FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Once admitted to Indiana State University, the following is a list of procedures you must complete in order to make your experience at Indiana State successful.
Step 1. Confirm your intent to enroll.
Step 2. Activate your MyISU Portal account.
Step 3. Sign up for housing.
Step 4. Meet state immunization requirements.
Step 5. Obtain adequate health insurance coverage.
Step 6. Make plans to attend orientation.
Step 7. Arrange airport pickup (if necessary).
Step 8. Report to Center for Global Engagement upon arrival.
STEP 1. CONFIRM YOUR INTENT TO ENROLL.
Click on the admission confirmation link, and let us know you're coming.
STEP 2. ACTIVATE YOUR MyISU PORTAL ACCOUNT.
As a newly admitted student, you will receive e-mail from faculty, staff, students—and the Center for Global Engagement—to help you enroll at Indiana State University.
To activate your Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal:
IMPORTANT: You will need your University ID number (found on your acceptance letter), your date of birth, and the e-mail you used when you applied.
STEP 3. SIGN UP FOR HOUSING.
Visit Residential Life for information on:
Go to Residential Life now at www.indstate.edu/reslife
Note: For information on hotels and motels in Terre Haute, visit www.terrehaute.com
STEP 4. MEET STATE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS.
As a new student, you are required by the State of Indiana Department of Health to complete and return health and immunization documents prior to registering for classes.
You can access required forms at www.indstate.edu/registrar/Immunizations.htm
STEP 5. OBTAIN ADEQUATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
In order to protect international students from the high costs of medical care in the United States, Indiana State requires that all international students and their dependents (those on F1, F2, J1 or J2 visas) be covered by a health insurance policy at all times during their stay in the United States.
Students may either purchase the health insurance recommended by the Student Health Clinic at ISU or may purchase other health insurance plans that are valid in the United States. For information on the insurance policy recommended by the ISU Student Health Clinic, visit Associated Insurance Plans.
STEP 6. MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND ORIENTATION.
The University's Center for Global Engagement offers a New International Student Orientation at the beginning of each semester. It is very important that you plan to arrive in time to attend this orientation.
You will receive information about this orientation in the admission packet you receive from the Center for Global Engagement.
STEP 7. ARRANGE AIRPORT PICKUP (IF NECESSARY).
If you are coming to Terre Haute for the first time, Indiana State University does provide some airport pickup for new international students.
For information on transportation to Terre Haute from the Indianapolis Airport, visit or call:
Center for Global Engagement
Airport and Transportation Information
STEP 8. REPORT TO CENTER FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT.
Once you have arrived at Indiana State University, come to the University's Center for Global Engagement (Rhoads Hall Mezzanine) to report your arrival. This is necessary in order for the University to officially report your arrival to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
For other important pre-arrival information, visit:
Center for Global Engagement
Rhoads Hall Mezzanine
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Last updated: 3 February 2014