Students register for classes online through their MySuffolk accounts. You can find instructions, videos, dates/deadlines, and links to other registration information below.
Students register for classes through MySuffolk and must adhere to all registration deadlines.
Students must first create a “wishlist” of classes in order to register and should verify prerequisites are complete before beginning the registration process. Selecting courses for a wishlist does not guarantee registration in the course(s).
Watch the Search & Select to My Wishlist video.
Watch the Register for Classes on My Wishlist video.
Students may add themselves to a waitlist for closed courses. Only closed courses can be waitlisted. Students may not be on a waitlist for a course if currently registered for another section of the same course.
To add yourself to a waitlist:
To register for waitlisted course sections once you have received approval:
Watch the Manage My Waitlist video.
Watch the Drop Class video.
Students who wish to take a course at Suffolk as a non-degree student may do so through the university’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS), Continuing Education for Art & Design, and Management Advancement Professional Studies (MAPS) programs.
For information on offerings sponsored by the New England School of Art & Design, please visit the Division of Continuing Education for the School of Art & Design.
For information on offerings sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission's Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) Program page.
Advising is required for all undergraduate students. Undergraduate students should bring a copy of their Program Evaluation to advising appointments.
It is recommended that all students meet with their advisors.
To view your advisor's name and contact information:
All undergraduate and most graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and Sawyer Business School (SBS) must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester to be considered full-time, between 9-11 credits per semester to be considered three-quarter time, and at least 6 credits per semester to be considered half-time. Students in the PhD in Economics program must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits per semester to be considered full-time.
All international students are required to enroll in at least 12 credits per semester in residence.
Undergraduate students may take up to 17 credits in the fall and spring semesters as part of a normal full-time course load.
Undergraduate students may take a maximum of 16 credits during the entirety of a summer semester, but may not exceed 8 credits in any one or combination of the following sets of summer modules: Module A, Module 1, and Module 3; or Module A, Module 2, and Module 3.
Permission is required to exceed the normal full-time course load in any one term for all students in the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School. There is one exception to this policy:
For a current listing of full-time, part-time, and excess tuition rates, please visit the Office of the Bursar.
A Pass/Fail option is available to students in lieu of a traditional letter grade subject to the following limitations and regulations:
Eligibility is restricted to students in good academic standing who have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours of coursework at Suffolk University. This option is limited to 12 credits per student. The Pass/Fail option may not be used for courses that fulfill general college requirements or major or minor requirements. The Pass/Fail option is only applicable to elective courses.
Students will designate courses as Pass/Fail after registration, but before the end of the course change period, by completing a Pass/Fail Declaration Request form. No changes from the designation of Pass/Fail to the letter grade system or vice versa are permitted after the course change period has elapsed at the opening of any semester or summer session. A Pass may be applied toward fulfilling degree credits, but may not be applied toward the quality point average.
Students planning to attend law school or other graduate schools should be aware that many professional and graduate schools prefer students to submit traditional letter grades.
In an audited course, a student will not receive credit or honor points; however, a student must pay the same tuition as if taking the course for credit. Under no circumstances may a student change from the evaluative letter grade system to audit or vice versa after the first two weeks of classes.
A student who audits a course is responsible for attending classes and completing required coursework.
For information and instructions on taking a Leave of Absence or Wthdrawing from the university, please contact the Student Affairs Office.
Download, print, and complete the appropriate form and submit to the Student Affairs Office via mail, fax, or in person: