At Suffolk, we believe advising is a partnership. An advisor's role is to guide you through your academic journey by having engaging in conversation, and helping you design a plan that incorporates your academic, personal, and extra-curricular goals.
We help you map out your degree requirements, semester by semester, to make sure you are on track for graduation. We help you plan for semesters abroad, internship opportunities, and part-time jobs.
College is the first step toward building your professional resume and preparing your for a career. We are here to help you navigate your academic experience at Suffolk, while also building your personal and professional resume.
If you are interested in getting a jump on graduate school or accelerating your undergraduate degree, learn more about the combined undergraduate/graduate degree programs offered at Suffolk.
Interested in a career in law, healthcare, or any other post-graduate opportunity? Our pre-professional advising can help put you on the right track.
We know that choosing a major can be hard work. If you are undecided about your major, have a conversation with an advisor. We can discuss with you the best ways to explore the different majors available at Suffolk. Check out these steps to help you get started.
Thinking about changing your major? Have a conversation with an advisor about making this change and how this will affect your graduation timeline and degree requirements going forward. To officially change your major, complete this Change of Major form.
College of Arts & Sciences students should submit this form to their new major department.
Sawyer Business School students should submit this form to the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center.
Double majors are more structured and require more planning. If you are double majoring, or you are thinking about adding a double major, set up a planning appointment with an advisor to discuss your options and graduation timeline.
To double major between the two schools (one Sawyer Business School major and one College of Arts & Sciences major), review the double major application. Students double majoring between schools must complete the core requirements for a BSBA degree.
Registration happens twice a year (once per semester). For approval to register for fall and spring courses, you are required to meet with your assigned advisor.
A Step-by-Step Guide:
College of Arts & Sciences' students:
Participating in a travel experience is a great way to explore different cultures and add a new area of interest to your resume.
Start early! Study abroad course selection often requires multiple appointments in order to approve enough courses. Do not wait until the last minute to schedule your study abroad course selection appointment with your advisor.
We encourage you to begin planning early for your summer break. You can take classes here at Suffolk to accelerate your degree progress, or to catch up with your coursework, if you fell behind.
Speak to an advisor about making the most of your summer break.
17 is the maximum number of credits you may register for per Fall or Spring semester. To register for over 18 credits, review the policy listed on the excess course petition.
Read these instructions and complete the online request form. You may be required to have a meeting with the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center if necessary.