Freshmen

Thank you for your interest in Suffolk University. Find out more about application deadlines, admission requirements, and next steps as you move closer to becoming a member of our community.

Application Deadlines

Spring Admission & Financial Aid December 1 (November 1 for Madrid Campus)
Early Action Fall Admission November 15
Fall Admission (Priority) February 15 (We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis after this date)
Priority Fall Financial Aid March 1

The FAFSA is required to be considered for need-based financial aid.

Application Requirements

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver (Application Fee is waived for those that come for a campus visit)
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official high school transcript or GED/HiSET results
  • Letter of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
    • Students may send self-reported SAT and ACT scores. Find out more about our flexible score submission policies
    • Non-native English speakers may submit a TOEFL/IELTS instead of SAT/ACT
    • Applicants for Fall 2021 may choose to be test-optional

    Learn more about our admission guidelines, home-school applicant policy, and admission standards for freshmen.

    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 time-frame 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 score report

    Home-schooled students who have completed AP exams and/or college coursework must request that those official score reports and transcripts be sent directly to the Admissions Office.

    Honors Program

    Students are automatically considered for Suffolk University's Honors Program at the time of admission.

    Financial Aid/Scholarships

    Students are automatically considered for merit scholarship funding when applying to Suffolk.

    To get an idea of the aid available to you at Suffolk, use our Net Price Calculator and New Student Merit Calculator.

    Our Student Financial Services office can help you and your family understand options for paying for school with the FAFSA (“Free Application for Federal Student Aid”), merit- or need-based aid, and numerous scholarship and grant opportunities.

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