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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

F-1 Transfer In

Transfer-in requirements for international students seeking to transfer from another school to Gallaudet

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

How to Apply for a Student Visa

How to apply for a student visa, including a list of documents to bring to the U.S. Embassy or consulate office when applying for a visa.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

I-20 Form Information

Documentation requirements for Form I-20

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

New Upfront Payment Information

Requirement to make upfront payment for international students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Port of Entry

Documents that need to be carried and procedures that international students should expect at the port of entry

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)

A web-based system for maintaining information on international students and exchange visitors in the United States.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

What is the I-901 SEVIS fee?

The I-901 SEVIS 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.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

What is the SEVIS fee?

The SEVIS Fee and information on who it applies to

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Guideline Type: F-1 Status

Wire Transfer Information

Wire Transfer Information for international students

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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