Congratulations and welcome to GIAL! We look forward to meeting you. Be sure visit our Next Steps page for post-admission requirements for all students. There are also a few extra post-admission requirements for International Students who will be taking classes on campus. Be sure to contact our admissions team or our International Student Coordinator with any questions.
International Student Orientation takes place on the 2nd Friday after your classes begin. Check with the International Student (ISC) or Admissions office personnel for more details once you have arrived on campus. Their offices are located in the Pike building, room 113.
Present immigration documents either before or during International Student Orientation. The International Student Center personnel (ISC—Pike building, room 113) need copies of:
Your Visa: Your visa should be stamped inside your passport
Your signed, stamped I-20 (DS-2019): ISC will keep a copy of each I-20 (DS-2019) issued to you in case one gets lost. Keep ALL I-20s (DS-2019s) issued to you during all of your studies in the US. Together they provide proof of your continual valid enrollment as a student in the US.
I-94 document: Go to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/ on the web and follow directions to download your I-94 Admissions (to U.S.) document. Bring a printed copy with you to your International Student Orientation session.