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First-Year Course Selection & Registration

The course selection and registration process at Syracuse University is called First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). Each school or college conducts this process differently and has a different deadline.  Pay close attention to your school or college's deadline for completing your FTES. 

You are able to select course titles and topics during the FTES process, but not the specific course section.  Once you've completed your FTES, an advisor in your home school or college will use your FTES to create your fall course schedule and register you for classes.  Your fall course schedule will be available to view on MySlice on August 1st.  If you would like to make changes to your schedule, you will have time during Syracuse Welcome to meet with your advisor and make those changes.

See below for specific information about your school or college's First Term Enrollment Selections process.

School of Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Education
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
School of Information Studies
Newhouse School of Public Communication
Whitman School of Management
College of Visual and Performing Arts

School of Architecture

The Class of 2022 will receive email communication on May 22nd regarding the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) process. Please read the materials that will be included in that email before confirming your registration for Fall 2017 between May 22nd and June 15th.  To do this, please visit MySlice, and choose First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). In order to access MySlice, you must have your netID and password activated.  For help, click here. The deadline to submit your course selections through the FTES is June 15, 2017.

Please check your syr.edu e-mail account regularly for more information about the First Term Enrollment Selections process and other pertinent information relating to your program of study.

For help, call Dana Nowakowski at (315) 443-3464, Monday-Friday 9AM to 1PM. EST. Or e-mail dmnowako@syr.edu

College of Arts and Sciences

On May 15th, all first-year students will receive an email on their syr.edu email account.  This will include a link to our website which explains how to select classes for your first semester using the interactive course planner called First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). Access to FTES through MySlice will begin May 22nd. Please take note that the deadline for completing this process is June 15th.

  • If you are dually enrolled in Arts and Sciences and Newhouse, or you are a combined student in Arts and Sciences and Engineering and Computer Science, you will follow the Arts and Sciences registration process.
  • For help, call 1-800-295-0994, 8a.m.-4:30p.m., M-F, EST starting May 23rd or email casadvising@syr.edu.

School of Education

You will receive a welcome letter on Monday, May 22 to your syr.edu email with instructions for taking placement exams and completing your Fall 2017 First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). 

To access MySlice you must activate your netID and password by visiting http://its.syr.edu/netid/  Information will be available on MySlice under First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) beginning Monday, May 22, and will continue through Thursday, June 15. You must submit your FTES no later than this date.

Notes for dually-enrolled students:

  • If your major is Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education:
    You are a dually enrolled student in the School of Education and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.  You will follow the School of Education course selection process listed above.
  • If your major is: English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, or Spanish Education:
    You are dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.  You will follow the School of Education course selection process listed above.
  • If your major is Art Education or Music Education:
    You are a dually enrolled student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education.  You will follow the College of Visual and Performing Arts course selection process.

 For assistance, call 1-800-295-1106, M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST from Monday, May 22 through Friday, June 15.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

You will receive a welcome letter in the mail and to your syr.edu email account, from Dean Teresa Dahlberg in mid-May. Your First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) registration instructions will be available on our E&CS website. Once you have read through the instructions go to MySlice.syr.edu to complete your registration. The deadline is June 15th, 2017.

  1. To access MySlice students must activate the NetID and password. For help, click here.
  2. Once you have completed step one, go to MySlice and click on First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES). You will have access to FTES beginning on May 22, 2017.
  3. Complete the Math Placement Exam
  4. Select your elective or replacement courses and when completed, click on the green button 'Submit Final Course Selection' button at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, contact the Student Records Office at 315-443-5191 M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m or via email at undergradrecords@ecs.syr.edu

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Your Fall 2017 registration form will be available on MySlice beginning May 22nd. To access MySlice you must activate your netID and password. For help, click here. Once on MySlice you will find your First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES), which will give you links to directions for choosing course preferences, taking placement exams, and submitting your preferences.  The first-year student registration deadline is June 15, 2017.  Students that submit earlier will have first priority for course selection.

In May you will receive, additional communications from Falk College through mail and your syr.edu email address with further information about the registration process. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed in these materials, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 1-800-295-1241 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time). This toll-free number will be in effect from May 22 through June 15, 2017. View the First Term Enrollment Selections tutorial for help in completing this process.

School of Information Studies

You will receive a welcome letter in the mail from Dean Elizabeth Liddy, along with an e-mail sent to your syr.edu e-mail account, with directions to an Information Studies' website where you will find registration instructions and course selections. The website can also be accessed for School of Information Studies students here and for students dually enrolled in the School of Information Studies and Whitman here.  The deadline for this process is June 15, 2017.

  • If you are dually enrolled in Newhouse and the iSchool, you will follow the Newhouse registration process.

For help contact The School of Information Studies at 315-443-6137, or 1-800-295-1357.

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

You will be mailed a letter in late May from the Newhouse School with instructions for taking placement tests and completing your course selections for Fall 2017. You will be accessing the tests and course selection form online. The deadline for completing your placement tests and submitting your course selections is Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Special Note for dually enrolled Newhouse Students

  • If you are dually enrolled in Newhouse and the iSchool, you will follow the Newhouse course selection process.
  • If you are dually enrolled in Whitman and Newhouse, you will follow the directions and deadlines posted by the Whitman School of Management.
  • If you are dually enrolled in Arts and Sciences and Newhouse, you will follow the directions and deadlines posted by The College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information contact the Newhouse Undergraduate Records Office at 315-443-4722.

Whitman School of Management

On May 1st, you will receive a welcome letter via email from the Whitman School Assistant Dean, Lindsay Quilty, that will include information about a timeline of communications regarding summer expectations, including course selections. On May 15th, you’ll receive additional information with specifics about course selection with helpful instructions.  After activating your netID and password, you will complete your First Term Enrollment Selections in MySlice.  The deadline for completing your First Term Enrollment Selections is June 15, 2017.

  • If you are dually enrolled in Whitman and Newhouse, you will follow the Whitman registration process.
  • If you are dually enrolled in the iSchool and Whitman, you will follow the iSchool registration process.
  • If you are dually enrolled in Arts & Sciences and Whitman, you will have specific instructions on the Whitman site.

If you have any questions after reviewing the registration instructions, please contact the Whitman Undergraduate Office at (315) 443-2361 or whitmanadvising@syr.edu.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

You will receive an important welcome email from the SU:VPA Office of Student Affairs, in early May, which will outline the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) process. Completing the FTES process is crucial, as it will assist SU:VPA staff in registering you for Fall courses.

Beginning Monday, May 22, 2017 you will be able to go to MySlice to access the FTES form and list your preferred courses:

  1. To access MySlice, students must activate their netID and password. For help, click here.
  2. Once you have completed step one, go to MySlice, enter your netID and password, and go to Student Services, Enrollment and First Term Enrollment Selections.
  3. Fill out your First Term Enrollment Selections in its entirety, and then click on the Submit Final Course Selections button at the end of the form.
  4. The deadline for completing your First Term Enrollment Selections is Thursday, June 15, 2017. (After this date the form will no longer be available on MySlice).

If you have any questions, contact the SU:VPA Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs at 315-443-2517 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or via email at vpaosa@syr.edu.