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Graduate Students admitted in an immigration status other than F-1/J-1

(ex. H-1B/H-4, E-2, L-1/L-2, TN/TD, etc.)

  • If you are planning to change to F-1/J-1 status for your first semester, ignore the instructions below and follow mandatory orientation procedures.
  • If you are an Undergraduate student (even if in a status other than F-1/J-1), ignore the instructions below and follow mandatory orientation procedures.
  • If you are a readmitted or Edwards campus student, please use the links below

Orientation

For graduate (ex. Master's, PhD) students, orientation is only mandatory for students in (or planning on changing to) F-1 or J-1 status.  You are, however, encouraged to attend if you wish.  Orientation is the best way to complete the various required check-ins and learn about your new campus. You can find more information and register for orientation on our website.


Graduate Student (Non F-1/J-1) Program Start Dates
Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
All Students:
Tuesday 5/30/2017
Grad Non F/J Students:
  Monday 8/14/2017*
Grad Non F/J Students:
Monday 1/8/2018*

*Arriving this late does not guarantee that you will be able to complete all of your required check-ins in order to enroll before the first day of classes.  Late enrollment fees will be assessed if enrolling on/after the first day of classes.


Required Check-ins

Although orientation is not mandatory for a graduate student NOT in F-1 or J-1 status, you must still complete the following required check-ins before you are allowed to enroll:

  • ISS ARRIVE check-in 
  • Watkins Health Center check-in 
  • Applied English Center check-in (unless waived)

How to sign up for these required check-ins
Lawrence campus students
  • Participating in "You at KU - International" Orientation? If so, these required check-ins will be taken care of during the orientation schedule.
  • If you're not going through “You at KU - International” Orientation, come to the ISS front desk before your published arrival date (chart above) to sign up for your ISS check-in and receive information on appointments for the Watkins Health Center and Applied English Center check-ins.
Edwards campus students
  • If you are an Edwards campus student AND you are NOT in J-1 status (ex. H-1B, H-4, E-2), you may have an option to take care of some of the required check-ins at the Edwards Campus.
  • Please review the ISS-Edwards Campus page to find out about your options.


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