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International Undergraduate Student Checklist

Admitted students, follow this checklist to get your I-20, start the visa process, set up your USD accounts and much more. Completing each task puts you one step closer to starting your classes here at USD. Contact your admission coordinator if you have questions not answered in the checklist. We're happy to help you every step of the way!

Welcome to USD!

We are excited for you to join us on campus, and we are here to make sure you have everything you need to stay organized and informed as you complete the remaining steps to apply for a visa, register for classes, secure housing and more.  

Follow the this checklist to ensure you are on track to begin your first semester at USD. If you have any questions, reach out to your admissions coordinator. We look forward to helping you along the way.




Visa Application Process


USD: Making it Official


Preparing for Arrival


International Student Orientation


Departments & Facilities

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International Office

The International Office is home base for USD's international students, who represent more than 50 countries. Our office staff supports students through the entire college experience — starting with the college search process and continuing through graduation. We occupy the Burr House, a former residential house that is now a welcoming office in a convenient campus location.

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