FALL 2020 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

Welcome to King’s College! The mandatory international registration and orientation will be held on  Wednesday, August 19th.    We strongly encourage all students to arrive in Wilkes-Barre no later than Sunday, August 16th  so you can get settled in before orientation begins. There will be a mandatory T-spot test done at orientation and this is required before you can attend classes.

NOTE: Registration and orientation is required for ALL new international students.

REPORTING YOUR ARRIVAL AND DOCUMENT VERIFICATION

As an F-1 student you are required to check-in with the international office and provide certain documents for your SEVIS record to be registered as active.

Check-in is held the first day of orientation.  When you arrive at orientation you must bring the following documents with you: 

  • Official copy of your high school transcript 
  • Official copy of ALL college transcripts (if you studied outside the U.S. you must submit a WES evaluation) 
  • Your valid passport 
  • Form I-20 
  • F-1 Visa 
  • I-94 (use this link to print the I-94 document
  • Proof of health insurance 
  • Immunization (vaccine) Form 
  • Health History Form (required for students living on campus) 
  • I-901 fee receipt (use this website to print the receipt

If you are missing any of the above documents a hold will be placed on your account and you will not be able to register for future semesters until the item(s) are received. 

If you have not yet told us you are coming to King’s College, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know that you plan to attend. You may also visit the Lodging and Transportation page for more information on local hotels and airports.

IMPORTANT DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW

Fall 2020

  • If you need housing, please make arrangements as soon as possible by calling: 001-570-208-5856 or by email: reslife@kings.edu. The deadline to apply for on campus housing is August 12th
  • August 19th- Mandatory registration and orientation for all new international students begins. You must arrive by 9:00 am 
  • Monday, August 24th - First Day of Classes – all international students must attend each class listed on their schedules.

*  Students will not be registered for classes until they complete their placement tests. Delaying completion of the Placement Tests will limit the class options available to you.​ Accommodations, such as extra time, can be arranged by contacting the Academic Skills Center (570)-208-5841 prior to a student attempting the placement test(s) online.