Office of International Education

Check the Office of International Education out on. . .

        

SinaWeibo

印第安纳大学普度大学韦恩堡分校

EducationUSA Logo

“EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. Click on the link below to find your center!”

What you need to do before enrolling at IPFW

Step 1: Pay Your SEVIS fee & Apply for a Visa (does not apply to Canadians)
Step 2: Set up your myIPFW account
Step 3: Complete online orientation (SOAR)
Step 4: Register for classes
Step 5: Arrange Housing
Step 6: Make Travel Arrangements
Step 7: Fill out the Arrival Information Form
Step 8: Attend International Orientation (mandatory)

    Step 1: Pay Your SEVIS fee & Apply for a Visa (does not apply to Canadians)

    For detailed information about how to apply for an F-1 visa, please visit our Applying for a New Visa page. You MUST pay the SEVIS fee PRIOR to your visa appointment. Before you go to your visa interview, please read these Visa Interview Tips. If you need advice regarding the visa process, please contact our office.

    Step 2: Set up your myIPFW account

    Follow these steps:
    1. Go to my.ipfw.edu
    2. Click on the "Get me Started" link
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen. You will need your student ID number
    4. Important: Read the password requirements carefully. If your password does not fulfill all requirements, you will not be able to log in.

    Step 3: Complete online orientation

    Two weeks after you are accepted, you will be granted access to the online orientation.  You can access the online orientation through my.ipfw.edu. Additional instructions will be provided to you after acceptance. You MUST complete the online orientation prior to registering for classes.

    Step 4: Register for classes

    Our office, along with your academic advisor, will help you register for classes for the first semester.You may need to take placement tests upon arrival, before you can register for classes.

    All students should be registered for classes PRIOR to coming on campus. Adjustments to the schedule can be made after meeting with the academic advisor and taking placement tests (if necessary).

    Step 5: Arrange Housing

    At IPFW, you are not required to live on-campus, although there are many advantages in doing so. To find out more about on-campus housing options, please visit our Housing page. There, you can also find information about off-campus housing options and transportation.

    Step 6: Make Travel Arrangements

    Read the information on our Travel to the U.S. page. You should arrive on campus no later than the Monday before classes begin for your first semester of enrollment. Please refer to the Academic Calendar to determine the correct date. If you live in student housing, you will have to submit an early move-in request prior to arrival.

    Step 7: Fill out the Arrival Information Form

    As soon as your travel plans are confirmed, fill out the Arrival Information Form. To find out how to get to Fort Wayne, refer to our Traveling to the U.S. page. We do not pick up students from Chicago, Indianapolis, or Detroit. We provide free transportation from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA), the bus station and train terminal to campus. If your travel plans change, call or email our office immediately.

    Step 8: Attend International Orientation (mandatory)

    During Orientation you will learn about academic and immigration requirements, pay your bill, open a bank account, adjust your schedule, meet your advisor and much more. Visit our Orientation page for most up-to-date information about the orientation schedule and orientation activities. 

    © 2014 Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). All rights reserved. IPFW is an equal access/equal opportunity university.
    If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please email the Office of Institutional Equity at accessibility@ipfw.edu.