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Accepted Students

Tasks Required of Accepted Students

As a new student, you must complete several required tasks before beginning studies at ESF.

The college will send email reminders and printed information to assist you, but it is up to you to make sure the tasks are complete.

Online Tasks

1) ESF Online Tasks via MyESF

MyESF is the portal for managing student business. Once you have an account, MyESF will automatically show the info and services that match your status, whether you are a prospective, accepted, new or current student.

Details for the tasks below appear automatically in your MyESF account at the appropriate time.

On MyESF accepted students must:

  • Accept financial aid award (if applicable—those not contacted online receive their aid award letter by mail)
  • Select housing and meal plan
  • Enter emergency contact information
  • Agree to student policies presented in the ESF Student Handbook
  • Upload photo—a head-shot for your file
  • Complete disabilities identification form (if applicable)
  • Complete FERPA waiver (if applicable—allows release of billing info to someone you designate)
  • Pay tuition and fees—pay installments when due (first bill is posted about 6 weeks before the semester starts)

2) Syracuse University (SU) Online Tasks

ESF shares certain services with SU.

Finalizing Admission

Theses are required to move from applicant to accepted student:

1) Commitment to Enroll form

Submit yours if you haven't already.

2) Transcripts, Scores, Etc.

Make sure required official documents have been sent directly to ESF by appropriate agencies or institutions (documents issued to students are not official):

  • Final official high school transcript confirming graduation
  • Final official college transcripts for any college level courses taken in high school
    • Transfer Students only: Final official college transcripts from any colleges attended prior to ESF, including summer course work or any college level courses taken in high school
  • Official Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) test score. To request official scores from College Board, visit www.collegeboard.com or call (212) 713-8000.  

Contact the Admissions Office if you have questions or concerns:


Other Business

Health Insurance and Services

Learn about the required Student Health Form and other important details:

Computer Purchase, Email & Internet

Learn about recommended computers, email and network accounts, internet access, and more:

Housing, Meal Plans, Utilities, & Banking

Off-campus residents can learn about housing resources, meal plan options and utilities (gas, electric, internet). All students may be interested in the banking information.

Class Registration

All new first-year and transfer students are pre-registered for classes. At Orientation, students receive schedules and meet with advisors to make any adjustments and finalize registration.

Please be sure to send your final transcripts in to the Admissions Office prior to Orientation.

Contact the Registrar with questions, 111 Bray Hall, 315-470-6657.

Textbook Purchasing

ESF works with the Syracuse University Bookstore to offer textbooks. You can order textbooks online and have them delivered to the ESF Bookstore (Gateway Center) for pick-up. Details here: