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Step 5: Attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation

Once you have arrived at SMSU, you must attend the mandatory International Student Orientation. All new international students are required to participate in the International Student Orientation program. This program is mandatory for ALL new exchange students, graduates, undergraduates, and transfers students regardless if you are arriving in the U.S. for the first time or if you transferred from another U.S. school.

At this orientation, you will:

  • Complete the Mandatory Visa Check-In required by the US Government
  • Get your Mustang ID card
  • Access Your Student Accounts
  • Learn about Health Services and the required Health Insurance
  • Take the English & Math Placement Exams
  • Pay the Minimum $2,500 Required to Enroll
  • Meet with your Advisor & Enroll for Your Courses
  • Among other Important Matters.

Please review the International Student Orientation & Arrival Information here and arrive 1-2 days before it begins.

Travel Safely and See You at the International Student Orientation!


If you miss this orientation and do not enroll at SMSU, your SEVIS I-20 will be Terminated.  This will have a negative impact on your visa status and can cause complications such as removal, deportation, and future denials of entry to the U.S.  Please contact ISSGS at if you have any questions about this.

Last Modified: 2/28/20 3:43 PM