New Student Checklist

New Student Checklist

Getting Started at Penn State

International Student Checklist
What To Do Where
Obtain Student ID Housing & Food Office, E122 Olmsted Building
Activate your Access Account Town Square (Outside Housing & Food Office) or Computer Lab Help Desk (Lower Level Olmsted Building)
Schedule your Classes Work with your Academic unit or the Division of Undergraduate Studies Advising Center
File your Semester Bill Bursar's Office, Swatara Building
Complete Biographical Data Sheet Submit to the International Student Support Services (ISSS), in E131 Olmsted Building, by due date listed on form
Participate in Document Check-In Provide I-94, I-20/DS2019, Visa and Passport to ISSS by due date listed on Biographical Data Sheet
Purchase Health Insurance or Complete Waiver Form For waiver, submit to ISSS by September 10 each year
Submit Health History Form Can be found at the University Health Services' site
Change your e-mail forwarding address Can be completed at ITS Secure Server.
Get involved on campus and in the community Check the events calendar

Student Annual Checklist

  • Review current I-20/DS-2019 -- Extend temporary stay (if necessary)
  • Review passport -- Extend passpost (if necessary)
  • File income tax returns (Between January 1 and April 15)
  • Report any changes in enrollment or major
  • Purchase health insurance or file waiver at the beginning of each fall semester

Before Traveling Outside the United States

  • Check VISA validity
  • Get I-20 or DS-2019 signed from the Office of International Students
  • Contact Office of International Students

Before Final Departure from Penn State

  • Report to the Office of International Students Support Services
  • Complete Exit Form