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Pre-Arrival Information


We are excited that you will be joining us for Spring 2024!

Below you will find information about preparing for your arrival, campus orientation, and international student support services as you transition to Fairleigh Dickinson University.  You will also find information on opportunities both academic and extracurricular available at FDU.

If you have already started STEP 1 or STEP 3 and are returning to complete these submissions - log in to your My ISP portal by clicking here (Please do not restart the programs.)
Follow these steps to complete your SEVIS Check-in process at FDU for Spring 2024

STEP 1 Pre-Arrival Modules 
Please complete the Pre-Orientation Modules prior to your arrival to the FDU campus.
►  F-1 students
►  J-1 students

STEP 2  Complete MANDATORY Health Requirements (As Soon As Possible, no later than January 12)
► Please access the Medicat Patient Portal where you will be given instructions on how to complete your medical records.
Instructions are available at (Metropolitan Campus) and (Florham Campus).  

For Health Clearance questions:
​Florham Campus Department of Student Health Services – 973-443-8535 - 
Metropolitan Campus Department of Student Health Services – 201-692-2437 - 

STEP 3 F-1/J-1 SEVIS Check-in (Due January 22)
Immigration Check-In is required of all F-1 and J-1 international students for SEVIS registration. Complete this section AFTER you have arrived in the U.S. and have a U.S. residential address.  Your US address will be recorded in the SEVIS system and is required to initiate your visa status at FDU.  You are allowed to enter the U.S. 30 days from the Program Start Date on your Form I-20 or DS-2019.  If you have questions about this, please email 
 F-1/J-1 Student SEVIS Check-in
We will see you at International Student Orientation!
All new students who will study on an F-1 or J-1 student visa are required to attend International Student Orientation. This orientation covers very important information about maintaining visa status, safety and wellness resources, tips for cultural adjustment, and much more. Orientation is MANDATORY for all new students and transfer students starting classes at FDU for the first time in Spring 2024 on F-1 and J-1 visa status in the United States.

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If you have questions regarding the process you can contact us via email at