Pre-Arrival Information

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Pre-Arrival Check List

Use this Pre-Arrival Check-List to keep track of the important tasks to do before your arrival:

  1. Review the ISSO website New Student Section thoroughly.
  2. Submit your Visa Information/Declaration of Finances (VIDOF).
  3. Obtain your Form I-20 for F-1 status or Form DS-2019 for J-1 status.
  4. Pay the SEVIS fee.
  5. Schedule your visa interview at a U.S. embassy in your home country.
  6. Obtain your F-1 or J-1 visa.
  7. Check your Orientation program dates and plan your arrival date.
  8. Review the Student Health Insurance information on the website.
  9. Complete the Pre-Arrival Modules.

Students who hold an immigration status other than F-1/J-1, must contact the ISSO for further guidance.

International Student Pre-Arrival Modules

Pre-Arrival Modules

The "International Student Pre-Arrival Modules" were created to assist international students as they prepare for their arrival at Brandeis University. These modules are required for all incoming undergraduate and graduate F-1 and J-1 students and should be completed before arrival at Brandeis. International students who have been admitted to Brandeis University will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the modules approximately one month before their program start date.

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