To access the First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES): Start at the Syracuse University website and click the MySlice link at the top of the page. (You must have your NetID activated to login to this site. Please visit ITS Self Serv to activate your NetID.) Log into MySlice. Once logged into MySlice, find the Student Services box. Under Enrollment, click on First Term Enrollment Selections. Please read the directions carefully and completely.

Please review your personal information and intended major on FTES Page 1 for accuracy.

FTES Page 1: Please provide the following information

Is English your primary Language?
Please check “Yes” or “No”

Syracuse University Marching Band (SUMB) “The Pride of the Orange.”
If you are interested in participating in “The Pride of the Orange,” Syracuse University Marching Band, check the appropriate box and then contact the band office at 315-443-2194 or e-mail Fran Moore at fmmoore@syr.edu. All members are required to attend band camp the week before classes begin. Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester. You are required to register for Marching Band (ENI 510) for one credit.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
The B.Arch Curriculum poses a challenge for students to participate in a ROTC program. We may be able to support Army ROTC, but not the Air Force. If you have any questions about this, please contact the appropriate ROTC office.
Air Force: 1-800-295-7456  Email: afdet535@syr.edu
Army: 1-800-295-3705  Email: armyrotc@syr.edu

Division I Sports
The BArch Curriculum does not support participation in many Division I sports. Please contact Vittoria Buccina at vabuccin@syr.edu if you have any questions.

Please enter a phone number you can be reached at this summer in the next box. We will primarily communicate with students over the summer via email, but it’s also important to have an accurate summer phone number.

You will be registered for the following Required Courses:

ARC 107 Architectural Design I (6 credits) Architectural principles through analysis, abstract exercises, and building-design problems. Use of graphic conventions and the role of drawing to convey architectural ideas. This studio class meets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00-5:00pm.

ARC 141 Introduction to Architecture (3 credits) An introduction to basic definitions and concepts of architecture understood as a cultural artifact, specifically in relation to the city. The formal, theoretical, and pragmatic aspects of architectural practices are investigated thematically. The class is a series of lectures, course readings, and case studies. It meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:35-11:30am.

ARC 181 Representation I (3 credits) Exploration of visual environment with sketchbook, pen, and pencil. Techniques, rules, and principles of representational freehand sketching and drawing as tools in the architectural process. The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:35pm for lecture, then meets in the studio from 3:45-5:05pm.

FTES Page 1: Resources

Two documents, labeled Instructions: How to Complete This Form and Courses Available to First-year Architecture Students are offered as links in this section or on the sidebar to the right. You may need to refer to the Courses Available to First-Year Architecture Students document when you get to page 3 of the First Term Enrollment Selections.

Any questions can be directed to archreg@syr.edu or 315-443-3464.

FTES Page 1: Additional Program Information

If you are part of the following programs, they will be listed in this section:

Renée Crown University Honors Program
If you have been admitted to the Honors program, that information will display here. Please refer to the supplemental online registration information on your FTES page. Please wait to make your final selection of courses until you read this material. If you have questions about Honors courses, contact Hanna Richardson at hricha01@syr.edu.

Learning Community
If you have been admitted to a Learning Community, that information will display here. If there is no Learning Community listed, you are not part of this program. If you think an error has been made, please leave a note in the notes section on page 3 of the FTES and we will contact you or you may contact the Learning Community Office at 315-443-2279 or lcs@syr.edu.

FTES Page 1: Placement Exams

Online Placement Exams must be completed by June 14, 2019.

Math
Architecture students are required to complete the Mathematics Placement Examination before you begin your first semester at Syracuse University. In this section, click on the link that says, “click here to go to Placement Exams” to take the exam online. You can also access the placement exam through MySlice at MySlice > Student Services > Placement Exams > Take Placement Exams. You will use the same username and password as your MySlice account to take the exam. Mathematics is not required during your first semester but you will still need to take the placement examination now.

Language
A language is not required for Architecture students. However, if you want to take a language your first semester, you must take a language placement exam first. In this section, click the link that says, “click here to go to Placement Exams” to take the language placement examination. You can take the following language placement exams online: French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish through MySlice at MySlice > Student Services > Placement Exams > Take Placement Exams. All other language placement exams are administered in person on Thursday, August 22nd from 1 to 2:45 p.m. and Friday, August 23rd from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in H.B. Crouse Hall. More information is available about in-person exams. 

Choose one of the following writing options:

Please read all of the choices below before selecting the correct writing option.

  • WRT 105- Studio 1: Academic Writing (3 credits)
    WRT 105 is a required course for your first semester of the BArch program unless you are coming in with Advanced Placement, Transfer or SummerStart credit for Writing. If you know that you will not have credit for WRT 105, and english is your primary language, please check this box.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and would like to stay at 12 credits this semester.
    If you expect to receive external credit, from either AP, IB, A-Level, or a previous college course, for writing and plan to stay at 12 credits for the semester, please check the box: “I expect to receive external credit for writing and would like to take 12 credits this semester.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and would like to take 15 credits this semester.
    If you expect to receive external credit for writing but would like to take 15 credits your first semester, please check this box. This means that you plan to take a course that will fulfill an Arts & Sciences requirement and you will be taking 15 credits total your first semester. The third page of the FTES is where you will enter your Arts & Science course selection.
  • I have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and will be taking WRT 109.
    If you have been admitted to the Renee Crown University Honors Program and plan to take WRT 109, please check this box. Refer to the honors program under Additional Program Information on the first FTES page.
  • ENL 201- Intermediate English for Non-Native Speakers of English (3 credits). English is not my primary language. I will take the ELAE when I arrive on campus.
    International Students and students who speak English as a second language will be placed in an ENL sequence (English as a Second Language) instead of WRT 105. All International Students (students from English-speaking countries are generally exempt from taking the placement exam) will be registered for ENL 201 until you take the English Placement Assessment Exam. This exam will be held on various dates during the two weeks before the semester begins. Please visit the Orientation site for a listing of those dates. The Slutzker Center for International Students will also list the dates under “New Students”. If you are an International Student that is required to take the English Language Assessment Exam or if you speak English as a second language, please check this box and you will be registered for the appropriate ENL course after the results of the placement exam are provided to the School of Architecture in August.

At this point, please click “next” and it will bring you to FTES page 2.

FTES Page 2: College-Level Credit

List any Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaurete (IB), or other college credit you have received. Please be sure to list the full examination title, such as “AP-English Language and Composition”. If you know the score, please enter “score of x” immediately following the title. Please list ANY exams you have taken, even if you do not know the score. Please make arrangements with College Board to have your AP scores reported to SU. Make sure any AP exams you took in your Junior year are reported to SU as well. For IB and other exams, please make arrangements with the testing agency to send official test results to SU. The School of Architecture will not accept results directly from a student.

List any Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) or other SU courses you have taken or will take, including SummerStart courses. You will not need to request a transcript as these courses will be reflected on your SU transcript.

List any college courses you have taken or are currently taking. Please list course name(s) and number(s) and where you took the course.

*NOTE* Unless you have already provided an official transcript with grades as part of your application to Syracuse University, to receive college credit from other colleges or universities, you must request all official transcripts sent to: Syracuse University School of Architecture, Attn: Student Records, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse NY 13244.

At this point, please click “next” and it will bring you to FTES page 3.

FTES Page 3: Replacement Courses

This is the area where you will enter an elective if you checked the 3rd box in the Writing Section. You will use the Courses Available to First-Year Architecture Students link found in the right hand corner of page 1. Please list your choices in rank order and we will do our best to place you in your first choice class. Please refer to this list only, as these are the only courses that will fit into a first-year architecture student’s schedule. You will get an error message if you choose a course that is not on the Courses Available to First-Year Architecture Students list.

If you checked the first writing section box on page 1, simply leave the replacement course section blank and 15 credits should auto populate at the bottom of the page. If you checked the 2nd box on page 1, leave the replacement course section blank and 12 credits should be populated at the bottom of the page. We don’t advise students to take 18 credits the first semester.

At this point, please click “next” box and it will bring you to FTES page 4.

FTES Page 4: Confirm Selections

On page 4 you will review your entries from the previous pages. If you need to change anything, please return to the previous pages at this time or press the “Save To Submit Later” button at the top of the page. If you are finished, please select “Submit Final Course Selections”. Print this page for your records.

IMPORTANT

  • Please check you SYR email frequently over the summer.
  • Once the Fall semester begins, your SU email address is the ONLY email address we will use when contacting you.
  • Send any first-term registration questions to archreg@syr.edu.