Cranwell International Center, in collaboration with New Student Programs, hosts two Pre-Departure Orientation Programs in China – one in Shanghai and one in Beijing – for new international students who will begin their degree programs at VT this coming Fall semester. We are working closely with VT’s Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (ACSS), and will have student representatives from ACSS as panelists during the Pre-Departure Orientation Programs. These programs are designed to provide students and their family members with important information regarding Virginia Tech, which includes but is not limited to:
- immigration, visa, and travel issues
- academic issues
- cultural adjustment issues
- health insurance
- immunizations and other preparations.
The goal is to provide information and insight that will help students be better prepared to make a successful transition to university life in the US even before they board a plane to come to the US.
DATES AND LOCATIONS
All new international students who will be starting an undergraduate degree program at Virginia Tech in Fall 2018 are welcome to attend one of these events with up to two additional family members or friends. Space is limited, so please register soon. Before registering for one of these events, however, please be sure to submit your required matriculation fee indicating your acceptance of Virginia Tech’s offer of admission. Click the link below for information about submitting the matriculation fee.
You must pay the $400 matriculation fee to accept the offer of admission. Once the fee is paid, the Cranwell International Center will begin immigration processing. To pay the fee, please follow the steps below:
- Visit the Accepting Your Offer webpage and follow the guide for International Students.
- You can pay by eCheck from your checking account, by the date indicated in your offer packet. To pay by eCheck:
- Visit the application status page
- Log in with the email address and password you used to set up your guest account.
- Click on “Application Information”
- Select the link under Admission Term (e.g. “Fall Semester 2018″)
- Follow the on-screen directions to pay by eCheck (eCheck documentation is available online)
3. If you do not want to pay using eCheck, you can pay using Flywire.
Once you pay the matriculation fee, your record will be transferred to Cranwell International Center for immigration processing and you will receive an email outlining next steps.
The Pre-Departure Orientation Programs in China in June are in addition to the on-campus New International Undergraduate Student Orientation Program in August. All incoming international students are required to attend the New International Undergraduate Student Orientation Program, August 13-17, 2018.
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