The Orientation Week (Aug 8th - Aug 12th, 2013) is the best time for you to become familiar with the U.S., OSU and Stillwater community.
All new students are required to attend and complete the ISS Orientation Program.Orientation will include such topics as academic information, immigration regulations, housing, food, Stillwater community, transportation, banking practices, legal issues, health care and American customs.
The purpose of the orientation is to acquaint you with the U.S., OSU and Stillwater and to help you become settled before you enroll for classes. Failure to complete it will result in a hold on your enrollment for each subsequent semester and an additional $100 charge and required attendance of make-up orientation sessions during the subsequent semester.
The orientation sessions are scheduled on Aug 12th for Graduate session, and Aug 13th for Undergraduate session.
Registration for Orientation
- When you arrive on campus, please report to the ISS office located at 250 Student Union to register for orientation.
- Bring the following with you.
Please follow the order of the steps given below:
- Step 1: Go to University Health Service Center (UHS) located at 1202 Farm Road to complete
(1) tuberculosis test, (2) submit your immunization form, and (3) submit your insurance waiver form (your insurance must meet the requirements)
Click HERE for the tuberculosis test form.
- Step 2: Report to the ISS Office (250 Student Union) to register for orientation and to complete immigration processing. Please be sure to bring with you your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, I-94, and all other immigration documents.
If you are a student sponsored by an embassy, agency, or company, bring the letter of sponsorship complete with billing address and contact person to the Coordinator of Sponsored students at ISS. This will ensure that you will not be billed personally for tuition and fees.
- Step 3 :
For Undergraduate Student ONLY
Students who need to take the COMPASS Placement Exam will need to schedule an appointment with University Assessment and Testing located on campus at the intersection of Admiral Avenue and Walnut Street.
Student may call 405-744-5958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an apppointment. Students required to take this exam must do so before they are able to enroll. Please bring a copy of your test scores back to the ISS office before Proceeding to step 4.
- Step 4 : Contact your academic department to set up an appointment, and then go to your department with your Enrollment Permit (issued to you in the ISS Office) to meet with your academic advisor for enrollment advising.
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- Step 5 : Get a Student ID card at 113 Math Sciences Building (must have a copy of your current class schedule in order to obtain your Student ID).
- Step 6 : Attend Mandatory International Student Orientation . Schedule of times and locations will be given to you at the time of registration for the orientation.
For Graduate Student ONLY
If you are a student that needs to take the TELP exam, you will need to register with University Assessment and Testing (UAT). Students must register for the test before 5:00p.m. on TBA. The test will be offered at 107 UAT on the Stillwater campus with time and date TBA. Please check ISS website for updates.
- Step 7 : Submit a Change of Address Form to the ISS Office when you have established a local address in Stillwater. The form may be submitted online HERE.
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Make-up orientation sessions will be available for late-arriving new students during the first month of classes. You will sign up for make-up orientation when you arrive.
The Graduate College requires graduate students to take the Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP), before enrollment. The cost of registering is $40. Students can register for the TELP at the University Assessment & Testing center located at 107 UAT Building.
The deadline for registration is TBA.
The TELP exam for FALL 2013 is TBA.
Please contact the Graduate College or the University Assessment and Testing Center for more information.
International Peer Advisor (ipa)
The Office of International Students and Scholars offers the opportunity to work and gain leadership experience by serving new international students through its International Peer Advisor (IPA) program. The IPA program is a part of Cultural Connections. This volunteer program promotes students’ participation in mentoring and helping new international students adjust to OSU and in reaching out to the Stillwater community.
Please share your talents and gifts with us. If you are interested in becoming an IPA, please complete the online application form or contact Trisha Chaparala - email@example.com
Click here for IPA Application Form
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