Vikes Immigration Program (VIP)


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

You must attend all 3 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 In Person VIP Schedule: 
Day Location Time Register
January 10, 2020 RT 502 2-4:00 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

We look forward to meeting you soon! #YouAreWelcomeHere