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International Programs

Orientation & Immigration Requirements

Fall 2014 Orientation

Due to COVID-19 International Students should sign up for an ONLINE ORIENTATION

Home page for orientation information process

https://orientation.columbusstate.edu/

Freshman - Under 30 credit hours sign up here:

https://orientation.columbusstate.edu/
Once you sign up you must complete the advising survey to have classes assigned:
https://orientation.columbusstate.edu/advising.php
There is a $25 charge for this orientation

Transfer students with 30 credit hours or more sign up here:

https://orientation.columbusstate.edu/transfer/index.php
There is no charge for this orientation

Graduate Students - please complete your orientation at this link:

https://gradschool.columbusstate.edu/orientation/
You should email your academic adviser regarding class registration - your adviser name is listed on your account in MyCSU

Travel from Atlanta to Columbus

If you need transporatation from the Atlanta Airport to Columbus you can reserve a shuttle after July 14th at this link:
https://groometransportation.com/columbus/

You will then need to take an Uber or taxi to your final destination from the Groome office.

If regulations allow we will have a session to cover immigration guidelines. Day/time to be announced. If not, then I will set up a virtual meeting for all new CSU international students.

The following documents must be uploaded to Admissions to verify your legal entry into the United States. You MUST submit these documents along with additional documents completed during orientation to complete your immigration file. This must be done by August 28th, 2020.

DOCUMENT UPLOAD:

  • I-94 - you can obtain this from this web site: https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home
    You should also keep a copy of this document with your I-20 - this verifies your legal entry in to the US and you will need this for various things
  • I-20 or DS-2019 - please provide a PDF of your I-20 with your signature on it - read page 3 before signing
    Always keep your original I-2o's in a protected place
  • F1 or J1 Visa - please provide a PDF copy of your approved Visa

Link to submit documents:
https://admissions.columbusstate.edu/forms/AdmissionDocuments.php