• International Students

    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.

    ISSS Holds

    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.

    International Student Check-In

    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

    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.

    International Student Events

    The following events will take place during New Student Orientation week. All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation.

    International Student Orientation (Required)

    Date, time, and location to be announced

    All new international students 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.

    International Student Experience (Recommended)

    Date, time, and location to be announced

    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.