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.
FALL 2015 TIMELINE
|MAY 1 OR SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER||Make $600 deposit online to initiate housing application process|
|MAY-JUNE||Resident Students: Deadline to 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 Student 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.