Arrival & Orientation

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ISS International Student Orientation

   The SP 2018 ISS International Student Orientation Schedule 

 

          NEW international students, after arriving OSU please follow the steps below to register at OSU 

                       

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* Please note that offices on campus usually open at 8am and close at 5pm, and offices are usually closed during lunch time (12 to 1pm). Please do not come in few minutes before the office close and expect to finish your work. 

Step 1: Go to UHS

A.     Take Tuberculosis Test

Tuberculosis screening is required of all incoming international students.  This testing must be completed upon your arrival at OSU.  This test is performed at the OSU Health Services building, 1202 W. Farm Road between 8 AM and 3 PM.  At that time a blood sample will be drawn from your arm to be tested for tuberculosis.  This test does not require a second visit unless your result indicates that you have or have been exposed to tuberculosis.  It is a more accurate and reliable method of testing for tuberculosis than a skin test.  Please complete this form and bring to the health center.  This is a mandatory health screening and if you do not complete this during orientation your enrollment will be canceled.

B.     Submit Your Immunization Records

The State of Oklahoma requires all new students to provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps, Rubella, and Hepatitis B. TB testing is also required and available at the Student Health Center (in lieu of the TB form). For more details and required forms, please visit uhs.okstate.edu

OSU’s University Health Services requires students fill out a health history & immunization form. This form is included in your acceptance package and can also be  found online at: uhs.okstate.edu

Students should note that they will not be allowed to enroll in their second semester at OSU until this form has been completed. It is recommended that you  complete this form before your arrival on campus. You can either submit the form in person upon your arrival at University Health Services, or you may send the  completed form to: University Health Services, 1202 W Farm Rd., Stillwater, OK 74078.

C.     Medical Insurance

Medical insurance is required for all international students (visa holders) at Oklahoma State University and their dependents as U.S. medical care is extremely  expensive. Medical insurance will be provided upon arrival. Fees for insurance will be applied to the 1st tuition billing statement you receive.

Please note that starting Fall 2014 UHS NO LONGER accepts insurance waiver (even for those who have already purchased their own health insurance). All international will be enrolled in university's insurance.

Oklahoma State University Student Health Insurance Plan 2017-2018 Rates Sheet, click HERE.

              After you have completed, bring the signed & stamped yellow ticket back to ISS office.

Step 2: Register at ISS

At ISS to register for orientation and to complete immigration processing. Please be sure to bring with you your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, I-94, and ALL other immigration documents. 

                                   

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations require that you check-in with the International Student and Scholars office (ISS) upon your arrival to Oklahoma State University.The ISS Office is located at 250 Student Union.

Once you arrive at our office to check-in we will make copies of your immigration documents, issue continued attendance documents and review the student check-in list with you This check-list includes information on meeting with your academic advisor and enrollment, obtaining your student I.D. card, change of address forms, information on the required orientation sessions and any placement tests that may be necessary.

If you are a student sponsored by an embassy, agency, or company, bring the letter of sponsorship complete with billing address and contact person to the Coordinator of Sponsored students at ISS. This will ensure that you will not be billed personally for tuition and fees.

Step 4: Make an Appointment with Your Academic Department to Enroll

Contact your academic department to set up an appointment, and then go to your department with your Enrollment Permit (issued to you in the ISS Office) to meet with your academic advisor for enrollment advising.
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Step 5: Get your Student ID

Get a Student ID card at 113 Math Sciences Building (must have a copy of your current class schedule in order to obtain your Student ID).    

  

Step 6: Attend Mandatory Orientation

Schedule of times and locations will be given to you at the time of registration for the orientation.

International Student Orientation provides important information on immigration, legal, health and academic issues. All new international students (including transfers from U.S. institutions) are required to attend and complete our International Student Orientation program. Many current international and American students volunteer to assist during orientation so it gives newcomers an opportunity to make new friends upon arrival. You can find the current orientation schedule HERE.


      

At Orientation you will:

  • Learn about immigration regulations for international students
  • Talk with current students about the OSU Experience
  • Learn about university services
  • Meet fellow incoming OSU students
  • Learn about the health insurance program and health procedures in the United States
  • Learn about campus safety
  • Learn about US Banks including savings, checking and credit and debit cards

International Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all new international students. Failure to complete orientation will result in:

  • a hold on your enrollment for the subsequent semester
  • an additional $100.00 charge
  • required attendance of make-up orientation sessions during the subsequent semester

Visit HERE for your scheduled orientation.

 

 

Step 7: Take TELP & ITA Exams 

If you are a graduate student that needs to take the TELP exam, you will need to register with University Assessment and Testing Center (UAT).  Students must register for the test before 5:00p.m. on TBA.  The test will be offered at 107 UAT on the Stillwater campus with time and date TBA. Please check ISS website for updates. 

For ITA Exam, please visit ITA webpage for more information. To register for ITA exam, visit HERE

Step 8: Update Your address

The USCIS require all students to report their change of address within 10 days of change. Submit a Change of Address Form to the ISS Office when you have established a local address in Stillwater. The form may be submitted online at sevis-address-update-request (please refresh web page if you see error message)

If your permanent housing arrangement will be available at a later time, please complete the form now and update your address later. Click on the following links to report your change of address.

Step 9: Employment Procedure

  • As an F-1 or J-1 student you may only work a maximum of 20 hours per week on campus. Violations of these restrictions could result in loss of immigration status and possible deportation.
  • Everyone who works in the U.S. must obtain a Social Security Number (SSN). This is a government issued number. To find out more information on obtaining SSN, visit HERE
  • Students planning on working while at OSU must attend Employment Sessions listed on your   orientation schedule which will be available at the time of registration with ISS (several times and dates will be offered for your convenience). Visit HERE for schedule sessions. 

Step 10. Contact Us

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Office of International Students & Scholars (ISS)

Address:       250 Student Union, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078 U.S.A.
Email:            su-iss@okstate.edu
Telephone:  (405) 744-5459
Fax:                (405)744-8120
Website:       iss.okstate.edu

FOR ADMISSION ISSUES:

  • Undergraduates please contact the Office of undergraduate admissions at international@okstate.edu or visit the website by clicking here.
  • Graduates please contact the Graduate College at gradi@okstate.edu or visit the website by clicking here.

Additional Information: Student Disability Service

Student Disability Services (SDS) is committed to providing a community that ensures full participation for students. SDS provides assistance to students that will facilitate their independence and academic progress. Academic support services include specialized testing, classroom accommodations, accessible textbooks, access to/assistance with Assistive Technology (AT), and other services as necessary. Students may request services by contacting Student Disability Services. For information on Assistive Technology and Web Accessibility, please visit the http://access.it.okstate.edu/.