Before You Start

Soon you will be on the vibrant Cleveland State University campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues or delays for international students.
Our advisors are always available to answer your questions and ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

China

China

Latin America

Latin America

Middle East/North Africa

Middle East/North Africa

North America

North America

North Asia

North Asia

Russia/Central Asia

Russia/Central Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

UK and Western Europe

Abbie

Abbie (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 8481 0532

Whatsapp: +852 8481 0532

Email Abbie
Ajith

Ajith (India)

+91-971-722-2408

Whatsapp: +91-971-722-2408

Skype: ajitks10

Email Ajith
Alexis

Alexis (North America)

+1 239-744-9468

Whatsapp: +1 239-744-9468

Wechat: alexis0426

Email Alexis
Alice

Alice (Northwest)

+1-857-315-8730

Whatsapp: +1-857-315-8730

Wechat: aliceqinus

Email Alice
Alsu

Alsu (Middle East/North Africa)

+7 939 346 09 59

Whatsapp: +7 939 346 09 59

Email Alsu
Bibiane

Bibiane (Korea)

+82-10-7711-6538

Whatsapp: +82-10-7711-6538

Email Bibiane
Carol

Carol (North Asia excluding Korea)

+852 6745 3906

Whatsapp: +852 6745 3906

Email Carol
Chau

Chau (Vietnam)

+84-908-792-892

Whatsapp: +84-908-792-892

Skype: diemchau.dt

Email Chau
Chris

Chris (Southwest)

+1-508-948-7542

Whatsapp: +1-508-948-7542

Wechat: chris040594

Email Chris
Daniyal

Daniyal (Pakistan)

+92 310 588 8648

Whatsapp: +92 310 588 8648

Email Daniyal
Doris

Doris (South China)

+86-150-1870-6751

QQ: 2282183545

Email Doris
Ekta

Ekta (India)

+91-965-001-0409

Whatsapp: +91-965-001-0409

Skype: ekta.aneja05

Email Ekta
Evie

Evie (China)

+86 182 1096 7343

Wechat: eseviewu

QQ: 1034905349

Email Evie
Isha

Isha (India)

+91 9953550789

Whatsapp: +91 9953550789

Email Isha
Jane

Jane (West China)

+86.159.2876.6884

QQ: 713070180

Email Jane
Kelly

Kelly (China)

+86 15901806534

Wechat: 447619658

QQ: 447619658

Email Kelly
Laxmi

Laxmi (India)

+91 98183 96406

Whatsapp: +91 98183 96406

Email Laxmi
Lisha

Lisha (North China)

+86-183-1016-8200

QQ: 18310168200

Email Lisha
Marianna

Marianna

+34-692-46-41-16

Whatsapp: +34-692-46-41-16

Skype: marianna.zubenko

Email Marianna
Mark

Mark (Central China)

+86-158-0062-4575

QQ: 15800624575

Email Mark
Maya

Maya (Middle East/North Africa)

+971 58 156 0328

Whatsapp: +971 58 156 0328

Email Maya
Nikita

Nikita (India)

+91 9310587075

Whatsapp: +91 9310587075

Email Nikita
Rakesh

Rakesh (India)

+91 9096507300

Whatsapp: +91 9096507300

Email Rakesh
Sahil

Sahil (India)

+91- 9811718710

Whatsapp: +91- 9811718710

Email Sahil
Sakshi

Sakshi (India)

+91-995-351-0160

Whatsapp: +91-995-351-0160

Skype: arorasakshi187

Email Sakshi
Sanjukta

Sanjukta (North America)

+91-9820162776

Whatsapp: +91-9820162776

Email Sanjukta
Saranya

Saranya

+66-96-982-0007

Whatsapp: +66-96-982-0007

Skype: awesome.saranya

Email Saranya
Sofya

Sofya (North America)

+1 347 399 35 72

Whatsapp: +1 347 399 35 72

Email Sofya
Sonam

Sonam

+91-999-647-1494

Whatsapp: +91-895-004-9050

Skype: sonam.parashar3

Email Sonam
Taha

Taha (Pakistan)

+92-307-333-6878

Whatsapp: +92-307-333-6878

Skype: tshahid29

Email Taha
Valeria

Valeria (Latin America)

+57 310 7880364

Whatsapp: +57 310 7880364

Email Valeria
Vicky

Vicky (North China)

+86-135-2182-7910

Wechat: vickychen7910

Email Vicky
Viraja

Viraja (South & West India)

+91 7028090894

Whatsapp: +91 7028090894

Skype: +91 7028090894

Email Viraja
After you receive your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  1. Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  2. Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth) and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  3. Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.
After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy and can sometimes take several weeks to schedule.
    1. Complete your Visa Application.
    2. Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
    3. Visit usembassy.gov  to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and required documentation.
    4. Notify your personal Enrollment Advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
    5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

How to Apply for Your F-1 Student Visa

Other links that international students find useful:

When purchasing your airline ticket to Cleveland, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

We are so excited for you to join us on campus! To ensure a smooth transition to your new home, plan to arrive on or before your official move-in day. Airport pickup is available at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to campus.Once you book your flights, you must fill out the student arrival form. If your family is joining you, you must also complete the family arrival form.

Move-In Dates

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

Pay in full two weeks before you arrive to avoid enrollment delays.
  1. Flywire by Peer Transfer:Please visit Cleveland State Global’s Flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you cannot use a US credit card or US bank account to make your payment.
Please complete the following form:
  1. FERPA Disclosure Form: Complete this form prior to your arrival.

Important Dates

Payment Deadline (Graduate):

November 21, 2022

Payment Deadline (Undergraduate):

December 27, 2022

Move-in Date:

January 06, 2023

Program Start Date:

January 07, 2023