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International Student Services: Admitted Students
Fall 2015 New International Student Orientation Schedule
The $400 deposit can be paid by money order, check, cash, or through PeerTransfer (contact Student Accounts at: email@example.com for more information about this free wire transfer option). Do not send cash through the postal mail.
Most international students at University of Portland hold an F-1 visa which gives them permission to live in the United States while pursuing an academic degree. If you do not live in the U.S. (and are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident), you need to apply for an F-1 visa. You will receive a form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) from ISS after you are accepted and have submitted the required financial documents. The US Embassy requires this form along with an application for an F-1 student visa. All visa application requirements and interview information are listed on the US Embassy website in your home country. Due to processing times, it is advised that you begin the application process for your visa two months prior to your arrival.
If you already live in the United States with an F-1 visa, review the Transfer-In Process . If you are residing in the US on another non-immigrant visa or would like information about becoming an F1 visa holder, please let us know.
International freshman students are required to live on campus during their first year. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to live on campus. If you are concerned living on-campus may interfere with religious dietary practices, worship space or other personal issues please contact an international student advisor. Most requests can be accommodated by residence life and our campus dining service. To secure your space in the residence halls, you must complete an online housing application by May 1st.Transfer students may choose to live off campus, either in an apartment, a house or with a host family. We recommend living as close to campus as possible. To learn more these options, check out Living in Portland on our website.
To login into the portal, you will need to create a password unique to you. To do this you will need your Pilots username, US social security number, and date of birth. If you do not have a US social security number you will need the most current passport number. If you did not provide your passport or social security number during the application process, contact our office before trying to create a password.
Prior to arriving at UP, complete all pages of the health history form and mail it to the University Health Center. Make sure to complete the section on measles vaccination. If you are unable to receive a measles vaccination in your home country, it is possible to get one upon arrival.