If you are currently enrolled in high school (secondary school), you can apply to Suffolk University Madrid Campus as an incoming freshman and begin your university studies to work toward a bachelor's degree.

We consider first-year (freshman) applicants for admission based on the level and range of high school courses selected, grades achieved, SAT/ACT/TOEFL scores, letters of recommendation and essay. Students attending an accredited American high school usually automatically fulfill these requirements in order to graduate:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of mathematics (algebra I and II and geometry)
  • Two units of science (at least one of which is with a lab)
  • Two units of language
  • One unit of American history
  • Four units distributed among other college preparatory electives.

We may also consider other factors in the review process, such as:

  • Class rank
  • Honors courses
  • AP courses

We also consider students from other educational systems and review their credentials accordingly:

  • French Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate diploma and certificate(s)
  • German Abitur

We do not use specific minimums for scores or grades in the admission decision, but we weigh all factors together as a whole view of you and your potential for success as a student at Suffolk University. We are also very interested in your personal qualities and activities, including:

  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Community service
  • Special interests

Requirements for application as a first-year/freshman student:

  • Completed application form
  • Official high school transcript and diploma/leaving certificate
  • SAT or ACT or TOEFL score (SAT or ACT is required for students in US-style high schools. TOEFL score, or an approved English proficiency exam such as IELTS, is required for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Official translations of the required documents, if not in English
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (from high school university counselor or teacher, written on school letterhead stationery)
  • Essay
  • Statement of Activity since high school (Required of all students who are not graduating from high school this year or transfer students who have not been in university continuously since completing high school. A current résume is acceptable, if it covers all required years).
  • Application fee

Students with citizenship from outside the European Union will be required to obtain a student visa from the Spanish Consulate nearest their home prior to coming to Spain. Students needing such a visa will receive certification of their admission to Suffolk University Madrid Campus as part of the documentation to be submitted in the visa application process. The Spanish Consulate may require proof of full payment of all University fees (including tuition and housing) for at least the first semester before the visa will be granted. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Spanish Consulate in order to ascertain the other paperwork necessary, as well as the length of the visa application process.

Spanish Consulates around the World