Admitted International Students
Upon acceptance, the Pre-College Program will send the applicant an official letter of acceptance certifying that he or she has been approved for admission and his or her approved course of study. The letter will confirm the program dates, pre-arrival information, and the tuition, fees, and payment deadline.
International Students accepted to the two-week or three-week noncredit courses who are citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program may travel to the U.S. in the Waiver for Tourist (WT) immigration status. They must have an electronic passport and an approved authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Please consult the website of the U.S. consulate in your country for more information.
Students from non-participating countries must obtain a B2 visa from a U.S. consulate in their country. Please consult the website of a U.S. consulate in your country for instructions on applying.
Students who are dual citizens (and will enter the U.S. on their U.S. passport) or are U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) do not need to apply for a visa.
All international students admitted to the Pre-College Program and traveling to the United States must ensure they have a valid passport (valid for at least six months from date of entry) for travel to and from the program for the duration of the program.
International and non-U.S. citizens participating in the Pre-College program are required to have health insurance. Short term health insurance plans may be available through Seven Corners, Inbound Guest and HTH Advisors. To learn more, choose a carrier below.
We strongly encourage all students to plan travel in alignment with our program dates. Arrive to Atlanta on the day of Check In and Depart on the day of Check Out. Shuttle service to/from the Atlanta Airport to Emory University's campus is available for international students participating in our program. However, transportation is scheduled only on days planned for Check In and Check Out of the Residence Hall. Please check the dates of the session you are enrolled carefully.
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If you are arriving into Atlanta before the day of check in and/or departing the day after check out, separate arrangements must be made for transportation and hotel arrangements. Residence Hall space is reserved for students during an active session only. We can provide information for taxis and nearby hotels if you need them.
The Emory Pre-College Program in conjunction with Campus Life welcomes international students during orientation. Resident Assistants are prepared to help international students acclimate to their new culture, environment and educational system.
International students will be required to attend a separate International Student Orientation, which is held at 1:00pm on the 2nd day of classes.
We are unable to provide transportation if you arrive before your scheduled Check-In/Orientation date or leave after the check-out date and time. It is the parent's responsibility to secure transportation if arriving before the check-in date and time or after the departure date and time.
Accommodations: Please log into your application and refer to "International Students Pre-Arrival Information" under the Parental Consent checklist.
Transportation from the airport: You can arrange your own transportation using Uber or Lyft apps on your phone. Or, taxi and Share Ride Shuttles are available at the Ground Transportation area of the airport outside of baggage claim. http://www.apps.atl.com/Passenger/GroundTransportation/Default.aspx.
By Shuttle: Reservations Only. Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle provides shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport. The shuttle will drop you off and pick you up from the campus or major hotels. Reservations may be made by calling 770-457-4794 or via their website www.atlsuperiorshuttle.com. The cost from the airport to campus is approximately $20 one-way ($35 round trip), with lower fares depending on your pick-up/drop-off location.
If applicable, textbooks required for courses are ordered online through Amazon to be shipped to your home. Also, advanced reading prior to arrival on campus is expected for some courses. We do understand that the international shipping process is not that simple for students in other countries. Instead, textbooks can be ordered and shipped to the Pre-College office to be received the week prior to the first day of your class. It will then be provided to you upon check-in.
Ship-to address for books:
Emory University Pre-College Program
Candler Library, Suite 200
550 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322