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International Student Checklist

We are excited that you have decided to attend Furman! To confirm your spot at our university, please complete the following steps by the appropriate deadline. Please note: You will need your Furman network credentials to complete a number of these tasks, which will be provided to you in May.

International Students Checklist

Reserve a place in the class of 2024

Take the first step to enrolling at Furman. Submit our Statement of Intent form along with a $500 deposit. By signing this statement and paying the deposit, you are making a commitment to enroll at Furman. The deposit will be refunded, less any fees owed to the university, once you have graduated. Sign the form and pay the deposit electronically, or you may send a check and printed form to:

Office of Admission
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Complete your I-20 checklist to obtain your student visa

Get your student visa by completing our checklist.

Register for Summer Orientation

Furman offers a hybrid approach to acclimating students to academics and college life—Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. Summer Orientation is a two-day program that offers new students and their families an opportunity to learn about our academics, meet with academic advisors to discuss fall course options, and conduct important placement activities.  Registration for Summer Orientation will be available beginning February 3. Learn how to register for Summer Orientation.

If you are living outside of the United States, we understand that coming to summer orientation might not be an option. If you are unable to attend, a staff member from the Office of Student Involvement & Inclusion will be in touch to assist you with fall course registration. Please know that once you arrive at Furman, you will be able to take advantage of all of the opportunities offered at Summer Orientation.

Complete our technology orientation

Learn about the technology resources available at Furman and get your computer ready for our campus by completing our technology orientation. You will receive your account information in May.

Take the new student survey

To help Furman assign you an initial academic advisor who will work with you as a new student, take a moment to tell us about yourself by completing the New Student Survey. In order to access the survey, you will need to use your Furman ID number and network credentials, which you will receive in mid-May.

Apply for housing

Furman is a residential campus. If you are not married or planning to live at home with your parents or guardians, you are required to live on campus in university housing. Be sure to review Furman’s housing options before applying. If you would like to enhance your living experience in a unique learning environment, consider Furman’s Engaged Living program.

You can complete your New Student Housing Preference form online. You will need your Furman username and password, which you will receive in May.

Submit your medical/immunizations records

Furman requires all students to complete an immunization and TB screening form prior to enrollment. Completed forms should be returned to the Earle Student Health Center via email, furmanstudenthealth@prismahealth.org, or postal mail:

Earle Student Health Center
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

For additional information about the Earle Student Health Center and Furman’s immunization requirements, please visit the Student Health Center website.

Take our online language placement test:

At Furman, you’re required to complete a foreign language sequence. If you have studied French, German or Spanish before, speak one of these languages at home, or have lived for an extended period in a country where one of these languages is spoken, take our online language placement test.  If you’ve studied Latin or Chinese in the past, be sure to complete our test specifically designed for that language​:

Chinese Placement Exam

Latin Placement Exam

Placement exams Japanese may be completed during Fall Orientation.

Remember, there is no need to take a placement test in a language you have not studied before or don’t speak at home. Placement tests should be completed prior to attending Summer Orientation. ​The language placement test password will be included with your network account information, which you will receive in May.

Register for courses

Since most international students are unable to attend Summer Orientation, we will contact you in June about selecting fall courses. When you arrive in August, you will have the chance to meet with your academic advisor and change your course schedule, if necessary.

Submit a photo for your ID

Complete the F​urman ID Card request form​. You will receive your ID in August during Fall Orientation.

Submit your final high school transcript

Don’t forget to send your final high school transcript to us. Forms should be mailed to:

Office of Admission
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Submit your test scores

Hoping to replace an introductory course with your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) test score? Find out if you scored high enough to earn credit.

If you did not designate Furman as your score recipient when you took the AP exam, be sure to arrange for your scores to be sent directly to us. Find out how at www.collegeboard.com. Be aware that the College Board charges a fee for this service. The College Board code for Furman University is 5222.

To send us your IB scores, you can request score reports through e-mail at transcripts.ibna@ibo.org. Learn more at www.ibo.org.

Enroll in paperless billing

Manage your tuition bill by enrolling in paperless billing. You’ll gain access to your bill more easily by signing up since Furman does not send statements in the mail. Visit the Enrollment Services website for additional information about tuition and billing, and to enroll.

Book your flight to Furman

Our international students are required to attend International Student Orientation, which takes place before Fall Orientation. Be sure to book your flight in advance and plan to arrive at Furman on Sunday, August 9.

Make your first tuition payment

Take the final step to becoming a Paladin by paying your tuition for the fall semester. Learn about all of your payment options.

Register your vehicle

The Furman University Police Department oversees the vehicle registration process. Please visit the Parking Information website to register your car, request a parking pass, and familiarize yourself with Furman’s parking policies. Vehicle registration for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in August.

Complete the alcohol, drug, and sexual assault education program:

We have joined a number of the nation’s top schools in offering AlcoholEdu for College and Haven as a component of our alcohol and sexual assault prevention initiative. Whether you abstain from alcohol or not, this program will help you make well-informed decisions about alcohol. You will receive an email in August with further instructions on how to complete this step.

Review the student handbook:

Learn about Furman’s code of conduct, procedures and policies by reviewing the student handbook.

Attend International Student Orientation and Fall Orientation

Furman offers two sessions to acclimate international students to academics and college life—International Student Orientation and Fall Orientation. Our international students are required to attend both orientation sessions. After international orientation, new student orientation will begin. International Students should plan to arrive at Furman on Sunday, August 9.

Optional Steps

Consider one of our Summer Experiences

Apply to be a Summer Connections Scholar or sign up to participate in the Paladin Outdoor Program. Space is limited, so don’t wait to check out these oppurtunities! Learn more now!

Consider applying to participate in our Engaged Living Program

Want to enhance your living experience in a unique learning environment? Consider Furman’s Engaged Living program.

Request accommodations through the Student Office for Accessibility Resources (SOAR)

If you have a disability or medical condition that requires some type of accommodation, submit your disability documentation to us. See the guidelines for documenting disabilities. Documentation may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Student Office for Accessibility Resources
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Fax: 864.294.3044
soar@furman.edu

Along with that documentation, be sure to complete our Initial Contact Form. Review of these documents may take three to four weeks. Once your information (both documentation and the Initial Contact Form) has been received, you will be contacted to arrange a telephone intake interview to discuss accommodations. Information may be sent at any time, but needs to be received by June 30 to ensure accommodations are in place by the start of the fall semester.

Apply to become an Admissions Social Media Intern

Like to blog? Are you an Instagram or Twitter junkie? Apply now to be a Social Media Intern for the Office of Admission.​ Social Media Interns will blog, tweet, and Instagram their day to day experiences at Furman throughout the academic year.

Explore your beliefs in Furman's faith-based communities

Learn more about our multifaith groups and connect with a religious organization on campus. Our religious organizations offer opportunities for friendship, dialogue, worship, and spiritual guidance. Complete our Multifaith Interest Form​ to connect with one or more organizations that interest you. Feel free to contact theOffice of Spiritual Life​ with any questions.

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