New Student Information
|New Student Placement test
|New Student Check In
|New Student Orientation
|ESL Classes start
Application Due Date:
Please check the Academic Calendar for specific application due dates.
- If you live
outside the U.S., please apply 2 - 3 months before the term starts.
you plan to transfer to the PSU IELP from another ESL Program within the U.S.,
please apply no less than 4 weeks before the term starts.
PLANNING to do before you leave home
- Make housing
- Plan to arrive in Portland at least a week before
the term begins. International students can arrive in the US up to 30 days before
the start of the term.
- Arrange for additional money to be transferred
to you when you arrive in Portland. Have extra money available in the US in case
- Research about Portland
- Make local transportation
arrangements for when you arrive in Portland.
- Are you planning
to bring your family (wife, husband, and/or children) to live with you in the
US? If yes, please be sure to inform the IELP Office.
We will send you necessary forms. You will need to show sufficient financial resources
to adequately support their stay in the US. After PSU receives and reviews your
financial documents, the IELP Office will issue an I-20 or DS-2019 Form for your
dependents (wife, husband and/or children).
- Read the 10
Important Steps for NEW F-1 and J-1 international students
the IELP Frequently Asked Questions - (FAQs)
- Register for the IELP placement test, by
sending an email message to the IELP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by calling (503) 725-4088.
traveling to the USA:
Carry your passport together with your
Student Visa, I-20 Form, J-visa documents, and proof of finances at all times.
Do NOT pack these items in your luggage.
Prior to entering the U.S., you
will receive a small white card, called an I-94 Departure Record. The US Immigration
Officer will put this card or staple this card into your passport. Do NOT lose
this I-94 form/card, it is very important.
All new students must take the IELP Placement Test, attend New Student Orientation, and attend Immigration Check-in. Students are required to attend classes the first week. Students who arrive late and miss the placement test, schedule pick-up day, or the first week of classes may not be able to take classes until the following term.
All new IELP students and conditionally admitted PSU international
students are required to take the IELP Placement Exam.
Please view the IELP Academic Calendar for
exact time and location.
All new international students who hold an F-1 visa are required to attend Immigration Check-in. See the announcements update or the IELP Academic Calendar for day, time and location. All new F-1 international students need to bring the following items when they complete their immigration check-in:
White Form I-94
Your Form I-20
Local address (address and telephone number in Portland)
**If you do not complete your immigration check-in, you may violate your immigration status. It is very important to attend Immigration Check-in.
IELP New Student Orientation
IELP students are required to attend the IELP New
Student Orientation Meeting. Please view the IELP
Academic Calendar for exact time and location.
During the New Student
Orientation you will
- Receive an Orientation packet filled with helpful
- Meet IELP faculty and staff
- Learn about PSU's English language
program, IELP class requirements, US immigration requirements, IELP student activities,
cultural adjustment, and campus resources
- Learn about PSU and take
a campus tour
- Learn how to get your PSU ID card
information about Portland city
- Have a chance to ask questions
- Meet other new students
- Enjoy lunch with your new classmates
IELP Schedule Pick-Up Day
All students are required to show up on schedule pick-up day to get their class schedule. IELP students
are restricted to taking only IELP classes. All IELP students have "holds"
placed on their registration, and cannot change, add or drop classes without approval
from the IELP office. In some cases, the approval of the Student Academic Advisor is required.
PSU Student ID number
IELP students will receive a PSU Student ID number. You will receive this information
in the mail with your admission letter. Please memorize your PSU Student ID number and keep this information
in a safe place.
PSU Student ID card
All IELP students can receive
a PSU Student ID Card, which allows access to PSU campus facilities and events,
such as PSU sports events, use of recreation facilities, campus clubs and organizations,
use of the library and all general use computer labs.
To get a PSU Student
ID Card, go to the PSU ID Card Window in Neuberger Hall (NH) to have your photo
taken. You will need to bring:
- photo ID (such as your passport)
- your PSU or IELP admission letter
For more information about the PSU
One Student ID card
Resources for New Students
PSU Computer Access and computer accounts
PSU Child Care
International Student Groups
International Student Office
Department of Motor Vehicles
go, if you have questions:
Come visit the IELP Office and ask
The IELP Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
We are located in UCB (University Center Building), Suite 400.
|If you have questions about
|| talk to
- Visa/Immigration rules
- Transferring to or from PSU and another
school in the US
- Travel Authorization
- American culture &
- Personal problems or emergencies
- Campus resources
permission to drop a class
International Student Advisor
Hall, room 101
- How to apply to enter PSU
Neuberger Hall: 105
- Student clubs
- Conversation Partners
- Campus Resources
- Things to do in Portland
- Daily living
Student Life Coordinator
placement/level in the IELP program
- Your classes
IELP Student Academic Advisor
learning computer software
Learning Center/Tutor Manager
Tutors in Learning Center
|UCB, 401E and UCB 485
- Information requests
|| UCB, Suite 400
IELP Admissions Coordinator
UCB, Suite 400
- The Program
- How to apply to enter PSU
Acting Director, IELP
|UCB, Suite 400B