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All new international students in F or J visa classification, including any transfers from other institutions within the U.S., must complete ISSS’s Canvas Orientation Course. Completion is required to prepare a student to better understand, and comply with, the rules and regulations governing their visa category. Please contact ISSS if you have any questions about how to maintain your F or J immigration status. ISSS is here to help you; please reach out to us before taking any action that could put your immigration status at risk. You may also be required to attend department-specific orientations. Please speak with your Academic Advisor in your school/college for additional information.
You are required to complete the ISSS orientation course for your specific campus. The orientation includes modules about the following topics:
Maintaining your F or J visa status
Health insurance requirements
How to contact and partner with ISSS
If you do not complete the ISSS orientation,a hold will be placed on your student account in your first semester, which would prevent you from registering for future semesters until the orientation is completed. The ISSS orientation is campus-specific. Please review your I-20 or DS-2019 to determine at which campus your program is located. Click on your campus’s orientation below to self-enroll in your orientation course.