Are you a Visiting/Guest Student?

Visiting/Guest students are those who are seeking a degree at another post-secondary institution and who are in good academic standing there. IU South Bend does not create a transfer credit evaluation for guest students nor support immigration status.

Undergraduate students may enroll in any class which is open to all students and for which they are academically eligible; graduate students must seek permission from the appropriate graduate department before enrollment.

Guest students must submit the following items to complete the application file:

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 a transcript that includes work already completed and work currently in progress. Alternatively you may submit a letter of good standing from your academic advisor.  Official transcripts 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

Since IU South Bend will not be transferring in your F-1 or J-1/J-2 SEVIS record, we request that you submit a letter of good standing from your home institution's international student advisor.

Proof of Insurance

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

$100,000 for each sickness or illness
Maternity Benefits: same as sickness; pregnancy, childbirth, and complications
$100,000 for each accident or injury
$50,000 for medical evacuation
$25,000 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)