Fall 2021

Please review our Fall 2021 FAQs for important information regarding COVID-related U.S. entry requirements, campus updates and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance impacting maintenance of status.

Fall 2021 FAQs

Orientation FAQs

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).