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Dear Newly Accepted International Students:

Congratulations on your acceptance to Gallaudet University! You are now part of a rich and diverse student body of 200 international students representing 54 countries.

You are beginning an exciting phase of your life, and Gallaudet is pleased that you have chosen us to further your education. Gallaudet also realizes that attending a university in the United States may be a new and very different experience for many of our international students.

In order to help ease the transition, Gallaudet’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is here to help you by providing information and services that will help you succeed academically, and to foster understanding about life on campus and the United States in general. Additionally, ISSS offers assistance regarding visas and other related immigration issues.

Please find below a guide with information that will be very useful to you.

General Information
I-20 Form Information
SEVIS
SEVIS Fee Information
Student Visa Information
Port of Entry

Student Financial Services Information
New Upfront Payment Information

Transfer Students (from other U.S. Universities)
F-1 Transfer-In

Orientation
International Student Orientation

We wish you the very best throughout your college years, and look forward to meeting you and learning more about you when you arrive at Gallaudet. Travel safe, and we will see you soon! 

Sincerely,

Mona Blanchette McCubbin, PDSO
Manager, ISSS

What is the SEVIS fee?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires the collection of a one-time fee of $200 from certain international students and visiting scholars. The fee is required to cover operational costs of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Each student or exchange visitor...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Port of Entry

All international students should make arrangements to arrive in the United States no later than the date specified in Item 5 on their Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20. At the port of entry, a United States immigration officer will ask international...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

I-20 Form Information

Gallaudet University is authorized to issue Form I-20 by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In order to receive the Form I-20, you must complete the Certification of Finances Form ( Graduate or Ph. D. Student Form / Undergraduate or Readmitted Student Form) and...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

New Upfront Payment Information

All international students enrolling in courses at the University are required to submit payment in full prior to the start of the semester. This payment includes tuition, room, board, and additional fees. Payment must be received before the student is permitted to move into a...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

F-1 Transfer In

If Gallaudet University is your "transfer-in school," it means that you are planning to leave another university in order to attend Gallaudet. In order to transfer to Gallaudet, the student needs to submit the following required documents: Completed Request for F-1 Transfer Form Copy of...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Wire Transfer Information

International students can request that their bank transfer money to the United States in dollars. The money usually goes from the student's bank to a bank in New York City, and that bank transfers the money to Gallaudet. Students should request that the money be...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

What is the I-901 SEVIS fee?

The fee is required to cover operational costs of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Each student issued an initial Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 is responsible for paying this fee. Potential nonimmigrants, for purposes of the SEVIS Fee rule, are: * Those...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based system for maintaining information on international students and exchange visitors in the United States. It is designed to keep the U.S. safe while facilitating the entry and exit process for foreign students seeking to...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

How to Apply for a Student Visa

International students will need to go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate nearest to where they live. Please bring the following: Letter of admission to Gallaudet University Passport SEVIS Form I-20 SEVIS receipt Financial support papers. (The same financial documents that were used for completing...

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Building 103 #101/102

(202) 250-2294

(202) 651-5150

(202) 803-7546

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