Newly Admitted International Students
What's next? Now that you have been admitted to NSU, it's time to take your next step. We look forward to welcoming you to the NSU campus! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closest major airport to NSU is Tulsa International Airport (TUL). Once you've booked your flight, you will need to make arrangements for Sooner Cab to pick you up at the airport and bring you to NSU. You can call Sooner Cab at +1-918-207-8381 or email email@example.com.
You can also reach out to the international student advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your arrival and to check whether free airport pick up is available.
Note: All F-1 international students should arrive in the U.S. no earlier than 30 days before your start date. All students should arrive no later than one day before your scheduled Orientation.
1. RECEIVING YOUR I-20 AND ACCEPTANCE LETTER
NSU uses an express mail service that will allow you to receive your acceptance letter and form I-20/DS-2019 through courier services (UPS, Fedex, DHL). Requesting your I-20 and acceptance letter is at your expense. You can use a debit/credit card (visa, master or discover only) to pay for the shipping cost. Please visit UEMS to create your account.
To request shipment, you will need your mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information. Please pay close attention to the information submitted, as errors in the credit card information or submitting incorrect or incomplete address information will result in a delay in the mailing of your I-20. If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the Help link in the site for step-by-step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please e-mail email@example.com.
2. OBTAIN YOUR U.S. VISA AND CONFIRM YOUR ARRIVAL
Upon receipt of the form I-20/DS-2019 and the NSU acceptance letter, students are encouraged to apply for their visa early to provide enough time for visa processing in their home country unless circumstances or travel plans make this impossible. If you apply in a third country, your application may take more time to process and will be reviewed more critically than when you apply at home. Please see the following links for useful information on how to obtain a U.S. visa and travel to the U.S.:
Once you have received your student visa, it is time to make your travel arrangements and contact your international student advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your arrival and to check whether free airport pick up is available.
3. SCHEDULE YOUR SOAR SESSION & INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION
Freshmen will need to attend both the SOAR Session and International Student Orientation. Your acceptance letter from NSU will have the contact information needed to register in a SOAR session.
If you are transfer student, please follow the instruction on your acceptance letter to book an appointment with an academic advisor for enrollment.
International Student Orientation is mandatory for all international students and will start the week before classes begin. Please contact your advisor at email@example.com for detailed information.
4. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Be sure to apply for scholarships! Northeastern State University offers two scholarships for international students. The process is quick and easy. The scholarship is offered by the Office of International Programs and, if granted, will be applied towards the student's tuition. Begin the process online by visiting the Scholarship Office.
5. OBTAIN YOUR NSU USER ID AND PASSWORD
Before you can begin using goNSU and GreenMail, you'll need to retrieve your User ID and Password. You'll be asked for your NSU ID# (sometimes referred to as Banner ID)- it is included on your acceptance letter.
To start this process:
- Go to the NSU Password Manager and follow the instructions to get your User ID and Password.
If you need help, call our service desk at 918-444-5678.
6. APPLY FOR HOUSING (TAHLEQUAH STUDENTS)
Students attending the Tahlequah campus are encouraged (new freshmen are required) to live on campus.
Housing & Residence Life provides a variety of living options from traditional residence halls and family housing to private and semi-private suites. Housing & Residence Life also provides a safe, engaging community to enhance your NSU experience outside the classroom.
Visit Housing & Residence Life to learn more about residency requirements, see housing rates and complete the online housing contract.
7. ARRIVE ON CAMPUS: ATTEND SOAR & INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION
Your success is our mission! First-time freshmen participate in SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising & Registration) and University Strategies their first semester. Visit SOAR for more information or call 918-444-2526.
In Tahlequah, transfer students participate in an orientation session at the time of their enrollment. Broken Arrow students are offered an optional orientation program prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
International Students are also required to attend International Orientation the week before classes begin. Contact the Office of International Programs for more information or call 918-444-2050.
8. SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS TO OUTREACH & PREVENTION
Oklahoma state law requires that all students who attend Oklahoma colleges and universities provide proof of immunization for certain diseases.
Medical, religious and moral exemptions are allowed by law, and such requests must be made in writing using the Northeastern State University Certificate of Exemption form (request from Outreach and Prevention).
The requirement does not apply to students enrolled in courses in which you are not required to attend class on campus.
Phone: 1 (918) 444-2050
Fax: 1 (918) 458-2056