International Student Services

New Students

Welcome to the University of Washington! Review our new student checklists.

We are very pleased that you have chosen to attend the UW, and we look forward to meeting you. The staff of International Student Services (ISS) is here to help you learn about and follow the F-1 and J-1 student visa regulations. There are many benefits and restrictions associated with F-1 and J-1 status, and we’ll assist you with understanding how the immigration regulations intersect with University policies.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Post-Arrival Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)