.edu

Hard copy transcripts may be sent to:

Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Undergraduate Advising Office
215 University Place
316 Newhouse 3
Syracuse, NY 13244-2100

Scholarships

We’ve compiled sources of outside funding, organized by the month applications are due. Many scholarships are sponsored by professional media organizations or media companies. You will find a mix of merit-based and other opportunities that will require a work or essay submission. These scholarships are not affiliated with Syracuse University or the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Guidebooks

Newhouse Guidebooks contain information on degree requirements and rules and regulations.

Select your level of study and year of matriculation, and the Newhouse Guidebooks website will give you information on your path to graduation. Be sure to double-check everything with your adviser before registering.

Internships for Credit

The summer after sophomore year is traditionally the time for your first internship experience.

Internships come in all shapes and sizes—paid, unpaid, for credit or not, full-time or part-time, summer, during the academic year—and play an important role in gaining hands on experience.

Finding Internships

The Newhouse Career Development Center provides assistance in a variety of ways to identify and apply for internships all over the country.

Internships for Credit

Most Newhouse majors allow up to three credits of internship experience to count toward the degree, however please check with your academic adviser in the Academic Advising Office to see how internship credit would factor into your degree. Internship credit rules are also outlined in your Newhouse Guidebook.

Receiving credit for an internship is like taking a class—there is a tuition cost and a final grade. Summer internships registered for credit have associated tuition costs. Typical internships award one credit, but it’s a good idea to check with the employer when inquiring about the internship.

Current summer tuition rates.

Current academic year tuition rates.

Students who want to earn credit for an internship should refer to this guide to navigate the process.

Internship for credit questions? Please contact the Academic Advising Office (316 Newhouse 3) at 443.4722 • nhadvise@syr.edu • Hours: M-F 8:30a-5p • Summer: M-F 8a-4:30p.

FAQ

Are there tuition charges for internship credits?

Yes. During the academic year, the cost of credit is absorbed into the 19 credits you pay for (unless you are going over 19 credits that semester). In the summer, there is an additional cost as you will get a grade—it’s the equivalent to a summer class.

View summer tuition rates>>

The company is giving me the option of credit or not. What is the best option?

It depends on your major, what your credit needs are and if you’ve already taken an internship for credit. Your best bet is to stop by the Academic Advising Office (316 N3) and speak with your academic adviser to determine your best option. 

That said, many students decide to forego the credit, especially in the summer when it costs additional tuition. The experience is the most valuable part of the internship.

How many credits should I register for?

We recommend registering for only one credit—especially in the summer when you are charged per credit. However, it can vary individually so best to check with Academic Advising.

How do I begin the credit registration process?

The Newhouse School has a process for you to register and earn credit for your internship. Students should refer to this guide to navigate the process.

Are there any things I should keep in mind when taking an internship for credit?

Newhouse requires that all faculty sponsors be current faculty members at Newhouse, even if you are interning abroad. The Academic Advising Office can assist you in identifying Newhouse faculty sponsors.
Start the process as soon as you can. Once you leave campus, getting signatures on the registration paperwork gets difficult—please start early!

Advising Staff

The Newhouse Academic Advising Office provides academic support to students throughout their time at Newhouse. Advisers help students explore academic interests, identify campus resources, and develop individual academic plans based on the student’s goals, interests and degree requirements. Students should use this office as a first point of contact for any academic questions or concerns.

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Undergraduate Advising

The transition from home to college can be intimidating. The Newhouse Academic Advising Office is here to help you navigate this new space while making sure that you’re achieving your academic goals.

When you come to the Newhouse School, you will have an academic adviser in the advising office to help you work through your first semester registration and get you started on your path to a career in communications.

Academic advisers assigned by last name

A-Ch

Thai Le

Thai Le

  • Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Ci-Fz

Jessica Del Fuoco

Jessica Del Fuoco

  • Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Ga-Jo

Richard Mendez

Richard Mendez

  • Lead Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Jp-Mal

Lila Ward

Lila Ward

  • Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Mam-Po

Brad Stalter

Brad Stalter

  • Lead Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Pr-Ste

Tess Barrett

  • Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Sti-Z

Gill Budman Kanter

Gillian Budman Kanter

  • Academic Adviser

    Academic Advising

Peer Adviser

In addition to your academic adviser, you’ll also get a peer adviser, a Newhouse student who’s a little ahead of you and knows the ropes. They can answer your questions and understand your experience, because they just went through it all themselves.

Faculty Adviser

Then you’ve got your faculty adviser who can guide you in course choices, answer questions about the majors available to you, and advise you on the communications industry from a more seasoned perspective.


Contact Information

Location

Newhouse Building 3
Room 316

Hours of Availability

Academic Year:
Monday-Friday
8:30am-5pm

Summer:
Monday-Friday
8am-4:30pm

Drop-in Advising

Monday-Friday
11am-2pm


Academic and Wellness Resources

CLASS

Center for Learning And Student Success

CLASS offers workshops for study habits, time management and understanding your learning style. You can also sign up for tutoring sessions.

Location:
014 Bird Library

Barnes Center at The Arch

The Barnes Center offers numorous health and wellness opportunities like individual and group counseling, Headspace (mind and medition app), Crowley Mind Spa, Honwadiyenawa’sek, and pet therapy. Barnes is also home to health care, recreation, and DEIA resources.

Location:
150 Sims Drive

Check out the Barnes Center

Hendricks Chapel

Hendricks Chapel leads in service to our common good as a student-centered global home for religious, spiritual, moral and ethical life. Hendricks Chapel is also home to the Syracuse University food pantry.

Location:
121 Crouse Drive

Check out Hendricks Chapel