International Check-in and Orientation
GSU Main Campus
Two required programs:
- International Orientation: a series of info sessions to help you understand and protect your immigration status, and to adjust to life at GSU!
- Immigration Check-in: to document your arrival, and to report required information to the U.S Government.
- All NEW F-1 / J-1 and TRANSFER F-1 International Students (including those transferring from U.S. high schools)
- ALL: Check-in & Orientation are required. Failure to check-in puts your immigration status at risk.
- Virtual International Orientation: Wednesday, January 6 2021 @ 10 am. A link to the live, virtual session will be sent to students upon completion of all Pre-Arrival & Orientation eforms in iStart.
- Virtual Check-in: All required documentation for reporting purposes is submitted via Orientation eforms in iStart.
GSU Perimeter College
PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2020 orientation sessions will be conducted virtually. There will be no in-person orientation fall semester 2020.
- New Student Orientation: is required for ALL (domestic and international) students at Perimeter Campuses, AND
- International Orientation & Immigration Check-in: information sessions to help you understand and protect your immigration status, to adjust to life at GSU, and to document your arrival to report required information to the U.S Government.
- All NEW F-1 and TRANSFER F-1 International Students (including those transferring from U.S. high schools)
- ALL: International Orientation & Check-in are required. Failure to check-in puts your immigration status at risk.
All Perimeter College Campuses
- International Orientation & Check-in: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am
- Location: Online
- What to have available: passport, visa, and I-94.
- Immigration Check-in will be completed at the conclusion of International Orientation
- Look up & print your I-94 >> Here <<
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
To provide information about:
- federal immigration regulations and individual responsibilities as an F or J student
- how to navigate the campus & administration of Georgia State University
- basic needs such as housing, transportation, food and money
- cultural adjustment to life in the United States and in Atlanta
- unique characteristics of the U.S. classroom
To complete administrative processes:
To create connections with:
- other new students to form initial friendships
- continuing students for advice and support
- students’ academic departments
- relevant campus services, programs and facilities
To welcome you to Georgia State University in a positive, friendly and helpful manner.