International Orientation

Welcome to Cleveland State University!

Congratulations on your recent admission to Cleveland State University (CSU)! The staff members of the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP) are 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. 

You will be receiving very important information via email about your start at CSU including important immigration and campus resources. We are excited that Cleveland State is your destination for engaged learning. If you have questions, please contact us;

The CISP team looks forward to your active participation in our orientation and VIP sessions; we wish you a safe journey!


Spring 2021 New International Student Orientation will be held on January 12, 2021 via Zoom videoconferencing.  Additional modules will be posted to Blackboard for your review at your own pace.  Because of its benefit to you, the Zoom and Blackboard orientation is mandatory! All students will be assessed a $100 non-refundable matriculation fee to their CampusNet account. 


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

All newly admitted students must check-in with the CISP team via attendance at a VIP session. All CISP V.I.P sessions begin promptly at the time advertised. We apologize, but late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Kindly pre-register for the V.I.P session that is most convenient for you.  Attending a VIP Session moves the INR hold in Campusnet and allows you to add and drop classses. 


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?