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

SPRING 2018 TIMELINE

SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER Admission deposit deadline 
JANUARY 10-11

Orientation for freshmen students.

JANUARY 11 Orientation for transfer students.
JANUARY 12

Mandatory International Student Program

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

ALL new international students are required to attend

JANUARY 15 University closed - Martin Luther King Day Holiday
JANUARY 16 First day of classes
FEBRUARY 10 Deadline to waive Suffolk health insurance and submit immunization records
FEBRUARY 19 University closed - President's Day Holiday
MARCH 12-16 Spring Break