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5. Academics

This section will provide guidance on how to register for classes. Note that there are different registration procedures depending on your degree level. Choose the degree level that is appropriate for you.

A. Undergraduate Students:

The Academic Advisor will assist you with any questions or concerns regarding your academic program. To find your advisor click here and search for your major. 

The International Student Advisor will advise you on regulations pertaining to your F-1 or J-1 immigration status. To find your advisor contact our office.  

F-1:

  • F-1 degree-seeking undergraduate international students are required to complete the $30 ETSU online LAUNCH orientation before you are allowed to register for classes. The Orientation Office will send an invite to your ETSU email.

    • Instructions to activate your ETSU account are found here.

  • Once you complete LAUNCH, contact your academic advisor for assistance in registering for classes. The earlier you register, the better your chances of getting a seat in courses that you need. 

J-1:

  • J-1 visiting/exchange students, your academic advisor will contact you via your ETSU email account. If your academic advisor does not contact you, please find the advisor for your major by clicking here and contact him or her by email.

    • Instructions to activate your ETSU email account are found here.

B. Graduate Students:

  • The Graduate Coordinator,  listed in your admission letter, will serve as your academic advisor. Please contact him or her by email for assistance in registering for classes. The earlier you register, the better your chances of getting a seat in courses that you need.

  • The International Student Advisor will advise you on regulations pertaining to your F-1 or J-1 immigration status.


Table of Contents

  1. Requesting I-20 or DS-2019
  2. Immigration
  3. Travel Arrangements
  4. Immunization and Health Insurance
  5. Academics
  6. International Friendship Program
  7. Housing and Meal Plans
  8. New Students' Check-in and Arrival Briefing
  9. Financial Matters
  10. Other Important Information
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