What To Pack And Bring
Please find below a list of all the items you should pack and bring with you when flying to Seattle:
Clothing: Both lightweight and heavyweight items. Include items such as shorts, t-shirts, jacket, coat, gloves, hats, raingear and swimsuits.
Shoes: Comfortable pairs of shoes. Sandals and boots will be useful too.
Money: Combination of cash, traveler’s check and credit cards. Make sure you can cover initial cost of getting to campus, and at least first month’s expenses and first quarter tuition (about $4,500). Never carry a large amount of cash!
Medicine, Eyeglasses and/or Contact Lenses: Bring extras! If you have any health concerns or medical conditions, bring a copy of medical, dental and immunization records.
Personal Items: pictures of your family and friends, small gifts, traditional clothes, maps, posters, music and items that represent you or your culture. These items will be helpful for you to introduce yourself to people who you meet here and keep you feel close to home.
Food Items: Although there are strict rules on customs, you may want to pack a few non-perishable foods, sweets, and/or cooking spices.
Official secondary school and university transcripts: Students enrolling for the College Transfer or Fast Track / High School Completion programs may be asked by the university where they apply to transfer to provide official transcripts from schools they have attended outside the United States. This includes official records of your secondary school or university classes, grades, and diploma (if you earned one) beginning with Grade 9. These can be original documents or copies your secondary school has certified. Since it can be difficult to get your secondary transcripts once you are in the United States, we recommend that you bring with you multiple originals or copies your secondary school has certified as official, so you can include them with your university application if required.
Most airlines only allow one luggage and one personal item for carry on. Two check in luggage are sometimes allowed. If checked in luggage exceeds 50lbs (22.7kg), extra charges will apply.
In addition to the items above, it is strongly recommended that you hand carry the following documentations:
- - Evidence of financial resources
- - Evidence of student status, such as recent tuition receipts, transcripts, letter or acceptance and class schedule.
- - Paper receipt for the SEVIS fee, Form I-797