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New Student To-Do List

Immigration Checklist

IMPORTANT: ISSS cannot activate your F-1/J-1 SEVIS record until you have completed this checklist.

  1. Log in to your ISSS Portal account
    • Submit an ISSS Check-in Request
    • Upload your immigration documents (passport, visa, I-94) to the Personal & Program tab
    • Detailed instructions on the ISSS Check-In process can be found here.
  2. Log in to your MyIllinoisState account and update your contact information
    • If you live on campus: Your CAMPUS address should match where you are currently living.
    • If you live off campus: Add a LOCAL address type and enter your current U.S. address.
    • Temporary address: If you are temporarily living in a hotel or with a friend, enter that address as your LOCAL address type in your My acount. Whenever you move to a more permanent address, go back into your My account and update the LOCAL address type again.
    • Update your PHONE number if needed
    • Detailed instructions on how to update your contact information can be found here.
  3. Contact your Academic Advisor or Graduate Coordinator and make sure you are registered Full-Time.

Student Life Checklist

  1. If you will beliving on-campus, complete your Housing and Dining contracts.
  2. Pay your student bill. See the Student Accounts websitefor billing due dates.
  3. Submit your immunization recordsand schedule your TB test with Student Health Services.
  4. Obtain your Redbird Card.
  5. If you are interested in working on campus, you can visit jobs.illinoisstate.eduto look for studentpositions.
  6. If you already have an on-campus job, please visit the On-Campus Employment page of our websitefor important information.