Arrival Info

Please be on the look-out for our series of pre-arrival e-mails.  These 4 to 5 emails are sent to new international students over the final 2 months before their arrival. Once you receive them, make sure you complete the mandatory iValpo pre-arrival checklist and FOCUS registration.  In particular, check our orientation webpage for the required orientation dates specific to the semester that you are planning to arrive at Valpo.


You have several options for housing on campus. (Please remember that only some of the dormitories stay open during holiday breaks, so you may need to move during breaks if you stay on-campus.)  Please see the pricing below for each dormitory.  If you have any questions about housing, you can email the following address:

Financial Responsibility

If you are coming from Hochschule fur Kirchenmusik, Hochschule Reutlingen, Universitaet Tuebingen, La Rochelle Business School, Cergy Pontoise, or Compiegne, your exchange agreement pays for your tuition and general fee.  You are responsible for paying for your housing, meal plan, and living expenses.

If you are coming from Kansai Gaidai, your exchange agreement pays for your tuition, general fee, room, and meal plan.  You are responsible for paying your living expenses.

If you are coming from UDLAP, your exchange agreement pays for your tuition, general fee, and room.  You are responsible for paying your meal plan and living expenses.

If you are coming from any other university on an exchange program, you are responsible for all expenses: tuition, general fee, housing, meal plan, and living expenses.

List of Fees

Undergraduate Tuition & General Fee: $22,398 per semester


  • Alumni/Lankenau Hall Dormitories: $3,980 per semester
  • Brandt Hall Dormitory: $4,150 per semester
  • Guild/Memorial/Wehrenberg Hall Dormitories: $4,440 per semester
  • Kade-Duesenberg German House Dormitory: $4,440 per semester
  • Beacon Hall Dormitory: $5,340 per semester

Meal Plan: approx. $2,400 per semester

VU Health Insurance: $700 (estimated) for the Fall semester  *Optional for exchange students

International Orientation Fee: $50 mandatory fee

FOCUS Fee: $200 (estimated)

Classes & Scheduling

We offer a specialized course registration process for exchange students.  To begin the registration process, visit DataVU and follow these steps:

  • Click on the orange “prospective students” tab
  • Click on “search for sections”
  • To find available classes, enter “(2021) Fall Semester – U/G” as the term, and select a subject
  • You can also search by Fall Mini 1 or 2, or days of the week you would like to take classes

Once you have chosen your courses, please complete this Course Preference Form which gives you space to select 5 classes and 2 alternates (in case the 5 preferred classes are full already).

Once we have received your form, we will connect you with contact information of your academic advisor who will sit down with you at Orientation to confirm your class schedule.  Please note: Placement in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.  It depends on your advisor’s recommendations as well as seat availability in courses.


The principal contact for exchange students is Andrew Knox, Senior Coordinator of International Students & Services. He can be contacted at