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 2024 will receive email communication on May 20th 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 2019 between May 20th and June 14th. 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 14, 2019.

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, please email archreg@syr.edu or call (315) 443-3464.

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 20th. Please take note that the deadline for completing this process is June 14th.

  • 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 21st or email casadvising@syr.edu.

School of Education

 

You will receive an email on Monday, May 20 to your syr.edu email with instructions for taking placement exams and completing your Fall 2019 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 20, and will continue through Friday, June 14. 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.
  • If your major is Health and Exercise Science, Inclusive Elementary and Special Education, or Selected Studies in Education you are a singly enrolled student and will follow the School of Education course selection process listed above.

 For assistance, call 1-800-295-1106, M-F, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST from Monday, May 20 through Friday, June 14.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

 

You will receive a welcome letter in the mail and to your syr.edu email account, from the Dean 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 14th, 2019.

  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 20th, 2019.
  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 2019 registration form will be available on MySlice beginning May 20th. 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 14, 2019.  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 20 through June 14, 2019. 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 the Dean of the iSchool, along with an e-mail sent to your syr.edu e-mail account. Your Fall 2019 registration form will be available on MySlice beginning May 20th. To access MySlice you must first activate your netID and password. On MySlice you will find your First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES), which will give you links to instructions for choosing  and submitting course preferences as well as taking required placement exams.  The first-year student registration deadline is June 14, 2019.  Students that submit earlier will have first priority for course selection.

  • 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.

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 2019. You will be accessing the tests and course selection form online. The deadline for completing your placement tests and submitting your course selections is Friday, June 14, 2019.

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 14, 2019.

  • 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, 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 VPA Office of Student Success, in early May, which will outline the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) process. Completing the FTES process is crucial, as it will assist the Student Success staff in registering you for Fall courses.

Beginning Monday, May 20, 2019 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 Friday, June 14, 2019. (After this date the form will no longer be available on MySlice).

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