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 Spring semester is January, 23rd 2024. Orientaiton check-in and arrival day is January 16th 2024. All students must check-in on campus in person and attend ALL sessions of orientaiton before the first day of classes.
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.
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 email@example.com
The vaccinate I got was not Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson& Johnson, does it matter?
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 Jrussoemail@example.com 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:
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:
(RE: AUI Transcript)
Office of Admissions
NEXUS, Room 112
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Have Your School(s) Digitally Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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?
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 email@example.com.
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/.
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.
Health & COVID-19
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?
Can I use my insurance card at the Health Services Center?
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?
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen if I do not complete immigration check-in within the required timeframe?
Who do I contact if I have trouble using the International Services Portal?
You may contact International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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Job & Career Services
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours can I work each week as an international student?
Can I work off-campus?
Do I need a Social Security Number in order to work?
Can I work in more than one place on campus?
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?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Master the in-demand skills global employers seek that you won’t learn in the classroom. Boost your portfolio — and save money — with certifications and projects that demonstrate your new qualifications and make you a competitive candidate in today’s job market.
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!
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
Credentials + certification prep offered include
- 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
- Project Management
- 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
Scholarships & Finances
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?
What will happen if I don't pay by the deadline?
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
Flexible Student Loan Plans for International Students
For most international students, obtaining financial aid to support their studies can be challenging, especially without a qualified co-signer. To help fund international students’ education journey in the US, Shorelight is collaborating with MPower Financing and Prodigy Finance, international student loan servicers. Both provide flexible student loan plans for international students pursuing degrees at eligible US colleges and universities, without the usual requirements of a cosigner, collateral, or US credit history. They offer fixed-rate loans up to $100,000 with 1.5% in interest rate discounts.
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?
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.
Parking & Transport
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park on campus?
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/.
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?
Is there a membership fee involved?
Can I join more than one club?
Yes, absolutely! We strongly encourage students to get involved on campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the gym open?
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/.
Center for Academic Success
Academic Skills Tutors
My name is Jessica Wakelyn. I started my voyage into languages by studying many major European languages during my time studying and performing as an opera singer. Upon graduation with a double major in Vocal Performance and English, I decided to earn a master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Virginia. In my master’s, I studied languages from all continents and ancient languages like Old English and Old Mayan. I started in the university by teaching English Composition to U.S. university students, but found I really loved teaching international students. I’ve taught governors from Turkey, physicists from Iran, epidemiologists from China, a lot of undergraduate and graduate students—and now, hopefully, you!
I am Fatemeh Bordbarjavidi. I hold a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and a Master’s in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa. I’m passionate about the blend of Applied Linguistics and Technology. Originally from Tehran, Iran, I studied English Language and Literature, which broadened my global perspective on language and culture. I taught EFL courses in Iran. During my grad studies in United States, I taught ESL courses at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa, focusing on language skills. I also taught an introduction to linguistics course at Indiana State University, helping students understand linguistics and language better. For four rewarding years, I contributed to the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) programs, shaping language skills and professional journeys.
I am Bianca Coria. I have eight years of experience teaching English at various levels in Asia and the United States. I currently work as an English instructor and course developer, and I hold certifications in TESOL, TEFL, and TEYL. I have experience working with students of all ages, from toddlers to adults from various backgrounds. In addition to enjoying my career, I also enjoy meeting new people, visiting new places, tasting new foods, and spending time with my family. I love working with students, and I strive to create a positive and enjoyable environment. I look forward to working with you.
I am Summer Peixoto. With over two decades of teaching and training experience at the university level, I am a passionate educator deeply committed to international education. Throughout my career, I have contributed greatly by creating educational technology interest sections, supporting colleagues in professional development, and advocating for international students and teachers, which is evidenced by my current role as a Specialist and an Ambassador for the US Department of State’s English Language Programs. In my free time, I play tennis, listen to music from different countries, travel, and podcast. I adore working with students in learning academic skills for reading, vocabulary, and note-taking, and my ultimate goal is to set students up for a lifetime of success!
I am Dijana Trajchevska. I have a Master’s degree from the University of Utah. I am originally from North Macedonia where I received my BA in English Language and Literature. Five years ago, I moved to Utah to further develop my education. I have experience teaching in higher education. My experience mostly focuses on ESL classes, such as speaking, listening, reading, and academic writing. I also have experience teaching communication skills to non-native speakers of English. I am passionate about applied linguistics and subjects on cross-cultural communication. I hope to work with you in the future!
Math/Computer Science Tutor
I am Dipen Bhuva. I have a PhD in Computer Science from Cleveland State University and have a master’s degree from Northeastern University in Information Security. I am a certified Network+ by CompTIA, Certified Ethical Hacker, RH-11 Expert Hacker, RedHat Server Certified Engineering and am Amazon Web Service (Cloud) certified. For my “extraordinary dedication and teaching,” I was granted an “excellent achievement for Graduate Assistantship” from CSU. I will be happy to help with any problems and solutions related to math (all levels and courses) and computer science (Programming, Networking, Server engineering, Cloud, Statistics, and Cyber Security).
I am Mostafa Omar. I have master’s in Computer Science and master’s in Business Administration in addition to over 13 years’ work experience in the telecom sector. I have worked in different domains, including data network, telecommunication, and cloud service. I’m also certified by various technology vendors. I have had many teaching assistance positions during my studies as I enjoy teaching and communicating with students about math and computer science and all related domains.
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CAS Computer Science Skills: Introduction to Python
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CAS Social Skills: Financial Matters in Your University Studies
CAS Social Skills: Communicating with Professors
CAS Career Skills: Understanding CPT and OPT
CAS Academic Skills: How to Give an Engaging Presentation
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CAS Computer Science Skills: Python Lesson 2: Variables & Data Types
- Academic writing – generating ideas, organizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, revising/editing
- Research skills: Finding credible sources and academic articles
- Understanding academic integrity; avoiding plagiarism
- MLA & APA citations and format
- Academic presentation preparation and practice
- Time management – weekly planning, semester-long planning
- Reading strategies
- Note-taking skills
- Test preparation strategies
- Class and groupwork participation strategies
- Discussion skills
- Grammar rules and practice
- Academic communication etiquette – emails, office hours, requesting letters of recommendation
- Business writing – emails, reports, meeting summaries
- Career development – resume and cover letter writing
- Building math confidence for students who struggle with math
- General and Foundational Math help at any level
- Calculus including Calc 1 and Calc 2
- Algebra and Linear Algebra
- Discrete Math
- Category Theory
- Differential Equations
- Programming, Networking, and Server Engineering
- Cloud, Statistics, and Cyber Security
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.
ATTN: Office of Admissions -
One South Avenue, Nexus - Room 112
Garden City, NY. 11530
~Must be in a secured, sealed envelope
~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.