Newly admitted international and Canadian students

Next steps

  •  Take a virtual tour.
    • Check out your new campus from your computer or tablet.
  • Accept your offer of admission.
    • Log in to appstatus.wayne.edu with your AccessID and password to let us know you're ready to join the Wayne State family.
  • Start checking your WSU email.
    • We will be sending you important information about orientation, housing and financial aid.
  • Review your I-20/DS-2019.
  • Apply for a student visa.
    • Visit usembassy.gov to locate the U.S embassy or consulate in your country and follow the instructions provided for applying.
    • Students from all countries except Canada are required to submit an online nonimmigrant visa application (Form I-160) and schedule a visa interview.
    • When you go to your visa interview, bring your SEVIS receipt, WSU admit letter, I-20/DS-2019 form, documents showing financial support and your passport.
  • Canadian students entering the U.S are visa-exempt
    • Canadians may apply for the F-1/J-1 status admission directly at the U.S port of entry.
    • Bring your I-20/DS-2019 form, SEVIS receipt, documents showing financial support and your passport.
    • A cash processing fee of $6 USD will be required when you enter the U.S via bridge or tunnel.
  • Apply for private scholarships.
  • Check out on-campus housing.
    • Housing applications will be available in February.
  • Plan your arrival.
    • Arrive to campus no more than 30 days before the start date on your I-20/DS-2019.
    • Please note that you may not receive your paper form I-94 at the port of entry.
    • If this occurs, visit cbp.gove/I94 to learn how to obtain your I-94 number.
  • Schedule orientation.
  • Learn about placement testing.
    • Prior to orientation, determine whether or not placement exams in English, math or science will be required on our testing website
    • As an international student, you are required to meet the university’s English proficiency requirement, indicated by minimum scores of 79-80 TOEFL IBT and IELTS 6.5.
    • If you do not meet the university English proficiency requirement, you must apply to the university’s English  Language Institute.
  • Register for classes.
  • Sign up for OISS check-in.
    • All international students must check in with the Office of International Students and Scholars when they arrive on campus.
    • Go to oiss.wayne.edu and sign up for a mandatory New International Student Check-in.
  • Purchase health insurance.
    • Health insurance is mandatory for international students.
    • Go to studentinsurance.com/schools/MI/wayne to enroll and pay for yours.
    • This is a requirement for your duration at Wayne State.
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