Q. What do I need to bring?
A. You should bring the following items with you:
- Updated Credit Evaluation (issued by Suffolk’s Office of Undergraduate Admission)
- Copy of your Fall 2013 grade report, for advising
- A photo ID (state ID, license, or passport)
- Pen and pencil
- Comfortable shoes and warm clothes
- Immunization documents, if not already submitted
- Copy of your health insurance card
- Lots of questions and energy!
Q. How do I register for the Transfermation?
A. Registration for orientation is online, through your MySuffolk portal. Registration is now available and you should complete the registration form as soon as possible to help ensure your spot.
Q. What if I can't attend orientation?
A. This is the only opportunity for you to attend orientation and register for spring 2014 semester classes, so it’s mandatory for all new transfer students. If you cannot attend, please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements.
Q. Is there an orientation program for parents and family members?
A. Yes! We encourage you to bring your parents and family members who will be supporting you financially and/or emotionally while you are at Suffolk. Family Orientation is a two-day program held on the same date as our January orientation session. Interested families can register for Family Orientation through the student’s account in the MySuffolk portal.
Please be advised that there is a $40 fee for each participant (children under 12 are free). The student and family programs run separately.
Q. Do I have to pay to participate in orientation?
A. Not at this time. The one-time $75 transfer student fee that covers all your costs for orientation will be included in your first tuition bill.
Q. Can I bring a guest to orientation?
A. As we expect more than 200 incoming transfer students, we cannot permit guests. Please keep in mind that your family members are invited to participate in Family Orientation.
Q. Will I meet with an advisor and finalize my class schedule during Orientation?
A. Yes! You will go home with your class schedule after meeting with an academic advisor.
Q. How can I declare or change my major?
A. There will be an opportunity to declare or change your major prior to registering for classes. It’s always a good idea to discuss your major aspirations with an academic advisor before declaring. A with an advisor is scheduled before your course registration.
Q. Does everyone have to take a math placement exam?
A. All incoming students who will take a math course at Suffolk must take the placement exam, except if he or she already has credit at Suffolk for the prerequisite course. If you are transferring in credit for Math130 or higher, you MUST bring your transfer credit evaluation to Transfermation as evidence of this exemption.
Our online placement exam will be emailed to you before Transfermation and all students must take it for placement into the correct course. Math is a basic element of your college education. Placing you in the right course helps to ensure that you will have a positive experience instead of a frustrating struggle or a boring revisit of material you have already mastered.
Q. Do I need to bring my tuition payment?
A. If you have submitted an enrollment/housing deposit before the stated due date, you will be issued an e-bill with a due date for the balance. Notification of this e-bill will be sent to your Suffolk e-mail address. This invoice reflects your financial aid award, if it has been awarded by Student Financial Services. After the deposit due date, students who are offered admission or are submitting an enrollment/housing deposit will be required to submit a deposit of $1,500 (commuter) or $3,000 (resident on campus). This higher deposit amount replaces the standard 50 percent payment required to register for classes and/or move in on campus. If you submit your deposit after the due date, you will be issued an e-bill if a balance exists on your account. If you still have questions about tuition or your bill, please contact the Office of the Bursar.