International Students

Pre-Arrival Messages

The Office of International Affairs designed a series of emails to help prepare you for your arrival at Ohio State. You will receive these emails every week before your arrival on campus. These emails are also archived below.

Also, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our website for important information about immigration, tuition, academics, cultural awareness and life in the United States.

Undergraduate information


Below are the archived pre-arrival emails sent to incoming undergraduate international students for Autumn 2022.
  • Email 1: Welcome message, important first steps and applying for a U.S. visa
  • Email 2: Mandatory immigration check-in, orientation, online ESL placement testing
  • Email 3: When to arrive in Columbus and vaccination and TB testing requirements
  • Email 4: On-campus and off-campus housing
  • Email 5: Registering for classes, paying tuition and fees, setting up a bank account in the United States and summer storage options
  • Email 6: Mandatory immigration check-in reminder, orientation reminder, academic success course, academic integrity and conduct in the United States
  • Email 7: Vaccination requirements and Tuberculosis testing reminder, how to pay the SEVIS fee, online ESL placement testing reminder and math placement testing
  • Email 8: What to pack, entering the United States and COVID-19 requirements
  • Email 9: virtual Pre-Arrival Sessions, arriving at Ohio State, getting involved, VILLAGE


Below are the archived pre-arrival emails sent to incoming undergraduate international students for Spring 2022.
  • Email 1: Welcome message and important first steps
  • Email 2: Mandatory Immigration Check-In, International Student Orientation and housing arrangements
  • Email 3: Paying tuition, SEVIS fee and placement testing
  • Email 4: Health insurance and vaccine requirement
  • Email 5: Spring 2022 update, what to pack, entering the United States and arriving at Ohio State
  • Email 4: Health insurance and vaccine requirement
  • Email 6: Mandatory International Student Check-In and Orientation reminder, course registration and connecting to other Buckeyes virtually
  • Email 7: Getting involved


Below are the archived pre-arrival emails sent to incoming undergraduate international students for Summer 2022.
  • Email 1: Welcome message, important first steps, Mandatory Immigration Check-In and International Student Orientation
  • Email 2: Housing, math placement test and ESL placement test
  • Email 3: Paying tuition, SEVIS fee and registering for classes
  • Email 4: Health insurance, vaccination requirements and Tuberculosis testing
  • Email 5: What to pack, entering the United States and COVID-19 requirements
  • Email 6: Arriving at Ohio State, reminders for new student check-in and orientation, getting involved, VILLAGE

 

Graduate information


Below are the archived pre-arrival emails sent to incoming graduate international students for Autumn 2022.
  • Email 1: Welcome message, important first steps and applying for a U.S. visa
  • Email 2: Mandatory immigration check-in, orientation, online ESL placement testing
  • Email 3: When to arrive in Columbus and vaccination and TB testing requirements
  • Email 4: On-campus and off-campus housing
  • Email 5: Registering for classes, paying tuition and fees, setting up a bank account in the United States and summer storage options
  • Email 6: Mandatory immigration check-in reminder, orientation reminder
  • Email 7: Vaccination requirements and Tuberculosis testing reminder, how to pay the SEVIS fee and online ESL placement testing reminder
  • Email 8: What to pack, entering the United States and COVID-19 requirements
  • Email 9: virtual Pre-Arrival Sessions, arriving at Ohio State, getting involved, VILLAGE


Below are the archived pre-arrival emails sent to incoming graduate international students for Spring 2022.
  • Email 1: Welcome message and important first steps
  • Email 2: Mandatory Immigration Check-In, International Student Orientation and housing arrangements
  • Email 3: Paying tuition, SEVIS fee and placement testing
  • Email 4: Health insurance and vaccine requirement
  • Email 5: Spring 2022 update, what to pack, entering the United States and arriving at Ohio State
  • Email 6: Mandatory International Student Check-In and Orientation reminder, course registration and connecting to other Buckeyes virtually
  • Email 7: Getting involved


Below are the archived pre-arrival emails sent to incoming graduate international students for Summer 2022.
  • Email 1: Welcome message, important first steps, Mandatory Immigration Check-In and International Student Orientation
  • Email 2: Housing and ESL placement test
  • Email 3: Paying tuition, SEVIS fee and registering for classes
  • Email 4: Health insurance, vaccination requirements and Tuberculosis testing
  • Email 5: What to pack, entering the United States and COVID-19 testing
  • Email 6: Arriving at Ohio State, reminders for new student check-in and orientation, getting involved, VILLAGE