Madrid Study Abroad Checklist

As you prepare to study abroad at Suffolk Madrid, it's important to understand exactly what you need to do before departing on your trip. Here's a helpful checklist for you to follow.

Apply for financial aid

U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents can apply for need-based Financial Aid. The priority deadline to file for financial aid for fall enrollment is March 1. All students applying for aid must fill out the FAFSA form.

Submit your enrollment deposit

Once you receive your acceptance letter, return the enrollment response form included with the letter as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The sooner we receive your deposit, the higher your priority for course pre-registration and housing preferences. More information on how to pay your enrollment deposit. Your deposit will be credited toward your first-semester tuition, and is refundable if we receive written notification of cancellation before May 1.

Submit final transcripts

If you’re a high school senior, please arrange to have your final transcript sent to Suffolk University upon graduation. We must receive this transcript before the start of the semester; otherwise, your financial aid award may not be distributed and you may not be allowed to enroll in classes. Final transcripts can be sent to our admission offices in Boston or Madrid.

If you’re a transfer student, please arrange to send your official transcript for all courses taken through the semester before you start at Suffolk Madrid. For any courses you are currently taking, transcripts should be sent as soon as they become available. You also need to send proof of high school graduation or equivalency to the Office of Undergraduate Admission before classes begin; otherwise, your financial aid award may not be distributed and you may not be allowed to enroll in classes.

Pre-register for classes

After you make your deposit, the Registrar’s Office in Madrid will contact you with a preliminary course selection that reflects your intended major. You may make changes to your schedule before you arrive in Spain so you’ll be ready to go when classes begin. For more information, email the Madrid Registrar’s Office.

Check out fall and spring course listings.

Pay tuition bill

Your tuition and fees need are due by the given deadline. Avoid getting de-registered from classes by making sure your payment has been received. Questions about what you owe or how to pay? See Payment Methods for Tuition & Fees.


The benefits of studying at Suffolk Madrid go far beyond the classroom. Cultural activities go on every week: from movie nights and bike tours around the city, to hiking in the mountains, volunteering, museum visits, flamenco shows, and much more. Along with your included welcome trip, three other weekend excursions are offered each semester.

Suffolk Madrid partners with prestigious local Spanish university, Universidad CEU San Pablo, located right across the street from our campus. Take part in its cultural activities, facilities (library, cafeteria, gym, and sports facilities), and even take an academic class to learn in Spanish and meet local students.