First Things First

What is CGE?

CGE is the center of International Student life on the Campbellsville University campus. We are here to help and to give you opportunities to have fun. We are looking forward to meeting you.

The Basics- Planning Ahead

The First 5 Things

  1. Complete Your Admissions Paperwork
  2. Set-up Your Tiger Net Account
  3. Get Your Visa
  4. Plan Your Arrival
  5. Communicate


1. Complete Your Admissions Paperwork

Send this information to the International Enrollment Office as soon as possible.

  • Your official English test results, sent directly from the testing company (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo).
  • Your transcripts and credential evaluation.
  • Your housing application form.
  • Your medical form and immunization records. The bottom section of this form should be completed by a medical doctor.

If you have any questions about your admissions paperwork, contact your enrollment counselor.

2. Set Up Your Tiger Net Account

When you were accepted to the university you received an email with instructions for logging into Tiger Net and setting your password.
Follow the directions in the email to set your account.

*If you do not see it in your inbox, check your junk mail folder. If the email is not there, contact your enrollment counselor.

3. Get Your Visa

Plan to have your visa appointment before August 1.

As soon as you receive your visa approval, send a photo or a scanned copy of your visa to your enrollment counselor.

You will not be enrolled in your classes until we receive confirmation that your visa application has been approved.

4. Plan Your Arrival

You have options:

  • CGE will be providing airport shuttles from the Louisville airport (SDF) to campus on August 17. The pick-up times will be at 9 am and 4 pm. All flights should arrive at least 1 hour before the scheduled shuttle time.The shuttle will cost $50 and tickets will be available to purchase during the month of July. Students without a ticket should not plan to ride the shuttle. More information about the shuttle is available on our website.
  • There are several taxi companies and ride shares available at the Louisville airport.
  • You may want to rent a car. Most of the time, this is the best option if you are planning to arrive with your family. You can find information about the rental cars available in the Louisville airport at this link.

Be aware: It will take approximately 1 and 1/2 hours to travel from the Louisville airport to campus and taxis can sometimes cost $175 or more. If you cannot arrive the day of the airport shuttle, it may be less expensive for you to arrive the day before and stay in a local hotel overnight.

If you need to arrive the day before the shuttle, we recommend that you stay at the Tru Hotel, Hampton Inn, or Springhill Suites at the Louisville airport. These hotels share a parking lot and we are planning to have the shuttle meet students who stayed overnight at the hotel after meeting students at the airport at 9 am.

Plan ahead: Plan to arrive on campus on August 17 or 18. CGE is scheduling a special welcome if you arrive on August 17. We will provide times and more information soon. Do not plan to arrive on campus before August 17.

*Athletes should contact their coaches about their required arrival dates.

5. Communicate

CGE will communicate with you on a regular basis so that you will have the information that you need to prepare and come to CU and to succeed after you arrive.

You will need to read the information we send so that you will know what is happening and can stay aware of deadlines.

These are the best ways to get the information you need:

  • Read Your Email
  • Explore Our Website
  • Ask Questions

You also need to share information with us, so that we can be prepared to welcome you when you get to campus.

Tell us about yourself and your arrival plans by filing out this form:

Student Information Form

Have You received our emails?

We want to make sure that you get the information we are sending since it will make your preparations and arrival much easier and more enjoyable. If you have not received emails from us, please email Kasey Boone at with the email address you would like us to use. Please be sure to include your full name and CU ID number.


Important Dates

  • July 1 to July 31– Tickets for the airport shuttle will be available for purchase online.
  • August 1 – Your visa appointment should be completed by this date.
  • August 17 – CGE will provide airport shuttles from the Louisville Airport (SDF) at 9 am and 4 pm. CGE will also be preparing special welcome times for students who will be arriving on their own or with their family.
  • August 19 – International Student Orientation and Check-in (Required)
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