What department code should I use on my TOEFL?
TOFEL registration requires that a department code is entered, and the list provided may not be entirely clear as to which department code is appropriate. All students applying to the Sawyer Business School should use department code 02-Graduate Schools of Management, regardless of program. Students applying to programs within the College of Arts and Sciences may use the department codes listed, or they may use code 99. Students applying to graduate programs in either the Sawyer Business School or the College of Arts and Sciences should not use the 03-Law School program code.
What is the required format for my sponsor letter?
The sponsor letter should be a statement by the sponsor that he/she will take financial responsibility for the student for the entirety of his/her graduate education. This includes both living expenses and tuition, and for all years of the program, not just the first. Graduate Admissions must receive an original of this letter, and faxed or emailed sponsor letters will not be accepted. Please remember that the sponsor will need to have back up documentation sent by his or her bank (with funds in US Dollar amounts) sent to Graduate Admissions as well.
What kind of financial proofs are required for my I-20?
Suffolk University will only accept original statements directly from banks as financial proof that a person can cover both tuition and living expenses. Bank books are not accepted. Faxed financial statements and emails are also not accepted. All financial proofs must show funds in US Dollars.
How soon can I get my I-20?
I-20s will be sent if the student is accepted, and IF Suffolk University already has the financial documentation necessary in hand. Delays in acquiring the financial proofs will create delays in the processing and sending of the I-20.
How far ahead of the beginning of the term should I apply if I'm international?
Interviews at the US Embassy in your home country should be scheduled at least one month in advance of international student orientation (approximately two weeks before the beginning of the semester). Applications should therefore be complete with regards to recommendations, test scores, and financial statements no less than two months before orientation. It is strongly recommended that students apply at least 12 weeks or more before the start of the term.
What do I do about international transcripts?
Suffolk University understands that in some countries, original transcripts may be limited in number. If the applying student is in the Boston area, he or she can bring the transcript to our offices at 73 Tremont Street, 5th Floor, and Graduate Admissions will make a copy of the transcript. If the student is not in the Boston area, or cannot bring the original to the offices, a notarized and certified copy can be made and sent to Graduate Admission, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.