Center for International Services & Programs

Vikes Immigration Program (VIP)

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Congratulations on your admission to CSU! You are almost ready to start your first semester here, but first you need to complete the VIP and attend Spring 2020 orientation the week of January 6th.

Orientation Dates:

  • January 7th
  • January 8th
  • January 9th
  • January 10th

You must attend all 4 days of Orientation. There will be $100 non-refundable orientation fee assessed to all new international students account. Please refer to the Orientation Website for a detailed schedule.

Once you have registered for the VIP, you are also registered for orientation. Please only fill out the VIP registration if you have received your visa and will be attending Cleveland State for Spring 2020 semester. 

To accept/decline your admission to Cleveland State: Click here!

Purpose: All newly admitted students must physically check in with the CISP International Team through the Vikes Immigration Program (VIP) Program. There is a hold on your CSU account. You will not be able to register for academic courses until you attend one VIP Sessions. 

As an international student, you have an obligation to comply with the immigration laws and regulations of the united States. It is illegal to violate U.S. Federal immigration laws and regulations for any reason. As a student in F-1 status, you are responsible for learning, understanding, and complying with the U.S. laws and regulations that apply to you. Your failure to be aware of and comply with these requirements could jeopardize your academic plans.

Spring 2020 Online VIP Schedule: 
Day Location Time Register
November 18, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
November 20, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
November 25, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 2, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 4, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 9, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 11, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 16, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 18, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register
December 20, 2019 Online 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time Register

The online webinar will be presented through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time. Please check the time difference in your country.

The Vikes Immigration Program (VIP) will be added to all newly admitted students accounts that have received an I20 or are transferrig from a US University or College on October 31, 2019. Log into Blackboard by using the CSU ID# and password that you set up for CampusNet. 

Spring 2020 In Person VIP Schedule: 
Day Location Time Register
December 17, 2019 RT 502 1-2:30 pm Register
December 19, 2019 RT 401 1-2:30 pm Register
January 2, 2020 RT 502 1-2:30 pm Register
January 3, 2020 RT 502 1-2:30 pm Register
January 6, 2020 RT 502 1-2:30 pm Register
January 13, 2020 RT 502 11 am - 12:30 pm Register
January 14, 2020 RT 502 11 am - 12:30 pm Register
January 15, 2020 RT 502 11 am - 12:30  pm Register
January 16, 2020 RT 502 11 am - 12:30 pm Register
January 17, 2020 RT 502 11 am - 12:30 pm Register

Any questions about VIP Program, students may send to an e-mail to intadvisor@csuohio.edu

We look forward to meeting you soon! #YouAreWelcomeHere

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