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Welcome new international student!

Your success begins with connections.
Whether you're a new freshman or a transfer student, we want to help you transition to OSU. All new students are required to attend orientation and enrollment to learn how to use OSU systems and enroll in your courses. International sessions take place each semester just before classes begin. If you have any questions related to your orientation and enrollment, please call us at +1 405-744-3636 or email us at newstudents@okstate.edu.

Your international orientation program dates and schedules

Spring orientation and enrollment

Enrollment for spring-entering students occurs in January. Registration begins October 1. Your program lasts three days and each day is required. The program consists of presentations specific to international student needs, immigration paperwork, vaccinations, academic advising and finally enrollment in courses. View the overview of the schedule below.

Fall orientation and enrollment

Enrollment for fall-entering students occurs in August. Registration begins February 1Your program lasts three days and each day is required. The program consists of presentations specific to international student needs, immigration paperwork, vaccinations, academic advising and finally enrollment in courses. View the overview of the schedule below.

  • Day One
    • TB testing and immigration paperwork (you will also get your student ID)
    • Math Placement testing in the afternoon. (Testing for Math Placement will be at the Math Learning Success Center and/or the fourth floor of the Classroom Building. Students WILL NOT be able to register for testing at University Testing Center.) 
  • Day Two
    • Sessions describing immigration, working on campus and other important topics.
    • Reading Placement testing. (Testing for Reading Placement will be at the Math Learning Success Center and/or the fourth floor of the Classroom Building. Students WILL NOT be able to register for testing at University Testing Center). 
  • Day Three
    • The  International Students and Scholars check-in and welcome session
    • International Students and Scholars orientation program
    • Lunch on campus
    • Meet with your academic advisor and enroll in courses

International Students and Scholars

OSU has a global reputation for academic excellence, and we're known for our welcoming environment for students from all around the world.
The International Students and Scholars Office is here to help you transition to the United States and OSU by providing assistance with academics, immigration regulations, housing, meals, transportation, health care, banking, legal issues and American customs.

Next Steps

Things to do before, during and after orientation and enrollment.
See our checklist to make sure you've accomplished all the tasks you need for a smooth transition to OSU.
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