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New Student Orientation

The ALCI welcomes and introduces new students to the program during New Student Orientation, which begins on the first day of each semester.  The first day of Orientation is the start date on your I-20.  All new students must come to New Student Orientation.  There will be many fun and informational activities that will help you adjust to life at the ALCI.

Orientation Activities Include:

Class Registration:
To register for classes you must check in, have approved health insurance, and pay tuition and fees in full. There is a $100 late fee for tuition paid after the payment due date listed on your invoice.

Please bring the following items with you for check-in:

  • Your passport with F-1 entry visa
  • Form I-20
  • Print out or screen shot of I-94 (I-94 avaliable online only after you arrive in the US)
  • Proof of payment of tuition and fees
  • Proof of adequate health insurance meeting ALCI requirements
  • Your address in the US

Testing & Placement:
For UEP students, the ALCI will give you a mandatory test to determine your English level. This helps us place you in the correct classes. If you do not take a placement test during the first day of orientation, you must pay a $250 late testing fee.

Campus Tour:
You will see the new and modern facilities at CSU San Marcos. All buildings, classrooms, and labs have the latest technology.

During New Student Orientation, you will also:

  • Meet the ALCI staff and instructors
  • Make friends with other ALCI students
  • Obtain your student ID card (bring your passport)
  • Receive an ALCI student notebook with helpful information for new students
  • Learn about the local area
  • Purchase a parking permit or bus pass, if needed
  • Join the gym and weight room on campus (extra fee required)

ALCI Office Location:
The ALCI office is located on the California State University San Marcos campus in Academic Hall, Room 415.
Download a campus map.