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Important information about the university's response to COVID-19
STARS/SOAR, Student Transition & Retention Services / Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
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International Students Information


All first-semester students including International students are required to participate in a SOAR workshop. Additionally, International students must attend a Center for International Education (CIE) Immigration Clearance Session to avoid visa status issues that may impact attendance at the university.

International freshmen can visit SOAR Information for Freshman for a step-by-step process to fulfilling this university requirement..

International transfer students can visit SOAR Information for Transfer Information for deadlines, details, and links to completing this university-required program..

For further CIE information, please email  or visit the Center for International Education website.