The mandatory International Student Orientation (ISO) will be held on Friday, August 19th through Tuesday, August 23rd. Weekend activities may be optional upon request. 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 an online Writing placement exam. All the international students will be auttomatically registered for the Writing placement exam, and an email from the Director of Composition will be sent to student's SMC email account. Please follow the instructions in the email and take the writing placement exam online prior to arriving on campus on Friday, August 19th. Additionally, all first year students should also take the Math placement exam. Transfer students who plan to take any upper division math courses should also take the math placement exam. Please contact Tim Yoon, International Student Advisor at [email protected] if you have any questions. Thank you
Note: J-1 Exchange Visitors are not required to take the placement exam and attend the regular orientation.
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