Admitted Undergraduates: After Admission
Request Your I-20 or DS-2019
Now that you have been admitted to the UA, please upload your documents to UA International, ISS’s online system for submitting electronic forms (e-forms) for immigration requests. You will need your UA NetID and password, so please create your UA NetID and password now. Your NetID is the personal identifier that you will use for your email address and logging into secure university websites. It will go before "@email.arizona.edu" to become your UA email address. After you create your NetID, you must wait 48 hours before logging into UA International.
To get your I-20/DS-2019 you need to submit these items for review:
Passport biographical page(s)
Funding documents (bank statements from checking or savings accounts, loan approval documents, etc.) - review the Cost of Attendance to find out how much funding you need to show.
Declaration of Support (for students submitting funding from family/friends)
Name and email address of the designated school official (DSO) at your current or previous school if you are transferring your F-1 SEVIS record from another school in the United States. You can find your DSO's name printed on your current I-20 under "School Attestation."
If your spouse and/or children plan to join you in the United States as your F-2/J-2 dependents, then you also need to submit copies of their passport biographical page(s) and a copy of your marriage certificate with a certified English translation.
After you submit your documents in UA International, an international student advisor will review them. We will send you an email if we need additional information. Do not submit additional copies of your documents by email unless requested by ISS. We will not review documents that have been emailed or mailed to us instead of uploaded to UA International.
Sponsored Students: Please upload your documents in UA International in the Newly Admitted Sponsored Student Document Submission e-form instead. More information for sponsored students is available under Resources: Sponsored Students.
Pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee
After you receive your I-20/DS-2019 and before you apply for a visa, you must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
Apply for a Student Visa
Locate a nearby U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a student visa. Learn how to apply for an F-1 Student visa or a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. After you apply, check your visa status online. Citizens of Canada and Bermuda are exempt.
For more information, read 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Student Visa.
Complete the Placement Tests
The deadline to take the Math and Writing Placement Tests in the Next Steps Center is Monday, May 28 for summer admits and Friday, July 27 for fall admits. If you do not take the placement tests by the deadline, you will not be able to find out your scores at orientation, and may not be able to enroll in writing or math courses during your first semester at the UA.
The Writing Placement Questionnaire is required for all incoming international students who intend to obtain a degree from the University of Arizona (including CESL students).
Students who have taken English 106, 107 or 108 in University Track do not need to take the Writing Questionnaire.
Students who are transferring from U.S. institutions must complete the Writing Placement Questionnaire (this is where you will be asked to report any previous English writing/composition courses you may have taken).
If you have questions about Writing Placement or First-Year Composition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer students should read the information in the Math Placement section of the Next Steps Center to determine whether the test is required.
If you have college math credits from a school outside of Arizona, you need an evaluation. In the Math Placement section of the Next Steps Center click "Click here..." to submit your course information online. You can also bring your course information with you to orientation. You must provide official catalog course descriptions (not personal translations), even if you already sent them to the UA.
If you are dissatisfied with your score you can retest when you arrive the UA. If you have questions about Math Placement, please email email@example.com.
Apply for Housing
The University of Arizona has two offices on campus dedicated to helping students find housing.
Residence Life assists students with undergraduate on-campus housing options. The Residence Life website includes information on choosing a hall, the selection and assignment process, and a special section for international students. If you wish to live on-campus, you must complete the application through the Next Steps Center.
Off-Campus Housing provides students with off-campus living options and resources. The OCH resource page contains sample budget spreadsheets, apartment checklists, roommate contracts, emergency contacts and other resources for international students (go to International Students under Resources for more information).
Upload Your Immunization Records
All University of Arizona students are required to have proof of 2 Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines. Medical records should be in English (translations are accepted) with legible dates that the MMR's were administered.
Upload your medical records online in PatientLink on the Campus Health website.
If you do not submit your immunization records, there will be a hold on your account that prevents you from registering for classes during orientation.