INTO Suffolk frequently asked questions (FAQ)
If you received a 1-semester Pathway program offer of admission, you may have received this offer because you did not meet the competitive academic requirements for admission to Suffolk University.
If you received a 2-semester Pathway program offer of admission, you may have received this offer because you either did not meet the competitive academic requirements or your English language requirements were too low (or both) for admission to Suffolk University.
If you’ve received an offer letter to be in a Pathway program, it was determined that you have a great potential to be successful at Suffolk University, but could benefit from the extra support INTO Suffolk provides. That is why we have created the INTO Suffolk Undergraduate Pathway program/International Year One. This opportunity is designed for students to enroll as a full-time student and demonstrate the capacity to thrive by getting a strong GPA in the first one or two semesters at Suffolk while still graduating at the same time as our direct entry offers (four years).
INTO is a university partnership program that provides students with the opportunity to study at their chosen university like Suffolk by providing language, cultural and academic support. INTO Suffolk helps hundreds of students succeed in higher education each year. We offer exceptional support services before, during and after your studies with us, so you can concentrate on your success. We pride ourselves on our diverse environment and provide different programs to suit your needs whether it be learning English or through a Pathway program that allows you to learn English alongside your other classes. We also prepare international students to adapt to the educational, social and cultural norms of their host country while pursuing a degree. Find out more here.
International Year One (Pathway program) allows you to earn credits toward your degree even if you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct admission. Students enrolled in a 2-semester Pathway program will receive additional academic and cultural support in addition to English language courses. Students enrolled in a 1-semester Pathway program will receive the same academic and cultural support, with fewer English language courses. International Year One is designed to help you successfully complete your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as fellow freshmen. More information is provided here.
A Graduate Pathway program allows you to earn credits toward your degree even if you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct admission. Students enrolled in a 2-semester Pathway program will receive additional academic and cultural support in addition to English language courses. Students enrolled in a 1-semester Pathway program will receive the same academic and cultural support, with fewer English language courses.
The courses completed during the Pathway program will count towards your four-year bachelor’s degree at Suffolk. You will be able to graduate at the same time as fellow freshmen. No time is lost! You will have access to specialized tutoring many subjects designed to support your success. You will have personalized academic advising to ensure your success with your individual study plan.
International Year One (undergraduate) will allow you to graduate at the same time as all Suffolk students starting in the same semester as you. The Graduate Pathway program may add a semester of additional time toward your degree completion depending on classes available and how many classes you take each semester.
Costs vary from year to year, but are similar to our direct entry pricing. In fact, a Pathway program can often cost less than our direct entry degrees when a scholarship is applied.
Yes, if you have not yet submitted or have updated SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores, we can accept them up to four weeks before your program start date.
Our director of recruitment, Tim Phelps, would be happy to speak with you about your offer. You can reach him by email or by requesting a 30-minute face-to-face Zoom call here: email@example.com or https://calendly.com/tphelps-suffolk/30min
Please include your student ID number and details of your inquiry to help expedite your questions.
Your offer letter you received will outline exact instructions on how to confirm your place in the program.
1. Review your offer letter you received. 2. Complete and sign the declaration and acceptance forms and return. 3. Pay your deposit (instructions are in your offer letter). 4. If you are applying for an F-1 student visa, submit your passport and current visa, bank statement and Affidavit of Support.
Yes, scholarships are available. Please speak with your academic counselor if you have not been awarded a scholarship with your offer to see if you qualify.
No, US Citizens are not eligible to study in a Pathway program at Suffolk University.
Your confirmation letter outlines important details such as:
- Your start date and study plan - Statement of fees and balance - INTO Suffolk welcome guide
For students who require a visa:
- Visa support letter - Visa interview tips - INTO PASS service to help you with your student visa process
You can pay in full through the INTO pay online link. This link can be found on the last page of your offer letter in the Financial Question and Answer (Q&A) section. Additional fees might apply for credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) or international money exchange. You can also pay through a bank wire transfer. We don’t accept cash payments.
Students will have received their Suffolk University email and password from SuffolkITS@suffolk.edu
You will receive two emails. One will contain your Suffolk email and student ID information. The second email will contain your password.
The main portal for Suffolk University is My.Suffolk.edu or My2.Suffolk.edu. All new students must complete the E-Checkin process that requires students to provide your contact information. Find instructions here.
Make sure that you have access to and check your Suffolk email at least once per day. Email credentials will be sent to your personal email address. You can access and log in to your email here.
Upload your picture for Suffolk ID using instructions through this link. Once approved, you can collect your ID from the Suffolk University Police Department, which is present on every campus building of Suffolk University.
Watch the video for more detailed instructions on how to upload pictures.
Students enrolled in International Year One are required to complete their Math Placement Exam before arriving. Please access this test by using your Suffolk University email and password to log into the Suffolk Blackboard platform. Click the Blackboard in the navigation bar at the top of the page (if the page does not load, make sure you disable your pop-up blocker). In the "My Courses" box, you should see a link to the Math Placement Exam. Read through the on-screen instructions and begin.
All students are required to complete the INTO Suffolk Arrivals Transfer request form as soon as their travel details are confirmed. All students are required to submit their arrival details, regardless of their location or intent to travel, at least 14 days before arriving.
Students living on campus are not allowed to move in prior to their published move-in date. On-campus students arriving earlier are required to organize their accommodations. Families are not allowed to reside in the residence halls with their students as per Suffolk University policy.
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