Information Update

ISSS is committed to serving you in the safest possible manner. To prioritize your health and safety, ISSS will continue to provide a variety of phone and virtual advising options to assist you. In-person appointments will be limited to exceptional circumstance only. We encourage you to contact us to request information and/or telephone/web appointments for advisement during our regular advisement hours.

For the Atlanta campus, please call 404-413-2070 or email

For Perimeter campus, please call 678-891-3235 or email

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Please refer to the Fall 2021 Enrollment Guidance. Students who are currently studying outside of the U.S. and have an open and active SEVIS record must make plans to return to campus in time for the fall 2021 first day of classes. If you are unable to do so, ISSS will work with you to complete your SEVIS record and request reactivation of that record when you are able to return.
Georgia State recommends that all students arriving to campus following international travel follow the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) current guidance. It includes getting tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel (check online for information about free campus testing sites) and self-monitoring for COVID-19 systems. If you are unvaccinated for COVID-19, the CDC also recommends you self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Please note that international travelers are considered fully vaccinated after receiving either FDA or WHO-approved vaccines.

This guidance should be followed by students planning to live in either on-campus housing or private housing located off-campus.

For students with on-campus housing assignments, please contact University Housing at to receive guidance and assistance. Off-campus residents should plan to quarantine in their off-campus housing.

If you need information about how to quarantine, please follow the GDPH guidance or contact the GSU Case Investigators at with questions.

Your quarantine period may overlap with the beginning of academic courses (Aug. 23). Please contact Student Assistance in the Office of the Dean of Students at for assistance with contacting and coordinating accommodations with your faculty and/or campus employer.

International students with questions related to immigration travel concerns can contact International Student & Scholar Services at

Vaccinations: If you plan to get vaccinated once you come out of quarantine,  vaccinations will continue to be available. You can make an appointment one of three ways: go to, use the Student Patient Portal at, or call the clinic at 404-413-1930.

Yes. All new F-1 / J-1 and transfer F-1 International Students (including those transferring from U.S. high schools) are required to attend International Student Orientation prior to the semester starts. Please visit International Student Orientation & Check-In for more information on required virtual sessions and virtual check-in e-form submissions.

In addition, all the new and returning international students are invited to our Fall 2021 welcome event, Global Grillout, which will take place on Thursday, August 19 at 4pm in GSU Center Parc Stadium. For more information on event registration and transportation, click here.

If you are unable to arrive within the first week of class, we strongly encourage you to defer your program by contacting the appropriate admissions office for deferral instructions.
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