Pre-Arrival Checklist

I have my I-20! What’s next? 

Please review this guide for new international students. Following these steps will ensure a smooth, safe, and timely arrival at Missouri Western State University.

Detailed Instructions

Complete the following steps in order to obtain your F-1 Student Visa as soon as possible:
1. Review I-20
2. Review How to Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee
3. Pay the I-901 SEVIS Fee
4. Apply for your F-1 Student Visa, Schedule your Visa Appointment, and let us know when the appointment is
5. Prepare for your Visa Appointment

Additional Resources:

We are more than willing to set up a zoom appointment to guide you through this process. Please email global@missouriwestern.edu for assistance.

Activating Goldlink Account

  • Your student ID number starts with the letter G and is followed by 8 digits. You can find this on your admission letter.
  • Goldlink allows for you to access all of your university records.
  • Students receive the username and the temporary password via email
  • Click Here for more information about Goldlink

Apply for Campus Housing

First year students and exchange students are required to reside in University Housing for the first two semesters. For exceptions, please see the On-Campus Housing Waiver.

Additional Resources:

A) Make sure you bring required documents:

  1. Form I-94 (United States entry document)
  2. Passport/Visa
  3. Complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
  4. Original and English translated Immunization and health records
    1. Students who have ever had a positive tuberculin skin test, must submit a physician signed chest x-ray report with their health and immunizations records, prior to move-in to confirm the absence of active disease. A new tuberculin (TB) test will be done during orientation.
  5. Final Official Transcripts if you had not finished your current level of education at time of acceptance
  6. Consent to Treat a Minor Form if under 18 years old
    1. According to U.S. law, the university Health Center cannot provide health care to under-age students without written permission from parents or legal guardians.

B) Review Math Placement Exam options and resources (First time freshmen only)

  1. A score of 70 or more in a Math Placement Exam allows you to move to a higher-level math class
  2. Tutorial: Math Placement Exam  

C) Check out the International Student Orientation Schedule 

Additional Resources and notes:

  1. You must attend the new student International Student Orientation
  2. The Office of Global Engagement provides airport pick up on the following days:

August – Fall 2024 Semester
Arrival Date: August 20, 2024
Fill out Airport Pick-Up Form

January – Spring 2025 Semester
Arrival Date: January 16, 2025
Fill out Airport Pick-Up Form

If you can’t travel on the days listed below, contact our office at global@missouriwestern.edu

Click here for more information on Costs and Scholarships.