International students laughing in the student center

Next Steps for Admitted International Students

Pay the SEVIS fee and apply for an F-1 Visa

  • Pay the I-901 fee
  • Gather the following materials needed for visa interview
    • Form I-20 (or Form DS-2019 for Exchange students)
    • Letter of admission from Southern Utah University
    • Proof of SEVIS I-901 fee payment
      • SUU School Code for SEVIS: DEN214f10106000 (Exchange students use P-1-10073)
    • Evidence of financial ability to meet expenses
    • Evidence of English ability sufficient for course of study
    • Evidence of intent to depart the U.S. after completion of studies
    • Valid passport

Activate your MySUU Portal and complete course registration

Graduate Students: 
      • You must be registered for 6 credits as an international student in a graduate program. If you need assistance, contact your program coordinator.
      • Complete your TTQ as soon as possible! This allows your advisor to register you for classes. Classes fill up quickly! Don't wait until the last minute.

Exchange Students: 

      • Complete your learning agreement.
      • The classes you choose must be approved by your university.
      • You must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits at SUU. All course numbers must be below 5000, unless you are enrolled in an SUU Master's Program.
      • Please list at least 3 extra classes and rank them to indicate which of the classes you are most interested in. Please note that courses are not guaranteed and are based off of availability.

Intensive English Program (IEP) Students: placement testing will be held during International Orientation. This is not required if you provide us with official test results for the TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP.

Student Housing

International Orientation & Thunder U

Travel Arrangements

  • Reserve a seat on our free shuttle from the following airports on the specific date provided
    ** See Recap of Important Dates**
    • Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (first sessions only)
    • St. George Regional Airport
    • Cedar City Regional Airport
  • Students need to arrive at the airport before 6:00PM (18:00) in order to use our shuttle service.
  • Register for a shuttle.
  • If that time does not work, contact us at for alternate options.
  • Update your arrival information form on your portal after reserving plane tickets or housing

Health Insurance and Medical Care

  • As an international student, you are required by the U.S. government to 
    1. have an active health insurance policy
    2. have two doses of the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
    3. be tested for tuberculosis (TB) or show proof of vaccination against TB
  • All immunizations MUST be done 30 days prior to your arrival.
  • You MUST have an insurance policy within 30 days after your arrival.
  • SUU recommends International Student Insurance as an insurance provider.
  • Upload all your documents to our Secure File Inbox.

Important Dates

International students walking together

Second Session

  • Shuttle - February 27th (IEP students only)
  • IEP Placement - February 28-29th
  • First Day of Class - March 4th
  • International Orientation - March 4th

First Session

  • Shuttle - May 7th

  • International Orientation - May 8-9th
  • First Day of Class - May 13th

Second Session

  • Shuttle - June 25th (IEP students only)
  • IEP Placement - June 26-27th
  • First Day of Class - July 1st
  • International Orientation - July 12th

First Session

  • Shuttle - August 21st
  • International Orientation - August 22-23rd
  • Thunder U - August 24-27th
  • First Day of Classes - August 28th

Second Session

  • Shuttle - October 15th (IEP students only)
  • English Placement Testing - October 16-17th
  • First Day of Classes - October 21st
  • International Orientation - October 23rd

First Session

  • Arrivals - January 2nd
  • International Orientation - January 3rd
  • Thunder U - January 6-7th
  • First Day of Class - January 8th

Second Session

  • Arrivals - February 18th (IEP students only)
  • English Placement Testing - February 20-21st
  • First Day of Class - February 24th
  • International Orientation - February 28th