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On-Campus Dates

Saturday classes run from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Early Fall 2021

August 28-29, 2021
October 9-10, 2021
November 13-14, 2021

Late Fall 2021

October 30-31, 2021
December 11-12,2021
January 29-30, 2022

Early Spring 2022

January 8-9, 2022
February 12-13, 2022
March 26-27, 2022

Late Spring 2022

March 12-13 2022
April 23-24, 2022
May 21-22, 2022

Early Summer 2022

May 7-8, 2022
June 11-12, 2022
July 30-31, 2022

Early Fall 2022

August 27–28, 2022
October 8–9, 2022
November 12–13, 2022

Late Fall 2022

October 29-28, 2022
December 10-11, 2022
January 28-29, 2023

Early Spring 2023

January 7-8, 2023
February 11-12, 2023
March 25-26, 2023

Orientation is Online

A link to the Online Orientation is sent to your HU email beginning the first day of Registration, provided you paid your tuition and fees.  If you are accepted to HU after Registration opens, the link is sent to your HU email after your tuition payment is processed.

Make a Deposit

The semester cost for the two-year six-semester International Student Graduate program is currently $5,300. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance letter. In the days following your acceptance, your Student ID number will be sent to you via separate correspondence. You will need that Student ID number to make your deposit online. Choose the option that best describes you below to see more information about making a deposit.

In the U.S. or not changing status:

Make your non-refundable $1,000 USD tuition deposit online. The non-refundable deposit will be applied to your first-semester tuition and can be done online using a credit card.

Once you have completed your non-refundable deposit, you may pay any remaining tuition and fees online. Your tuition and fee balance must be paid at least one week before classes start and can also be done online using a credit card. The University does not offer an installment payment plan for international students.

Overseas or changing status:

A $200 USD deposit is required to request your I-20. Once your $200 USD deposit is received and your HU Login Credentials are issued, you can request an Initial SEVIS Form I-20 by following these instructions.

If Your Visa Application is Denied

You may submit a written request for a refund of your deposit within four months from the date of your payment. Please do NOT phone or email the university requesting the status of your I-20.

Receiving Your I-20

Information about I-20s, accommodations, registration, and other materials will arrive to you from the University’s Compliance and SEVIS office via email at a future date. It typically takes three weeks to receive your I-20.

When you receive your I-20, a SEVIS ID is on the form (N and 10 digits). You will be required to pay a $350 USD I-901 fee to SEVIS using your SEVIS number.

Scheduling Your Visa Appointment

Once you’ve paid your I-901 fee, schedule your visa appointment. Be sure to take the receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee payment along with your passport, HU Initial I-20, and Acceptance Letter.

Entering the United States

Once you have entered the United States, you must report your arrival to the International Student Office by completing the Arrival and Check-In Form.  You will be required to upload copies of your F-1 visa stamp, I-94, HU I-20 and passport bio page.

Then make your non-refundable $1,000 USD tuition deposit online, finalize your travel itinerary to the U.S. and arrange your housing.

Housing Arrangements

Arriving from a foreign country:

Make housing arrangements at the International House or Pennsylvania Place before arriving in the United States. You’ll need to pay the necessary deposits and first month’s rental fee.

Residing in the United States:

Certain hotels in the region offer discounted rates for students enrolled at Harrisburg University. Students can book their own accommodations at one of these hotels. See our preferred hotels.

International Admissions

If you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree but have not yet been accepted to Harrisburg University, submit a free online application today. You can also request more information by emailing

Admissions Requirements

Harrisburg University welcomes students from more than 100 countries to its campus annually.

Apply Online

Complete a free online application to apply for acceptance to Harrisburg University as an F-1 Student.

Contact the International Student Office

We can help you make the most of your stay at Harrisburg University. We’re prepared to answer questions about, academics, immigration, housing, employment and community life.

We’ll even help you get involved in community organizations and find ways to share your culture within our community.

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