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International Deadlines

The Graduate College has historically allowed departments to set their own application submission deadlines.  However, international students need time to process their Visa documents to arrive here in a timely manner.  Visa appointments, travel and financial guarantee arrangements may be lengthy.  Therefore, all international recommendations in GradApp must adhere to the following deadlines.  Once admitted, students/departments must also provide proof of funding documents by the deadlines below in order to issue I-20 or DS-2019 paperwork.

International student deadlines:

Fall semester:

  • Recommend in GradApp by June 1

  • I-20 issuing deadline is June 15 (Proof of funding should be received two weeks prior to issuing deadline)

Spring semester:

  • Recommend in GradApp by October 1

  • I-20 issuing deadline is October 15 (Proof of funding should be received two weeks prior to issuing deadline)

Summer Semester I:

  • Recommend in GradApp by April 1

  • I-20 issuing deadline is April 15 (Proof of funding should be received two weeks prior to issuing deadline)

Summer Semester II:

  • Recommend in GradApp by May 1

  • I-20 issuing deadline is May 15 (Proof of funding should be received two weeks prior to issuing deadline)

Funding and Passport documents will be requested from the student after formal admission is granted.

Transfer Students are included in the above deadlines although their I-20 visa documents cannot be issued until their current institution releases their SEVIS record to the University of Arizona.

Please Note:  Enter your admissions recommendation decisions as early as possible.  The earlier the Graduate College receives the recommendation, the more time students have to process needed paperwork.  After international students are admitted, they will be responsible for notifying us if they are receiving departmental funding.  This will prompt an email to be sent to Graduate Coordinators requesting they complete the new International Student Award Form (formerly GISAL) via e-form in UA International. 



Last updated 13 Mar 2018