Before You Arrive
Welcome to the International Accelerator at Adelphi University!
Soon you’ll be on campus. How exciting! There is a lot to consider before you arrive. While moving to a new country can be intimidating, we’re here for you. Follow the four steps below to make sure you have everything in place before you board the plane.
We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.
Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you!
Annie - South China
Mark - East China
Lisha - North China
Jane - West China
Your Pre-Arrival Checklist
After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
- Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
- Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
- Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
- Complete your Visa Application.
- Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
- Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and the documentation you need to take with you.
- Notify your enrollment advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
- Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:
When purchasing your ticket to New York City, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.
Once you book your flight, visit adelphi-international.org/flight to enter your flight itinerary and confirm your free airport pickup. Please submit your flight information at least two weeks prior to arrival. These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.
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|Integrated Accelerator Program||August 21, 2017||January 16, 2018||May 23, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Academic Accelerator Program||September 19, 2017||January 16, 2018||May 23, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Extended Accelerator Program||September 19, 2017||January 16, 2018||May 23, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Pre-Sessional English||September 19, 2017||January 16, 2018||May 23, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Master’s Accelerator Programs||August 21, 2017||January 16, 2018||N/A||August 20, 2018|
Make your payment in full two weeks before you arrive to help avoid delays with enrollment.
Before you begin, please make sure you have your acceptance letter in front of you, as you will need to refer to the information in the letter.
Choose between two ways to submit payment for tuition and fees:
- Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit Adelphi International’s Flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you can NOT use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.
- Wire Transfer: Find the wire transfer information on your offer letter. When making the transaction, be sure to include the student’s name and birthday.
You will need to complete and submit the following forms before your arrival.
- Immunization Form: Complete this mandatory health and immunization form prior to your arrival, as required by law. Email completed Immunization Form directly to: email@example.com, and bring all related documents to Orientation. Note: students will also be required to check in with Adelphi Health Services upon arrival in order to ensure compliance with the University and Department of Health.
- FERPA Disclosure Form: Complete this form prior to your arrival.
This useful brochure is full of information on your I-20 paperwork required for your visa, what you should pack and other tips to prepare you for your arrival to the Adelphi University campus.
This guide will help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in New York.
Check off everything on this list to ensure you have completed all the steps before you arrive and bring everything you need to the Adelphi University campus.
Here’s an example of what your orientation schedule might look like. During orientation, you will receive a full campus tour, see the sights around Garden City, New York and get to know your fellow international students!
Plan ahead! This calendar tells you when class starts and ends, and when holidays and exams are happening.