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 

FALL 2015 TIMELINE

MAY 1 OR SEE 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 31-SEPTEMBER 1 Freshmen Orientation (On-campus housing not available at this session. Appropriate only for students living off-campus)
SEPTEMBER 2 Transfer Orientation (On-campus housing available at this session only for fall students living on-campus during the academic year)
SEPTEMBER 2 International Student Family Reception, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, location to be announced
SEPTEMBER 3-4 Freshmen Orientation (On-campus housing available at this session only for fall students living on-campus during the academic year)
SEPTEMBER 5 Mandatory International Student Program, 9:00am to 12:00pm, location to be announced
SEPTEMBER 8 Evening classes begin
SEPTEMBER 9 Day classes begin

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