Ralston Hall

International Admission

Pre-Arrival Information

  • Review your I-20 document when you receive it and check that all the information is correct (spelling of your name, your birth date, program dates, etc)
  • Pay SEVIS fee
  • Locate your local U.S. consulate and schedule an appointment for a visa interview
  • Create a folder for all your important documents and make extra copies of all your immigration documents
  • Carefully read the international orientation information
  • Visit your doctor and get a health check-up
  • Complete Health Services Requirements: New Student Health Requirements
  • Check the University Housing page for information about living on campus
  • Arrange for travel to the U.S. and plan to arrive at least one week before the first day of orientation
  • Plan your finances and make arrangements with your local bank about banking options overseas
  • Arrange for travel from airport to your local U.S. housing
  • Graduate students: make contact with your major advisor to register for classes
  • Undergraduate students - attend summer orientation session through Student Life and Leadership
  • Review frequently asked questions

Post-Arrival Information

  • Check in with DSO and bring passport, I-94 card and any other international paperwork
  • Attend new international student orientation
  • Locate permanent housing and update your local address
  • Log into NDNU email through Campus Portal