Transferring to Suffolk

Start your next chapter at Suffolk University

You already have the feeling you know what you want from your higher education. It’s time to get that feeling when you’re at just the right university.

Maybe you’re graduating from community college. Or looking to switch four-year schools. Or seeking a fresh start. Maybe you’re hoping to be closer to home or farther away. Maybe you want an urban campus with opportunities right outside your door.

Our inclusive community celebrates and elevates students from all walks of life—including the many transfers who join us each year.

You need a university that understands you—one where you can learn from faculty mentors in small classes and partner with Boston’s top employers for stand-out class projects and internships.

But learning doesn’t just happen in class or on the job. It comes alive every minute you spend in our incredible city. A Suffolk education is equal parts finding your way around Boston—with all its music and museums, entertainment, sports, and more—and finding who you’re meant to be.

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Suffolk student poses for a portrait while studying in the Samia Academic Center.

You’ll gain fresh perspectives from our curriculum’s global focus as well as your international classmates and can study abroad on almost every continent. By the time you graduate, you’ll be more than ready to succeed anywhere on the map. We can't wait to welcome you. 
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Spring Admission & Financial Aid December 1*
Fall Priority Transfer Admission June 30*
Fall Priority Transfer Financial Aid June 1**

* Applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
** The priority financial aid deadlines for transfer students are June 1 (fall entry) or December 1 (spring entry). Funding for students submitting an application after these dates will be based on availability.
The FAFSA is required to be considered for need-based financial aid.

The Department of Education launched the 2024-25 FAFSA form and the FAFSA is now consistently available to be completed. The Department of Education also recently announced FAFSA data will be delayed for all colleges and universities until March—review the 2024-2025 FAFSA changes.
Learn more about Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships at Suffolk

  1. Application and fee (waived when you attend an on-campus or virtual campus visit)
    Transfer applicants are encouraged to apply via our Suffolk Online Application, however, Transfer applicants may also choose to apply via the Transfer Common Application.
  2. Official college transcript(s) from all college or universities attended
  3. Essay/Personal Statement

For some students, additional requirements may also apply including:

  1. Official final high school transcript (except for those who have earned an associate's or previous bachelor's degree or if a student has 60+ transferrable credits)
  2. Statement of activity or resume (required only for those applicants who have a significant gap in their educational history)
  3. Official TOEFL or IELTS results (for non-native English speakers; can only be waived if you have completed the equivalent of College Writing I and II with a grade of B or higher at the time of application)

Transfer On-the-Spot Decisions

Suffolk offers a number of dates when students who are enrolled in another university can visit with an admission counselor and receive an instant decision.

Learn more about Transfer On-the-Spot

Unofficial Credit Review

If you would like to receive an unofficial credit review of previous coursework before applying, please complete our request form.

Unofficial credit request form

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