How do I tell what parts of my application are still outstanding?
Within a few days of submitting your application, the Office of Graduate Admission will send you log-in instructions for the Applicant Portal. Applicants are encouraged to check the portal to to ensure all required materials have been received as well as to confirm your mailing address where your official decision letter will be mailed. You may also contact us at 617.573.8302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a specific form for recommendations? A specific format?
Suffolk University has no specific form for recommendations. Letterhead is preferred, but not required. Suffolk University does not accept faxed or emailed recommendations. Recommendations should come directly to the admissions office from the person writing the recommendation, but the graduate admissions office will accept the recommendation from an applicant if it is in a sealed envelope with the signature of the person giving the recommendation across the back flap.
The letter should be a balanced assessment of both the prospective student's suitability for the program as well as the suitability for Suffolk University. Contact information must be provided for the person giving the reference, especially if the reference is not on letterhead. Suffolk University may contact references, and therefore requires that information.
Applicants should remind recommenders to include an applicant's full legal name in the letter, in order to ensure that a letter of recommendation may be included in the correct application package.
Can I fax a transcript?
Suffolk University does not accept faxed transcripts.
If I am not admitted, can I have materials forwarded to another school? Can I get copies back of my materials?
All materials submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission become property of Suffolk University and cannot be returned to students.
There are services and agencies that will collect my recommendations and test scores and send them out. Will Suffolk accept them?
The Office of Graduate Admission does not accept materials from third parties. Materials must be submitted by the recommender or issuing organization.