Thank you for choosing to apply to Suffolk University. We look forward to reviewing your application. If you are currently enrolled in high school (secondary school), you can apply to the Suffolk University Madrid Campus as an incoming freshman and begin your university studies to work toward a bachelor's degree in Madrid, Spain.

Start your application to Suffolk's Madrid Campus and you’ll be on your way to experiential and transformational learning opportunities in Madrid, Boston, and around the globe in one of our 70+ undergraduate majors.

Learn more about what requirements you'll need to complete your application and our application dates and deadlines.

Application Requirements

Freshman applicants are currently in high school or have graduated from high school, but are not enrolled in a regular session at a college or university. If you've completed college courses during high school including, but not limited to Dual Enrollment, AP credits or IB credits, you're still considered a freshman applicant.

You can apply to Suffolk via the Common Application, apply through Suffolk's portal, or download the Common Application [PDF]. Other items needed to complete your application include:

  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET results
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application fee or fee waiver (application fee waived if you come for a campus visit)
  • SAT or ACT scores
    • Domestic applicants may choose to apply test-optional. For those who want to submit test scores with their application, find out more about our flexible score submission policies.
    • Non-native English speakers may submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test instead of an SAT/ACT. See the International Undergraduate Applicants section for more options.



Undergraduate Freshmen Early Action: November 15
Undergraduate Freshmen Regular Decision: February 15.


Undergraduate Freshmen: December 1
Madrid Campus Applicants: November 1

We continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after these dates. 

For more information, view All Deadlines & Admission Standards.

To apply to Suffolk, international students must submit/complete the following:

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application and a $50 application fee
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official high school transcript* or GED/HiSET results
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official College/University Transcripts (in English or with official translation) from all institutions attended.
  • Proof of English Proficiency Option - select one of the options below:
    • SAT or ACT scores in lieu of English Proficiency (SAT/ACT is not required of International Students)
    • TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)
    • DUOLINGO English Test-DET (Minimum score of 105)
    • Exempt if you’re from a country, other than the US, where English is the First and Official Language. Please submit the SAT, ACT or final results from one of the following: IGCSE/GCSE, AS/A-Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam). If you only have predicted scores from any of these examination systems, please complete the Test of English Proficiency Waiver Request form.
    • PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54
    • IB HL English Predicted scores (if provided by your high school)
    • First Language English Exams in the IGCSE or GCSE or AS/A-Level Predicted/Actual results
    • Gao Kao: students from mainland China who have taken the Gaokao exam and English was one of the three areas tested, you may arrange an interview via this website or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission
    • For applicants that do not meet the Direct Entry language proficiency or academic requirements, admission may still be possible. See if you still can qualify for admission.
    • Suffolk University is committed to educational access for all. We are aware of the limitations some international students have faced in regards to standardized testing. We are test flexible for international students and have created a comprehensive list of options that applicants can submit to prove English proficiency. If you believe that you meet one of the following criteria and would like to be considered exempt from providing standardized testing, please complete the Test of English Proficiency Waiver Request form. Someone from the Admission Office will be in contact with you to inform you if you qualify.

Additional documents are required for each of the following: 

*Applicants may be required to have their credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. Suggested agencies include: Center for Educational Documentation, Josef Silny & Associates, World Education Services, and Span Tran.

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