Executive Format Weekends
Engage in graduate studies with weekend sessions at Harrisburg University. Our faculty and staff will ensure you have a smooth arrival. International graduate students take weekly classes online and come to campus one Saturday per month for the duration of their studies at HU.
The executive hybrid graduate programs were developed for career-minded individuals. It blends online learning with traditional face-to-face teaching methods, including on-campus lectures, group projects, immersion trips, and workplace consulting projects. The structure will be a physical meeting on campus three Saturdays per 14-week semester with set dates in the academic calendar. The class hours depend on what you register for; either 8 am-12 pm or 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Students may register for one on-campus course and one online course. Missing a physically required meeting date on campus has severe consequences and jeopardizes an international student’s legal status. International students are only required to be on campus three times a semester for their studies at HU. Session A on the Academic Calendar refers to new students starting their studies. Session B refers to students who have completed a year of studies at HU. The Academic Calendar is found here: https://www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/academic-services/academic-calendar/
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 $5,480. You will receive an acceptance letter if you are accepted into the program. 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 for more information about depositing.
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.
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.
Complete Arrival and Check-In Form
Then make your non-refundable $1,000 USD tuition deposit online, finalize your travel itinerary to the U.S. and arrange your housing.
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.
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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 F1@HarrisburgU.edu.
Harrisburg University welcomes students from more than 100 countries to its campus annually.
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.