Our International Student Services Office is here to work with you throughout your journey to graduate school at Suffolk. We look forward to welcoming you to our country and to our friendly campus in downtown Boston.

1. PAY DEPOSIT

Students admitted to a graduate program in the College of Arts & Sciences or Sawyer Business School must submit a non-refundable tuition deposit by the date listed on your acceptance letter to reserve a place in the entering class. The non-refundable deposit is credited to the tuition bill at the time of registration. 

2. SUBMIT STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Mail a complete Certificate of Finances and a Bank Statement to the Office of Graduate Admission or the Center for International Programs and Services.

3. OBTAIN AN IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT

The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) will issue your immigration document (I-20) approximately 2-3 weeks after receiving your Confidential Declaration of Finances Form or Bank Statement and tuition deposit. The I-20 will be sent to you via courier service to the address listed on your application.  

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

 

5. APPLY FOR THE F-1 STUDENT VISA

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

FALL 2018 TIMELINE

SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER Admission deposit deadline 
JUNE 4-5, 7-8, 11-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22 Orientation for freshman students.
For more information on each session, click here
JUNE 25
AUGUST 24, 31
Orientation for transfer students.
For more information on each session, click here.
SEPTEMBER 1

Mandatory New International Student Program

8:30AM - 12:30PM in Sargent Hall

ALL new international students are required to attend
SEPTEMBER 3 University closed - Labor Day
SEPTEMBER 4 Fall courses begin
SEPTEMBER 30

Deadline to waive Suffolk health insurance. For more information, please click here.

OCTOBER 8 University closed - Fall Holiday
NOVEMBER 1 Last day to apply for January 2019 graduation
NOVEMBER 5 CAS/SBS Graduate Priority Registration
NOVEMBER 6 CAS/SBS Senior Priority Registration
NOVEMBER 7 CAS/SBS Junior Priority Registration
NOVEMBER 8 CAS/SBS Sophomore Priority Registration
NOVEMBER 9 CAS/SBS Freshman Priority Registration
NOVEMBER 12 University closed - Veteran's Day
NOVEMBER 21-23 University closed - Thanksgiving Break
DECEMBER 19 Last day of final exams for fall semester
DECEMBER 20 - JANUARY 13 Winter Break
JANUARY 14 Spring courses begin