New Students

Timeline to Earlham

Step 1

As soon as you receive your I-20:

  • Pay I-901 fee
  • Apply for visa

Step 2

Pay close attention to all communication from Earlham and completed all required tasks

Step 3

Make your flight arrangements as early as possible to save money and ensure you arrive on time.

Step 4

Complete the arrival form by July 15th.

Step 5

Review the links below.

You should plan to arrive at the Dayton international airport on Thursday, August 20th, 2015, to attend Earlham's New Student Orientation (NSO). Please be sure to inform us of your flight information prior to departing for Earlham so that we can be prepared for your arrival. Please inform us of any changes to your arrival information

Students arriving prior to Thursday, August 20th may need to arrange their own transportation, housing and meals until that date. We ask that you avoid arriving early unless it is absolutely necessary.

Obtain a Visa

An F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa is necessary to enter the United States to study at Earlham College. Applicants for non-immigrant visas usually apply in person at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country of permanent residence.

Financial Matters

Please pay very close attention to the information that you receive from the Accounting Office. All payment arrangements must be approved prior to your arrival on campus.

What to Bring

In order to adequately prepare you for life in Richmond, Indiana, we offer a list of suggested items you may want to bring with you or plan to purchase while here.

New Student Orientation

From Friday, August 21st through Tuesday, August 25th, you will attend required and optional sessions with all other incoming students. Registering for classes, learning about Earlham's curriculum, social events, shopping trips, free time and more are also planned into the NSO schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have many questions before you come to Earlham. We hope to answer many of them.

Get to Know Earlham

Learn more about Earlham College, the International Programs Office, Richmond, and other things that may be of interest for incoming international students or those who may identify as international students.

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