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Accepted Students: Next Steps

Once you receive your acceptance letter, follow these steps to prepare for your arrival.

Find Answers to Your Questions


o Read through your acceptance packet
o Look at our International Life page
o Look at the Life at Duquesne page
o Explore the Student Organizations 
o Learn about the City of Pittsburgh
o Read the Student Guide to Pittsburgh


o Talk with your Cultural Ambassador, a current student that you are paired with via email upon your acceptance. 
o Join these social media groups:
        WeChat Name: duqcca 


o To your Cultural Ambassadors
o To the Office of International Programs 

Confirm Your Attendance

Undergraduate, ESL, and Exchange Students: Pay the $500 deposit to confirm your attendance and sign

Graduate Students:  Follow the confirmation steps in your acceptance letter and submit the graduate deposit and any forms that were sent to you.


Set up Your MultiPass

Receive Your Immigration Documents

o Follow this link to setup your MultiPass 

o Look for your acceptance letter in the mail
o Read and decide how to receive your immigration packet in the mail
o Read the immigration information page

Register for Housing       

Pay Your SEVIS Fee

o Complete the online housing survey.

o You must pay a SEVIS fee of $200 (F-1 visa) or, $180 (J-1 visa) at www.fmjfee.com with a valid credit card, and a receipt can be printed once the transaction is completed. (Some countries in Africa are unable to use www.fmjfee.com and must apply through the mail for the SEVIS fee receipt.)

Submit Health Records 

Apply for US Visa

o Read the International Student Health Requirements page
Upload the required documents through the Health Service student portal. Instruction can be found here.

o Make an appointment with the US Embassy or Consulate in your area for a visa interview. You must complete an application for a visa and pay a fee determined by your local Embassy or Consulate.
o Read STEP 1 of the Your Next Steps brochure that was sent to you in your acceptance packet. 


Book Your Flight

o Please check the DATE(s) of the MANDATORY INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION for your semester and purchase your flight with these dates in mind. 

Plan Transportation to Campus

o Visit our Airport Transportation page to learn about the various options on how to get from the airport to campus.

Coordinate Accommodations (if you'll arrive before housing is available)

o Read the Accommodation Options page to learn about on-campus and off-campus housing. 
o Read the International Student Arrival Dates and Temporary Housing Notification page to learn about temporary housing for the fall semester only.


o If you are living on-campus there are specific dates when you can arrive to live on-campus
o Please make note of those dates


o Visit our Off-Campus Housing Page