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International Student Services

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In this issue:

  • F-1 Student News
    • Must Remain Full-Time Hold
    • Swap - Don't Drop!
  • CIE News
    • Join Cultural Connect
    • Global Connections
  • Campus News
    • Student Book Club - How to Be an Antiracist
    • Back to School Checklist
    • Housing Resources
    • Free Academic Planner
F-1 Student News
Must Remain Full-Time Hold

A hold preventing you from dropping classes has been added to your student account. You may still add classes, but to drop a class follow the instructions on the Visa Authorizations Requests page.

This hold is intended to help F-1 students avoid losing legal visa status by inadvertently dropping below full-time enrollment without getting the necessary prior permission.

Swap - Don't Drop!

Once a class starts partial tuition is charged for dropping but you can avoid this by swapping for a different course. 

  • Valid for both credit and continuing ed courses
  • May be possible to swap through September 11th
  • Credits for added courses must be greater than or equal to credits for dropped courses
  • Must meet all enrollment requirements 

Find more information about swapping classes here

CIE News
Join Cultural Connect

Dear International Student,

Do you want to meet and connect with both domestic and international students?

Would you like to learn about other cultures?

If so, consider applying for the Cultural Connect Program!

Join fun virtual events like...

What is cultural connect all about? 
Cultural Connect is an international friendship program that connects international and U.S. students in a fun, positive and engaging community. Participants develop meaningful friendships within the program, gain valuable cross-cultural skills and knowledge of other cultures. International and U.S. student pairs spend time together (virtually, following guidelines on social distancing) throughout the semester, and attend group virtual events.

Global Connections

Today! September 9, 3:00-4:00 pm
Maintaining Wellness and Balance in these Covid Times

This pandemic is tough in so many ways! Let's get together and talk about ways to maintain our sanity and balance through these difficult times. 

Tammy Gibbs will be talking about strategies and ways to cope and provide space for us to share how you've been dealing with the pandemic with each other.

More info here

Meeting Number (access code): 133 837 8262
Meeting Password: 2NcRmr3HPZ4

Join the Chat
Campus News
Student Book Club - How to Be an Antiracist

Madison College is hosting a special student Book Club for Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" starting in October. It will be facilitated by staff, with an opportunity to watch Ibram X. Kendi speak live on November 4th. 

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Sign up here

Fall 2020 Back to School Checklist

As you get ready to start your classes, check out these resources and tips to ensure stress-free remote learning!

Find checklist resources here

Housing Resources

Madison College now offers an off-campus housing platform that helps students find housing, roommates, and sublets near campus. Browse our list of resources and click on the active housing list for off-campus housing near MATC campuses.

Find more info here

Free Academic Planner

Stay organized this fall with your free 2020-21 planner. Log onto to order your books. When you reach the checkout page, enter PLANNER2020 in the Apply Promo Code box. 

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