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

Pay Your Deposit

Secure your seat at Adelphi and initiate your invitation to the International Services Portal to begin your I-20 or DS-2019 request.

Set Up Your eCampus Account

The Adelphi eCampus portal gives you secure access to your university email and essential services. Check your email address used on your admissions application for a unique one time use URL that will allow you to create a password for your new student eCampus account.

After You’ve Paid Your Deposit

International Services Portal

Your main source for immigration records, document delivery, and where you will need to submit your I-20 or DS-2019 request.

Request I-20 or DS-2019

This form is necessary to study in the United States and to register for classes and the deadline is July 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester.

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

Pay the SEVIS Fee

New F or J visa applicants must pay the required I-901 fee prior to your visa interview.

Apply for Your Visa

Plan early to apply for your visa to avoid delays in your studies.

Before You Arrive

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

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.


Submit your Complete Health History and Physical Examination Form to the Health Portal located in eCampus or email your completed form to

Adelphi requires all international students to be insured by the School Insurance Plan. Review insurance fees, waiver requirements, instructions and deadlines by clicking here: Health Services Insurance Information and Requirements. J-1 Exchange Visitors, including any dependents, are subject to J-1 Insurance Requirements.

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.

Make sure to pay your tuition fees in full by August 1 for the Fall semester and January 6 for the Spring semester unless a payment plan is elected.

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 cannot arrive prior to your program start date, contact International Services.

This in person workshop is mandatory for all international students and scheduled prior to the start of classes. Make sure to check your university email address for specific details. Spring 2024 Semester is scheduled for January 22 and Fall 2024 Semester is scheduled for August 22.

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

Attend the mandatory international student regulatory workshop, which is scheduled prior to the start of classes. Make sure to check your university email address for specific details. Spring 2024 Semester is scheduled for January 22 and Fall 2024 Semester is scheduled for August 22.

You are required to provide a local physical address, telephone number, personal email, and emergency contact information to your Designated School Official within 10 days of any change. You can update your address in your “My Student Profile” available through eCampus.

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.

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.

You must attend all classes, participate as required, submit all assignments on time, and consistently meet academic standards. If school is too difficult, speak with your designated school official immediately. Academic resources and Academic Coaching Services are available.

While studying at Adelphi, international students must follow a specific set of rules, depending on visa type and educational level to maintain valid status. It is the responsibility of the individual student to follow all regulations associated with the student visa and not take any action that detracts from that purpose as this may cause a violation of status, resulting in the termination of status and an interruption in studies. Please see F-1 Status Maintenance and J-1 Status Maintenance for more information.

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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