Receiving Your I-20 or DS-2019

As an international student (not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident), you'll need to follow additional procedures to ensure you can attend Carnegie Mellon and arrive on time. These procedures and other details are outlined in the Important Procedures for International Students (2020) instructions. 

Read all of the information carefully and return the following items by June 15 as directed: 

International Student Information Form (2020)

Affidavit of Support for Financial Sponsor (2020)

International Student Instructions Form (2020) 


Payment Using Flywire

Carnegie Mellon’s preferred payment option for international students is Flywire (formally peerTransfer). Flywire offers excellent exchange rates, fast and secure payments, payment tracking and more. An Andrew User ID is required when using Flywire.  


Arriving on Campus

You'll be permitted to move into campus residences beginning Saturday, August 22, 2020. If you arrive before August 22, you must plan to reserve off-campus accommodations. Information about alternative accommodations can be found in the International Student Settling In Guide


International Student Orientation

Move-In Day for all first year students will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020. International students are required to attend a mandatory immigration check-in session which will take place during the Welcome Day activities on Sunday, August 23. The Office of International Education (OIE) will present important rules and regulations that are relevant to help international students maintain legal immigration status. More information about Move-In Day and a schedule of events of particular interest to international students and their families will be emailed to your Carnegie Mellon email address in July.

International students in other visa categories or US citizens living abroad are also welcome to attend the International Student Orientation program. Please email OIE to confirm participation in the program. 

Further details will be included with the I-20 / DS-2019 immigration document and on the OIE website.