Important Upcoming Dates
New Student Move-In
- Plan to arrive in Abilene in time for your assigned Move-in day and time.
- Early Move-in time is available for freshmen who have received approval at least 48 hours in advance.
- Students are not permitted to move in prior to the early Move-in date. Please plan accordingly.
- You are not permitted to move into your residence hall until you have completed financial settlement and received your meningitis vaccination.
International Student Check-In
International Student Check-In is required for all new international students and will take place during the New Student Open House or by appointment with OISVS.
INTL 101: Orientation for ACU Global Students
INTL 101 is mandatory for all new international students (F1 and J1). United States citizens who have been living overseas are also welcome to attend, but are not required.
- Complete an arrival form so that we can make necessary arrangements before you arrive on campus.
- Complimentary airport pickups are available from the Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) when you arrive.
Mandatory Health Insurance Policy
Health Insurance through ACU
Health insurance is very important in the U.S. and costs can accumulate quickly with even a minor medical procedure or office visit. To help, ACU requires all F-1 international students and J-1 exchange visitor students to purchase the ACU group policy through GeoBlue, which meets the U.S. Department of State guidelines. The university enrolls each incoming student in this policy.
You are welcome to have an additional insurance policy. However, you must still purchase a GeoBlue policy through ACU.
- Insurance charges are automatically placed on your ACU account each semester.
- Students are charged the premiums for five months in the Fall semester (August-December) and seven months in the Spring semester (January-July).
- Coverage is continued during the summer months for continuing students who were enrolled full time the previous Spring semester.
- Your insurance charges are included on your I-20 and DS-2019 cost information.
Preventative dental and vision checks are not covered by this policy. Be sure to visit your dentist and optometrist before coming to the U.S.
- Some medications sold over the counter in your country will require a doctor visit and prescription in the U.S.
- Pre-existing conditions are covered at a small amount until you’ve been covered for one year. If you currently have a medical condition of any kind, we recommend you bring extra medication with you and plan to pay the expenses for your condition during your first year in the U.S.
- J-2 dependents are required to have health insurance coverage by the Department of State while in the U.S.