While you're always welcome to drop by for a quick question, we recommend that you make an appointment ahead of time. We want to make sure we have enough time to answer all your questions and give you the best advising experience possible.
To schedule an appointment:
  • Give us a call: 617-573-8034
  • Visit us: 9th floor of 73 Tremont, and check in with Central Reception (take a right when you get off the elevator)
  • Go online:  Log into SSC campus to schedule your appointment

You'll get an email confirmation to your Suffolk University email account with the details of your appointment. You'll also get a reminder email 24 hours before your appointment. If you need to reschedule, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Who Is My Advisor?

    All undergraduate students at Suffolk University are assigned to an advisor.  Your assigned advisor's name is listed on the first page of your Program Evaluation. You can also check the MyAdvisor tab on MySuffolk.

    • If you haven’t declared a major, you will be assigned an academic advisor within the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center (UAAC). This advisor will help guide you through your core requirements, and foster conversations to guide you into a major that fits you.
    • If you have already declared a major, you will be assigned a faculty advisor within your major department. This advisor is meant to be your academic and career mentor throughout the coming semesters.
    All students are welcome to meet with an advisor in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center for academic planning, study abroad planning, major changes, or any other general advising questions.

  • Prepping for Your Appointment

    In general, you shouldn't show up to your advising appointments empty handed. At very least, bring a piece of paper and a pen so you can take notes. 

    Here are some other ways to be prepared for your appointment:

    • Bring a copy of your program evaluation. Your program evaluation is a document that summarizes all of your degree and major requirements so it's very helpful if your advisor  is able to review this document with you.
    • Bring the documents and/or forms you want to talk about (for example: your study abroad application or a change of major form).
    • Bring a list of questions. We assume you made an appointment because you have questions. And it'll be easier for you to remember all of your questions if you write them down. 
    • Show up on time. And if you need to cancel, call to reschedule. 
  • What to Expect from Advising

    No two advisors (or advisees) are the same. So your advising experience should be and will be unique. However, here are some basics you can expect from the academic advising process:

    • Academic advice designed to help you meet your individual interests.
    • Accurate information about your curriculum, graduation requirements, university policies, and campus resources.
    • Encouragement and guidance to help you develop realistic and attainable educational plans.
    • Promotion of your involvement in off-campus and experiential learning opportunities.
    • Help exploring and clarifying career options.
    • Confidentiality and accessibility via office hours, phone, or email.

  • Advising Center Advisors Versus Faculty Advisors

    Advisors at the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center help with academic planning, study abroad course selection and approval, transfer credits, graduation planning, exploring majors and minors, and other general advising questions and concerns. 

    Faculty advisors are specialists within your major.  They can advise you on your curriculum and major requirements, career and internship options within your major, major elective options, and offer mentorship and networking advice.