New Freshmen Course Registration
Fall 2023 Registration Instructions
Follow these next steps to complete the course registration process. It is important that you register for courses prior to participating in orientation.
If you need assistance with course registration or if you would like to discuss your schedule with an academic advisor from the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, please schedule an appointment online through Navigate. You can also call us at 617-573-8034 to set up an appointment.
Step 1: Access your MySuffolk account (Canvas, Self Service and WebAdvisor)
MySuffolk is the University portal for students, faculty, and staff. You can access course registration (Self-Service), the Canvas learning system, and other online tools here. Your MySuffolk credentials have been emailed to you separately by Information Technology Services (ITS). Your SU credential information is sent to the email that you provided during your application process.
You must have access to your account in order to register for classes and complete the Math and Writing Placement Exam.
If you need assistance with your login information or resetting your password, please contact the ITS HelpDesk at 617-557-2000.
Step 2: Take the Math and Writing Placement Exam
Math Placement Exam (MPE)
All Suffolk students are required to complete the math requirement. You must complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE) to determine the appropriate math course to take. Once you have completed the exam, it can take up to three business days for results to be posted on WebAdvisor. We strongly recommend that you take the exam as soon as possible to facilitate the registration process.
To access the exam
- Log in to Canvas
- From the menu, select "Courses." You should see a link to the Math Placement Exam.
- Read through the on-screen instructions
- Begin the exam. The math placement exam takes about 45-60 minutes to complete.
Please note: It can take up to 3 business days after you complete the exam for the results to be posted on WebAdvisor. All Sawyer Business School students are required to complete Math in their first semester. Most STEM majors in the College of Arts & Sciences are also required to take Math in their first semester.
Frequently asked questions about the MPE, including how to access your placement score can be found on the Math department page. If you have additional questions about the MPE, you can contact Ben Deissler. Please allow one to two business days for a response.
All students are required to complete First Year Writing as part of their degree requirements. You must complete the Writing Placement to determine the appropriate writing course(s) to take. The Writing Placement takes about 30 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the writing placement questionnaire, you will receive your writing placement results. (Please take a screenshot or write down your results.) Please note: It can take up to three business days after you complete the writing placement to be eligible to register for a writing course.
To Complete the Math and Writing Placement Exams
Log in to Canvas. In the "My Courses" box, you should see a link to the Math and Writing Placement Exam. Read through the onscreen instructions before beginning the exams.
Frequently asked questions about the Writing Placement survey can be found on the English department page.
Step 3: Check Your Math & Writing Placements
Before you begin to search for courses, check your math and writing placements. Remember, it can take up to three business days for your math placement results to be posted on WebAdvisor.
You'll need to log in to Web Advisor to check your placement results and search for classes, as follows:
- Click on Log In button (top right of the page).
- You'll be prompted to enter your email username and password.
- Select the Students tile on the home page.
- Under the 'My Grades & Academic Profile' menu, select 'Placement Results' to see your math and writing placement levels.
- Make sure you write down your placement results for easy reference when you register for courses.
Step 4: Register for Classes
Schedule an Appointment
You will have the opportunity during orientation to meet with an academic advisor to review your schedule and make sure you are registered for the appropriate courses. However, you should make an appointment with the Undergraduate Academic Advising Office prior to orientation with the link provided in the email with the subject “Next Steps.”
At this time, we are available to meet with students via Microsoft Teams platform for pre-orientation advising. Please make sure you have access to a computer and to your Suffolk credentials at the time of your appointment.
All appointments are scheduled based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), so please plan accordingly for any time difference. If you schedule an appointment via Microsoft Teams, the academic advisor will email you instructions containing a link to your advising appointment.
Please call the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center at 617-573-8034 if you have any questions.