iStart for Scholars
iStart is Georgia State University’s web portal to immigration services, requests and benefits for our international student, scholar, and employee community. iStart is a comprehensive international data management tool with many benefits. Georgia State implemented iStart in March 2015.
All new and returning Georgia State international students and scholars will use iStart. Once you have been officially accepted to Georgia State, use iStart to request immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) and many other services and benefits of your visa category.
Current SCHOLARS and RESEARCHERS
In order to access e-Forms related to your J-1 or H-1B visa status, please login at istart.gsu.edu under LIMITED SERVICES at the right-hand side of the screen. You will need your TEMP ID, which should be TEMP followed by six (6) digits (e.g. TEMP123456). This TEMP ID will be substituted for your University Identification Number.
From the Limited Services login page, you may request your pin number. Upon request, your pin number will be e-mailed to your e-mail address on file. You will use your TEMP ID, your Date of Birth, and your Limited Access PIN to login.
Any e-Forms available to J-1 scholars will be available under the J-1 Scholar Services tab.
If you do not already know your iStart TEMP ID, you may request this information from Tim Edenfield at email@example.com.
For questions or problems using iStart, please contact ISSS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-2070.