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Admitted International Students

Congratulations on your admission to Santa Clara University! We hope you are excited at the prospect of becoming a Bronco. Here at Santa Clara University, we host students from all over the world—each contributing to our diverse community. Whether you’re an international student or a US citizen with dual citizenship or permanent residence (Global Nomad), we’re excited to call you a Bronco. Have questions? Contact our international student advisors in the Global Engagement Office at or visit for information.

Crucial Enrollment Information. Credits, Immigration, Orientations.

Crucial Enrollment Information

Confirm Your Enrollment. The most important step in this process is to confirm your enrollment with Santa Clara University through your SCU application portal where you viewed your admission decision. 

Your eCampus Account. You should have received an email with your new student ID and temporary password. Use this login information to access your eCampus account at This portal will allow you to accept financial aid, apply for housing and more. For help with eCampus, contact the SCU Information Technology Service Center at or 408.554.5700.

Your SCU Email Address. New students are expected to check their SCU email account several times per week during the summer prior to fall quarter. Information about billing, requirements, deadlines, and Orientation will be sent to your SCU email address. You will receive more information about activating your account by mid-June.



Immigration Documents. All international students without a US passport must request immigration documents from the Global Engagement Office (GEO) upon confirmation of enrollment. Be sure to request your immigration documents no later than July 1, 2021.



Academic Advising: Pre-enrollment in Core Courses. Before you attend New Student Orientation, we’ll select one or both Core Curriculum Foundation sequences (Critical Thinking and Writing and Cultures and Ideas) for you. This will minimize scheduling conflicts during your progress toward graduation. Sign up for an Academic Advising Session to prepare for fall term classes.

OrientationVisit the Orientation website to learn more about orientation activities and Welcome Weekend dates.

International Student Welcome. All international first-year and transfer students are required to attend this event where you’ll hear how we address the specific needs of international students, including academic success and intercultural adjustment. We’ll also talk about important visa rules and regulations for maintaining your nonimmigrant status in the United States. The event is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 international students, but US citizens living abroad are encouraged to attend, as well. More information about the event can be found at

Transfer Student Orientation. International students transferring to SCU from another college or university are required to attend an Academic Advising session in addition to International Student Welcome. 


Move-In Information

Pre-orientation RLC Move-In. We require incoming first-year and transfer international students planning to live on campus to move into their residence hall prior to the International Student Welcome. Although not mandatory, we encourage Global Nomads to also attend the university’s International Student Welcome event and move in early as well. Contact Housing for more information.

Updated 3/16/2021