Summer Boston: Eligibility

Suffolk University Law School offers a 10-week summer program open to students who have completed the first year of law school in good standing at an American Bar Association-accredited law school. Non Suffolk applicants must present a letter of good standing from the Dean of his or her law school in addition to the application for the Summer Boston program.

Notes: For purposes of the ABA residency requirement, the summer law program is equivalent to one-half semester. The Suffolk University Law School Sweden Summer Program is not covered by this section (IV.A.)

Summer Boston: Course Load

Any student may take up to 5 credits (10 classroom hours per week) without special permission. Evening students may take up to 6 credits without special permission. Any student wishing to take 7 credits (14 classroom hours per week) must petition an associate dean for special administrative approval. Day students wishing to take 6 or 7 credits (12 to 14 classroom hours per week) must petition for special administrative approval.

Summer Boston: Acceleration through Summer Law Program

Any evening Suffolk student wishing to accelerate through the use of summer evening law school program is advised that the approval must be obtained.

Any evening division Suffolk student intending to accelerate his or her program by one semester must complete 9, 10, 11, or 12 credits over two or three summer sessions. Evening students must enroll in a minimum of 4 credits in summer sessions.

Any evening student who enrolls in 9-12 credits in summer sessions may be eligible to eliminate the final semester of study provided:

  1. the student enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits and earns a minimum of 9 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions or
  2. the student enrolls in at least 3 summer sessions of at least 3 credits and earns a minimum of 9 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions or
  3. the student enrolls in 1 summer session of at least 4 credits in the Suffolk Sweden Session and also enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions or
  4. the student enrolls in a non Suffolk Summer session of at least 4 credits in a 3-week session and also enrolls in 2 summer sessions of at least 4 credits in the Suffolk Boston Summer Sessions.

Summer Boston: Application of Summer Credits to Final Semester

Any Evening Division Suffolk student attending one summer session must enroll in at least 5 credits (two courses) to reduce his or her final semester credit requirement to fewer than 7 credits and thus qualify for reduced tuition.

Any Day Division Suffolk student attending only one summer session must enroll in at least 5 credits (two courses) to reduce his or her final semester credit requirements to fewer than 10 credits and thus qualify for reduced tuition.

Any Day or Evening Division Suffolk student may apply credits earned during a summer session to his or her last semester without approval. Day students may not use Summer Session credits to eliminate their final semester.

NOTE: Students, who through adding or dropping courses do not take the normal annual course load during any academic year, may be reclassified as special students for annual tuition payments when a day division student enrolls in 9 credits or less or an evening student enrolls in 6 credits or less in a semester. Special students will be charged tuition on a per credit hour basis for the semester in which a day division student enrolls in less than 10 credits and an evening student enrolls in less than 7 credits.

ANY EVENING STUDENT ENROLLING IN 7 CREDITS OR MORE IN A FALL OR SPRING SEMESTER IS LIABLE FOR FULL TUITION PAYMENT.

ANY DAY STUDENT ENROLLING IN 10 CREDITS OR MORE IN A FALL OR SPRING SEMESTER IS LIABLE FOR FULL TUITION PAYMENT.