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Citizenship & Civic Engagement

How to Apply

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Apply as a High School Student

If you are a current high school student applying to Syracuse University, make sure to indicate citizenship and civic engagement as your first-choice major on the Common Application for priority consideration. You will not need to submit any additional materials, but our admissions committee will review your list of extracurricular activities for community and civic engagement experience. Early decision students are welcome to apply in the fall. 

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Apply as a Current Syracuse University Student

If you are a current first-year student or first-semester sophomore at Syracuse University, you still need to apply to the CCE program. We review applications on a rolling basis, but space is limited so we encourage you to apply as soon as you know CCE is the major for you. In addition to strong academic performance, we look for students who are actively involved in meaningful public service activities on or off campus.

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Considering CCE? 

Make an appointment (email) with an advisor to discuss your options. First-year students and sophomores typically apply in the fall to start in the spring. First-year students may also apply in the spring to start in the fall of their sophomore year. We review applications on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. Early application is best!

Ready to Apply?

Visit Answers for additional information and materials. 

Accepted to CCE?

Email us to make an appointment to select your courses for on-time completion.

Sofia Rossi

I am Maxwell.

“I applied to CCE because I wanted to be surrounded by people who are as dedicated to social change and action as I am. As a CCE student, I am learning not only to pinpoint a societal problem, but also how to take real, tangible action in order to directly address the issue and make a change.”

Sofia Rossi ’22

Double major: CCE, policy studies

Citizenship and Civic Engagement
206 Eggers Hall