iStart for Administrators

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.



To begin, navigate to and login using your Campus ID under Administrative Services for University Departments.  The steps for requesting departmental user access are outlined in this Instructional Guide.  Once completed, ISSS can authorize you as a departmental user in iStart. 

For questions or problems using iStart, please contact ISSS at or 404-413-2070.