Admitted International Students/Pre-Arrival Information
Congratulations on your admission to Youngstown State University! Below you will find information that will assist you as you prepare to leave your country and arrive in Youngstown to begin your academic life at YSU. Everyone at the International Programs Office is looking forward to welcoming you to campus at orientation!
International Orientation will be held in mid-August and is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students. The orientation program is designed to welcome students to YSU and help make your transition to campus as smooth and successful as possible. During the orientation program, we will be presenting key information on immigration matters, health insurance, campus resources and more. If necessary, you will take your placement tests and all students will register for classes.
You will receive further details regarding orientation in a future email from the International Programs Office. You should also continue to monitor this website for details.
Refer to Airport Pick-up and Transportation for more information about the free pick-up or if you are arriving on other dates.
It is mandatory that you either provide proof that you have had a recent negative TB (tuberculosis) test or that you have a test once you arrive at Youngstown State University.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that you get vaccinations for:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- T dp (Tetanus and diphtheria)
- Hepatitis B series
- Chicken pox vaccine
If you will live on campus, you will be required to inform the University of your meningococcal and Hepatitis B vaccination status. This is a state law of Ohio.
TUITION & FEES:
Tuition and fees are calculated after you are registered for classes. Upon registration, an invoice will be sent to your YSU email account. You will be responsible for paying that invoice soon after receipt. The preferred method of payment by YSU is via an international wire transfer. YSU uses “Flywire” for this process. This way, students will not need to travel with a check. Information on flywire can be found on the YSU Bursar’s website. If you wish to bring a bank draft, use the tuition estimator for an estimate of your tuition costs. NOTE: The actual cost of tuition may vary depending on how many credits you register for an lab fees. You must be prepared to pay the difference upon arrival to campus and course registration.
ACCEPTING FINANCIAL AID AWARDS:
If you have been awarded an International Housing Award or Honors Award, you must accept your award through Financial Aid. To accept your award, follow the steps below.
- Log in to your YSU Portal
- Click on "Financial Aid" in the left-hand column
- Click on "View and Accept Awards"
- Click on "Accept your "Financial Aid Award Offer"
- Use the drop down to "Select Aid Year"
- Select the "Accept Award Offer Tab". Check all of the awards you wish to accept and choose "ACCEPT" at the bottom of the screen.
- Preparing for Travel to the US
- Entering the US
- Airport pick-up/Transportation
- Obtaining a U.S. Visa
- Housing/Temporary Housing
- Living in Youngstown
- Express Mailing
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