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3. Sign Up for Orientation - opens April 2021

Orientation for international students has two components:

1. The first part is completed with New Students Orientation (NSO). Through NSO you will register for your classes, learn about important resources and next steps, and get ready for your transition from your last school to UMass Amherst.

2. The second part is done with the International Programs Office (IPO) and called International Student Orientation. This orientation covers immigration requirements, document checks, information on how to study in the US education system, and cultural/safety/health information sessions to help with your transition to the United States.

Beginning in April 2021 you will be able to sign up for BOTH an NSO session and your International Student Orientation on this page. Be sure to follow instructions about mandatory placement exams that need to be taken prior the start of your orientation!