After You've Been Accepted

  1. Receiving your I-20.
    • Note: If you do not have an existing SEVIS record, please send us a scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport for accuracy with your I-20 document. If you do, please fill out our Transfer-In Form and send the completed form to us as soon as possible.
  2. Applying for a Visa
  3. Completing your Admissions File (If you are still missing some documents)
    1. Certificate of Immunizations and Medical History Form for Undergraduate Admissions / Certificate of Immunization for Graduate Admissions (Page 12)
      • It's advisable to complete the needed immunization series at your home country if possible, if not possible, they can be completed at the Student Health Center for a fee.
    2. Copy of Transcripts
      • You will need your International Transcripts evaluated by one of of the approved agencies.
  4. A new system is in place through the Math Department for helping undergraduate students register for their math classes. For more details, please go to this page.
  5. Find Housing
    1. All students who are admitted to VSU as Freshman (does not have any transferable college credits of 30 or more), are required to live on-campus for their first year of studies at VSU.
  6. Plan your arrival at Valdosta. Please remember that you can not arrive earlier than 30 days of your start date on your I-20.
    1. Fill out the Arrival Notification Form.
    2. Make sure that you have made arrangements for your housing before you arrive.
    3. Make sure that the money for your tuition and fees will be easily accessible. Check here for the bursary's payment deadlines.
    4. Plan to either have comparable medical insurance or plan to purchase the school's medical insurance plan.
    5. Make sure that your parents will have the Consent Form notarized if you are under 18. This is important for the Student Health Center to treat you if you get sick, and you are still considered a minor. This form needs to be notarized, and brought with you when you arrive at Valdosta.
  7. Attend both Orientations and Check-in with the Center for International Programs. 
    • The Center for International Programs has a separate additional orientation for international students. You can read the International Student Handbook here. You do not have to print out the handbook, as you will be given a copy at Orientation.
    • Things you would need to submit to the Center for International Programs after arrival at Valdosta:
      • SEVIS Data Intake
      • Copy of your passport, F-1 Visa, I-94 (print-out or a white card) and signed I-20 (needs to be signed by student) 

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