Accepting the offer

Once you've been admitted to one of our master's programs and decide to enroll, you will need to submit forms and fees, which are detailed here.

Intent to Register Form and Deposit

What you will receive:

After your admission has been processed by our Graduate Enrollment Management Center, you will receive an email from (an automated account) with the instructions and the form needed to reserve your spot.

  • International Students:  Processing your admission takes longer due to the required SEVIS information the office needs to complete. Your email will not be sent until you have provided the required financial documentation. This documentation was required at the time of your application but if you did not provide it, the amounts per program are available online.

What you need to do:

1) Pay an advance deposit of $500. Payments may be made with a check or money order made out to Syracuse University or by credit card via MySlice. (Please note there is a service charge of $13.50 for credit card payments.) This deposit is non-refundable. It will be applied to your first tuition bill once you enroll.

2) Complete the requested information on the Intent to Register email form and send it back to

If you prefer to mail your form and payment, please send to:

Syracuse University
Graduate Enrollment Management Center
716 East Washington St., Suite 200
Syracuse, NY 13210

3) Public Diplomacy students should return Intent to Register forms for both public relations and international relations, but only one deposit is required.

Please note that it will take 2-3 business days to confirm receipt of your payment and form.

The deadline:

Your form must be returned and your deposit must be paid by April 15. Media studies students have until May 1.

International Students

Our Slutzker Center for International Services will also prepare your I-20 form and the Graduate Enrollment Management Processing Center will mail it along with your hard copy admit letter. These documents may still take several weeks to process. We greatly appreciate your patience.

Deferment Requests

Newhouse reviews requests for deferment on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to request a deferment, please submit a brief statement indicating your specific reasons for deferment to Media studies should email Include "Request for Deferment" in your subject line. If approved, you will only be allowed to defer your admission once, and for one year. Any merit aid award offered to you for this year will be forfeited and you will be reconsidered for merit aid next year. We will send you a letter explaining the terms of deferment and any deadlines you need to be aware of for next year. Advance deposits paid for 2017 will automatically be applied to 2018 should you defer. All deferment requests must be made prior to April 15, 2017.

Declining an Offer

You may return your Intent to Register form to or you may email us at to let us know that you will not be attending.

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