1. OBTAIN AN IMMIGRATION DOCUMENT
ISSO will issue your immigration document (DS-2019). This generally takes 2-3 weeks. ISSO will mail this document via courier service to the address listed on your Suffolk application. Please mail a complete Certificate of Finances and a Bank Statement to the Center for International Programs and Services.
2. APPLY FOR THE STUDENT VISA
3. DETERMINE HOUSING
Students who wish to live in Suffolk's residence halls must submit a $600.00 deposit. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will contact students who submit a deposit with information regarding the University-sponsored housing questionnaire and housing assignments.
Students who do not wish to live in Suffolk's residence halls should plan to arrive in the U.S. at least one week prior to orientation in order to locate suitable, affordable housing. Suffolk's Off-Campus Housing Office can assist students in their housing search.
4. SUBMIT REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS
5. ATTEND ORIENTATION
Exchange students are required to attend orientation in January.
FALL 2017 TIMELINE
|SEE DATE ON ACCEPTANCE LETTER||Make $600 deposit online to initiate the University-sponsored housing application process|
|AUGUST 1||Fall semester payment due|
|JUNE 21, AUGUST 28, or SEPTEMBER 1||All exchange students are required to attend the transfer student orientation. Please view the Orientation Website for more information|
Mandatory New International Student Program
8:30AM - 12:30PM Sargent Hall
ALL new international students, including exchange students, are required to attend
|SEPTEMBER 4||University closed - Labor Day|
|SEPTEMBER 6||First day of classes|
|SEPTEMBER 30||Deadline to waive Suffolk health insurance and submit immunization records|
*Please remember to take the online math placement exam before attending orientation. Information about this placement exam will be emailed to you.