Congratulations once again in your admission to Upper Iowa University! Now that you have been admitted, you need to follow the next steps in order to confirm your seat:
Step 1: Submit the Confirmation of Enrollment Form
Step 2: Submit the following housing documents:
The housing application, housing contract, and housing deposit must be submitted by July 31. Any submissions of the housing forms after July 31 will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis and preferences cannot be guaranteed.
Students can begin moving into the residence halls on Saturday, August 17.
Step 3: Submit the following medical documents:
All UIU students must submit the immunization record and medical history form.
Step 4: Complete the Pick-up/Arrival Form
If you would like the CIE to arrange transportation from Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) to UIU, fill out the Pick-up/Arrival Form. The Pick-up/Arrival Form must be submitted by August 7 to guarantee transportation.
Step 5: Submit final original transcripts/mark sheets
You must submit a final original copy of your transcripts/mark sheets showing you have completed all of your courses.
Step 6: Pay the SEVIS Fee
The SEVIS fee is required by the U.S. government as a means to pay for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). SEVIS maintains electronic records on all F-1 and J-1 visitors to the U.S.
For more information regarding the SEVIS fee, please visit the Student and Exchange Visitor Program website.
Step 7: Apply for a Visa
Each student should review the visa requirements and appointment process for the U.S. embassy or consulate that is located closest to them as each embassy can have slightly different requirements for the same visa. For the basic list of requirements for F-1 and J-1 visa, please visit the U.S. State Department's website.
Other Important Information
All international students (F-1 and J-1 students) at UIU are required to enroll in the UIU health insurance plan. UIU does not accept other insurance plans and will not waive the university health coverage.
- International Student Orientation & Orientation Fee
All international students are required to participate on the international student orientation. Furthermore, UIU has a mandatory $100 orientation fee which is automatically billed to the student's account.
When entering the U.S., students should carry their immigration documents and acceptance packet in a carry-on bag such as a purse or book bag for easy access when going through immigration.
NOTE: Due to the involvement of an international student on a terminated SEVIS record in the Boston Marathon bombing, all international students are now being required to go to secondary questioning when going through U.S. customs and immigration. It is best to ensure that 3 or more hours are available before the departure time of the connecting flight.