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Graduate Admitted Students

Welcome

We look forward to having you as a student, and want to help you succeed during your studies and throughout your career.

Upon graduation, you will join the ranks of esteemed Kettering University/GMI alumni across the globe who include CEOs and corporate presidents, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, and others who demonstrate our mission of extraordinary leadership and service.

 Please know that we are available to help you succeed, contact us (gsr@kettering.edu) if you have questions or if we can assist you with anything during your studies as a graduate student.

Next Steps All Graduate Students

Admission Enrollment Deposit

Once you make your decision to attend Kettering University, please confirm your enrollment and secure your place in the class by submitting the $350 Enrollment Deposit.  This fee is applicable towards your tuition payment.

Pay your deposit online 

You can also pay by check (include your complete name and address) payable to Kettering University. Send the check to:

Office of Admissions
Kettering University
1700 University Ave.
Flint, MI 48504

Wiring Payment - International Students

For students who wish to wire money, please utilize Flywire.

Pay by Flywire 

Enter your details and submit payment. Please note that you must include your Student ID number with your payment. For questions about paying by Flywire, contact clientsuccess@flywire.com. Important information is found on the flywire blog  How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams.

Insurance & Immunization

Student Health Insurance

Per university policy, Kettering University requires all enrolled students to carry health insurance.

Domestic Students

Before the start of every new academic year, you must make the choice to enroll in or waive out of the insurance plan. If you do not waive out by the deadline, you are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and are responsible for one year's premium.

International Students

International students with "F" visa status are required to be covered under the Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) Student Health Insurance Plan.  At the time of registration, the student is automatically enrolled in the mandatory KU-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan and is charged for the coverage period on their student financial account.  Please talk with the International Office if you have questions about this requirement.

More Information

For complete information on Student Health Insurance log into My Kettering.

Immunization Information

All students are required to complete an immunization form.

Housing

For important information regarding your housing options, it is strongly recommended that you review the Residence Life page within the My Kettering portal.

Kettering University encourages students to learn more about Thompson Hall and Campus Village Apartments. Most graduate students opt for Campus Village Apartments, which are across the street from our campus. It is a secure, gated facility, within walking distance. This provides apartment style living with a full kitchen, and the ability to cook your own meals.

Advising & Registering

Develop a Plan of Study by contacting your Academic Advisor for assistance.

Academic Advisors

MBA, MS Operations Management or MS Engineering Management Students

Dr Christine Wallace (810) 762-9630 or arodden@kettering.edu 

MSE Students in Automotive Systems or Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bassem Ramadan (810) 762-9928 or bramadan@kettering.edu

MSE Students in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

Dr. Ravi Warrier (810) 762-7847 or kravi@kettering.edu

Registering for Class

Registration for the next term opens Week 3 of the current term. Registration is available approximately 2 ½ months before classes begin until the start of the term.

Registration information is available by logging into My Kettering and visiting the Registrar's Office (https://my.kettering.edu/page/registration-services).

Tuition Payment

Tuition payment is due the first day of classes.  Please watch your Kettering email for your billing notifications.  If you have any questions concerning payment, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (810 762-9552 or email studentaccounts@kettering.edu.  You may also refer to the website for more information.

Wiring Payment

For students who wish to wire money, please utilize Flywire. Go to kettering.flywire.com to enter your details and submit payment. Please note that you must include your Student ID number with your payment.

For questions about paying by Flywire, contact clientsuccess@flywire.com. Please visit the flywire blog on How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams

ID Cards and Parking Permits

ID Cards are issued by the Campus Safety Office on the 5th floor of the Campus Center (Room 5-941) in the Office of Administration and Finance.  Please be sure to visit this office to obtain your ID card as soon as possible.

Your student Identification card must be carried with you at all times.  Please be sure to review the ID Card Policy (https://my.kettering.edu/page/id-card-policy-card-access) by logging into My Kettering. If you have any questions regarding Card Access, email DoorAccess@kettering.edu or contact Jeanne Featherston at (810) 762-9899 or by email at jfeatherston@kettering.edu for more information.

For parking registration information, please refer here

Communication and Student Information Tools

During your time at Kettering, faculty and staff will use the following to communicate important information to you:

  • Kettering E-mail
  • Blackboard (online course management system)
  • Banner Web/Self-Service (used to register for courses, view student records such as degree evaluators, grades and financial aid information).

It is imperative that you access your Kettering e-mail on a regular basis. Your username and password were provided in your Admission Acceptance email.

If you have any technical questions regarding these systems, please contact helpdesk@kettering.edu or (810) 237-8324.

  • Pay your admission enrollment deposit

    Admission Enrollment Deposit

    Once you make your decision to attend Kettering University, please confirm your enrollment and secure your place in the class by submitting the $350 Enrollment Deposit.  This fee is applicable towards your tuition payment.

    Pay your deposit online 

    You can also pay by check (include your complete name and address) payable to Kettering University. Send the check to:

    Office of Admissions
    Kettering University
    1700 University Ave.
    Flint, MI 48504

    Wiring Payment - International Students

    For students who wish to wire money, please utilize Flywire.

    Pay by Flywire 

    Enter your details and submit payment. Please note that you must include your Student ID number with your payment. For questions about paying by Flywire, contact clientsuccess@flywire.com. Important information is found on the flywire blog  How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams.

  • Learn about student health insurance and immunization requirements

    Insurance & Immunization

    Student Health Insurance

    Per university policy, Kettering University requires all enrolled students to carry health insurance.

    Domestic Students

    Before the start of every new academic year, you must make the choice to enroll in or waive out of the insurance plan. If you do not waive out by the deadline, you are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and are responsible for one year's premium.

    International Students

    International students with "F" visa status are required to be covered under the Consolidated Health Plan (CHP) Student Health Insurance Plan.  At the time of registration, the student is automatically enrolled in the mandatory KU-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan and is charged for the coverage period on their student financial account.  Please talk with the International Office if you have questions about this requirement.

    More Information

    For complete information on Student Health Insurance log into My Kettering.

    Immunization Information

    All students are required to complete an immunization form.

  • Learn about Housing

    Housing

    For important information regarding your housing options, it is strongly recommended that you review the Residence Life page within the My Kettering portal.

    Kettering University encourages students to learn more about Thompson Hall and Campus Village Apartments. Most graduate students opt for Campus Village Apartments, which are across the street from our campus. It is a secure, gated facility, within walking distance. This provides apartment style living with a full kitchen, and the ability to cook your own meals.

  • Academic Advising and Registering

    Advising & Registering

    Develop a Plan of Study by contacting your Academic Advisor for assistance.

    Academic Advisors

    MBA, MS Operations Management or MS Engineering Management Students

    Dr Christine Wallace (810) 762-9630 or arodden@kettering.edu 

    MSE Students in Automotive Systems or Mechanical Engineering

    Dr. Bassem Ramadan (810) 762-9928 or bramadan@kettering.edu

    MSE Students in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

    Dr. Ravi Warrier (810) 762-7847 or kravi@kettering.edu

    Registering for Class

    Registration for the next term opens Week 3 of the current term. Registration is available approximately 2 ½ months before classes begin until the start of the term.

    Registration information is available by logging into My Kettering and visiting the Registrar's Office (https://my.kettering.edu/page/registration-services).

  • Tuition Payment

    Tuition Payment

    Tuition payment is due the first day of classes.  Please watch your Kettering email for your billing notifications.  If you have any questions concerning payment, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (810 762-9552 or email studentaccounts@kettering.edu.  You may also refer to the website for more information.

    Wiring Payment

    For students who wish to wire money, please utilize Flywire. Go to kettering.flywire.com to enter your details and submit payment. Please note that you must include your Student ID number with your payment.

    For questions about paying by Flywire, contact clientsuccess@flywire.com. Please visit the flywire blog on How International Students Can Avoid Tuition Payment Scams

  • Student Identification Cards and Parking Permits

    ID Cards and Parking Permits

    ID Cards are issued by the Campus Safety Office on the 5th floor of the Campus Center (Room 5-941) in the Office of Administration and Finance.  Please be sure to visit this office to obtain your ID card as soon as possible.

    Your student Identification card must be carried with you at all times.  Please be sure to review the ID Card Policy (https://my.kettering.edu/page/id-card-policy-card-access) by logging into My Kettering. If you have any questions regarding Card Access, email DoorAccess@kettering.edu or contact Jeanne Featherston at (810) 762-9899 or by email at jfeatherston@kettering.edu for more information.

    For parking registration information, please refer here

  • Communication and Student Information Tools

    Communication and Student Information Tools

    During your time at Kettering, faculty and staff will use the following to communicate important information to you:

    • Kettering E-mail
    • Blackboard (online course management system)
    • Banner Web/Self-Service (used to register for courses, view student records such as degree evaluators, grades and financial aid information).

    It is imperative that you access your Kettering e-mail on a regular basis. Your username and password were provided in your Admission Acceptance email.

    If you have any technical questions regarding these systems, please contact helpdesk@kettering.edu or (810) 237-8324.

Additional Information for International Students

Prepare your visa application and SEVIS fee payment

On the day that we mail your I-20, we will also send you an email that provides your SEVIS number and tracking number. Use your SEVIS number to secure your visa appointment as early as possible.

Current visa wait time information is available at the U.S. Department of State. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires a one-time SEVIS fee for all F-1 and J-1 visa applicants. Learn more about detailed payment instructions and answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.jsp.

Prepare for your arrival with the Office of International Programs and Admissions Offices

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is here to make your transition to life at Kettering as smooth as possible.

It is important that you plan to arrive in time to attend our required Orientation. 

You will receive an email to complete the Arrival Form.  You may also send your visa and/or arrival information to kdolan@kettering.edu as soon as you have it. If you are arriving outside of the suggested dates, don’t worry we are still here to help.

The OIP will make every effort to pick you up from the airport in Flint and provide guidance should you be arriving at another airport such as Detroit. The OIP will contact you directly to confirm your pickup at the airport and whether they can accommodate you outside of normal pickup times where necessary.

If you do not receive an update, please feel free to send a message to international@kettering.edu and they will be happy to answer all your arrival and immigration questions.

 

Prepare your arrival to the United States

You can arrive in the United States up to 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20. However, if you arrive after the date listed on your I-20 you may encounter difficulties up to and including denied entry.

At the US port of entry please be prepared to present the following documents to the CBP inspection officer.

  • Passport with F1 Visa
  • Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility
  • Your admission letter
  • Evidence of Financial Support

Please do not pack these items in your checked luggage as you won’t be able to access them before you are inspected at the point of entry.

Note: If you are given an I-515A please report immediately to the Office of International Programs so that they can help you through the process of submitting the required documents to USCIS for extension of your status. Instructions for this process are always provided by the issuing border agent and the OIP will assist you in rectifying any status issues.

Once your information is confirmed the agent will take a photograph of you and scan your fingerprints. The inspecting officer should also mark your US visa with a stamp that states F1 D/S. If the agent forgets to stamp or denote this on your visa pages, please ask the officer to rectify it immediately as the process is easier at the airport/land crossing rather than after you arrive at Kettering University.

Please note that with Flint as your final destination you will likely be inspected at a larger airport within the United States. Should you encounter any delays in your flights before your final leg to Flint or at immigration processing, and will be delayed in getting to Flint please e-mail international@kettering.edu with updates regarding your arrival time.

  • Visa application and SEVIS fee

    Prepare your visa application and SEVIS fee payment

    On the day that we mail your I-20, we will also send you an email that provides your SEVIS number and tracking number. Use your SEVIS number to secure your visa appointment as early as possible.

    Current visa wait time information is available at the U.S. Department of State. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires a one-time SEVIS fee for all F-1 and J-1 visa applicants. Learn more about detailed payment instructions and answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.jsp.

  • Work With The Offices of International Programs and Admissions

    Prepare for your arrival with the Office of International Programs and Admissions Offices

    The Office of International Programs (OIP) is here to make your transition to life at Kettering as smooth as possible.

    It is important that you plan to arrive in time to attend our required Orientation. 

    You will receive an email to complete the Arrival Form.  You may also send your visa and/or arrival information to kdolan@kettering.edu as soon as you have it. If you are arriving outside of the suggested dates, don’t worry we are still here to help.

    The OIP will make every effort to pick you up from the airport in Flint and provide guidance should you be arriving at another airport such as Detroit. The OIP will contact you directly to confirm your pickup at the airport and whether they can accommodate you outside of normal pickup times where necessary.

    If you do not receive an update, please feel free to send a message to international@kettering.edu and they will be happy to answer all your arrival and immigration questions.

     

  • Prepare For Your Arrival

    Prepare your arrival to the United States

    You can arrive in the United States up to 30 days before the start date listed on your I-20. However, if you arrive after the date listed on your I-20 you may encounter difficulties up to and including denied entry.

    At the US port of entry please be prepared to present the following documents to the CBP inspection officer.

    • Passport with F1 Visa
    • Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility
    • Your admission letter
    • Evidence of Financial Support

    Please do not pack these items in your checked luggage as you won’t be able to access them before you are inspected at the point of entry.

    Note: If you are given an I-515A please report immediately to the Office of International Programs so that they can help you through the process of submitting the required documents to USCIS for extension of your status. Instructions for this process are always provided by the issuing border agent and the OIP will assist you in rectifying any status issues.

    Once your information is confirmed the agent will take a photograph of you and scan your fingerprints. The inspecting officer should also mark your US visa with a stamp that states F1 D/S. If the agent forgets to stamp or denote this on your visa pages, please ask the officer to rectify it immediately as the process is easier at the airport/land crossing rather than after you arrive at Kettering University.

    Please note that with Flint as your final destination you will likely be inspected at a larger airport within the United States. Should you encounter any delays in your flights before your final leg to Flint or at immigration processing, and will be delayed in getting to Flint please e-mail international@kettering.edu with updates regarding your arrival time.