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Next Steps for Admitted International Students

 

Students posing with Victor E. Knight.

Congratulations on your admission to SUNY Geneseo!

So, what's next...?


1. Accept Admission and Scholarship Offers

Send an email to isss@geneseo.edu formally accepting our offers of admission and scholarship (if applicable).

2. Submit $500 USD Deposit

Submitting your deposit will secure your place in the incoming class, and will be applied directly to your tuition, housing, and health insurance costs. Please pay online by credit card or bank transfer through our partner, Flywire. 

Make sure to indicate that the payment type is "Admission Deposit." By creating a Flywire account, you will be able to use this same service to pay your tuition later on. 

3. Submit Sponsorship Form, Bank Statement, and Photocopy of Passport I.D. Page 

We need these documents to issue your Form I-20, a required document to apply for your student visa and to enter the United States.  

Download the Sponsorship Form

4. Affirm Student Code of Conduct

You will receive an Acceptance Letter once you pay your deposit with instructions for accepting the Geneseo Student Code of Conduct.  The Code of Conduct must be accepted before you can be registered for class.

5. Set Up Knightweb and Geneseo Email Accounts

You will receive these instructions by email after paying your deposit and affirming the Code of Conduct.

Be sure to check your Geneseo email frequently!  Important information will only be sent to your Geneseo email account starting very soon.

6. Apply for your Visa 

You will receive your I-20 after we receive your deposit, financial sponsorship form, bank statement, and passport copy. 

For some helpful tips on applying for your student visa:

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs

Study in the States

7. Apply for Housing

Complete a Housing Application online through Symplicity.  You can access Symplicity through your KnightWeb Account.  The $500 deposit that you already paid includes your housing deposit.

8. Send Official Final Transcripts/Records and Exam Score Reports

Be sure to send all final, original transcripts to the ISSS Office:

International Student and Scholar Services

1 College Circle

Erwin Hall 218

Geneseo, NY 14454

If you have attended high school or university in the United States, your final official transcript should be sent directly to Geneseo by your previous school.  If you aren't sure what to send, double check your Admission Letter!

9. Complete Health and Immunization Requirements Before Arrival 

The Department of Student Health and Counseling requires all new students to submit physical health and immunization records online before arriving to campus.  Please email nurse Laura Evans with any questions about these requirements or forms. 

Instructions for submitting your required health forms

10. Get Excited About International Student Orientation! 

For more information, please visit our Orientation page. 

11. Read and Complete CANVAS Pre-Departure Information Packets Before Arrival 

You will receive an email from the ISSS staff when these information packets are available to view online through CANVAS

12. Inform the ISSS Office of your Travel Plans

You will receive a Travel & Arrival Survey from isss@geneseo.edu.  Please be sure to complete the survey so that we can arrange your Airport Pickup and Move In.  The surveys are due by August 1st for fall and December 1st for spring.

13. Join the SUNY Geneseo Admitted International Student 2018 Facebook Group

Connect with your fellow new students before you arrive!  Join Now!