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.

Fall 2021 admitted students receive 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 (Information Services and Technology).  


Spring 2022 New International Student Orientation will take place on January 6th and 7th. Please familiarize yourself with the schedule in advance.


Spring 2022 Vikes Immigration Program (V.I.P.) :

All newly admitted students must complete VIP class by logging into Blackboard and completing all of the readings and quizzes. Please plan to complete the VIP class and attend the CISP International Student Orientation in order to complete your check-in process as a new student and get off to a great start. 


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?