Welcome New Undergraduate Students
Welcome to Suffolk
Congratulations on your acceptance to Suffolk University!
We look forward to welcoming you in person on-campus for one of our Admitted Student Programs. Meanwhile, we hope you will visit this page frequently as we continue to provide timely updates during the Admission process. Use the gold tabs to your left to access more information about submitting a deposit, orientation, and other important checklist items before you enroll at Suffolk. You can also follow us on twitter @applytosuffolk or on the Class of 2019 Facebook page.
Register today for the Spring Showcase Program on March 29 or April 12 for admitted students.
If you have not logged into your student portal account, please make sure to do this as soon as possible for important updates.
The Suffolk University Admission Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm EST. If you do have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-573-8460 to speak with a representative of the Admission Office.
Submit an Undergraduate Admission Deposit
Confirm Your Enrollment
Log into your portal account to make a tuition or housing deposit online today. You can also return your enrollment response card (included in your acceptance packet) with a check made out to Suffolk University. Continue reading to learn more about our on-campus housing policy.
Return the enrollment response form as soon as possible once you receive your acceptance letter to reserve your spot.
If you are interested in living on-campus in one of our residence halls, you must include a $600** housing deposit. Housing is available based on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date that we receive your admission deposit. You can also submit a deposit online through your Suffolk portal account.*
If you do have questions about on-campus housing, please email email@example.com or call 617-305-2500.
(If you are an international student using an international credit card and you experience difficulty submitting your deposit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
**Enrollment and housing deposits will be credited toward your first semester tuition. Please notify us whether you plan to attend Suffolk by returning your deposits. If your decision is positive, a $500 enrollment deposit (commuter students) or $600 enrollment and housing deposit (resident students) is required. Please remember that housing space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first serve basis, according to the date that we receive your admission deposit. Enrollment/Housing deposits are not refundable once the refund date listed in your acceptance letter has passed. Students applying for the fall semester have until May 1 to request a deposit refund. After May 1, all deposits are non-refundable.
Can I defer my acceptance?
Deferred admission will only be granted to admitted students who have submitted a non-refundable enrollment deposit
Deferred admission is valid for no more than one year from original admitted enrollment semester
Students, who choose to defer their admission to the University, are not permitted to take classes at another institution without expressed approval from the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Suffolk University
Students must submit a Reactivation Form prior to the application deadline for the desired enrollment semester. The Freshmen fall semester deadline is February 1 while Transfers have until June 30. November 1 is the spring filing date.
If a student decides not to enroll at a later date, the enrollment deposit remains non-refundable.
New Student Checklist
Apply for Financial Aid
The priority date to file for financial aid for fall 2015 is March 1, 2015. All students who are applying for aid need to fill out the FAFSA form. Please see the Financial Aid webpages for more information and deadlines.
Confirm & Submit Your Deposit
Return the enrollment response form as soon as possible once receiving your acceptance letter to reserve your spot.
If you are interested in living on-campus in one of our residence halls, you must include a $600 housing deposit. Housing is available based on a first-come, first served basis according to the date that we receive your admission deposit. You can also submit a deposit online.
If you are interested in living in an off campus apartment or are planning to commute, please include a $500 tuition deposit. A deposit can be submitted online.
Your deposit will be credited toward your first semester tuition and is refundable if we receive written notification prior to the the cut-off date for refunds, which is listed in your acceptance letter.
Visit Our Boston Campus
We do hope that you will have an opportunity to visit our Boston campus for a campus tour or information session this fall.
Register for New Student Orientation
Orientation is offered to new students and to transfer students for those starting in the fall 2015 semester. Orientation for Freshmen and Transfer students is in June (dates to be annouced in late January 2015). Once you have registred for Orientation, you will receive information about pre-registration for fall 2015 courses. You can register for Orientation through your MySuffolk account (information about access to this account will be available in January).
Register for Classes
Pre-registration for courses for the fall 2015 semester will take place online. You must submit a deposit and register for Orientation in order to receive information about the pre-registration process.
Complete Health Requirements
Please visit the Health & Wellness webpages to read important information for New Students and to download the Health History and Immunization form.
Massachusetts requires students to have health insurance that meets certain minimum requirements. Suffolk students will automatically be enrolled in the Suffolk Student Health Insurance Plan unless they complete the online insurance waiver form. Please see the Health & Wellness webpages for more details and/or to complete the waiver form.
Submit Final Transcripts
High school seniors should make arrangements to have their final high school transcripts sent to Suffolk University upon graduation. If you qualify for financial aid and we do not receive your final high school transcript before the start of your first semester at Suffolk then your awarded aid cannot be distributed. It is imperative that you request your final high school transcript to be sent to the Undergraduate Admission Office at Suffolk University once you graduate.Transfer students should arrange to have final official transcripts, for all courses taken through the semester prior to your start at Suffolk University, submitted as soon as possible if they have not done so already. For any courses you are currently taking, transcripts should be sent as soon as they become available. Proof of high school graduation or equivalency also needs to be sent to the Undergraduate Admission office before the start of classes. If this is not received prior to the start of the incoming semester, financial aid cannot be distributed to you based on federal regulations.
Pay Tuition Bill
Notification of your tuition bill will be sent to your Suffolk email address. To begin your tuition payment, login to your e-bill account. Your e-bill account login information was sent to your Suffolk email account. Once you have viewed your e-bill, you can make a payment or make a wire transfer.
For more information on tuition payment, please visit the Bursar's Office Website.
Complete Math Placement Exam
All new students are required to complete the Math Placement Exam. To access the Math Placement Exam (If logged into MySuffolk) click on 'Blackboard' in the yellow menu bar across the top of the screen and above click 'Send'. Under 'My Courses' on the right, you will see the Math Placement Exam. When you click this link, read through the instructions that appear on the screen. When you are ready, follow the instructions to begin the test.
Please review the Math Placement Exam information.(Please note that information regarding access to the MySuffolk account will be available in February.)
There is more to Suffolk than classes. We hope that you will consider joining a student activity, participating in service learning through the Center for Community Engagement, acting through the Performing Arts Office, contributing to a student media group, getting involved with athletics, or studying abroad. Be sure to ask currently enrolled students you may meet - on a campus tour, at Suffolk Showcase, during orientation, or online through social media about the many opportunities available to Suffolk students in Boston and around the world.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation
Orientation is designed to provide all new, first-time undergraduates and their families with the best transition possible. For a complete guide to Orientation and to register, please visit the Office of Orientation and New Student Program's website. Orientation sessions traditionally take place in January for those entering for the spring semester and June for entering fall semester students but August dates are available for those who are traveling from great distances. It is mandatory for all incoming students.
Fall 2015 Orientation Dates
Freshmen: June 8-9, 11-12, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23
Transfer: June 25
For Entering Fall Semester Students: Please note that each June session lasts for two days and first-year students are required to stay overnight in one of our residence halls. Incoming transfer students have the option of staying on campus the evening before their designated orientation session. If there is a circumstance that prevents you from participating in June, there will be two sessions in August. You may register for August Orientation through your MySuffolk account (access will be sent via email). All international students are required to attend the August Orientation. Please contact the Orientation & New Student Programs Office with any questions or concerns at email@example.com. Class registration and advising takes place during orientation.
(MySuffolk account information will be sent in March.)
Admitted International Students
Congratulations on your acceptance to Suffolk University! There are several important steps that need to be taken prior to your arrival at Suffolk. Please carefully review the pre-arrival information for international students
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Smetana in the International Student Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit an admission deposit today to reserve your space in the incoming class.
If you are traveling from outside the United States, orientation will be available at the end of August (a week before classes begin).
Admitted Transfer Students
I've Been Admitted...What now?
Once you complete your current semester, please have an official final transcript sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. An updated transfer credit evaluation will be completed. This helps ensure that you are registering for appropriate classes. All official transcripts to be considered for transfer credit must be received prior to the start of your incoming semester.
Fall 2015 Orientation for transfer students will be on June 25 and is mandatory. Registration will take place in your MySuffolk account so please make sure to check your email for access information to MySuffolk and for Orientation information.
For students applying for the fall 2015 semester, financial Aid forms should be filed before June 1. We require the FAFSA form. Please visit the Financial Services site for more information. In order to receive your financial aid award, you will need to send your final high school transcript or proof of high school graduation/equivalency.
If you are interested in living in an Off-Campus apartment, visit the Off-Campus Housing Office for resources and more information. Suffolk wants to assist you in your commuting needs.
Important Housing Deposit Information
Housing is on a first come – first served basis for your first year. If you are interested in securing a space, please send in your housing and enrollment deposit as soon as possible. Deposits can also be made online. (Written requests for a refund must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to the enrollment deposit deadline listed in your acceptance letter; after that, deposits are nonrefundable.)
On-Campus Housing Forms
Information will be sent to students, who have been confirmed for a housing space for the 2015-2016 academic year, with instructions detailing the application process. The online housing portal will be available through your MySuffolk account. Information will be sent about MySuffolk in February while housing contracts will be sent during April/May.
Please visit On-Campus Housing for more information about our residence halls.
Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO)
Suffolk University's Off Campus Housing Office (OCHO) will provide you with the resources you need to successfully find your new home in Boston. The staff of this comprehensive office is available to provide pointers on identifying which neighborhood best suits you, working with realtors, and signing a lease. Staff members also share advice on budgeting your housing needs and knowing your rights as a tenant in Greater Boston. Through OCHO, you can find potential roommates by reviewing an online list of students seeking roommates. All students who are interested in living off-campus can register for assistance with the OCHO at www.suffolk.edu/ocho.
Health Insurance & Immunization Requirement
Submit Immunization and Health History Forms
Please visit the Health & Wellness website to read important information for New Students and to download the Health History and Immunization form.
Student Health Insurance
Massachusetts state law mandates that all students who are enrolled in 9 credits or more per semester must have health insurance. Students must be covered either through their own qualified insurance plan, their parent’s insurance plan, or the Suffolk Student Health Insurance Plan (SSHIP). All international students are required to enroll in the SSHIP. Please see the Health & Wellness webpages for more details and/or to complete the waiver form.
Contact Financial Services
Financial Aid Counselors
All financial aid applicants are assigned a counselor. Assignments are based on your LAST NAME. Your counselor will serve as your point of contact in the Office of Student Financial Services and is available to assist you with questions or concerns. See list below for Aid Counselor information.
A,C- Antonia Rizzo (email@example.com)
B- Dianne Goguen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
D,E,J,K,O- Michelle Labonte (email@example.com)
F,G,H,I- Barbara Wendland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
L,M- Glory Peguero (email@example.com)
N,P,Q- Jennifer Ricciardi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
R- Hilary Haley (email@example.com)
S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z- Robert Rauseo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also call the Financial Services Office. Their number is 617-573-8470.