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

1. Submit confidential Declaration of Finances and a bank statement

Send the Certificate of Finances and a 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 Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) 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 

4. Please fill out the transfer release form if you are an incoming transfer student. 2016 TIMELINE

SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER Admission deposit deadline 
MID DECEMBER Resident Students: Complete the on-campus housing questionnaire found at
EARLY JANUARY Housing assignments from the Department of Residence Life & Housing will be emailed to resident students via their Suffolk email addresses
JANUARY 3 Spring semester payment due

Orientation for freshmen students (Snow Date: January 15th)


Orientation for transfer students (Snow Date: January 15th)


Mandatory International Student Program, 9:00am-2:00pm, Somerset Cafe (Snow Date: January 16th)

JANUARY 18 University Closed-Martin Luther King Day
JANUARY 19 First day of spring classes
FEBRUARY 10 Deadline to waive or enroll in Suffolk University health insurance plan and submit immunization records. View the health requirements checklist for more information