FAQ for Rising First Year Applicants to Syracuse
Q. How do I apply to the Citizenship and Civic
Engagement major when I apply to SU?
A. All applicants to Syracuse University who would like to apply to the
Citizenship and Civic Engagement major should do so via the Common Application. When prompted, you will be asked to select the college and academic plan
(major) to which you wish to apply. In order to be considered for entry in the
program in your first year, you must select The College of Arts and Sciences as
your college and CCE as your intended major. In the Writing Supplement you
will be prompted to answer a question as to why you are interested in this
Q. If I
do not apply for the major when I apply to SU, can I apply later?
program accepts students at only two points in their undergraduate studies: as
incoming students at SU, and as current first-year students at SU (to begin the
program at the beginning of the sophomore year). The program is small and
selective, and space is limited. If you know that the CCE program is a good fit
for you and you want to participate, it is best to apply when you apply to SU.
Q. Who will review my application for admittance
into SU and the CCE major?
A. Your application will be first reviewed by the SU Admissions office to
determine if you meet the Admissions standards of the University. If your
application meets the academic requirements of SU, then your application will
be reviewed by a faculty committee from the Maxwell School.
type of student are you looking to accept into the CCE major?
CCE program is looking to accept student who are strong academically, who
demonstrate a commitment to public service, and who are self-motivated and driven.
While the CCE major offers one-on-one attention to students, students selected
for this major must be able to advocate for themselves and be proactive about
selecting their coursework to satisfy the requirements for the major.
will I be notified if I am accepted into the program?
University admissions office will notify you of all decisions on their scheduled notification dates.
Q. What if I am accepted to SU but not into the CCE major?
A. Students who are not accepted into the CCE program
as a high school senior and attend SU have the opportunity to apply in the
spring semester of their first year on campus.
Q. What other majors best complement the CCE major?
A. Most of our students plan to double major in one
of the social sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History,
International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Science, and Sociology), but
we also encourage students to apply who are interested in another CAS major
with a strong social-science focus (such as Latino-Latin American Studies,
Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies, etc.). Newhouse students
who wish to combine communications with civic action and leadership are also
encouraged to apply as dual majors.