New Students

ISSS assists international students admitted into an approved full-time program to obtain the necessary immigration documents to enter the US.

Four main steps in this process
Decide on F-1 or J-1 Student status
Submit your I-20/DS-2019 Application
Acquire F-1/J-1 Status
Check-In Requirements

If you are already in the US in F-1 or J-1 status and plan to transfer your SEVIS record to Penn or change your education level within Penn, please see the FAQ.

If you are already familiar with this process, have received your iPenn Log-in information, and want to proceed with your I-20/DS-2019 application please go directly to iPenn