When can I get to campus?

We hear this question every day from international students like you. With the coronavirus pandemic, we understand that visa availability and travel plans may have been impacted. As always, Cleveland State Global has you covered.

We are working to get you to campus as soon as possible, in ways that ensure your health and safety. If you face delays in arriving to campus on time, explore our solutions for beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you.


Option 1.

On-Campus Fall Semester

Cleveland State University intends to open its doors in some capacity for Fall 2020. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in August, if that is possible for you. Our team will be available to support you during your transition to life in the U.S.


Option 2.

Virtual Fall Semester

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the fall semester, you may start your program virtually. Undergraduate students are invited to participate in American Collegiate Live and graduate students in Computer Science (MS) or Information Systems (MS) are invited to participate in CSU Live. Both options offer a digital classroom experience that allows you begin your program from home—no study delays or interruptions—and transition smoothly to the Cleveland State campus later. 

Find a Solution that Works

Explore which path to your university degree makes the most sense for you:

Question 1: Are you able to get a visa appointment for this summer?

Answer: Yes

Question 2: Are you able to book travel plans for August?

Answer: Yes

On-Campus Fall Semester
Question 1: Are you able to get a visa to arrive on campus before your designated start date?
Answer: NoQuestion 2: Are you able to begin your CSU degree virtually from your home this fall?
Answer: Yes
Virtual Fall Semester

Student Stories

Considering American Collegiate Live? Hear from international students like you who have already started classes!

Yiduo Bo, China

“Compared with traditional online courses, Live-to-Device increases the interaction between teachers and students. In traditional classrooms, professors give the lecture and students listen. When students have questions, they feel uncomfortable to interrupt the lecture. In the Live-to-Device modality, students can use the raise-your-hand button, and the lecturer can choose the right time to interact with the students.”

Xin Ran, China

“This real-time online teaching allows me to concentrate more than in a traditional, large classroom. I am no longer shy about expression and often interact with professors and classmates. This mode also brings great convenience to learning; as long as you have a good internet connection, there is no delay to enter the class. This class mode is not limited by time and space, and you can interact with foreign professors in real time, which is very convenient.”

Stay Informed

During this time of uncertainty, we are here for you. See how we have been supporting our students this semester.


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