Office of International Programs (OIP)

Fall 2014
Mandatory International Student Orientation
August 18 to August 22

Orientation schedule

Category Schedule Session Descriptions
F-1 Students Coming soon Coming soon
J-1 Students Coming soon Coming soon

*Orientation schedule is subject to change

Tests registration links

ELM (Entry-Level Mathematics Test) and/or EPT (English Placement Test)
*Registration will be available after May 5, 2014

Test date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 (in the morning)
Deadline to regsiter for tests: August 8, 2014

CMSPT (Composition for Multilingual Students Placement Test)
*Registration will be available after June 9, 2014

Test date: Monday, August 18, 1PM to 4PM
Location: Humanities Building (HUM), Room 112


Information for F-1 and J-1 students

Banking Guide
Mobile Phone Guide

Information for F-1 students

New F1 International students information
(Visa & Immigration, arrival Information, and I-20 transfer procedures)

Information for J-1 Students

If you have been accepted into an exchange program at SFSU though your university, you will need to attend the SF State interantional exchange student orientation. The orientation is a 5-day program mandated by the US government according to the J-1 visa requirements that will take place the week before classes begin.

NOTE: J-1 exchange students are REQUIRED to attend each day of the orientation.

You must attend the orientation. In addition to the panels and presentations conducted by the Office of International Programs, the orientation is also an opportunity for international students to meet American students at SF Stateand explore San Francisco through the IEEC buddy program and IEEC social events. A detailed orientation schedule will be emailed to you one month before the orientation.

If you have any questions after you have read the packet, please direct them to

J-1 Pre-Arrival and Post-Arrival Checklist
J-1 Orientation Packet and Guide


Last updated: April 2014

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