Now that you’ve been admitted
- Log into the Graduate Student Portal
You'll find new information on your MySuffolk student portal. If you have forgotten your login or password, please contact the Suffolk University Help Desk at 617-557-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Look Out for Your Suffolk University Email
You will receive your Suffolk University email address and access instructions shortly after confirming your enrollment.
- Pay Your Tuition Bill & Be Aware of Financial Aid
Make sure you understand the tuition rates for your program. Additionally, the Office of the Bursar has helpful information on billing and payment plans.
If you have not yet applied for financial aid, check out information on financial aid and scholarships.
You can access and track your financial aid and scholarship information in the MySuffolk Portal. Additionally, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 617-573-8470 or email@example.com.
- Get Your Student Visa
We’re known for our diverse student body and pride ourselves on making international students feel welcome on campus. No wonder Suffolk has the nation’s fifth-largest proportion of international students.
Leave the paperwork to us! Once we receive your tuition deposit and required financial documentation, we’ll issue your I-20 for you. If you have any questions about the immigration process, please contact the International Student Services Office.
- Prepare for Advising & Registration
You will be hearing from your program director shortly with instructions on advising and registration, if you have not already.
Save the Date for Orientation
New student orientations are held separately by the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts & Sciences. You will receive additional information via email.
After you make your deposit
- Arrange Your Housing
Need advice on lining up a place to live, finding roommates, and understanding your lease? The Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) will help you with all that and more. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-573-8647.
Please note: Suffolk University does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students.
- Get to Know Your Way Around
Familiarize yourself with Suffolk's location and decide how you'll commute to campus by viewing the Campus Map and Directions.
- Complete Your Health Requirements
Massachusetts state law requires immunization and health insurance for all full-time students and all international students. Here are the details on these requirements. If you already have valid insurance, you can submit a waiver request.
- Get Your Student ID Card
As an official Suffolk University graduate student, you’ll need an ID card. You can get yours at the Sawyer Building’s second-floor security office, Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–11 p.m. You can also get one by calling University Police at 617-573-8333. Your Suffolk ID is free; if you lose it, though, there’s a $20 replacement fee.
- Defer Your Enrollment
You can request to defer your enrollment for up to one calendar year. In order to be eligible, you must first confirm your enrollment through the online portal, including payment of your enrollment deposit, if applicable.
You must submit your request in writing to the Office of Graduate Admission (email@example.com), specifying your desired available start term. Financial awards (merit- and need-based) do not carry over; you can, however, be re-reviewed for the entering semester.
If you have registered for classes, you must complete the deferral process prior to the first day of classes. If you have not yet registered, you should request a deferral no later than the first week of classes.