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Orientation

Pre-Arrival Information
Orientation Schedule
International Transfer Student Process
Additional Resources

Frequently asked questions

Can I attend orientation virtually?

No, all students must check in on campus in person on the published arrival date. It is not possible to virtually attend any session.

Is orientation mandatory?

Yes, all sessions of orientation are mandantory; therefore, your attendance and participation is required.

When will I receive more information about orientation?

You will receive a welcome email along with orientation schedule two weeks before program move-in day. Before this, you will receive a number of emails that provide detailed information regarding pre-arrival logistics. You will also be invited to attend the pre-arrival webinar that would allow you to better under the program expectation as well as for you to ask the staff any questions you may have.

What is the first day of classes?

The first day of classes for the Summer semester is May, 29th 2024. Orientation and check in day is May, 28th 2024. All students must check-in in person on this morning. We would highly recommend that you arrive in the U.S. at least one day before check-in day to make it to orientation on time. There will be a series of virtual workshops the week before check-in day where your attendance will also be required. Please check your emails in advance of this week for more details.

Do I need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before boarding the plane to the US?

For updates regarding COVID 19 vaccine requirements to enter the U.S., refer to the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/order-safe-travel.html

What if I choose to not get vaccinated due to religious reasons?

A student must submit a written statement stating that they hold religious beliefs contrary to the practice of immunization in order to qualify for a religious exemption. Students under 18 years old must submit such a statement signed by his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) to qualify for religious exemption.
(https://www.adelphi.edu/health/forms-and-requirements/request-for-religious-exemption-to-immunization-law/)

What if I receive a positive test result, what do I do?

If you are sick or exposed to or test positive for COVID-19, you are advised to stay home, follow reccommended healthcare protocols, and contact the Adelphi Health Services Center at 516.877.6000 or healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu

The vaccinate I got was not Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson& Johnson, does it matter?
If the student is vaccinated by a WHO-approved vaccine, it will be accepted by the University.

Before You Start Webinars

Register here for your webinars: https://shorelight.com/events/

 

Below are things to complete BEFORE arrival day:

All necessary forms to submit prior ot orientation can be found here: https://sites.google.com/adelphi.edu/aui/orientation-folder?authuser=0

Official schedules for any Fall, Spring, or Summer orientaiton can be found here when they are available for publication: https://sites.google.com/adelphi.edu/aui/schedule?authuser=0

Process for International Direct/EAP/AAP/Academic English: The below process will be the same for all programs.

Before Campus Arrival:

  • Attend the required prearrival webinar. Register here.
  • Review your preliminary credit transfer evaluation (provided to you during your application process).
  • Email Dr. Andrew Erwin, Academics Director at aerwin@adelphi.edu two weeks prior to arrival to request a registration review.
  • Prepare your final official transcripts to complete your admission to the university. Transcript submission instructions are below. (This is separate from transcript submission at the time of your application.)

 

Note: You do not need to wait until campus arrival to submit your final official transcripts to the university. The key to success as a transfer student is to SUBMIT YOUR FINAL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS EARLY!!! Early submission=Prioritized processing and review!

At Orientation:
Introduce yourself to the Adelphi University International (AUI) Transfer Admissions and Academics Team:

Admissions: Jackie Russo Morley

Academics: Dr. Andrew Erwin and Kim Kim

  • Submit your official final transcripts from your high school(s) AND transfer school(s) for transfer credit and review if not already submitted after your admission and prior to campus arrival. Instructions are below.
  • Only after official final transcripts are received by the university: Request an official transfer evaluation by emailing Associate Director of Admissions, Jackie Russo-Morley at Jrusso-morley@adelphi.edu and find out how long it will take to post your credits. It usually takes at least two weeks after your official final transcripts have been received to post to your Adelphi transcripts.
  • Note that transcript evaluators may contact you for additional class information (i.e. syllabus). If a syllabus is requested, it is your responsibility to provide the additional information per the university’s request.
  • Work with the Academics Team to ensure class placement and best outcomes for your degree completion.
  • Enjoy your classes as a Transfer Student!

The Key to Success for a Transfer Student: Submit your official transcripts early!

How to Submit Your Transcripts:

In Person:
Please be sure to bring your sealed transcripts and degree/diploma confirmation (*they must come directly from the school and must be sealed/do not open your transcripts!) to orientation. If they are not submitted at orientation, students can submit official transcripts to Jackie Russo-Morley (Admissions) in-person or to their Student Services Advisor in Post Hall 2nd Floor. Front desk staff are also able to take the transcripts from the students.

Mailing Them to:
International Admissions
(RE: AUI Transcript)
Office of Admissions
NEXUS, Room 112
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

*Digitally:
Have Your School(s) Digitally Send them to: intladmissions@adelphi.edu
We encourage you to see if your school can send the transcripts digitally (directly from school to school -not passing through your email).

*Digital submission is the quickest way to send your transcripts, if it’s an option at your previously
attended schools.

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Academics

Academic Calendar
Academic Advising
Tutoring and Academic Support
Making an Advising Appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I see my course schedule?

You can view your course schedule in CLASS by logging into your student account on eCampus (ecampus.adelphi.edu). Class details such as the day, time, location, and professor name and email address can all be found here.

You will be enrolled in your classes during Orientation week.

When are my grades posted?

Your grades are posted after the semester is officially over. You can view your grades on eCampus by clicking on the “Grade Inquiry” link.

What do I need to do in order to progress in order to progress out of the program?

For undergraduate students: 2.0 GPA with no grade lower than a D (63%-66%) All Business majors: 2.3 GPA. Students must also receive a grade of at least 80% (B-) in all AUI courses, including English for Academic Purposes I & II.

For graduate students: 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than a B (minimum 83%), including AUI courses (Graduate Composition and Academic Skills & Advanced Composition).

How do I register for courses?

You are registered for courses by the program staff. You do not have to worry about registering for courses yourself.

Can I change my schedule?
No, you follow a prescribed ciurriculum while in the program. Please do not make any changes to the course schedule without the approval of the Academic Director.
Can I take a temporary leave?

No, you are expected to finish the program in consecutive semesters while you are enrolled. If there’s an extenuating circumstance, please schedule an appointment to discuss the situation with your Student Services Director.

How can I get a copy of my transcript?

For unofficial transcripts, you can obtain that in CLASS on eCampus by clicking on “Unofficial Transcript”. For official transcripts, please request for it here – https://www.adelphi.edu/registrar/transcripts/.

Where can I get a copy of Enrollment Verification Letter?

You can request for a copy of the Enrollment Verification Letter directly from the Office of the Registrar at registrar@adelphi.edu.

What do I do if I get locked out of my eCampus account?

Please contact Adelphi IT for assistance – https://www.adelphi.edu/it/support/.

Intake
Summer 2024
Fall 2024
Move-in/Check-in (Required for ALL)
May 28th, 2024
August 19th, 2024
Orientation
May 28th, 2024
August 20th, 2024
Classes Begin
May 29th, 2024
August 26th, 2024
Last Day of Semester
August 11th, 2024
December 19th, 2024

Students in the program will be assigned an academic advisor who will provide impeccable academic advising and course registration guidance to students.

Student will be assigned and meet your Academic Advisor during Orientation week.

Students who wish to receive academic advising can schedule an appointment with our Academic Director by emailing andrew.erwin@adelphi-international.org.

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Health & COVID-19

COVID-19 Information
Health Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Health Services Center on Campus and what are the hours of operation?

Health Services Center is located in Waldo Hall. Please refer to the link here for its hours of operation – https://www.adelphi.edu/health/hours/.

How do I schedule an appointment with the Health Services Center?
You may simply stop by their office to schedule an appointment or call 516-877-6000.
Can I use my insurance card at the Health Services Center?
Yes, absolutely. Please have your insurance card with you at all times.
I am not on campus. How can I get medical care in case of emergency?

You may visit any urgent care near where you live. Here’s the link to search for a provide – https://www.citymd.com/urgent-care-locations. Please make sure you bring your insurance card with you.

How do I find a primary care physician or a specialist?
You may search for it here – https://hcpdirectory.cigna.com/web/public/consumer/directory/search?consumerCode=HDC001.

Please call in advance to schedule an appointment and make sure they are still accepting new patients and is located in a place that’s easily accessible.

For updates regarding COVID 19 vaccine requirements to enter the U.S, refer to the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/order-safe-travel.html.

While we strongly encourage all Adelphi community members to continue following the CDC’s vaccine guidance, the University will no longer require students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health Services Center – https://www.adelphi.edu/health/ .

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Immigration

Immigration
New Student Check-In
Discounted Flights with Student Universe

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen if I do not complete immigration check-in within the required timeframe?
It will have your negative impact on your immigration status, including the cancellation or termination of your I-20.
Who do I contact if I have trouble using the International Services Portal?

You may contact International Services at is@adelphi.edu for assistance.

What happens if I want to travel abroad?

You will need to have your I-20 endorsed with the travel signature by our PDSO or DSO before departing the US.

Office of International Services – https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/

Check In – International Student check-in will be part of AUI’s orientation. The specific time and location will be identified in the orientation schedule and sent to students two week before the arrival date.

Immigration and enrollment policies – https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/requirements-for-maintaining-f-1-status/.

Immigration advising – students who wish to schedule an appointment with our PDSO or DSO for immigration advising, please email is@adelphi.edu.

Instructions – Students are instructed to complete their immigration check-in through the International Services Portal – https://adelphi-isss.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Security.AngLogin. Please have your passport, visa, I-20 and I-94 (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home) ready in order to complete the check-in process.

Student Universe

Discounted Flights

Use Student Universe for discounted international flights as well as flights within the US on trips with your friends!! Get the best deals when you need them and benefit from 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

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Job & Career Services

Virtual Internships + Professional Certificates
Working as an International Student
Job & Career Support
Applying for On-Campus Jobs

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours can I work each week as an international student?
You may work up to 20 hours on campus per week as an international student.
Can I work off-campus?
No, international students are not permitted to work off-campus as per their I-20.
Do I need a Social Security Number in order to work?
Yes, you will need to have a Social Security Number in order to work. International Services will provide assistance on how to obtain the Social Security Number after you are hired and prior to the start of your employment.
Can I work in more than one place on campus?
Yes, you can work in more than one place on campus as long as the total number of hours per week do not exceed 20.
Where are jobs posted?

Job or internship opportunities are posted on Handshake, which can be accessed via eCampus. For step by step instructions on how to log in, please visit here – https://www.adelphi.edu/career-center/finding-employment/job-opportunities/job-and-internship-search/.

How do I schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor?
What is OPT or CPT and how do I apply for it?

OPT stands for Optional Practical Training, which is any off-campus work experience directly related to your major area of study and CPT stands for Curricular Practical Training, which is alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with the school. To learn more about OPT, please visit https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/employment-for-international-students/off-campus-employment/optional-practical-training/. To learn more about CPT, please visit https://www.adelphi.edu/international-services/employment-for-international-students/off-campus-employment/curricular-practical-training/.

Students are more than welcome to search for employment opportunities on Handshake – https://www.adelphi.edu/career-center/finding-employment/job-opportunities/job-and-internship-search/.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the resources in the Career Center on campus in order to help with the job search process – https://www.adelphi.edu/career-center/finding-employment/job-opportunities/.

Virtual Internships + Professional Certificates

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Enroll today for an incredible value: Many bootcamps and courses can range up to $14,000 per course* — but with Adelphi International you can upskill in as many available courses as you like during your studies, all included in your enrollment fee!

Professional Certificates

Designed for computer science, engineering, and business students, each certificate program was inspired by elite university preparatory programs tailored for growing careers. Student internship projects have included software development, website design, virtual reality, digital content creation, project management, AI, and more at leading employers.

Certification 1 : Design Thinking – develop effective approaches to problem-solving
Designed for business/MBA, computer science, data science, engineering, information systems, and marketing majors

Certification 2 : Social Entrepreneurship** – foster widespread positive change
Designed for business/MBA, engineering, entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing majors

Certification 3 : Global Citizenship** – thrive in diverse environments
Designed for business/MBA, computer science, engineering, finance, and international business majors

Completed internships include

Company
Brightsity
Conscious
Ebb&Flo
Halcyon IQ
Local Grown Salads
Personal Banker
Wesco
Role/Project
Digital marketing strategy
Social media marketing
Diagnostics AI/machine learning
Website design
AWS – LGS ecosystem system design
Technology software development API
Digital content creation

Credentials + certification prep offered include

Degree
Business Students
Computer Science Students
Engineering Students
Credentials + Certification Preparation
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • PMP
  • Java, Python, PHP, C++ , Ruby
  • AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure
  • DP-203 Microsoft Exam dp-203
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Security Operations
  • Reverse, Social, Chaos and Network Engineering
Careers
  • Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Software Developer
  • UX Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Video Game Developer
  • AI Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Product Engineer
  • Data Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer

*Stanford Executive Education Design Thinking Bootcamp
**Endorsed by the University of Peace – UN Charter

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Scholarships & Finances

Scholarships
U.S. Bank Accounts
Refunds
Loans for International Students

Frequently Asked Questions

My friend was awarded a scholarship during admissions stage, I wasn't. Can I apply for it now?

Unfortunately, scholarships pre-arrival are determined during recruitment. While you may not be eligble for that, you can certainly apply for the scholarships mentioned under Helpful Resources.

I cannot afford to pay everything upfront, is there a payment plan?
The payment plans were applied for and approved prior to arrival. The staff on campus will not be able to grant approval for a payment plan once the student is enrolled.
What will happen if I don't pay by the deadline?
There will eventually be a hold that gets put on your account, which will prevent course registration for the next semester.
How do I pay my tuition and fees?

Students need to pay all tuition and fees in a timely manner to avoid late fees, potential loss of scholarships, and delays in registering for classes. Click here for instructions: aui.adelphi.edu/before-you-arrive/#Payment.

We know that college education is expensive in the US. International students are required to submit proof of sufficient funds to cover educational expenses in the U.S. in order to obtain an I-20. Having obtained an I-20 and signing it, you agree to have funds available for the duration of your studies. It is important that you plan and manage your finances responsibly. Scholarships and grants are some of the ways that can help to cover your costs. Below are some of the resources for scholarship opportunities that you can apply for.

We help our students with setting up their bank account in the beginning of the semester. Students will be informed of the time and location where they can meet with the bank representative to open their bank account. Students will also be notified ahead of time regarding the documents to bring so that they can be ready for their appointment.

The refund schedule is included in the Student Handbook which we review together during orientation.

For all semesters, below is the schedule:
100%: Prior to first day of classes right after orientation
90%: By the end of the first week
50%: By the end of the second and third week
25%: By the end of the fourth week
Thereafter: No refund

International Student Loans

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Find the right loan organization for you on Shorelight.com.

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Progression

Progression Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be my advisor after I progress out of Adelphi International?

You will be assigned a new advisor in the department of your major after progression. The advisor’s name is listed in CLASS on eCampus.

How do I pay after progression?

Once you progress out of the program, you will be paying the University directly for any fees and outstanding balances. You can make the payment in CLASS on eCampus. You may also opt for other payment options as indicated here – https://www.adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/payments/. More information on payment and deadlines to pay can be found here – https://www.adelphi.edu/admissions/aid/billing-and-aid-updates/.

How and when can I register for classes?

You will work with your new Academic Advisor on course registration. You will be contacted by your advisor when the period of Open Planning and Course Registration opens. Please be very proactive and responsive as courses do get filled up very quickly. If you have any outstanding holds as a result of previous unpaid balances, not submitting transcripts or diploma, not being in compliance with immunization requirements, or plagiarism incidents, you will need to resolve them as soon as possible before you can register for courses.

I would like to live on campus after progressing out from Adelphi International, how do I apply for housing?
You will need to participate in the Housing Selection Process faciliated by the Office of Residential Life in order to select your desired room type and roommate(s). Once you have been assigned your room for the next semester, you will receive the confirmation from the Office of Residential Life and be billed accordingly.
I've been living on campus and would prefer living off-campus after I progress out of Adelphi International. What should I do?

If you do not intend to live on campus post-progression, you will not participate in the Housing Selection Process. Instead, you will need to work on securing off-campus housing in advance. Here’s the link to help you get started – https://offcampushousing.adelphi.edu/.

Academic English and Accelerator students who are reaching progression will be invited to attend the progression workshop. At the workshop, you will learn everything about the transition from Adelphi International to your program at Adelphi University.
The progression requirements for the undergraduate students in the Accelerator Program are: 2.0 GPA with no grade lower than a D (63%-66%)
All Business majors: 2.3 GPA
Students must also receive a grade of at least 80% (or B-) in all AUI courses, including English for Academic Purposes I & II

Progression Requirements for graduate students are: 3.25 GPA with no grade lower than a B (minimum 83%) including Advanced Composition and Professional Development & Academic Skills

Students progressing out of the program will also get a new I-20. At the progression workshop, you will learn how to fill out all the necesary paperwork in order for you to obtain your new I-20. Detailed information will also be communicated to you by International Services at the time of progression. Direct MAP and ID students will also need to attend the progression workshop, but will not need to apply for the new I-20.

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Parking & Transport

Parking Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park on campus?
You can park your car in any parking lot on campus as long as the parking space doesn’t have a sign that says “reserved for faculty” or “handicapped”.

Students who have a car can park on campus for free. You will need to register your car by obtaining a parking decal from the Public Safety Office in Levermore 113 beforehand. If you park on campus without having a parking decal, you will get a ticket. If you continue to park on campus without permission, your car will eventually get booted. Adelphi University also offers free shuttle services to a number of locations and back to campus for free. Here’s more information regarding safety, transportation and parking on campus – https://www.adelphi.edu/safety-transportation/.

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Clubs & Organizations

Adelphi International Clubs & Organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access a list of clubs and organizations on campus?

You may do so via MYAULIFE – https://myaulife.adelphi.edu/organizations.

How do I join a student club or organization?
To get started, you can send an email to the contact of a particular club you are interested in joining and the responsible individual will get back to you.
Is there a membership fee involved?
No, it’s free to join any student clubs or organizations you are interested in.
Can I join more than one club?

Yes, absolutely! We strongly encourage students to get involved on campus.

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Recreation

Campus Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the gym open?
Yes, the gym is fully open without any restrictions.
Are there any in-person fitness classes?

Fitness classes are still virtual. Please visit the link here for the schedule as well as for ways to sign up – https://www.adelphi.edu/campus-recreation/fitness/group-fitness/.

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Center for Academic Success

A website with access to virtual tutors, career advisors, and online resources to help you throughout your university studies

Do you need to improve your academic skills or study habits? Do you need help preparing for an exam or presentation? Are you confused about CPT/OPT or don’t even know what career field is best for you? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success has friendly online academic skills and subject area tutors along with expert career advisors to help you with these questions and many more!

Maybe you would also enjoy completing a short eLearning workshop at your own pace? Those are available, too, on topics ranging from Academic Integrity to How to Make American Friends—and everything in between! If you’re short on time, try one of the live or recorded webinars.

Give your learning journey the support you need by signing up for a free account today! Here’s how:

1. Click here or scan the QR code to find our Home page.

2. Click the orange “Sign up now” button to request access.

3. On the sign up form, type your given name and family name as you are registered at your university.

4. Type any email address (personal or university, etc.). You will need to access your email to verify your address.

5. Create a password with at least one special character and 6-50 characters total.

6. Type your password again. Write it down or save it in your browser.

7. Type the full name of your university, not just the abbreviation. Your status must be checked.

8. Check the box to accept the Terms & Conditions (feel free to read those first).

9. Optional: Sign up for our newsletter by checking the last box.

10. Click the large orange button that says, “Start your learning journey.”

11. You’ll be asked to verify your email address next. In your inbox, you’ll see two emails from us. Open them and click the link to verify your email address. Check your spam folder if you don’t see the two emails.

12. You’ll receive an email within two business days to let you know that your account is approved (or if not, how to fix the problem).

13. Return to the Home page linked above (or in the email) to log in when your account access has been approved.

If you encounter any technical trouble, just use the Live Chat button at the bottom of our Home page.

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Transfer Students

How to prepare for arrival as a transfer student:

  • Submit your official transcripts no later than three weeks prior to arrival for final and official review of your transfer credits. Importantly, you should submit official transcripts as early as possible to ensure your final transfer credits are posted prior to arrival. Transcripts can be submitted through the contact information listed below.
By mail
Adelphi University
ATTN: Office of Admissions -
International Admissions
One South Avenue, Nexus - Room 112
Garden City, NY. 11530
~Must be in a secured, sealed envelope
By e-mail or electronic delivery service
intladmissions@adelphi.edu
~Must be sent directly from sending institution with an authorized email address or through a secure third-party transcript processing organization
  • Collect course descriptions and/or course syllabi. These are required in evaluating international transfer credit course equivalencies.
  • Confirm that all official transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions prior to arrival. Allow for ample delivery time for mailed transcripts.
  • You will receive an email from the Adelphi International team once your official transfer credit articulation has been completed. Review the results with a member of the Adelphi International team to see how your degree and major requirements are affected.
  • Upon arrival, attend your required academic orientation. The Adelphi International team will be present for additional support. We are excited to welcome you — please introduce yourself and say hi! Be sure to let us know you’re a transfer student, too!
  • Register for classes. With your transfer credits in mind, the Adelphi International team will offer support in course selection to ensure accurate coursework planning.
  • Follow up and ensure all materials have been received. Official transcripts are required to register for a future term and for accurate coursework planning.

Important Dates

For important dates, including payment and move-in dates, please visit our Shorelight profile page.