Advisors work with a variety of different student populations and each population has a unique set of needs and may benefit from the variety of services offered on campus. Additionally, different students often have unique requirements that need to be met, based on their program or cohort requirements.
Student athletes may have special course scheduling concerns, due to practices or games. If a student athlete is unsure of their schedule restrictions, refer him or her to Athletics Department.
Transfer students often have unique academic needs. When meeting with a transfer student, it is important to suggest multi-year academic planning and to make sure they are familar with their transfer equivalency report, which they receive from the Undergraduate Admissions Office, as well as their program evaluation.
The transfer credit equivalency report is a document which lists all of their transfer credits from the institutions they attended prior to matriculating at Suffolk.
If transfer students have questions regarding the distribution of their transfer credits, refer them to the UAAC.
The SU Advantage program is facilitated by the Center for Learning & Academic Success. Students in the SU Advantage program are required to take certain courses during their first year at Suffolk.
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program and the Sawyer Business School Honors Program have program specific requirements they must complete, in addition to their major and degree requirements.
If you are working with a student who requests disability accommodations refer him or her to The Office of Disability Services. If a student has a temporary disability, such as a broken arm or leg, they may be unaware of the services available.
International students are required to adhere to certain guidelines as a condition of visa regulations. In general all international students are required to maintain a full-time course load, in order to maintain their immigration status.
Refer questions or concerns about visas, I-20's, or immigration status to the Office of International Student Services.