Accepted International Student Guide

Accepted International Student Guide

Welcome to Adelphi—your adventure starts here.

This is an exciting time and we want to make sure you’re on track and prepared for your arrival to campus.

Follow the step-by-step guide below to discover what is required and how to complete each step.

After You’ve Received Your Acceptance

F-1 Students: Pay Your Deposit

Secure your seat at Adelphi by the deadline in your acceptance letter. If there is no listed date within your acceptance letter, we recommend submitting your deposit and I-20 application by December 15 for the spring semester or July 15 for the fall semester.

After You’ve Paid Your Deposit

International Services Portal

This is your main source for immigration records, document delivery, and individual requests for status maintenance and benefits.

Request I-20 or DS-2019

Obtain your I-20 or DS-2019, which is issued by International Services and required to begin your academic studies.

After You’ve Received Your I-20 or DS-2019

Pay the SEVIS Fee

You must pay the required I-901 fee prior to your visa interview for the currently issued I-20. Students who have paid this fee under a previously issued SEVIS Number must transfer the fee to your currently issued SEVIS number.

Apply for Your Visa

Plan early to apply for your visa, as this is required to enter the U.S. and begin your program. Details on how to apply, the required documents, and planning for your visa interview can be found in our visa process guide.

Before You Arrive

Moving from one country to another is not easy. That’s why Adelphi makes this process as clear as possible.

You will be sent a welcome email to the email address you used to apply with. This email contains a unique one time use URL that will allow you to create a password for your new student eCampus account.

Depending on the method of payment, it may take up to five business days after you’ve submitted your deposit to gain access to the eCampus portal.

Not sure of your student ID? You can look up your Adelphi ID number.

International students are required to enroll in a full course of study each academic semester. Academic advisers or your graduate program director can assist with course selection and registration.

AUI students will be assisted with course registration upon arrival on campus.

You must submit your completed health and immunization forms prior to the start of classes.

J-1 Exchange Visitors, including any dependents, are subject to J-1 Insurance Requirements and must maintain medical insurance coverage for the duration of their program

Adelphi offers students the option to live on campus in one of our residential communities, which offers support and convenience while living with other students.

You can also choose to stay close to campus or live in New York City with off-campus housing options.

Tuition and fees are due in full by August 1 for the Fall semester and January 6 for the Spring semester unless a payment plan is elected.

Make sure to pay your tuition and fees in full by:

  • August 1 for the Fall semester
  • January 6 for the Spring semester

For any additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the One-Stop Student Services Center.

Plan your itinerary to arrive at Adelphi University prior to the program start date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. You can enter the U.S. no more than 30-days prior to this program start date. There are documents required for travel that you must present to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in order to enter the U.S.

If you need transportation to get to Adelphi University, there are several public transport options as well as free shuttle buses daily.

If you can not arrive prior to your program start date, contact International Services.

Depending on your specific program and degree level, New Student Orientation can provide opportunities to get to know university personnel, learn about student life, and make new friends.

Don’t miss out on all the fun and your chance to get to know the Adelphi University community!

Once You’ve Arrived

All students are required to attend this workshop facilitated by International Services. Details will be emailed directly to students prior to the start of classes at your university issued email address.

Visit Public Safety located in Levermore Hall, Room 113 to get your official Adelphi University student identification card. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID (i.e. your passport) with you.

There are multiple meal plan options to fit any lifestyle, whether you are a resident or commuter, part-time or full-time. Explore meal plan details, hours and locations.

All participants in the F-1 or J-1 visa classification, are required to provide a local physical address, telephone number, personal email, and emergency contact information by completing the “Contact Information Update” in the “Student Requests” section using the International Services Portal. You can also verify your shipping address with UPS.

Students must complete the required immigration check-in process using the International Services Portal in order to meet the obligation to report to the school, submit appropriate documents for review, and complete SEVIS registration. Go to the I-94 website for more information.

You must attend all classes, participate as required, submit all assignments on time, and consistently pass all classes. If school is too difficult, speak with International Services immediately. Academic resources and academic coaching services are available.

Work only when authorized by your DSO through on-campus employment, curricular practical training, or optional practical training. You can find information on employment and volunteering.

Essential Information

On campus, International Services is where you will locate your Designated School Official (DSO) or Responsible Officer (RO). This person can provide advising and support for international students to achieve their educational goals and maintain their status.

While studying in the United States, you must fulfill the purpose for why the Department of State issued your visa and follow the regulations associated with that purpose. It is the responsibility of the individual student to maintain legal status and comply with all requirements in order to maintain valid status. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the termination of your status resulting in removal from the United States. Regular contact with International Services will help you keep current with any change which may affect your status.

Your Adelphi Experience Awaits

See what to expect as you prepare for your upcoming journey. Our Office of International Services will personally advise you on all aspects of student life at Adelphi.
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