1. OBTAIN AN IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT
ISSO will issue your immigration document (DS-2019). This generally takes 2-3 weeks. ISSO will mail this document via courier service to the address listed on your Suffolk application.
2. APPLY FOR THE STUDENT VISA
3. DETERMINE HOUSING
Students who wish to live in Suffolk's residence halls must submit a $600.00 deposit. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will contact students who submit a deposit with information regarding the on-campus housing questionnaire and housing assignments.
Students who do not wish to live in Suffolk's residence halls should plan to arrive in the U.S. at least one week prior to orientation in order to locate suitable, affordable housing. Suffolk's Off-Campus Housing Office can assist students in their housing search.
4. SUBMIT REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS
5. ATTEND ORIENTATION
Exchange students are required to attend orientation in August.
SPRING 2016 TIMELINE
|SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER||Make $600 deposit online to initiate housing application process|
|MID DECEMBER||Resident Students: Complete the on-campus housing questionnaire found at suffolk.edu/mysuffolk|
|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|
|JANUARY 13-14||Orientation for Freshmen (Snow Date: January 15th)|
|JANUARY 14||Orientation for Transfer Students (Snow Date: January 15th)|
|JANUARY 15||Mandatory International Student Program, 9:00am to 2:00pm, Somerset Cafe (Snow Date: January 16th)|
|JANUARY 18||University Closed-Martin Luther King Day|
|JANUARY 19||First day of spring classes|
*Please remember to take the online math placement exam before attending orientation. Information about this placement exam will be emailed to you.