Pre-Arrival Information

Pre-Arrival to Seattle University

First Time Studying in the U.S.

Hand carry the following documents:

  • Your passport with visa stamp
  • Your SEVIS form I-20 from Seattle University
  • Evidence of financial support from the sponsor who is listed on your I-20
  • Evidence of your student status, such as your letter of acceptance, class schedule, or tuition paid receipt
  • Receipt of your paid SEVIS fee (pay fee here)
  • Contact information for the International Student Center.
    Our office phone number is +1 (206) 296-6260.
    • If the border officer asks for a name of a school official from Seattle University, you can give one of the following International Student Advisor's names: Dale Watanabe, Marie Johnston, Sabeen Chaudhry, or Lauren Albano.
  • NEW STUDENTS: Remember not to open the sealed envelope given to you by the U.S. Consular Officer.

Transfer Students

  • Follow your current school's guidelines for transferring your SEVIS record to Seattle University
  • Complete the Transfer In Form
  • Submit your Declaration of Finances Form and/or Bank Statement to Admissions. 
  • Check-in with the International Student Center at Seattle University by emailing the following documents to 
    • Passport
    • Visa stamp
    • Latest I-94
    • Previous I-20s
  • Inform the ISC if you are traveling outside of the United States before classes begin so we can issue you a Transfer-Pending I-20
  • Update your overseas and local addresses through SU Online