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International Graduate Admitted Students

Congratulations on being accepted as a student at 51! We are looking forward to having you join us. Now that you are accepted, we have a few more steps for you to complete. Please choose which program you have been accepted into and follow the steps listed:

Next Steps

  1. Choose express mail service for your I-20.
  2. Once your receive a copy of your SEVIS I-20 via email, you can pay the $350 SEVIS fee at . Be sure to print a receipt and take it with you to your visa interview. If you would like to pay via Western Union.
  3. Apply for a student visa (F1) by completing the online . Be sure to have a photo taken before you start.
  4. After completing the DS-160, print and keep the DS-160 confirmation barcode page. (You do not need to print the full application.)
  5. You must schedule a visa interview appointment. (The U.S. Embassy or Consulate does not schedule an appointment for you.) 
  6. Prepare for your visa interview and gather the required documentation. 
  7. When you are issued a student visa, purchase your flight ticket! Please find your arrival date in your admission packet. If you are unsure, email ipso@fresno.edu to request the date of your arrival.
  8. Email the International Office your flight itinerary (flight schedule).
  9. Complete the arrival form and let us know if you need a ride from the 51 Yosemite International Airport. It's a free service!
  10. If you would like to live on campus, submit your and Roommate Match Form.
  11. Fill out the medical forms with your doctor and submit your immunization records to ipso@fresno.edu
  12. Watch the . This video teaches you how to prepare for your arrival in the U.S., how the U.S. healthcare system works, and how you should seek medical care appropriately if you become sick or injured.

Please check your admission packet and read your emails for orientation dates and times. When you arrive on-campus, be sure to come to the International Office and have your SEVIS I-20 along with the passport. See our campus map included in your admission packet. Our International Admissions Team looks forward to meeting you in person!