Arriving on UNCSA campus

Arriving on UNCSA campus

All new and re-admitted international students are required to schedule an appointment with one of our international advisors. Graduate and undergraduate students will meet with Ronit Weingarden. International high school students will meet with TaWanna Archia.

Once you are on campus and have had time to settle into your apartment or residence hall, you must make an appointment and personally come to the Office of Admissions, located in the Welcome Center Building, to meet with your international advisor. At that time, your arrival will be recorded in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the immigration database for international students. Please bring the International Student Check-In Form to your appointment.

Re-admitted students re-entering the U.S. with a Form I-20 issued for initial attendance are also required to check in for SEVIS validation, even if you checked in during a previous semester. On the day of your scheduled check-in, you must bring the following original documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Form I-20
  3. Form I-94. This form records date of arrival in the U.S., immigration status and period of time authorized to remain in the U.S. After arriving in the U.S. visit https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov to retrieve your Form I-94 record using your passport information. Print out a copy of the record and bring it to your check-in session.
  4. Cell phone number
  5. Current U.S. address. If living on campus, provide your residence hall and/or apartment and room number.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring

Nora Streed is the Director of Writing Center/ESL Program. All ESL tutoring is done individually. Email her at streedr@uncsa.edu to arrange a time for tutoring. Incoming international students are asked to make a short appointment to meet with the ESL Director to discuss what assistance, if any, you might need in the coming year.

Health Forms and Insurance

All students must submit a Health History and Immunization form using the UNCSA Patient Portal. You must submit this form before you arrive in the United States. Be sure to complete the section regarding tuberculosis. UNCSA Health Services will be in contact with you regarding information you provide in this section.

UNCSA Patient Portal

All students registered at UNCSA must have health insurance. The health insurance policy, StudentBlue, that UNCSA provides is by semester and added to your UNCSA bill.  Foreign students are not allowed to waive insurance, you will need to enroll Student Blue. Deadline to enroll in insurance for the fall semester is Sept. 10, 2018. You will have to enroll again in the spring semester and for each semester you attend.

 Enroll in StudentBlue

Billing

Fall semester bills are emailed in July to your artist.uncsa.edu email account. Spring semester bills are emailed in November.

Contact: Ronit Weingarden, International Advisor and principal designated school official, PDSO
TaWanna Archia, International Advisor, DSO