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
|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.