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Congratulations and welcome! You’ve been accepted to the 2017 Fall entering class at Suffolk University Law School.

As you move through the decision process, you may have questions about our students, faculty, the Boston area, experiential opportunities, and what it is like to be a first-year law student. You will find some of the answers to your questions on this website.

We have created a step-by-step checklist to assist your process. When you complete a task, mark it “done,” and, if you access this site from the same computer each time, your browser will remember where you left off.

the road to 1l: Your step-by-step checklist

Apply for Financial Aidstep 1

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To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available now at fafsa.ed.gov. Suffolk Law awards financial aid on a rolling basis beginning on the March 1 priority filing deadline.

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Pay Your Depositstep 2

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Reserve your seat in the fall 2017 class by paying your nonrefundable $500 deposit. Deadlines vary, so check your admit letter for the deadline.

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Admitted Student Daystep 3

April 7

Our admitted student open house is a great way to meet your classmates, try out a mock class and talk to professors.

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Get Your Suffolk Email Addressstep 4

Early June

We will send your login information to the email address you used when you applied.

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Off-Campus Housingstep 5

Early Summer

Search for apartments and find roommates through Suffolk University’s Law and Graduate Student Off-Campus Housing Office.

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Pay Fall Tuitionstep 6

due July 20

By this date you should get your payment in and/or make sure all your financial arrangements are in place.

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Submit Your Immunization Recordstep 7

due August 1

The University Health & Wellness Office must have this form on file before you start classes.

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Sign Up for Discount Transit Pass (The "T")step 8

Early August

Get your T-pass through Suffolk and save a bundle. Check out other transportation discounts, too.

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Find Out Your Class Sectionstep 9

Early August

Your class schedule, professors, exam schedule and section assignments will be available in early August.

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Obtain Your Student IDstep 10

Early August

You can obtain your student ID from the security office in the lobby of the Suffolk Law Building, 120 Tremont Street. We recommend doing this before the first day of classes to avoid the rush.

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Submit Certification of Disclosurestep 11

due August 14

The certification of disclosures is required by the ABA before you start classes. Please submit to the Admission Office.

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Submit Final Transcriptstep 12

due August 15

Submit final undergraduate transcript to LSAC, if you did not already include a final transcript when you applied. A transcript is final when it states the degree earned and date awarded.

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Request a lockerstep 13

August 15

Want a certain number or location? First-come, first-served.

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Notify Us of Needs for Classroom Accommodationstep 14

due August 21

If you need special access, equipment, or other accommodation, contact the office of the Dean of Students on the 4th floor by this date.

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First Day of 1L Programstep 15

AUGUST 21

You made it! First day of Law School.

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Opt-Out of Student Directorystep 16

due September 2

If you don’t want to be included in the Suffolk Law School Student Directory, we need your completed form in the Registrar’s office by this date.

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Submit Waiver for Suffolk Health Insurancestep 17

SEPTEMBER

If you don’t need health insurance through the University, the University Health & Wellness Office needs this form filed.

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suls decision toolkit

What do you need to do before you start 1L at Suffolk Law? What will your first year be like? Here is information that will help you get ready and get excited!

Why Suffolk Law School?

Start, Build, & Launch a Successful Career

Congratulations on your acceptance to Suffolk University Law School, and welcome to our unique community with unprecedented access to the opportunities that only a law school in downtown Boston could offer. You will explore your passions and learn what you need to make a difference in the world. The Suffolk Law experience involves world-class learning paired with real-world experience to be sure you are ready to practice. Suffolk Law students get experience through internships in law firms, courts, business, government and around the globe (earn credit for legal practice internships in 90 countries); in our eight nationally ranked legal clinics; in our own fee-generating, student-run in-school law practice; and in simulation and seminar classes, moot competition teams, journals, New England’s best trial team; and more.