• Change Your Major, Minor, or Advisor

    Declare or change your major or minor or request a change of advisor. All major requirements may be found under the specific major/departmental web pages. 

  • Taking Courses at Other Institutions

    Review the policy found in the catalog, under the headline "Credits."

    College of Arts and Sciences students must meet with Assistant Dean Sharon Lenzie of the CAS Dean's Office, 1st floor Donahue building, slenzie@suffolk.edu or 617-573-8268.

    Sawyer Business School students must read the instructions and complete the online request form.  Scroll to outside courses, review instructions, and complete the petition form to submit your request. You may be required to have a meeting with the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center if necessary.


  • Declaring a Double Major

    All students planning to double major must complete this application process if:

    1. You are declaring two College of Arts and Sciences majors OR
    2. You are declaring one College of Arts and Sciences major and one Business School major (if you choose this option, you must complete a BSBA degree).


  • Registering for Excess Credits

    To request enrollment in 18 credits if your GPA does not meet the required 3.0 minimum OR over 18 credits if your GPA is 3.0 or higher.


  • General Petition

    Request an alteration or exception to your program, major, minor or degree requirements.

  • Incomplete Grade Contract

    Document the remaining requirements in a particular course when both the instructor and student agree that an "Incomplete" grade is warranted. Incomplete grades are only authorized in certain situations. Review the Undergraduate Catalog for current information.

  • Incomplete Grade Extension

    Request an extension of your incomplete deadline. Once the deadline passes, incomplete grades automatically turn to an F*.

  • Requesting an Independent Study (College of Arts and Sciences)

    Request a unique study opportunity with an individual College of Arts and Sciences faculty member. Plan ahead and read the instructions carefully to meet deadlines for qualification.

  • Requesting an Independent Study (Sawyer Business School)

    Request a unique study opportunity with an individual Sawyer Business School faculty member. Plan ahead and read the instructions carefully to meet deadlines for qualification. 

  • Multi-Year Course Planning

    Use this simple grid to help you plot out your degree plans. With the help of faculty and advisors, every student will learn to create a customized plan that graduates them from Suffolk in a timely manner while also incorporating study abroad, clubs and organizations, as well as internships.