Preparing for your Visa Interview
Entering the US
Please note that even if you have already received your F-1 or J-1 visa, you are not allowed to enter the U.S. until 30 days before the beginning date of your program.Setting up a mybelmont Account
Once you have been admitted, you should create a mybelmont account. This will allow you to register for classes online, create your schedule, view your account, pay your bills, view the campus calendar and check your campus e-mail. Create your mybelmont account here.
Registering for Classes Online
Work with the Director of International Student and Scholar Services to connec with your faculty advisor, who will approve your schedule. Once your schedule is approved, information about registration can be found here.
Instructions for Web Registration can be found on the University Registrar's page.
Course descriptions can be found in the online catalog.
Please note that you must have clearance from your academic advisor in order to register. International students should contact the Director of International Student and Scholar Services.Transportation to Campus
Unfortunately, public transportation from the airport to campus is rather limited.
Most students find it easier to take a taxi or private shuttle service. Look here for more Information about transportation from the airport. An additional option is InShuttle Transportation.
Bruin Guide Student Handbook
All Belmont students are required to abide by rules and procedures outlined in the Bruin Guide. Please take time to become familiar with it. You will find it helpful in answering many of your questions.
F-1 (degree seeking) students students will go through the same housing procedures as any other full-time students. The Enrollment Confirmation Form that you will receive upon your acceptance will have a housing questionnaire for you to complete. Please contact the Office of Residence Life directly with any inquiries you may have.
J-1 (exchange) students will be assigned a double room in a residence hall with one roomate.
We are only able to provide on-campus housing to single, undergraduate students. Married students and graduate students will have to find their own accommodations. Our office and the Office of Residence Life can provide assistance if needed.Meals
F-1 (degree seeking) students will go through the same procedures for setting up a meal plan as any other full-time student. Please contact the Office of Residence Life directly with any inquiries you may have.
J-1 (exchange students) living in residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan with a minimum of 8 meals/week. Students living in a campus apartment with a kitchen are not required to purchase a meal plan.
Information about available meal plans can be found on the Student Financial Services Cost Estimator page.