At Suffolk, we believe advising is a partnership between you and your advisor. As advisors, our role is to guide you through your academic journey by engaging in conversation, answering your questions, and helping you design a plan that incorporates your academic, personal, and extra-curricular goals. Your role is to seek out opportunities, take responsibility for your academic success, and ask questions.
If you're struggling in a specific course, have general concerns about your academic performance, or are worried about your progress toward graduation, schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss your questions and concerns. We also strongly encourage you to visit us before you decide to drop any courses.
We will help you map out your degree requirements, semester-by-semester, to make sure you are on track for graduation. We will also help you plan for course sequencing issues, semesters studying abroad, internship opportunities, and part-time jobs.
College is the first step toward building your professional resume and preparing your for a career.
We will help you navigate your academic experience at Suffolk, while also building your personal and professional resume and connecting you with campus resources.
A few suggestions to help you get started:
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 stressful, challenging, and often confusing. But it doesn't have to be. If you are undecided about your major, start by have a conversation with an advisor. We can discuss with you the best ways to explore the different majors available at Suffolk. Also, 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 degree requirements and graduation timeline.
To officially make the change, complete the Change of Major form and submit it to your NEW major department (example: If you are changing your major to Accounting, bring this form to the Accounting department).
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 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:
Check the official academic calendar for advising & registrations dates and deadlines.
Prepare for online registration by reviewing these detailed registration instructions.
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.
If you are a first year student, you may also have questions about transfer credits (AP, IB, or dual-enrollment). Bring these questions to your advisor to make sure all of your credits have been evaluated and applied correctly.