New International Students

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New International Students

Newly Admitted International Students

Welcome to Rowan’s MBA Student Community!

As you prepare to join our program, there are multiple action steps that must be completed to ensure a smooth transition. See below for details.

1. Matriculate

Please log in to your Rowan Global admissions portal where you applied to the program, and sign your matriculation agreement. If you would like to defer your acceptance to the next semester, please request a revised Acceptance Letter from the International Center for the term you plan to enroll in by sending an email to Make sure to copy The International Center will revise your I-20 based on the new acceptance letter. Be sure to submit a complete deferment request.  Until you are a fully Matriculated student we can not work on next action steps.

2. Register for Courses

Admission into the MBA program does not guarantee you seats in courses or a schedule.

Courses fill to capacity quickly, so you must work with the Office of Graduate Business Studies as early as possible to build a schedule of classes for your first semester.

Send an email to to confirm you will be joining us for the semester to which you were accepted. An academic advisor will respond to your message and work with you on all action steps to build a schedule and register for your first semester of studies.

3. Plan of Study and Total Course Requirements

Review your Plan of Study (provided in the same email message as your Letter of Admission) to determine which Foundation courses you may be required to complete in addition to the fourteen (14) graduate-level MBA Courses. If you think you might be eligible for additional Foundation course waivers, please see the process for requesting an appeal/re-review in the Graduate Business Programs Foundation Fact Sheet.

4. Review MBA Student Guidance Material

Review the New Student Onboarding Guide to get started with your program. 

Review the Graduate Business Student Handbook for details on:

    • Career Resources
    • Campus Resources
    • Frequently Asked Questions on topics such as:
      • Foundation Courses
      • Tuition/Bills
      • Transferring in Graduate Credit
    • Additional Policies/Waivers

5. Verify with the International Center that all necessary documents and requirements have been completed

Please contact the International Center to discuss topics such as F-1 Visa, CPT/OPT, housing and funding. The International Center staff can be reached at or +1(856) 256-4995

6. Begin Making Connections and Building Relationships 

We encourage our students to go beyond the classroom to build relationships now that will serve you during your graduate studies - and throughout your career.  You don’t need to wait for classes to start or for the next Networking Event to begin connecting with other MBA, MS Finance, COGS and CAGS students. One action item you might want to consider is to freshen up your LinkedIn profile and then connect with members of RGSAAB (Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board). RGSAAB members are actively engaged in academics and shared community connections that elevate the student experience and the reputation of Rohrer Graduate Programs.


Questions and Help

For questions regarding F-1 Visa, I-20 forms, CPT/OPT, or International Student Orientation, please contact the International Center at or +1(856) 256-4995

For questions regarding the MBA program, plans of study, concentration courses, or foundation course requirements, please contact the Graduate Business Studies office at

Defer to a Future Semester

We know that it takes significant effort for you as an international student to prepare to come study in the U.S.!

If you do not have time to prepare to join us for the semester in which you were accepted and would prefer to defer to start to a future semester, please notify us immediately at

We will be happy to change your target start semester and can work with International Admissions to send you updated materials (e.g., a new offer letter and a revised Plan of Study for degree completion).


Again, congratulations and welcome to Rowan!