Request an I-20 or DS-2019

Step 1: Complete IQ and Register for Portal Account

After you have submitted your second deposit to Graduate Admissions, complete the International Student Questionnaire (IQ).  to request a link for creating your International Student Portal account. 

Within one week of submitting your IQ, you should receive an email titled "International Student Portal –Account Creation" at the email address you provided on the IQ.  Click the link to create your Portal account and set your password.  

You will get a second email confirming the creation of your account: "International Student Portal –Registration Confirmation Link". Click the link in the email.  You will get a message that your registration has been confirmed.  You will be able to log into the International Student Portal at

2: Prepare Supporting Documents

Review and prepare the supporting documents.

3: Upload Supporting Documents to the Portal

Upload your supporting documents to the Portal

We review the documents and mark as "approved" or "declined."  

If your document has been declined, an email will be sent to your Portal account email address with the reason the document could not be accepted.   You will need to upload a new file in your Portal account. 

If your document status or requirement status says "Needs Review", your record has not yet been reviewed.  

We will not create your Form I-20 or DS-2019 unless each document you have uploaded is marked "Approved" and each required category is marked as "Complete".

Completed submissions are usually processed within 3 weeks. 

4: Request Form I-20 or DS-2019 Shipment

Register and pay for a FedEx shipment through eShipGlobal.  Instructions are available here.

5: Pay the SEVIS fee and apply for your visa

Our Pre-arrival page has more information.

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