Admitted Students Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I find my enrollment deadline?

Your deadline to enroll can be found in your acceptance letter, which can be viewed in your applicant portal.

Can I get an extension of the deposit deadline?

Please check with your graduate admission counselor to see if we can extend the deadline. We want to work with you to give you time you need, if possible. If you’re unsure of who your counselor is, they are listed in your applicant portal.

How do I submit my deposit?

First, you will need to accept your offer of admission in your applicant portal. The system will update within an hour and you will then see a link to pay your deposit. If more time has passed and you are unable to find the link, please contact us by email or call 617-573-8302 so that we can assist you.

I need to submit official transcripts. When are they due?

Official transcripts should be submitted prior to the start of your first semester. Electronic transcripts may be sent from your university registrar through their secured document system, such as e-Script or Clearinghouse, to Suffolk’s Office of Graduate Admission. Your university registrar may also send sealed, original transcripts through the mail to:

Office of Graduate Admission
Suffolk University
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition rates are outlined on the Cost & Tuition webpage. We also encourage you to visit the Student Account Services webpage for additional information on tuition and payment options.

Where can I find financial aid information? Who is my financial aid counselor?

Your financial aid award will be sent to you via email two business days after your offer of admission and will also be available to view in your applicant portal. If you have questions, please contact your financial aid counselor:

Last Name A-J: Dianne Goguen
Last Name K-Z: Julia San Giacomo

Your counselor information is also listed in your applicant portal after admission.

What are the housing options available to me as a grad student?

The Off-Campus Housing website is an excellent resource as you search for a place to live. Suffolk is accessible via all MBTA lines. Major subway stations (Government Center, Park Street, and Downtown Crossing) are located within a five-minute walk to campus, and both North Station and South Station are within walking distance. Our graduate admission staff has lots of personal experience on apartment-hunting in the area, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us what we think.

How can I find out what my program of study is? Where can I get advice on classes I need?

Official programs of study are issued from the academic department after we have received your enrollment deposit, but if you’d like a preliminary program of study before then, please contact your graduate program advisor.

Who is my advisor?

Students in College of Arts & Sciences graduate programs should get in touch with their graduate program director with any questions. Sawyer Business School graduate students are assigned graduate program advisors based on their program.

How can I visit campus?

We are currently offering in-person meetings with graduate admission counselors to prospective students in accordance with health and safety guidelines. Otherwise, we have robust virtual visit opportunities like 1:1 meetings with graduate admission counselors, campus tours, and events.

I am an international student. Who do I speak to about my student visa questions?

The International Student Services Office can answer all of your questions about the I-20 document, visa process, and Optional Practical Training (OPT).

I would like to speak to a student or alumnus/a. How can I get connected?

We frequently offer virtual drop-in sessions with current students and alumni, and we would also be happy to connect you to someone directly. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission so that we can arrange this.

I would like to change my start term (earlier or later). Is that possible?

The ability to change your start term depends on a few factors, including course availability. Please reach out to your graduate admission counselor to see what is possible.

When is orientation? How do I sign up?

You will receive information on orientation via email shortly after submitting your deposit. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission or your graduate program advisor.

What if I have a question that wasn’t answered here?

Please contact your graduate admission counselor or reach out to the Office of Graduate Admission at [email protected] or 617-573-8302 with any questions. We’re here to help!