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  • Autumn semester 2020

    Information for international students regarding returning to campus.

  • Virtual Advising

    Immigration coordinators at the Office of International Affairs are available for virtual advising M-F from 1-4 p.m. via CarmenZoom.

  • Health Professionals

    Health professionals across the globe can sign up for Ohio State's Global One Health initiative's collection of online courses offered for free under the online Canvas Network.

Pre-Arrival FAQ

COVID-19 Update

Ohio State continues to monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 and is taking appropriate steps to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community. As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing, adjustments to our usual pre-arrival information have been necessary.

View Frequently Asked Questions for answers related to autumn semester 2020.

Autumn 2020 Instructional Plans Documentation for Visa and Entry

We recommend printing the Autumn 2020 Ohio State Instructional Plans letter and carry it with you to your visa appointment as well as when you are travelling in case there are any questions about Ohio State's status for the fall semester.


This section is a resource for international students to find answers to frequently asked questions on a variety of topics that are important to know prior to arriving at Ohio State.

In this section, international students can find out which visa is right for them and which placement tests they are required to take. This section also answers questions about the SEVIS fee, tuition and the necessary health screening and vaccinations.

Students may also find helpful to check out the information under "Arriving at Ohio State" for answers on housing, health insurance and registering for classes.

New international students are required to attend immigration check-in and orientation. This section provides answers students may have about scheduling an immigration check-in appointment and registering for orientation.