We look forward to welcoming you to campus and supporting you throughout your program. In general, ISSS only works with continuing students.

  • Please contact admissions with any questions you have regarding obtaining an I-20.
  • If you are attending a school in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status and require a SEVIS record transfer, please submit a complete SEVIS Record Transfer Form.

Pre-Arrival Information for International Students

An international student is anyone in the U.S. on a non-immigrant temporary visa, such as F-1, J-1, H-4, E-2, TN, etc. U.S. permanent residents, refugees, and asylees are not considered "international" for ISSS reporting purposes.

International students must arrive on-campus in time to attend the mandatory orientation program.

  • International students who hold F-1 or J-1 visas may enter the U.S. as early as 30 days prior to the program start date indicated on their I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students).

Please click on your student group below to access additional arrival information.

Undergraduate Students
First-year bachelor degree students and students transferring from other institutions for a bachelors-level program.

Graduate Students
Masters and doctoral students including students transferring from other institutions for a graduate-level program.

Exchange Students
Non-degree seeking students on short-term university programs approved by their home institutions (typically on J-1 visas).