Admitted international checklist

The checklist and links below will help you stay on task.

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K-State Systems

Two business days after you have been admitted, login to your application status page to retrieve your Wildcat ID to set up your K-State eID. Your eID provides access to many of K-State's systems, including K-State webmail. (Your eID precedes "" to create your official university email address.)

Keep your password safe, never share your password via email and know that no one at K-State will ever ask you for your eID password. Connect with the iTAC Help Desk with questions.

K-State eID and Password

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To get your I-20: Submit Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Statement

Student visa document regulations require proof that the student/sponsor has the financial capability to pay for one academic year at K-State. Download and fill out the Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and review our estimated costs.

Send pdf copies of your application materials to

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Arrival schedules

Review the arrival schedule for the semester you'll begin your studies. Get the details about the first day of classes, holidays, exams dates and more. Students who have been issued I-20s will receive an email with an airport shuttle sign-up form as the beginning of the semester approaches. Complete the International Student and Scholar Services' check-in survey after your arrival.

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Review I-20/DS-2019

Review your I-20/DS-2019, confirm the information is correct, sign and date it.

  • If you see any mistakes, please notify our office as soon as possible so that we can correct them.
  • Pay your SEVIS I-901 fee. You will need the receipt for your visa interview.
Pay your SEVIS I-901 fee (Department of Homeland Security website)

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Apply for visa interview

Schedule a visa appointment for your United States student visa at your local U.S. Embassy/Consulate closest to your home residence.

  • If you have an I-20, you should apply for an F-1 visa.
  • If you have a DS-2019, you should apply for a J-1 visa.


Check Visa wait time (Department of State website)

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Academic file completion

New freshmen must send your final official high school transcripts to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions. If you took college classes or advanced placement exams, send those transcripts and scores as well.

Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.

Learn more to complete

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On-campus housing

On-campus housing offers students easy access to everything on campus, wireless internet, laundry facilities, computer labs, study lounges, and meal plans. First year students are required to live on campus.

The residence hall interest form opens in September and the contract opens in December. Use our housing portal to manage all your room, roommate and meal planning. You will be given details on room/experience selection during the spring semester.

Apply for housing

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New Student Orientation

While your enrollment pathway will be dependent of your English proficiency level, all students will be required to attend an international student orientation offered through International Student and Scholar Services upon arrival to campus, as well as a check-in survey. You may also receive emails about early opportunities to enroll if English proficiency has been met.
Learn more about orientation

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Onboard with student health

Lafene Health Center is K-State's cost-effective student health and wellness facility where student are served by a staff of highly credentialed healthcare professionals.

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students. You will be automatically enrolled in health insurance offered by the university. The health insurance plan fees are automatically included in your K-State tuition bills, so you will not be required to make separate payment arrangements. Read more about the mandatory health insurance.

State and university policy requires all students to complete the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire and submit proof of two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines. If you are living in on-campus housing, you are required to also submit proof of one Meningococcal ACWY booster vaccine.

Students are invited to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This information helps the university make decisions about COVID-19 health and wellness guidance and supports the return to normal activities. You can upload this while you submit your other required vaccinations.

Sign in to myLafene+

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Tuition and fee charges are generated and due after the first day of class. Following charges are due by 3 p.m. on the 15th day of each month.

Cashiers and student accounts offers payment plans, international payment options and more.

Student accounts

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Plan your travel to Manhattan

Review your I-20/DS-2019 for your program start date. Purchase your airline ticket based on this date and plan to arrive no more than 30 days prior to your program start date.

  • The Manhattan Regional Airport is 14km from campus and is the most convenient way to get to campus. A free shuttle is available to students arriving in the fall and spring semesters.
  • The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) offers more flexibility in flight options, but is more than 200km from campus and no free shuttle service is provided.
Learn more about traveling to Manhattan

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International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Upon arrival, all students will be required to check in electronically by completing a survey with ISSS. You will attend a mandatory in-person international student orientation, as well as complete the New International Student Orientation Canvas Course and the International Student and Scholar Services Orientation Canvas Course.
Learn more about ISSS' orientation