Congratulations on your acceptance! We look forward to beginning a new academic year with you.
So, now you're ready to come to D'Youville for your studies.
Once accepted, you'll receive a signed letter of acceptance as part of the D'Youville College enrollment packet. This packet will contain information about health and financial forms, mandatory health insurance, immigration processes and making a deposit.
First, fill out and mail back the Candidates Reply Form (PDF) mailed to you as part of your acceptance packet.
You can submit the enrollment deposit online, by mail, or in person. Deposit amounts vary according to program. More information about deposit amounts per program can be found on fees page.
Your payment must be postmarked by May 1 (fall applicants) or January 1 (spring applicants). This deposit confirms your place for the next term and is non-refundable after the deposit deadline.
Tip: Save a step and combine your tuition deposit with the $100 housing deposit!Submit Your Enrollment Deposit
$100 Housing Deposit
To reserve on-campus housing, you need to submit a housing deposit. You can submit the non-refundable deposit online, by mail, or in person. Tip: Save a step and combine your housing deposit with your tuition deposit!
The Residence Life Office will contact you with the housing forms, once your housing deposit has been processed. The housing forms, including the application and roommate questionnaire are also available online, beginning in April.Submit Your Housing Deposit
Our New Student Orientation Program is mandatory for all incoming international students. It is scheduled three days before the fall semester begins.
Canadian students are invited and encouraged attend our U.S. orientation sessions. Check your email for dates and registration.
Included in your acceptance package are health and immunization forms. Make sure you have your health and immunization records done ahead of time. They can be faxed directly to the Campus Health Center at 716-829-7646. You will not be able to register for classes without them.
Health Services on Campus
We provide a wide array of health services to students through D'Youville's Health Center, located on campus in Marguerite Hall and open from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday through Friday). For serious medical issues we can assist with referrals to the appropriate external practitioners.
While most college Health Center services are free the cost of healthcare in the United States can be expensive. Because of this, D'Youville College mandates that all international students must be covered by HTH Worldwide health insurance.
The premium cost depends on your age but it is generally $1650 per year. The cost of this insurance is placed on your tuition bill and your enrollment in the insurance program will be taken care of by the college.
Review the HTH Worldwide website which has a lot of information regarding the policy and many other topics of interest to international students. Do not sign up for the insurance policy online – D'Youville will enroll you in their program.
After you enroll at D'Youville you will receive insurance enrollment information directly from HTH. The information will include a policy description and a benefit card. If you do not receive this information, please contact the Health Center at 716-829-8777 or stop in the office.
Entry Procedures & What to Bring
You should plan to arrive on the D'Youville campus in mid August for the Fall semester. Remember that you have to be on campus for the mandatory International Student Orientation.
You'll need to carefully follow specific entry procedures into the U.S.
Congratulations! You have obtained your F-1 student visa, made your flight arrangements, contacted the ISS and are coming for international student orientation. Here is what to expect when arriving at a US port of entry.
When arriving at a US port of entry
- Be sure to remember your I-20 and your passport.
- Do not enter on another school's certificate of eligibility.
- Do not attempt to enter the country on a visitor/tourist visa (B2).
- Expect to go through immigrations and customs when you reach the US port of entry.
- You may be required to go through pre-inspection procedures at certain airports abroad.
- Expect to have your fingerprints and a digital photograph taken.
- At the immigrations booth you will have to present your I-20, your passport, and F-1 visa. New electronic I-94 procedures have been put into place at all air and sea ports. There will no longer be a paper I-94 stapled into the passport. You will receive a detailed information sheet on how to access it electronically. The ISS will assist you when you arrive on campus.
Further port of entry information can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website.
Please let International Student Services know immediately when you obtain your visa and what your flight plans are.
Here is a list of items you will either want to bring with you or purchase shortly after you arrive in the U.S.
- Bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets)
- Bath towels
- Appropriate clothing for each season
- Winter (-3C/25F) - hats, gloves, a warm coat, boots, and sweaters
- Spring (10C/50F) - lightweight jacket
- Summer (25C/75F) - shorts, t-shirts
- Fall (10C/50F) - lightweight jacket
- Money to purchase books and anything else you forgot to bring from home. You will need at least $1,000 to start. Once you get here we will help you establish a bank account, in which you can have money wired** to you from home. See the section below on bringing money into the U.S.
- Notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils for classes. You can also purchase these items here.
- Passport, I-20 and other documentation if required
- Completed student health forms (if you did not send them ahead of time)
Make sure you review information on D'Youville's housing accommodations.
Please note the following from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website:
"Travellers leaving or entering the U.S. are required to report monetary instruments (i.e. currency or check) valued at $10,000 or more on a "Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments" from FinCEN 105" (available at www.fincen.gov/forms/files/fin105_cmir.pdf or from a CBP officer) "Failure to declare currency in amount of over $10,000 can result it its seizure."
**Wire transfer information:Key Bank National Association
Syracuse, New York 13202
D'Youville College A/C# 329681081017
- You must contact Ed Reilly, director of residence life, before you come onto campus so that he may make housing arrangements for you. Ed can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.