Step 1: Admissions
- Apply for academic admission to the degree program of your choice by the posted deadlines.
- ISSS is not involved in the academic application or decision process.
- Academic Term Definitions: Fall starts in August; Spring starts in January; Summer starts in June.
For Associate Degree Programs:
For Bachelor Degree Programs:
- Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
For Graduate Degree Programs:
- Contact: Graduate Programs.
- Graduate Programs lead to Masters and PhD level degrees. Unique admissions requirements and deadlines are indicated on their websites.
For Exchange Program options:
- Contact: Program Coordinators of the exchange agreement of interest to you.
- After Academic Admission, the International Admissions Coordinator in ISSS will contact you to upload required financial and other information via an online system called “iStart.”
- After your immigration file is complete, form I-20 or DS-2019 will be processed and sent to you.
- Then, you can apply for a Visa in your home country to enter the US.
If you are overseas and need assistance with the U.S. academic admissions process, please contact the nearest EducationUSA advising center. These helpful centers advise prospective international students and others on higher education options in the United States.
*If you are not an International student:
If you are a Permanent Resident, kindly email the front and back of your green card (or relevant immigration documents) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Request that we review your documents to remove you from iStart and update your citizenship status accordingly.
- If you have any other visa status and do not wish to change your status to F1 or J1, please complete the VOLP: Verification of Lawful Presence e-form, located under the 1: Admission tab in iStart.