International Undergraduate Students

The information on this page provides an overview of the immigration steps you can begin work on today. Take a look and contact our admissions staff with any questions you may have.

1. Submit Confidential Declaration of Finances and a Bank Statement

Send the Certificate of Finances [PDF] and a bank statement to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

2. Obtain an Immigration Document

Suffolk's  International Student Services Office (ISSO) will issue your immigration document (I-20). This generally takes 2-3 weeks. The ISSO will mail this document via courier service to the address listed on your Suffolk application.

3. Apply for a Student Visa

After you receive your I-20, you will be ready to apply for your U.S. visa. F-1 Visa application Instructions

4. Fill out the Transfer Release Form [PDF]

If you are an incoming transfer student, this is an essential step.

Spring 2018 Timeline

SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER Admission deposit deadline
JANUARY 10-11

Orientation for freshmen students.*

JANUARY 11 Orientation for transfer students.*
JANUARY 12 Mandatory International Student Program
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 20 Somerset Street
ALL new international students are required to attend
JANUARY 15 University closed - Martin Luther King Day Holiday
JANUARY 16 First day of classes
FEBRUARY 10 Deadline to waive Suffolk health insurance and submit immunization records
FEBRUARY 19 University closed - President's Day Holiday
MARCH 12-16 Spring Break

*Please remember to take the online math placement exam before attending orientation. Information about this placement exam will be emailed to you.