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International Programs

Pre-Arrival & Orientation

Now that you’ve decided to study at Merrimack, here is some information to help you prepare.

Travel & Immigration Requirements

For students joining us for the Fall 2015 semester, please be sure to make your travel arrangements to arrive to Logan airport in Boston on August 24th between 8:00am - 6:00pm so you may participate in the International Student Orientation.

When traveling to the United States make sure you have the following documents with you:

  • Passport
  • Valid Student Visa (Canadian citizens will receive a visa upon entering the U.S.)
  • I-20
  • Your acceptance letter from Merrimack College

Airport Pick-up

International students who arrive to Logan airport in Boston on Monday August 24th between 8:00am - 6:00pm may be picked up at the airport by Merrimack College representatives. In order for us to greet you at the airport you must share your flight information and arrival time with us as soon as possible.

Tasks to Accomplish Before Arrival

   Get it done! Where can I find it?


Pay the SEVIS fee  online
Apply for your F1 visa (Students from Canada will receive this upon entering into the United States).  
Activate your Merrimack email address by changing your password* Mackapps
Complete your health form* Please download your health form here and mail it to Hamel Heath

Complete your housing form**


  Take your Math Placement Test* 
If it’s not possible for you to take it at home, we will offer the Math Placement Test on campus during orientation.
take the test online on Blackboard
Submit your flight information online
Order microfridge (optional) online
Laptop request (optional) learn more here!
Student Athlete Health Forms
(if applicable)
Send us a jpeg photo for your Merrimack ID (send a head shot, no hats please!) e-mail
Housing Assignments check your Merrimack email
Meal Plan Choice** check your Merrimack email for instructions
Residency Agreement** check your Merrimack email for instructions

**required if living on campus