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Readmitted Students

The following information only applies to students who have previously attended KU and have been readmitted (or are “Returning from Absence”).


If you are a readmitted student (or returning from absence), attending “YOU at KU - International” Orientation is not required.  You are, however, encouraged to attend if you wish.  Orientation is the best way to complete the various check-ins and learn about any new resources available to you since you last attended. You can find more information and register for orientation on our website.

Readmitted Student Program Arrival Dates

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Readmit Students:
Monday, August 17, 2020*

Readmit Students:
To be Announced*

All Students:
To be Announced

  • *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.
  • IMPORTANT: For F-1/J-1 students, check the program start date on your I-20 ("Program of Study" section) / DS-2019 (item 3). You can enter the U.S. up to 30 days prior to this date, but no later than this program start date.

Required Check-ins

Although orientation is not mandatory for a readmitted 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 Check-in 
  • Watkins Health Center check-in 
  • Applied English Center check-in (unless waived- undergraduate, graduate)

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 Watkins Health Center and Applied English Center check-ins.
  • If you are a readmitted student and you are in J-1 status, you must email the ISS Orientation Coordinator (issorientation@ku.edu) to see if you are required to attend the “You at KU - International” International Student Orientation.
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.
  • If you are a readmitted student to the Edwards campus AND you are in F-1/J-1 status, you must email the ISS Orientation Coordinator (issorientation@ku.edu) to see if you are required to attend the “You at KU - International” Orientation or come to Lawrence for a particular check-in.


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