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Post-Arrival Checklist

Post-Arrival Checklist

For Incoming International Students


  • Students must report to a United States Medical Facility upon arrival to be tested. These tests are required before you are allowed to report to Alcorn State University.
  • The tests are The Tuberculosis Chest X-Ray and The Tuberculosis Blood Test interferon gamma release assays (IGRA). The test results should be than 6 weeks old.
  • Upon arriving to the campus the student must have the results of these tests to present at Alcorn State University’s Office of Admissions located in the Walter Washington Administration/Classroom Building Suite 317.

Immigration Check-In

  • Student should have the following required original documents for reporting
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Visa
  • Signed I-20
  • Form I-94
  • International Student Information Form

Housing and Meals

  • Students should speak with the Department of Residence Life to make prior arrangement for housing and meals before arriving. These services require an additional fee.


  • Students must report to University College to meet with the Advisor assigned to them.

Registration and Payment Arrangements

  • Students must register and be prepared to pay fees upon arrival to the campus
  • Students must maintain their status by enrolling in 12 hours of course work each semester
  • Students are allowed to take only 1 Online Class where course count towards meeting the full course of study requirement per semester.


  • Students will report to the Gold Card Services Office on the 2nd floor of the Walter Washington Administration/Classroom Building to receive their School Identification Card. Students must provide proof of registration complete.

SEVIS Registration

  • Students will make sure they are registered in SEVIS by the DSO