Below are some guidelines to help you through your first year. Beginning with orientation, you will find important information about your first semester courses, taking advantage of any advanced standing credit, and making a plan for the next four years. Advisors are always available to help you out along the way and to answer any questions you may have.
The Office of Orientation & New Student Programs coordinates your First Year Orientation program. During orientation you will meet with academic advisors and begin to get familiar with your academic requirements, curriculum, and major options.
Learn more about first year orientation dates and schedules.
You will use your MySuffolk account to search for and select courses, pay your tuition bill, check your placement scores, and more.
It is important that you also understand how to navigate Suffolk email, use Blackboard for course information, find your E-Bill, and use the course search/registration system.
Advanced Standing or Transfer Credit includes, but is not limited to, AP credit, IB credit, dual-enrollment credit, etc.
If you have Advanced Standing or Transfer Credits, consult with the Undergraduate Admissions for test score equivalencies. To receive credit, test scores and/or official transcripts must be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Contact an advisor if you have questions about how these credits are fulfilling your degree requirements.
Your curriculum requirements vary depending on degree and major, but typical first year courses for students starting in the College of Arts & Sciences in fall 2018 include:
Your curriculum requirements vary depending on your major, but typical first year courses for students starting in the Sawyer Business School in fall 2018 include:
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