Q. What do I need to bring?

A. You should bring the following items with you:

  • Any transfer credit or test score information you wish to discuss with Suffolk University
  • If the Undergraduate Admission Office has sent you a transfer credit evaluation prior to orientation, bring that information with you.
  • If you have already registered for select courses, please bring this information to orientation.
  • Photo I.D. (state ID, license or Passport)
  • Umbrella & comfortable shoes for walking
  • Pen & notebook to take notes

Q. How do I register for the orientation?

A. Registration for orientation is done online through the student's admission applicant portal. 

Q. What if I can't attend orientation?

A. Attendance at orientation is mandatory for enrollment at Suffolk University as a degree-seeking undergraduate student. It is at orientation that you will learn valuable information and finalize your course schedule/registration for your first semester. If you believe you have a conflict with dates offered, please contact us as soon as possible. We encourage you to make orientation a priority and register for your session early.

Q. Is there an orientation program for parents and family members?

A. Yes! We encourage you to bring your parents and family members who will be supporting you financially and/or emotionally while you are at Suffolk. Family Orientation is held on the same dates as our student orientation sessions. Interested families can register for Family Orientation through the student’s account via the admission applicant portal. Please be advised that there is a $40 fee for each participant (children under 12 are free). The student and family programs run separately.

Q. How can I check my transfer credits to be sure Suffolk has received my transcripts?

A. If you would like to check your transcripts online, log on to your MySuffolk portal and follow the steps below:

  1. Click on "My Applications"
  2. Click on "New Admitted Students"
  3. Click on "My Decision Letter"
  4. There will be links on the left side of the screen for "My Transfer Credits" and "My Transfer Equivalency Report"

Prior to orientation, you must submit all transcripts and other records for previous credits earned at ALL previous institutions.  This may include AP courses taken in high school, courses taken at the college level at any institution, and courses in which you are currently enrolled.  If you have questions regarding transcripts, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at admission@suffolk.edu or 617-573-8460.

Q. Can I bring a guest to orientation?

A. As we expect more than 200 incoming students at each session, we cannot permit guests. Please keep in mind that your family members are invited to participate in Family Orientation, but will be separate from you for much of the orientation program.

Q. Can I move-in early if I am planning to live in University-sponsored housing?

Students who have a confirmed housing assignment for the fall semester will receive an email with information detailing move-in dates. If you have questions or would like more information about University-sponsored housing, please contact Residence Life & Housing.

Q. Will I meet with an advisor and finalize my class schedule during Orientation?

A. Yes! You should complete the steps for pre-registration at home. At orientation, your schedule will be finalized during a final meeting with an academic advisor.

Q. Does everyone have to take a math placement exam?

A. All incoming students who will take a math course at Suffolk must take the placement exam, except if he or she already has credit at Suffolk for the prerequisite course. If you are transferring in credit for Math 130 or higher, you MUST bring your transfer credit evaluation to Transfermation as evidence of this exemption.

Our online placement exam will be emailed to you before Transfermation and all students must take it for placement into the correct course. Math is a basic element of your college education. Placing you in the right course helps to ensure that you will have a positive experience instead of a frustrating struggle or a boring revisit of material you have already mastered.

Q. Do I need to bring my tuition payment?

A. If you plan to attend Suffolk University, you must submit the “Admission Deposit” prior to registering for or attending orientation. Pay the appropriate deposit (for residential or commuter student) via the Office of the Bursar website by clicking the blue button labeled "Admissions Deposit” on the right side of the screen. If you still have questions about the Admissions Deposit, tuition or your bill, please contact the Office of the Bursar.