Preparing for your year at Barnard
Once you are accepted, you will receive an email from the International and Intercultural Student Programs Office with information on the visa application process.
You will also receive a Welcome Packet which includes required forms and information on:
- meal plans
- medical forms and insurance
- setting up your Barnard email account
- what to bring
- arrival information
Please use this simplified "To Do List" below as a guide to help you prepare for your year at Barnard.
Date To do
July 1 Dining Services contract due
July 1 Housing contract due
July 10 DS-2019 information due
Summer Apply for your J-1 visa
July 10 Register for International New Student Orientation (INSOP)
July 10 Adviser Questionnaire due
July 10 Health forms due
July Activate your myBarnard/email; activate UNI; submit ID photo;
complete online forms via myBarnard
August 1 Payment due IN FULL
August 1 Provide your Flight Information
August 28 Move-in to your residence hall
August 28 International New Student Orientation (INSOP) begins
You will not register for courses until you arrive on campus in August. Courses you are eligible to take while at Barnard include:
- Courses designated BC, C, V and W
- Courses numbered from 1000 through 4999
- Visiting international students are not eligible to take any course designated G, K, I, J U or any other letter, or any course number beginning with 6000 or higher
Please note that you are welcome to search for courses but you should plan to work closely with your academic advisor during Orientation to put together an appropriate program.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for even more helpful information as you prepare for your semester at Barnard.