International Student Arrival Information Form
International Undergraduate Student Orientation (ISO) for Fall 2016
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 10 am to 3 pm. Please note that there will be no housing accommodations prior to August 19th.
Regular Undergraduate Student Orientation Session IV
International Undergraduate Student Orientation (ISO) for Spring 2017
All international students are required to check-in and attend the mandatory International Student Orientation scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017. Please come to the Center for International Programs office located in Brother Jerome West Hall Room 130. Please contact the Center for International Programs office if you have any questions.
Graduate Student Orientations
Please contact the Center for International Programs office via email [email protected] or at 925-631-4245 to schedule an orientation.
Required Online Writing and Math Placement Exams - Undergraduate Students Only
Please be advised that all F-1 international undergraduate students are required to take an online Writing placement exam. All international students will be automatically 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 from the email and take the writing placement exam online prior to arriving on campus on. 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. You will be contacted via email with more information regarding the Exchange Student Orientation (ESO).
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