Coming to KU
ISS Pre-Arrival Information
Thank you for coming to KU! We are happy that you have decided to join our diverse university community. Out of a total enrollment of almost 30,000 students, almost 2,100 come from abroad and represent more than 100 different nations from every region of the world.
Our office is here to help you make the most of your time at KU while advising you on issues related to your legal status. Here, there are many chances to meet and build friendships with US families and students and to experience cross-cultural exchanges through a variety of programs.
Please be sure to review our Pre-Arrival Information for helpful information on coming to KU, Orientation and much more.
If you are an F-1 or J-1 student currently attending another school within in the United States and wish to transfer, please read this additional information.
Spring 2014 Pre-Arrival Information
- Pre-Arrival Guide
- Orientation Information
- Check-in Information for Students not Attending "YOU at KU" Orientation
- Important Dates
- Airport Transportation Options
Arrival Dates for New Students
You should plan to arrive on or before the report date listed on your I-20 or DS-2019. Arriving after this date does not guarantee that you will be able to complete the necessary steps to enroll in time before the first day of classes. A late enrollment fee of $150 will be applied beginning the first day of classes. You should plan to arrive by the following dates:
Spring 2014 Students
Wednesday, January 8
January 8 is the first day of “YOU at KU” international student orientation. We highly recommend that all international students attend orientation, regardless of study level. You can find more information about orientation here.