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As a new international undergraduate student at MSU, you must attend two mandatory orientations. Failure to attend BOTH could result in a loss of your immigration status...

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Orientation update #6: Mandatory international student orientations

Posted By: OISS    Published: Sunday, 22 Jul 2012

Attention Incoming MSU International Students: Important information about Mandatory Orientations

As a new international undergraduate student at Michigan State University, you must attend two mandatory orientations: the International Student Orientation (Immigration Requirements) and the Academic Orientation Program (Enrolling in classes) if eligible. Failure to attend BOTH of these orientations could result in a loss of your immigration status and an inability to enroll in classes.

If you do not attend International Student Orientation (ISO) on August 20 and 21, you will not be able to attend the Academic Orientation Program (AOP) for international students on August 22. Students who must arrive late because of visa or flight delays should report to the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) in the International Center room 105 to receive instructions about completing all required steps of orientation as soon as they arrive on campus.

The only way you can enroll in your courses is to attend BOTH the International Student Orientation and the Academic Orientation Program. Students who attempt to skip these orientations and enroll in courses online without being approved by an academic advisor will have all of their courses dropped on August 28, which is the day before fall classes begin. It will become almost impossible to find the required 12 credits to maintain your visa status if you are disenrolled from your desired classes.

To avoid harsh academic and immigration consequences, you are required to attend all sessions of both orientations on time and in your assigned groups. Your friends and student organizations can welcome you and help you with your transition to the U.S. and MSU, but they cannot help you with immigration and enrollment requirements. It is in your best interest to rely on advice from the appropriate MSU offices on these important matters and give us your full cooperation so we can help you succeed.

NO ORIENTATION = NO ENROLLMENT = NO CLASSES = NO LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS

*International students with Provisional Admission to MSU for English language will take the MSU English Test (MSUELT) upon arrival to campus to determine eligibility to enroll in academic courses and to attend the Academic Orientation Program (AOP). The results of the MSUELT determine academic course eligibility. Students are not eligible to attend AOP until they become eligible for academic courses.

If you have any questions regarding mandatory orientation, contact OISS at iso@isp.msu.edu.

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