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. Cleveland State Global is prepared to support you in beginning your university journey in a way that is tailored to you. Explore our start options below.


Option 1.

On-Campus Spring Semester

Cleveland State University will remain open for the Spring 2021 semester. You are welcome to arrive on campus at the start of the regular semester in January, 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 Spring Semester

If you are unable to arrive on campus for the spring 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 fall?

Answer: Yes

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

Answer: Yes

On-Campus Spring 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 Spring Semester

For more information about the Spring 2021 semester start options at CSU, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

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.”

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