International

Next Steps After Admission

If you have been admitted to the INI, congratulations! Here are a few key topics to pay attention to:

Accept the INI’s Offer of Admission

Follow the instructions in your acceptance letter to inform us of your enrollment plans. Make sure to pay the enrollment fee and submit all documents by the deadline stated in the letter. All the information you will need to enroll is provided in the letter and as links to required documents. You will receive emails with additional instructions and guidance as needed; follow these instructions closely to ensure a smooth transition and to avoid delays.

Submit Required Forms

Within your acceptance letter will be a link to the Student Information Form. You must complete this document to obtain your I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate from OIE at Carnegie Mellon. The documents and financial proof must be mailed to the INI directly (the address is on the first page of the document). You will be notified by OIE when your I-20 is ready.

  • For complete details on required forms and how to apply for a US Visa, visit OIE’s website.
  • The INI will provide you financial forms; do not download financial forms from the OIE website.
  • You must submit your I-20 or DS-2019 documents by the deadline stated in the admission letter in order to allow sufficient time to obtain the certificate and schedule a visa interview. Additional time to submit documents may be approved on a case-by-case basis by submitting a formal request to the INI admissions staff. Generally, failure to return the forms in a timely manner may result in denial of enrollment.
  • Applicants who are sponsored by outside organizations, such as Fulbright, will have their documents processed by their sponsor.
  • Do not miss the July 31 deadline for submitting final official transcripts and proof of graduation. You should contact the INI admissions staff immediately if you believe you cannot make the deadline. A bachelor’s degree is required to begin graduate studies, so no exception can be made for students not meeting this requirement.

Contact the Foreign Student Coordinator

Lisa Currin, Associate Director of Admissions: lcurrin@andrew.cmu.edu