International Orientation

Welcome to Cleveland State University!

Congratulations on your recent admission to Cleveland State University (CSU)! The staff of the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP) is dedicated to helping you achieve academic success at CSU and enjoy your time in Cleveland, whether it be long or short. We're glad you're here. Cleveland State is a best in class destination for engaged learning. The CISP team looks forward to your active participation in our orientation and VIP course; we wish you all of the best for a great start! For pre-and post arrival suggestions please click here.

You will be receiving very important information via email about CSU including important immigration and campus resources. Please plan to check your CSU student email regularly. Your CSU student email address will be your 7-digit CSU student ID number plus For help activating your CSU student email account please contact IS&T.  


Summer 2021 New International Student Orientation will be held remotely on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday. May 12, 2021 via Zoom. There are no in-person sessions planned. The CISP is providing 100% remote/virtual services during the pandemic. Orientation is mandatory! All students will be assessed a $100 non-refundable matriculation fee to their CampusNet account sometime in late May.  Please check back soon for the orientation  regsitration link to receive the Zoom details. 


Summer 2021 Vikes Immigration Program (V.I.P.) :

All newly admitted students must complete VIP class by logging into Blackboard. Sorry, no in person VIP sessions nor Orientation this year due to the pandemic. Please plan to complete the VIP class and attend both days of International Student Orientation (May 11- 12). Once you have completed the VIP session on Blackboard, you will be able to add and drop classes to your schedule. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

I am admitted. Now what do I do? 

Welcome to CSU: Pre-Arrival Information

International Orientation: important information and schedule

How do I transfer to Cleveland State University, I have an I-20 from another university?

How do I register for academic classes?