ACCEPTED STUDENTS: NEXT STEPS

On-Campus International Students

Congratulations on your official acceptance to California University of Pennsylvania! 

Follow the checklist below to get ready to join us on campus!

Confirm Your Acceptance

  • Confirm your admission to Cal U by paying your $100 tuition deposit using Flywire.

Get Ready to Apply for your Visa

  • Submit your Financial Affidavit  and accompany bank statements if you have not already done so to our Director of International Admissions, Andrew Conlogue, at conlogue@calu.edu
  •  Once your finances have been received you receive an email confirming your I-20 form is ready. This email will provide additional information on how to get a hard copy of your I-20 shipped to you. Please feel free to email at conlogue@calu.edu for questions!

  • With your I-20, you will be able to schedule an appointment at your nearest US embassy or consulate to apply for a student visa. You can visit the US State Department’s Visa Information page to locate your nearest consulate, see current visa appointment wait times, and find other useful information.

  • You are required to pay a fee (called the SEVIS/I-901 fee) to active your student immigration record and attend your visa interview. Visit the I-901 fee website to pay before your visa interview.

  • Cal U offers practice ‘mock’ visa interviews to prepare for the real thing! These session also offer a chance to debrief after the mock interview and counseling on how to do your best in the real interview. E-mail Andrew Conlogue at conlogue@calu.edu to schedule a Zoom session!
  • Let us know if any issues or questions come up during your visa interview scheduling. We’re always happy to help!

Set Up Your Cal U Email

  • Set up your campus email account. You will be required to enter your Campus Wide ID number (CWID) to log in and create your account. You can find your CWID on your admission letter. 
  • Log into your email account, and check it regularly. Your professors, adviser and others will contact you through your Cal U email instead of your personal email.

Register for Classes

After you deposit, your scheduling advisor will work with you to register for classes for your first semester. Undergraduate students will confirm their schedules at New Student Orientation.

Apply for On-Campus Housing

Finalize your housing and meal plan in VIP.

Prepare for Health and Wellness

  • Acquire a student health insurance plan that includes medical evacuation and repatriation benefits. Student health insurance is required of all Cal U students. Your plan must be effective in the United States for the entirety of your studies at Cal U, and proof of coverage must be provided to the International Students Coordinator upon arrival on campus.

Make Your Travel Plans

  • Schedule your F-1 visa interview. For more information on your nearest US embassy or consulate and visa wait times, please consult the State Department Visa portal.
  • If you have any difficult with obtaining your visa, or questions about the interview process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Andrew Conlogue at conlogue@calu.edu
  • After you have received your student visa, book your travel to Cal U. The nearest international airport is Pittsburgh International Airport(PIT). If you need assistance traveling from Pittsburgh Airport to Cal U, please contact Andrew Conlogue at conlogue@calu.edu to make arrangements. 

A Cal U student during Move-In Day.

Once you get on campus

  • Connect with current Cal U international students through Twitter or Instagram 

Show your pride!

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