The information on this page provides an overview of the immigration steps you can begin work on today:

1. SUBMIT CONFIDENTIAL DECLARATION OF FINANCES OR BANK STATEMENT

Send the Confidential Declaration of Finances Form or bank statement to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

2. OBTAIN AN IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT

ISSO will issue your immigration document (I-20). This generally takes 2-3 weeks. Suffolk's Office of Undergraduate Admissions will mail this document via courier service to the address listed on your Suffolk application.

3. APPLY FOR THE STUDENT VISA

After you receive your I-20, you will be ready to apply for your U.S. visa. F-1 Visa Application Instructions 

TIMELINE

MAY 1 OR DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER  Admission deposit deadline 
MAY - JUNE Resident Students: Complete the on-campus housing questionnaire found at suffolk.edu/mysuffolk 
MID-LATE JULY Housing assignments from the Department of Residence Life & Housing will be emailed to resident students via their Suffolk email addresses
AUGUST 1 Fall semester payment due
AUGUST 1   Deadline to review and submit health and immunization records 
AUGUST 25-26 Orientation for freshmen students session 1 (No housing is available during this session.)
AUGUST 27 International Student and Family Welcome Reception
AUGUST 27 Orientation for transfer students
AUGUST 28-29 Orientation for freshmen students session 2
SEPTEMBER 1 New Student Social at Jillian's
SEPTEMBER 2 Evening classes begin
SEPTEMBER 3 Day classes begin
SEPTEMBER 24 Deadline to waive University-sponsored health insurance plan

*Please remember to take the online math placement exam before attending orientation. Information about this placement exam will be emailed to you in early May.