Online International Student Orientation | Kent State University

Online International Student Orientation

All new international students must complete the Online International Student Orientation (OISO).

What is it?

OISO is an educational module created to help international students learn about immigration regulations and policies in a fun, interactive way. It is an online class that all new international students must complete on Blackboard Learn which is accessed through your FlashLine account. New students will be automatically enrolled in this Blackboard class.


There is a Final Test that you must complete after you finish OISO. The Final Test becomes available on Blackboard only after you complete OISO. You must score at least an 80% on the Final Test. You can retake the Final Test as many times as you need until you obtain a score of 80% or higher.

If you fail to complete the module by the required deadline (see below), a hold will be placed on your account that will prevent you from registering for classes in the following semester.

Online Orientation Schedule - Spring Semester, 2018

New incoming international student enrolled for the Spring Semester, 2018, will be able to access the Online Orierntation Module beginning Thursday, February 1. The deadline to complete the module is Wednesday, February 28.

To access the Module, log-on to your Flashline account and click on the Blackboard tab.

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