Congratulations on your admission to Furman! When you arrive here, you'll begin to take advantage of our challenging academic programs, beautiful campus and outstanding faculty. But before that happens, we'd like to get you ready for the first day of class. We've compiled all the resources you'll need for your first semester at Furman.
New student checklist
From learning how to submit your enrollment deposit to reviewing your financial aid status, we have created a new student checklist that will help you identify what you need to complete before classes begin. View our international student checklist.
Wire a payment
Due to the higher cost of health care in the United States, international students and their accompanying dependents must carry health insurance that meets or exceeds U.S. F-1 or J-1 visa regulations. Enrolling in a good health insurance plan is for your protection and it is important that you carry your insurance card at all times and understand the details of your policy. If you are an F-1 visa
student, you will be automatically enrolled in the VISIT international
health insurance program.
Be sure to complete our three-step process to ensure we have your latest medical and immunization records. Our international student checklist provides the forms you need to submit your records. Visit our new student checklist.
Visas and immigration
The U.S. has specific rules and regulations you must follow to obtain your visa. Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa.
register for courses
To register for courses, you should complete a course preference form, based on your visa status. Chosen courses are not guaranteed, but this form will serve as a guide to create a course schedule for the upcoming semester. Review our course catalog to see upcoming courses. If you need guidance to complete the form, be sure to review our course preference form sample.
When you arrive in the fall, you will meet with your academic advisor to discuss your course schedule. At that time, you will have the opportunity to alter your schedule, if desired, and plan for future semesters. You will not be able to alter your schedule prior to this meeting.
Transportation to Furman
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is located just 35 minutes from campus. If you coordinate your travel arrangements with us, we'll pick
you up at the airport and bring you to campus. Submit your travel information.
International student orientation
Furman offers two sessions to acclimate international students to
academics and college life—International Student Orientation and Fall
Orientation. Our international students are required to attend both
International student guide
Want to learn about the culture at Furman before you get here? Check out the International Student Guide!GUIDE 13_14.pdf (PDF).