Fall 2015 Mandatory International Student Orientation

August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Orientation Schedule

Category Schedule
F-1 Students

F-1 Orientation Schedule

J-1 Students J-1 Orientation Schedule

*F1 International Students should plan to arrive for the Fall 2015 Semester no later than August 14, 2015

**Orientation schedule is subject to change

Course Registration/Academic Advising

Click here to learn how to receive academic advising and register for classes

Tests Registration Links

ELM (Entry-Level Mathematics Test) and/or EPT (English Placement Test)

Register for ELM and EPT

Test date: Saturday, August 15, 2015 (In the morning)

Location: To Be Announced

Test registration starts: May 4, 2015

Test registration deadline: August 7, 2015

CMSPT (Composition for Multilingual Students Placement Test)

Register for CMSPT

Test date: Monday, August 17 at 1:00PM

Location:  Humanities Building, Room 403 (HUM 403)

Test registration starts on: May 4, 2015


Introduction of the CMS program

*Click here to view video on QQ


Introduction of the CMSPT

*Click here to view video on QQ


Register and Pay for CMSPT

*Click here to view video on QQ



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 SF State through your university, you will need to attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation.  The orientation is a program mandated by the US government according to the J-1 visa requirements that will take place the week before classes begin. You must attend each day of 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 j1oip@sfsu.edu.

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