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  Rehearsals averaging six hours per week (three evenings, two hours each) occur during the fall semester. You will be 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:
Army: 1-800-295-3705  Email:

Division I Sports
The BArch Curriculum does not support participation in many Division I sports. Please contact Vittoria Buccina at 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.



Please visit the First-Term Enrollment link found in this section to return to this page, for the list of electives available first-year architecture students, and additional information on transfer credit.  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 Gus Nascimento at 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 the honors program directly at

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

FTES Page 1: Placement Exams

Online Placement Exams must be completed by June 21, 2021.


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.


A Language Placement Exam is only required at this time for students who choose to take a language course during the Fall semester.

FTES PAGE 1: Required Courses (You will be automatically enrolled in the following):

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. 

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. 

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. 

FYS 101 First-Year Seminar (1 credit) Students will explore the areas of Belonging, Interdependence, Health and Wellness, Development of Identity, Socialization, Prejudice, Discrimination, Bias, Stereotypes both within their FYS 101 section, in Syracuse University sponsored experiential activities, and in The School of Architecture sponsored activities.

FTES PAGE 1: WRITING: 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 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 do not have incoming credit writing, you will take an honors level writing course, WRT 109.  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. 
    International Students and/or students who speak English as a second language will be placed in the 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. 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.  The English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) for Fall 2021 will be held online on June 9 and 10 EDT. Please register through the following link: The registration deadline is June 4.
  • I expect to receive external credit for writing and will enter my choices for an elective course on page 3. If you expect to receive external credit for writing and will be taking an elective this semester, please check this box. This elective will fulfill an Arts & Sciences requirement. The third page of the FTES is where you will enter your Arts & Science course selection.

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), General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) 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 cannot 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 the college/university 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 4th box in the Writing Section. You will use the Courses Available to First-Year Architecture Students link found in the “Resources” section of your FTES pages.  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.

You may add a note to your advisor regarding your course selection.

If you checked any of the first three writing section boxes on page 1, simply leave the replacement course section blank and 16 credits should auto populate at the bottom of the page. 

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.


  • Please check your 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 Gus Nascimento at