International Student Arrival Information Form

The mandatory International Student Orientation (ISO) will be held on Friday, August 19th through Tuesday, August 23rd. Weekend activities will be optional. Housing check-in will be on Friday, August 19th from 10am to 3pm. Please note that there will be no housing accommodations prior to August 19th.

Additionally, all international students are required to attend the Regular Orientation Session IV on Wednesday, August 24th. Please click here to register.


Please be advised that all F-1 international students are required to take a Math and Writing placement exam.  All the international students will be automatically registered for the Writing placement exam. You will be taking both Math and Writing placement exams on the last day of International Student Orientation.  If you have any questions about the Math or Writing Exam please contact Tim Yoon, International Student Advisor at [email protected]


Note: J-1 Exchange Visitors are not required to take the placement exam and attend the regular orientation.


Complete the form below and write your name as it appears on your passport.

All items with an asterisk (*) are required.
please indicate date and time
Saint Mary's provides transportation for international students from the airport please indicate Saint Mary's shuttle and we will provide shuttle details following submission
The United States government requires that all international students check in with Center for International Programs and attend the International Student Orientation.
The SMC International Student Peer Mentor program is designed to assist you in your transition to the U.S. and SMC community. If selected, you will be paired with a current SMC student who will will mentor you during your first year at SMC.
If you are arriving alone or taking a public transportation such as BART with family from SFO, would you use a transportation service to campus if provided by Saint Mary's?