Before Arrival

What to Know Before Coming to CWRU

So, you’ve decided you want to study in the United States.

The first thing you should know is that an international student is a person who enrolls full time in a degree or non-degree program at a U.S. university or college, and who must properly maintain a temporary nonimmigrant visa status.

We are pleased to know that you’re considering studying at Case Western Reserve University and look forward to working with you during your student career if you chose to join our campus community.

Prospective Students

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is not involved in the admissions process at CWRU; however, the university’s website provides an abundance of valuable information about the admission processes. We also provide information about how you’ll interact with ISS on our Admissions Process page.

New + Incoming Students

Students admitted to CWRU will become a part of our diverse community, and ISS is happy to assist you with any immigration-related questions or concerns that you have before arriving in Cleveland. Our goal is to make your cultural and academic transition to the U.S. as smooth as possible while educating you about your responsibilities to properly maintain your student visa status.

Contact us at 216.368.2517 or with any questions.