TO START: Read "PRE-REGISTRATION TIPS" in the first tab below.
THEN, if you KNOW YOUR MAJOR: Choose the school that houses your major (COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES or the SAWYER BUSINESS SCHOOL) and complete "Steps 1-5."
UNDECIDED about your major?
Don’t worry, many new students will be "undeclared" for the first year or two. If you are "undeclared," choose the school that seems to be the best “fit” for you (College of Arts and Sciences or Sawyer Business School) and follow the instructions step-by-step.
POTENTIAL Art Major (Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or Interior Design)?
If you are planning to attempt entry into a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major please pre-register according to the instructions for that major. You will find BFA majors under the “College of Arts and Sciences” tab below. Learn more about the policy for undeclared students without a portfolio.
The most important thing to remember is that we're here to help you. If anything isn't clear or if you have any questions, call us at the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center. Our number is 617-573-8345. Or email us at email@example.com.
Keep it balanced
Plan to attend classes 5 days a week. Stacking classes into only a few days limits your ability to work on group projects, get extra help, study for exams or meet with your professors.
When selecting courses, take notes. This will make it easier for you to find alternatives if a course you want becomes full.
A prerequisite is a course or requirement you must complete before you are allowed to enroll in another class. For example, Freshmen Writing I must be completed before Freshmen Writing II. Not all examples are this obvious, so it's important to read the prerequisites listed for all courses. Prerequisites can be found with the course title when searching for courses in MySuffolk.
Limit your search to the campus you're going to attend
When you search for courses in MySuffolk, you can limit your search by using the "Campus" drop-down menu and selecting "BOS" for Boston or "WEB" for Online Courses.
Do you have Advanced Standing Credit?
Advanced standing credit from testing programs such as AP, IB, CLEP, FB, A Levels, or Dual Enrollment Credit (college courses taken while in high school) is typically sent to us in July. If you are expecting these credits, you should enroll in the courses listed, as instructed by your Math and English placement results until Suffolk receives your additional credit. Not sure what to do? Talk to an academic advisor for personal assistance at 617-573-8345, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Example: If you completed the Language & Composition AP test and earned a 4 or 5 you will have completed the Freshman Writing requirement and can choose another course.
Did you sign up for a Living Learning Community (LLC)?
If you are living in a residence hall and have signed up for an LLC course, the Department of Residence Life and Housing will automatically enroll you in this course. Please leave a space for it and complete the rest of your schedule. Don’t hesitate to speak to an academic advisor for more assistance.
You can always make changes
At orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and make schedule changes, if necessary. To discuss your schedule with us before orientation, call advising at 617-573-8345.
|You will be registering for 4-5 courses. With these 4 or 5 courses, you will earn 16 to 17 credits.
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All of the following suggestions are based on course availability and are subject to change as seats are filled.
If you need assistance, please contact advising at 617-573-8345 or email@example.com.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers several Seminar for Freshmen sections exclusively for Honors students. To view your options, visit www.suffolk.edu/sf.
Choose your major from the list below to select your appropriate major course(s). If your major offers more than one choice, you can read the course descriptions using the MySuffolk Search/Register for Sections option.
|Undeclared||Please move on to STEP 4 and select 2 courses|
|Asian Studies||AS-100 or other Asian Studies (AS) course|
|Applied Legal Studies||GVT-110|
|Biology||BIO-114 & BIO-L114 and CHEM-111 & CHEM-L111|
|Important: Check math placement results for Biology major. If you place into MATH-134 or higher, take the courses listed above. If you place into MATH-104, take MATH-104 instead of CHEM-111 & CHEM-L111 in your first semester.|
|Biochemistry||CHEM-111 & CHEM-L111 and MATH-165|
|Important: Check your math placement results and follow your placement instructions for the Biochemistry major.|
|Chemistry||CHEM-111 & CHEM-L111 and MATH-165|
|Important: Check your math placement results and follow your placement instructions for the Chemistry major.|
|Computer Science||CMPSC-F131 and MATH-165|
|Important: Check your math placement results and follow your placement instructions for the Computer Science major.|
|Communication & Journalism||CJN-101|
|Art History||ARH-101 or ARH-102|
|Economics||EC-101 or EC-102|
|Electrical Engineering||ECE-101 & ECE-L101, ENS-103 & ENS-L103, and MATH-165|
|Important: Check your math placement and follow your placement instructions for the Electrical Engineering major.
Engineering majors do not enroll in writing first semester, unless placed into ENG-095. Check your writing placement and if you place into ENG-095, enroll in ENG-095 and do not enroll in Seminar for Freshmen (SF).
|English||Most English majors do not begin their first major course until completing WRI-101 and WRI-102. Please select 2 courses from Step 4.|
|Environmental Science||BIO-111 & BIO-L111 and ENVS-111 & ENVS-L111|
|Environmental Studies||ENST-101 and ENVS-111 & ENVS-L111|
|Fine Arts||ADF-S101, ADF-S166, and ADF-S171|
|French||French (FR) course at your placement level. You will take and check your placement level at orientation and advisors will help you complete your schedule.|
|Graphic Design||ADF-S101, ADF-S166, and ADF-S171|
|Government||All concentrations EXCEPT International Affairs: GVT-110
International Affairs: GVT-115
|History||Any History (HST) course at 100 level|
|Illustration||ADF-S101, ADF-S166, and ADF-S171|
|Interior Design||ADF-S101, ADF-S166, and ADF-S108|
|Mathematics||CMPSC-F131 and MATH-165
Important: Check your math placement results and follow your instructions for the Math major
|Music History||MUH-101 or MUH-102|
|Philosophy||PHIL-119, PHIL-123, OR PHIL-127|
|Physics||PHYS-151 & PHYS-L151 and MATH-165
Important: Check your math placement results and follow your instructions for the Physics major
|Radiation Science|| SCI-108 and choose one from the following: PHIL-119, PHIL-123, or PHIL-127
Important: Check your math placement results for your major. If you place into MATH-134 or higher, follow the instructions above. If you place into MATH-104, take MATH-104 instead of PHIL.
|Sociology||SOC-113 or SOC-116|
|Spanish||Spanish (SPAN) course at your placement level. You will take and check your placement level at orientation and advisors will help you complete your schedule.|
|Theatre||Any THEATR course at 100 level.|
|Free Elective||Any course at any level in all of the undergraduate program offerings at Suffolk University. Freshmen may select "100" level courses for their first semester or courses at the "200" level or above that have no prerequisite.
|Potential Major or Minor course||
For example, if you are interested in majoring or minoring in Psychology, take the first course in the major requirements, PSYCH-114. If you are considering Government, take GVT-110.All departments list the course options for their majors and minors on their webpages. Use those pages as guides. If you decide not to major or minor in this potential area, the course will be used toward your total credits needed for graduation. Use those pages or the advice in Step 3, above, as guides.
|Creativity & Innovation (CI) Requirement|| Search for options by selecting "CI - Creativity & Innovation" under "Subject" in MySuffolk.
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Radiation Science, & Environmental Science Majors: do not select a CI course in your first semester.
Physics majors: If you placed in MATH-134 or higher, do not select a CI course in your first semester.
|Math Requirement||To check your math placement, log into MySuffolk to access MyPlacements.
Follow the instructions provided for your major after you complete the placement test and look up your placement. Placement results are available 3 business days after completing the test.
While some CAS students will enroll in Math in their first semester, it is common for CAS students to complete math either first or second semester of freshman year (unless directed to enroll in Math by your major instructions listed above).
|Modern Language Requirement||Required for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, optional for all others.
Search for options by selecting “LANG- Language Requirement BA” under course type in MySuffolk. You may only select “101” level courses without first taking a language placement test.
Humanities & History Requirement
|Search for options by selecting “HUHST-Humanities & History” under course type & “100-First Yr” under Course Level in mySuffolk. Freshmen should select from among the courses in the “100” level for their first semester|
Social Science Requirement
Search for options by selecting “SOSCI- Social Science BS BA BFA” under Course Type & “100- First Yr” under Course Level.Engineering & Communication and Journalism majors should not select this option
CAS-101 (Speak Up! Strategies for Success) (1 credit)
Transition to college and an urban community can be challenging! CAS-101 can help make the experience easier! The course assignments are designed to help you get to know the campus and the community. You will attend campus activities, interview advisors, and visit various departments and divisions. You will also learn valuable skills to help you improve your speaking abilities. Contributing to class discussion, presenting reports, and participating in group projects are all part of the college experience. CAS-101 will provide instruction on how to speak up effectively in these situations. The class is a one-credit course, and it meets once per week. Instructors include full and part-time faculty, administrators, and staff from the Suffolk community. There is also an undergraduate TA for each section.
CAS-101 sections are "linked" to Honors Seminar for Freshmen (SF) sections. When you register for your Seminar for Freshmen course, you will be automatically registered for the "linked" CAS-101 section so make sure there is space in your schedule.
For Art School/NESAD students (BFA majors): your schedule will be full at 17 credits so you should not enroll in CAS-101.
| You will be registering for 5 courses. With these 5 courses, you will earn 15-16 credits.
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Aim to enroll in two honors courses in your first semester.
If you have questions regarding the honors program or honors courses, please contact Kim Larkin, Sawyer Business School, 617-573-8375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBS Honors students must choose ONE of the three honors sections of ENT-H101 below:
Placement results are available 3 business days AFTER you complete the Math Placement Test.
ALL Business majors are expected to enroll in a Math class during their first semester.
All students in the Business school, regardless of major, will take SBS-100 during their first semester.
|Creativity & Innovation Requirement||Use MySuffolk to perform a course search. Choose Term 15/FA-Fall 2015 and Subject “CI” then hit Submit to see options.|
|Globalization Requirement||Choose either SIB-101 Globalization (3 credits) or HST-149 Empires & Globalization I (4 credits). If you are considering a Global Business major or International Business minor, SIB-101 is required. Please select SIB-H101 if space is available.|
Social, Cultural and Global Diverse Perspectives Requirement
|Use MySuffolk Search & Select to My Wishlist to search and register for sections. Use the "Course Type" drop-down menu and select "PERSP- DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES" and click "Submit" to see course options. Please select P.AD-H201 or WGS-H111, if space is available.|
|Global Business students should NOT choose a free elective but may begin a language requirement if needed. A free elective may be any course you want at any level in all of the undergraduate program offerings at Suffolk University. However, freshmen may select from among the courses in the “100” level for their first semester or any 200 level class for which there is no prerequisite.|