Learn About iStart


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.

International Students

NEW iStart Users

  1. Watch the short video below for answers to many common questions about iStart.
  2. Activate your campusID BEFORE attempting to use iStart.
  3. Register your campusID in iStart. Then follow the prompts to use iStart.
  4. Please follow the linked instructions on navigating the system: iStart Instructions for Students

RETURNING iStart User: Log in to iStart here.

Departmental Users

Please call or email ISSS from your Georgia State email account to request training materials or a personal tutorial. Once completed, ISSS can authorize you as a departmental user or second approver in iStart. 

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