For a full list of semester dates, please visit the academic calendar.
For a listing of current and archived academic offerings and requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School, please visit the academic catalogs page.
An Apostille is a certification issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that verifies the authenticity of a public document being presented to a foreign country that is a signatory to the Hague Convention of 1961. Students who wish to study or work outside of the United States may be required to have their educational credentials validated through the Apostille process.
Upon request, the Office of the Registrar will authenticate, notarize, and make available the Apostille process to any student who may need to have her/his diploma and/or official transcript certified. To request an Apostille, please complete and return an Apostille Process Request form to the registrar’s office.
For more information on the Apostille process in Massachusetts, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's webpage.
Students wishing to change their degree, major, or minor, as well as Sawyer Business School students wishing to declare a double major within the Sawyer Business School, must submit a Change of Major/Minor form to the Office of the Registrar.
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences or Sawyer Business School wishing to declare a double major within the College of Arts & Sciences must complete a Double Major Application.
MBA Students may use the Declaration of Concentration form to add a concentration to their record. All other graduate students wishing to make changes to their current program must contact their program director.
Suffolk University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to act as its agent for the verification of degree and enrollment information for current and former students in the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School.
Current students and alumni/ae with an active MySuffolk account can instantly access enrollment information submitted by the university, print enrollment verification certificates, as well as view a list of their student loan lenders and guarantors. Those features can be accessed by logging into MySuffolk and following these steps:
All third-party requests for degree and enrollment verifications are done through the NSC. Third-party requestors can use the NSC’s online verification feature or contact them via phone at 703-742-4200.
The Office of the Registrar recognizes that, in some cases, the enrollment verification certificate available through the NSC may not meet a student's specific needs. In these instances, students may complete and submit an Enrollment Verification form to the registrar's office in person, via email or fax.
Final Exam times are posted as part of the course offering information on MySuffolk.
Students and faculty can access their personalized Final Exam Schedule via MySuffolk.
The Program Evaluation is a tool to help undergraduate students and faculty advisors track progress toward degree completion; however, it is not an official degree audit. The evaluation lists degree and major requirements, courses completed and the current semester registration, but it does not replace the need for a student to meet with an academic advisor. Students should refer to the appropriate academic catalog with any questions regarding her/his degree, major, and (if applicable) minor requirements.
Watch this quick video on how to read the Program Evaluation.
Requests for a duplicate/replacement diploma or certificate are made by completing the Duplicate/Replacement Diploma Request form. The cost to order a duplicate/replacement diploma or certificate is $10.00 per copy, and all payments are due in advance in the form of cash, check or money order. Please note that duplicate/replacement diplomas and certificates are issued in our current style and size.
Diplomas and certificates will be reprinted with the graduate’s name as it appeared on their official university records at the time of degree conferral. Name changes may occur, provided a Name Change form and supporting documentation are submitted with the replacement request form.
Please mail your request with payment to:
Office of the Registrar
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
All faculty and staff with access to student records are responsible for upholding student privacy rights in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
In accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, 20. USC 1232g, commonly referred to as the “Buckley Amendment” or “FERPA”) Suffolk University has adopted the procedures below to protect the privacy rights of its students.
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Education records are defined as records directly related to a student and maintained by the institution or by a party acting for the institution. These rights include:
Another exception permits Suffolk University to disclose your “directory information” to anyone within the Suffolk University community and to the general public. Suffolk University has designated the following as directory information: name, address, e-mail address, telephone listing, photograph, date and place of birth, grade level, enrollment status, dates of attendance, major field of study, degrees, honors and awards received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight of members of athletic teams, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended. All other student information will not be released to students, parents, or outside agencies unless accompanied by a written release of information, signed by the student, which complies with the requirements of FERPA, unless the disclosure of information is authorized by FERPA.
Students may request that directory information not be released to any person without their prior written consent by completing a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form, available in the Registrar’s Office. You may give such notification at any time, but it will be effective only prospectively.
Suffolk University also discloses education records without a student’s consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Information on other exceptions authorizing Suffolk University to disclose education records without a student’s consent is available through the Registrar’s Office.
Students attending Suffolk University who are entitled to receive Veteran's benefits must contact the Office of the Registrar to submit the proper forms to activate their benefits and verify enrollment each semester. Students receiving Veteran's benefits who change their course schedule after their initial enrollment should also contact the Veteran's Liaison at the Office of the Registrar so that updated forms can be submitted to the Veteran's Administration. After the last day to withdraw from courses and at the end of the semester, registration status is confirmed and the Veterans Administration is notified of any changes, including grades of "W" and, in some instances, "F."
For additional support services, please visit the university's page dedicated to veterans and military families.