Congratulations on your placement to Upper Iowa University! Now that you have been accepted, you need to follow the next steps in order to confirm your seat and prepare for your time at UIU:
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Apply for a Visa
ISEP participants who attend UIU are sponsored under ISEP's J-1 exchange visitor program. ISEP participants are not sponsored by UIU for visa purposes. Please contact ISEP to learn more about the J-1 visa application process.
Step 3: Submit the Confirmation of Enrollment Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4: Submit the following housing documents:
The housing application, housing contract, and housing deposit must be submitted by 30 July. Any submissions of the housing forms after 30 July will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis and preferences cannot be guaranteed.
ISEP students should indicate a Garbee Hall Double room as their first choice in housing preferences. The other housing options are available at an additional cost.
Students can begin moving into the residence halls on the Saturday two weeks before classes begin in August, which is 15 August, 2015.
Step 5: Submit the following medical documents:
All UIU students must submit the immunization record and medical history form.
Step 6: Fill out the Exchange Student Registration Form and send to email@example.com
ISEP students can search for courses using the Course Look Up (CIE). For more information about using the Course Look Up (CIE), please see Using the Course Look Up. Submit the Exchange Student Registration Form as soon as possible after confirming your placement at UIU.
Step 7: Fill out the Exchange Student Advisor Recommendation Form and send this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 8: 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 the beginning August to guarantee transportation.
Other Important Information
All international students are required to participate on the international student orientation.
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: It is best to ensure that 3 or more hours are available before the departure time of the connecting flight in case Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), who reviews immigration documents for all individuals entering the U.S., may require additional review of immigration paperwork.
- Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
As we are looking forward to your arrival to Upper Iowa University (UIU) very soon, we have to inform you of a new important health requirement. As you might know, tuberculosis (TB) is a serious illness that is caused by bacteria that attacks lungs, and potentially kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, this illness can be fatal. Thus, U.S. colleges and universities screen and test all new international students. You may find more information here http://www.acha.org/Publications/docs/ACHA_Tuberculosis_Screening_April2014.pdf
TB testing is mandatory for all new international students. This will be done thru a blood draw, removal a small amount of blood through your vein (venipuncture). This mandatory procedure will take place on the first Wednesday of classes in the Fall semester. The cost of $86 will be charged to your university bill.