Accepted International Student Checklist

Accepted International Student Checklist

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.

Once you've been accepted

Complete I-20 Request

You will need your Form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility” in order to apply for your student visa. You must complete your I-20 Request and submit all required documentation to prior to the deadline to receive your I-20.

Set Up Your eCampus Account

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.

Pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee

You are responsible for paying the required I-901 fee prior to your visa interview for the currently issued Form 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 F-1 Visa

All international students coming to study at Adelphi must apply for your F-1 student visa. Prepare your travel plans to arrive at Adelphi University prior to the program start date listed on your Form I-20.

Secure Housing at Adelphi

Each of our residential communities offers support and convenience and allows you to live, learn and grow with other students.

Complete Health Requirements

International students must meet all university immunization and insurance requirements prior to the first day of classes.

Register for Classes

International students are required to enroll in a full course of study each academic semester. Academic Services or your program director can assist with course selection and registration. AUI students will be assisted with course registration upon arrival on campus.

Prepare Travel Arrangements

Book your itinerary to arrive at Adelphi University prior to the program start date listed on your Form I-20. You can enter the U.S. no more than 30-days prior to this program start date.

Plan for New Student Orientation

Orientation will give you the opportunity to learn more about Adelphi and be prepared as a new student. The Panther Portal is an on-demand virtual orientation experience designed to help you learn about academics, support services, student life, campus safety, and more.

Report U.S. Address

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 Tab using the International Services Portal.

Complete Immigration Check-In

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.

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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