Registration & Attendance

Registration materials (transcripts, course schedules, etc.) are available to all students in My Suffolk (login required) prior to faculty advising at the beginning of each term’s pre-registration.

Registration is closed after the first full week of classes in any semester.

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.

Selected graduate thesis, internship, and practicum courses may be graded on a pass/fail basis. A Pass (“P”) grade may be applied toward fulfilling degree credits, but it will not be applied toward the cumulative GPA. A student who takes a course as Pass/Fail is responsible for attending classes and completing required coursework.

Students may add, drop, or change courses online based upon availability and eligibility during the first week of the term. Any course addition after the first week must have written permission of the faculty member. Refer to the academic calendar for add and drop dates.

Withdrawing from the University

If it becomes necessary for a student to withdraw from the University, the student is expected to complete an official withdrawal form available from the Division of Student Affairs. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the University if they plan to withdraw. If you have questions, please call the Division of Student Affairs.

Tuition liability will be based on the date in which the withdrawal form is received by the Division of Student Affairs. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal or dropping of a course.

New/Incoming Students Wishing to Withdraw from All Courses Prior to the First Day of Classes or After Classes Have Started

Any new graduate student who wishes to withdraw from all courses before the start of the term, must contact Graduate Admissions: 617-573-8302.

Graduate Admissions may defer the student's enrollment for another semester.

New/incoming students who wish to withdraw from all courses after the start of classes will be placed on a leave of absence. (See "Withdrawing from Classes Once the Fall or Spring Terms Have Begun" in the student handbook.

Students on leave will be required to meet the degree requirements under which they were admitted. A leave of absence may not be used for the purpose of taking academic courses at another institution with the intent of transferring the credits to Suffolk University. A leave of absence is granted through the Division of Student Affairs. Courses taken at other institutions while a student is on a leave of absence may not be transferred back to Suffolk University for credit. A matriculated student who does not return for reregistering at the specified semester will be classified as an official withdrawal and must apply for readmission through Graduate Admissions.

Current/Returning Students Wishing to Take a Leave of Absence

A leave of absence may be granted for two consecutive or two non-consecutive semesters (excluding summers). A student applying for a leave of absence must provide an expected date for return. Students on leave will be required to meet the degree requirements under which they were admitted. A leave of absence may not be used for the purpose of taking academic courses at another institution with the intent of transferring the credits to Suffolk University. A leave of absence is granted through the Division of Student Affairs. Courses taken at other institutions while a student is on a leave of absence may not be transferred back to Suffolk University for credit. A matriculated student who does not return for reregistering at the specified semester will be classified as an official withdrawal and must apply for readmission through the Office of Graduate Admission.

When the student is ready to return from a leave of absence, the student is encouraged to contact his/her graduate program director.

Federal regulations require universities receiving federal funding to implement a policy monitoring student attendance in class.

Instructors are responsible for establishing the requirements for attendance and participation in each of their classes and for informing students of these requirements at the beginning of each course.

The Office of Health & Wellness Services does not excuse student absences. The student, when absent from class, has the responsibility of obtaining knowledge of materials covered in classes missed, including information about announced tests, papers, or other assignments.