- Freshman Applicants are required to submit results from one of the following:
- SAT (Suffolk's College Board test code is 3771)
*We do not require the optional essay offered with the redesigned SAT.
*We consider the highest scores for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math.
- ACT (Suffolk's ACT test code is 1920)
*The writing test is not required. We consider the highest Composite score from any given test date.
- International Applicants may submit either the TOEFL or IELTS in place of the SAT or ACT. TOEFL or IELTS scores must be official and sent from the testing agency. Suffolk’s TOEFL test code is 3771.
Suffolk can accept self-reported SAT and ACT scores on applications for admission in one of the following ways:
- Emailed from the school counselor or school official to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scores available on the high school transcript
- PDF files or screen shots of score reports from the applicant, uploaded to the applicant portal or emailed to email@example.com
- Please be sure to capture your first and last name on the screen shot and PDF. Uploads that do not display an applicant's full name will not be accepted.
Should there be a discrepancy in self-reported scores versus official scores, Suffolk reserves the right to withdraw a student’s application or offer of admission.
High School Diploma Policy
The Office of Undergraduate Admission seeks to accept and enroll first-year students from schools that are recognized or accredited by national, federal, state or regional agencies. Accepted students must submit a final high school transcript prior to beginning studies at the University. All transcripts must document that students have completed sufficient academic work to earn their diploma.
In the event the University has reason to believe a student’s diploma is not valid, it will rely upon the submitted transcript to determine whether the student has completed sufficient academic work to earn the diploma and qualify for admission to the University. If it is determined that a diploma was awarded without sufficient academic work, the admission decision may be rescinded and the student will be asked to leave the University.
Home Schooled Students
Home-schooled applicants are required to submit all of the
application materials required for freshman applicants, including standardized
test scores, a personal statement, and a transcript. It is understood
that the transcript of a home-schooled student may be different from that of a
traditional high school student. Regardless of the format, a transcript
should include all 9th to 12th grade courses (including those in progress) and
the timeframe of each course (academic year and semester). In addition,
an assessment of performance (a letter grade, percentage, narrative assessment,
etc.) is needed. Occasionally applicants are asked to submit additional
information describing the curriculum and/or texts used.
Home-schooled students who are admitted and enroll at
Suffolk are required to provide the university with proof of graduation in one
of the three following ways:
- An official final
transcript from the local school district.
- An official final
transcript from a home school association or agency.
- An official GED/HiSET
students who have completed AP exams and/or college coursework must request
that those official score reports and transcripts be sent directly to the