For international students entering Fall 2022 – Spring 2023.Welcome, new Golden Eagles! After you have paid your tuition deposit, please complete the following steps to make your transition to campus as smooth as possible.
- Get Started (Once You’re Accepted)
Banner ID Number
Know your Banner ID# - This is the nine-digit number, beginning with 800, during your application process. This is also referred as “student ID” or “800 number”.
For exchange students: ISS will provide you with your Banner ID in your acceptance email.
Know your NetID - This is your primary username at Brockport. It is the first letter of your first name, followed by the first 4 letters of your last name, followed by a number.
Your NetID will be generated within 72 hours of your admission to Brockport and will be emailed to the email address on your application.
ISS will provide you with your NetID and email address in your acceptance email.
Access Brockport Webmail
Your college email address is your NetID followed by @brockport.edu.
Regularly check your Brockport Webmail. All official communication will be sent to this account, including your student tuition bill and course schedule updates.
Degree-seeking students: To submit your housing deposit, log into your Admissions Application Portal. If you are having issues, contact International Student Services at: email@example.com or (585) 395-5899.
For exchange students: Submit your deposit before you arrive to campus.
Complete Course Preference Request
Degree-seeking students: To complete your course preference request: Access Web Banner. Select the Student Services tab, then Admissions. Select Freshmen Course Preference Request.
Exchange students: Upload your Course Preference form to your online account or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- High School Transcript - As soon as possible after final grades are posted
- Submit your final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420
- AP, IB, and/or college course credits - As soon as possible after final grades are posted
- Request your official AP, IB and/or college transcripts be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420
- High School Transcript - As soon as possible after final grades are posted
- Apply for Your Student Visa
A valid visa is essential for entering and re-entering the U.S. To obtain one, you should follow the below steps, according to your intended visa status.
F-1 Degree Seeking
Obtain Your I-20
Once admitted to SUNY Brockport, you will need to submit proof of financial support equal to 1 year of study (minus any scholarships you have received). Complete the International Student Financial Statement and upload it to your online application.
Applying for your F-1 Student Visa
Use the Study in the States website to guide you through the application process. You will need to complete the steps below. Note: Canadian passport holders only need to complete up to complete up to Step 1.
- Pay your SEVIS I-901 fee,
- Complete your visa application, and
- Set up your visa interview.
You will need the following documents when attending your visa appointment:
- I-20 form (all 3 pages)
- Letter of acceptance to SUNY Brockport
- Financial support documentation
- Scholarship or assistantship notification letter (only if you have been awarded an assistantship from Brockport)
- SEVIS I-901 payment receipt
If you are in the US on an F-1 visa and are transferring to SUNY Brockport, you will need to complete the SEVIS Transfer form that is on your application checklist. Once your record is released from your current institution, ISS will transfer your record to SUNY Brockport and provide you with an updated I-20.
J-1 Exchange Student
Obtain Your DS-2019
Once you are approved to study at SUNY Brockport by your home institution, you will be required to submit proof of financial support for the duration of your program. The total estimated program cost is listed on your budget sheets on the Study Abroad at SUNY-Brockport brochure.
Applying for your J-1 Visa
- Pay your SEVIS I-901 fee online:
- Note: Canadian passport holders only need to complete up to this step.
- Go to the Department of State’s Website for step-by-step instructions on the Consular
Process. This includes:
- Your visa application (DS-160)
- Your ID photo
- Scheduling your interview
- Paying your application and issuance fee (if applicable). Note: this is separate from your SEVIS I-901 fee.
- International Student Orientation
International Student Move-in/Airport Pickup
Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Monday, August 22 Sunday, January 15
International Student Orientation
Fall 2022 Spring 2023 August 23-25 January 16-18
Register for International Orientation
Orientation is mandatory for all new international students. Some of the things we do during these few days are:
- Pick you up from the airport or transit station
- Assist you with on-campus housing and meal plans
- Cover important immigration information
- Organize excursions to welcome you to Brockport and Rochester
- Prepare you for life in an American classroom
Complete the International Orientation registration to RSVP and provide us your travel arrangements.
Transfer students in the US: If you are currently in the US, you have the option to participating in Golden Eagle orientation.
Submit Immunization Records
- All students are required to submit immunization records.
- Obtain a copy of your immunization records from your health care provider, high school, or a previous college. Read more about your requirements and submit your records to Hazen Health Center.
All international students are enrolled in the SUNY health insurance plan. Your insurance card will be provided during international orientation.
Check the Academic Calendar for additional dates such as tuition and Housing deposits, first and last days of classes, withdrawal periods, vacation periods, etc.
- Before the Start of the Semester
Once you have been registered for classes, you will need to affirm your enrollment through Web Banner to confirm that you intend to study at Brockport. Note: scholarships and tuition waivers will not show on your bill until you have affirmed.
Select your Meal Plan
All new, residential students will automatically be enrolled in a meal plan. ISS recommends that you try out the dining halls during the first week of classes. After that, you can update your meal plan options based on your personal needs. You can update your meal plan through Web Banner.
Upload your ID card Photo
Your Brockport ID will give to access to many campus facilities, including your residence hall, dining halls, the gym, etc. Upload your ID photo following the instructions so that you can have your ID card ready and waiting for you when you arrive to campus.
Create your packing list
Start thinking about what you’ll bring to campus! Check out our International Student FAQ’s for a list of all the essentials for residence hall living. Need bedding? ISS will purchase your basic bedding and linen needs, so you have them ready when you arrive. Contact email@example.com for more details on this.
Order your textbooks and course materials.
Add or update your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts in Web Banner.
Explore Blackboard, our campus course management system.
Join myBROCKPORT to browse student clubs and organizations that may interest you.
Log in with your NetID and password.
Student Code of Conduct
Register with Student Accessibility Services (if applicable)
If you are a student with a disability, visit Student Accessibility Services to learn about our services and complete the Registration Form.
Complete the Community Reading Assignment
As part of the Academic Planning Seminar classes, read and respond to the chosen book by the start of classes.
- Arriving to the United States
Make Your Travel Arrangements
The International Student Services (ISS) office will provide transportation from Rochester airport, bus, or train stations to Brockport on the designated arrival/move-in dates. The closest airport to SUNY Brockport is the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).
If you choose to arrive on a date other than those specified by ISS, you will need to arrange your own transportation. More details on transportation options can be found online.
Once you have made your arrangements, please complete the orientation registration below and provide your travel details.
Arriving in the United States
In order to enter the United States, you will need to have the following. Be sure to pack all following documents in your carry-on bag:
- A valid passport
- Your F-1 student visa (except for Canadian students)
- Your I-20 form
- Financial documentation to show adequate financial resources
Retrieving Your I-94 Form
Your I-94 Arrival-Departure Record is issued by an immigration officer at your port of entry into the U.S. This I-94 is extremely important as it indicates your visa status and the date when your permission to remain in the U.S. expires. Most likely your I-94 is electronic however if you are issued a paper I-94, it must be always kept in your passport. You can retrieve your I-94 Retrieval Number online.