Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Before You Start – Fall 2022 Webinars

Dates and times and presentations to be provided when available!

 

Below are things to complete BEFORE arrival day:

***Submit Immunization Forms***:

MMR, Quantiferon Test (TB Immunization), Meningitis Form – All can be recorded on the attached form and should be sent to  healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu

Proof of Covid Vaccine w/ Booster – sent to covidclearance@adelphi.edu

Proof of rapid covid test showing a negative result within 24 hours or PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival on campus – sent to covidclearance@adelphi.edu

ADU_Health_Immunization_Form

***Submit official transcripts in one of the following ways (no copies or unofficial transcripts will be accepted)***:

By Mail (No Walk-Ins for this office, please): 

ATTN: Jackie Mandart / Alana Dawson​

International Admissions​

Office of Admissions​

NEXUS, Room 112​

One South Avenue​

Garden City, NY 11530​

School to School:  ​Your school sends the transcripts directly to Adelphi University (intladmissions@adelphi.edu) by email. This is the quickest way to send your transcripts.  ​

Or student can bring official copies of their transcripts when they check-in

 

***Take and submit accepted English test – preferably ITEP***

Students should also be made aware that they will be re-tested on ITEP after they arrive on campus.

 

***Complete and submit FERPA Disclosure and Liability Waiver forms (attached) to william.schaper@adelphi-international.org or hanna.sun@adelphi-international.org ***

FERPA Disclosure Form

ADU Liability Waiver

 

***Activate eCampus account and reset password by looking for the Password Management Tool sent by Adelphi University to their personal emails***

SSD (William Schaper) will also send out an email at least a week prior to arrival confirming username and the email they should be looking for

 

***Pay program fees in full***

This is a sample orientation schedule. The official Fall 2022 orientation schedule will be posted when it is available. Please note that the arrival date for Fall 2022 is August 22nd.

Day One

9-5 pm: Arrival and Move-in Day

 

Below are things to complete BEFORE arrival day:

***Submit Immunization Forms***:

MMR, Quantiferon Test (TB Immunization), Meningitis Form – All can be recorded on the attached form and should be sent to  healthservicescenter@adelphi.edu

Proof of Covid Vaccine w/ Booster – sent to covidclearance@adelphi.edu

Proof of rapid covid test showing a negative result within 24 hours or PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival on campus – sent to covidclearance@adelphi.edu

ADU_Health_Immunization_Form

***Submit official transcripts in one of the following ways (no copies or unofficial transcripts will be accepted)***:

By Mail (No Walk-Ins for this office, please): 

ATTN: Jackie Mandart / Alana Dawson​

International Admissions​

Office of Admissions​

NEXUS, Room 112​

One South Avenue​

Garden City, NY 11530​

School to School:  ​Your school sends the transcripts directly to Adelphi University (intladmissions@adelphi.edu) by email. This is the quickest way to send your transcripts.  ​

Or student can bring official copies of their transcripts when they check-in

 

***Take and submit accepted English test – preferably ITEP***

Students should also be made aware that they will be re-tested on ITEP after they arrive on campus.

 

***Complete and submit FERPA Disclosure and Liability Waiver forms (attached) to william.schaper@adelphi-international.org or hanna.sun@adelphi-international.org ***

FERPA Disclosure Form

ADU Liability Waiver

 

***Activate eCampus account and reset password by looking for the Password Management Tool sent by Adelphi University to their personal emails***

SSD (William Schaper) will also send out an email at least a week prior to arrival confirming username and the email they should be looking for

 

***Pay program fees in full***

Day Two

9:30 am: Welcome from Managing Director/Meet the Team
9:45 am: Public Safety Presentation
10:45 am: Student Services Presentation
11:45 am: CAP Presentation
12:15 pm: Lunch
1:15 pm: Academic Testing
3:15 pm: Campus Tour
4:15 pm: Wrap-up of the Day

Day Three

9:30 am: Academic Program Overview (Three Sections)
10:15 am: Classroom Etiquette
11:00 am: Understanding How Academics Work at Adelphi
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Understanding American Culture
2:00 pm: Insurance Overview
3:00 pm: Marketing Presentation
3:30 pm: Activity (Trivia)
4:30 pm: Wrap-up of the Day

Day Four

9:30 am: F-1 Regulations Presentation by International Services
10:30 am: Overview of Resources on Campus
11:30 am: Overview of Student Life
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Bank Set-up
4:30 pm: Wrap-up of the Day

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:

o Admissions: Jackie Russo Morley

o 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.

Frequently asked questions

No, orientation will be fully in person for Fall 2022. Students must check-in on campus in person on August 22nd, 2022. Remote attendance of any of the sessions will not be possible.

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

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.

The first day of classes for the Fall semester is August 29th, 2022. Orientation check-in day is August 22nd, 2022. All students must check-in on campus in person and attend ALL sessions of orientation before the first day of class.

Yes, as of Nov. 8th, 2021, all travelers to the US must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding a plane to the US, with only limited exemptions.

Yes, Adelphi University requires all students to be fully vaccinated for the start of the Fall 2022 semester. Once you have your visa and are registered for courses, please upload your proof of vaccination to the Health Portal on eCampus. If you have trouble with accessing eCampus, then please send your proof of vaccination to covidclearance@adelphi.edu.

It’s likely that you won’t be allowed to board the plane.

You will need to show documentation before boarding the plane to the US. For Adelphi University, please follow the instructions (https://www.adelphi.edu/health/forms-and-requirements/covid-19-vaccination/) on receiving an exemption for religious or other reasons.

You must immediately notify Student Health Services if you test positive for COVID-19 or have a known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19. You will be required to quarantine off campus at your own expense if required by the University.

If the student is vaccinated by a WHO-approved vaccine, it will be accepted by the University.

No, students who are fully vaccinated 14 days prior to arrival and can show proof of vaccination will not need to quarantine upon arrival.

Academics

Intake Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Orientation August 23, 2022 TBD
Move-In/Check-in

(Required for ALL)

August 22, 2022 TBD
Classes Begin August 29, 2022 TBD
Last Day of Semester December 21, 2022 TBD

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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).

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

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.

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.

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/.

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

Health & COVID-19

Visit COVID 19 Guidelines at Adelphi – https://www.adelphi.edu/news/covid-19-guidelines-updated-at-adelphi-university/ for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 on campus.

Individuals with F-1 student visa status are required to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to enter the US. Vaccinations must align with the US’s approved list of COVID-19 vaccines. Only two exceptions apply:

  1. Student is from a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (see list here ).
  2. Student is under 18 at the time of travel.

Effective November 8th, 2021 – all international travelers (regardless of vaccination status) must show results of a negative coronavirus test taken one day prior to their flight’s departure from a foreign country traveling to the United States.

If neither vaccine exceptions apply to you and you remain unvaccinated, you may not be able to enter the US on the date of your scheduled travel.

For those passengers traveling under one of the above exceptions they must complete and present the Combined Covered Attestation Form to the airline at the time of departure. Passengers must be prepared to answer questions regarding Section 4 of the form and should have a clear understanding of their school’s COVID policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may refer to the link here to find a testing center around where you live – https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.

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/.

You may simply stop by their office to schedule an appointment or call 516-877-6000.

Yes, absolutely. Please have your insurance card with you at all times.

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.

You may search for it here – https://hcpdirectory.cigna.com/web/public/consumer/directory/search?consumerCode=HDC001https://www.cigna.com/.

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.

Immigration

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

It will have your negative impact on your immigration status, including the cancellation or termination of your I-20.

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

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

Job & Career Services

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/.

Students who are interested in joining the Career Accelerator Program need to contact Brittany Chill at brittany.chill@shorelight.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may work up to 20 hours on campus per week as an international student.

No, international students are not permitted to work off-campus as per their I-20.

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.

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.

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/.

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/.

Scholarships & Finances

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 Fall and Spring 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

For Summer semester, below is the schedule:
100%: Prior to first day of classes right after orientation
75%: End of first week
Thereafter: No refund

Students who are eligible for a refund will need to fill out the refund form and allow at least 45 days for the request to process.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

There will eventually be a hold that gets put on your account, which will prevent course registration for the next semester.

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.

Progression

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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/.

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.

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.

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/.

Parking & Transport

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/.

Frequently Asked Questions

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”.

No, the Adephi shuttle takes you to the shopping centers and train stations near the Garden City campus, it does not take you to Manhattan. However, you can take the shuttle to a nearby train station to travel to the Manhattan Center.

Clubs & Organizations

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

No, it’s free to join any student clubs or organizations you are interested in.

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

Recreation

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the gym is fully open without any restrictions.

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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