International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes you to our international community. Please read the following important information. It includes policies that new international students need to know and information about activities during
New Student Orientation.
A hold will be placed on the student accounts of any international students who fail to check in or attend the mandatory orientations. To prevent a hold being placed on your account, check in with ISSS promptly and follow instructions about mandatory orientations. Also, remember that your completed immunization forms and required documentation must be received for you to register and attend classes.
All new international students, professors, and scholars must officially complete the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) check-in process within 10 days of entering the U.S. To complete the check-in process, submit an official international check-in form at
To complete the check-in form, you will need your I-20 or DS-2019 form, passport, F-1 or J-1 Visa (unless you are a citizen of Canada or Bermuda), and I-94 Admission Record.
After completing the check-in form, enter your local address and verify or change your home country address at
Drop-in advising takes place on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the ISSS office. ISSS advisors are available to see students for quick questions during drop-in advising. For complicated cases, please call the ISSS office to schedule an appointment.
The following events will take place during
New Student Orientation week (August 22–27, 2016). All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation.
Tuesday, August 233:00–5:00 p.m.John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, ground floor
All new international students (except those who attended the orientation on Saturday, August 20, during Welcome Weekend) are required to attend this orientation for an introduction to International Student and Scholar Services, explanations of important immigration regulations, and tips for cultural adjustment.
Friday, August 269:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
This interactive session provides information and resources to help international students adjust to New York City and The New School. Learn about on- and off-campus student activities and get tips for successful social and cultural adjustment.
72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, contact an ISSS Student Ambassador at email@example.com. Ambassadors are continuing international students who welcome and assist new international students. You can also join the ISSS Circle on Facebook.
If you still have questions about what you need to do before you arrive on campus, contact the individual offices or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Parsons Paris student, please email email@example.com for more information.