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Are you a Visiting Student?

Guest students are students enrolling for a semester or summer session as visitors from another institution.

Guest students must submit the following items:

Application Checklist

F-1, F-2 or J-1 visa holder must also submit:

Application Fee

The $60 application fee is required of all applicants and is non-refundable. You may make payment at the time you submit your electronic application by using your credit card. If you have any difficulties with the payment portion of the application process, please contact the Office of International Student Serivces at

Official Transcript or Letter of Good Standing from Academic Advisor

You must submit official transcripts, including work already completed and work currently in progress. Alternatively you may submit a letter of good standing from your academic advisor.  Originals should be sent to the Office of International Student Services directly from your school or college.

Office of International Student Services
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
PO Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634-7111

Immigration Documentation

Non-U.S. residents: Submit a photocopy of your passport page showing your name and date of birth. a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp and a photocopy of your I-20 or DS-2019.

U.S. residents, refugees, or asylees: Your most recently issued U.S. immigration document such as Resident Alien Card or USCIS Approval Notice.

Review restrictions on study for certain visa holders (B-1/B-2, F-1 OPT, F-2, J-1).

Letter of Good Standing from Immigration Advisor

If you are requesting an I-20 in order to obtain a student visa, you must submit documentation of financial support proving that sufficient funds are available to cover all study and living expenses for the first year of study. Documentation must be less than 6 months old and may come in the following formats:

Proof of Insurance

In order to be waived from the IU Health Insurance, your health insurance policy must have the following minimum coverage:

$50,000 for each sickness or illness
Maternity Benefits: same as sickness; pregnancy, childbirth, and complications
$50,000 for each accident or injury
$10,000 for medical evacuation
$7,500 for repatriation

Deductible (or excess fee) not more than $500 per sickness or injury (per person)

(All amounts and requirements are in U.S. dollars)