Suffolk University has a sizable population of transfer students. Join us and get that feeling when everything’s on the right track in Boston.

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.
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  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 Credit

If you’re admitted as a transfer student, you’ll receive an official credit evaluation and program evaluation with your letter of acceptance. The evaluation includes a list of transferable courses with their Suffolk University equivalents and indicates how these courses apply to your given major. Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited institution or, in the case of an international institution, recognized by the Ministry of Education of that particular country. International students may be required to have their credentials evaluated by a professional service.

We consider earned grades of C- or higher for transfer credit. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at Suffolk, including the final 30. Students admitted to the Sawyer Business School are required to complete at least 50 percent of business credit hours at Suffolk University.

Transfer credit policies and transfer credit equivalencies

A student speaks with a career counselor in Suffolk's Career Center.

You have big aspirations. We'll help make them real.

Suffolk's Center for Career Equity, Development & Success provides the tools and resources you’ll need to take your ambition from the classroom to the workplace. The center's team of career experts will help you choose your major, find internships, apply to graduate programs, and land the perfect job. And they’ll be in your corner throughout your career, offering advice and career search services whenever you need them.

What goals drive your journey? [PDF]

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

Portrait of a Suffolk transfer studentWhen I started looking at places to transfer to, Suffolk was the most encouraging for people from a wide variety of backgrounds. I could tell that Suffolk was going to be more willing to transfer credits. I was coming from a conservatory where my whole transcript was dance classes. I wanted to go somewhere that would value that.
Lucia Vilches BS in Psychology ’23

Transfer as A Military Veteran

Suffolk University provides active-duty military students and veterans with specialized programs, academic initiatives, activities, and dedicated resources to reach their goals.

If you have completed military courses, have an official Joint Service Transcript (JST) sent to Suffolk University for review by our Office of Undergraduate Admission. Transfer credit will be considered for courses that have American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations and will apply to the curriculum at Suffolk. If you are approved for credit, a transfer credit evaluation will be sent to you.

Suffolk is proud to offer qualified veterans tuition assistance of up to $25,000 per academic year through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Suffolk’s financial commitment—combined with government allowances—enables eligible veterans to cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books in any University degree program.

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program is a free program that helps eligible U.S. military veterans prepare for college and careers.

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